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Good evening. 

I'm Dave and I'm really interested to buy a second hand XF. I'm looking to spend around 8k and I've seen some very nice low mileage top spec cars. They have FSH and are in stunning condition but I'm wondering what the catch is? They seem too good to be true. You get a lot of car for your money. I do 2 - 3 long motorway journeys per month and am wondering what engine size I should go for and any other advice would be gratefully recieved.

Many thanks

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Just changed mine from a V 6 petrol to a V6 facelift diesel sport (275 BHP) and by god does she go 🙂  Lots of horror stories about DPF and EGR but I find with regular servicing and once a week foot down I never had any problems with my diesel S-Type which I had for several years. Portfolio spec is the one to go for if you like luxury and toys 😉

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Hi Dave.

Completely agree with everything Paul said, but prefer the original interior. Mine's an XF-S Portfolio (3.0d), 2011. Goes and handles brilliantly; a car that big shouldn't do what it can do! It runs rings around my wife's Audi TT! Only things that caused my bank balance to shudder are:

tyres, tyres and more tyres (Heavy right foot!)
Rear wishbones
Inlet manifold

Recently had it ceramic coated, transformed the look. almost keeps itself clean, like a good cat should 😉

Currently working myself up to the issue of replacing the timing belt, but due to the lockdown, not such an immediate problem (currently on about 81000 miles).

There are lots of horror stories about DPF problems, but (crossing fingers here!), I have yet to be bitten by that, apart from once in the early days of owning it, but a good blast up the M23 and around the M25 resolved it in no time. Currently mainly doing shopping trips, but all is still cool!

Whatever you go for, make sure that absolutely everything works as it should, and post a pic!

Cheers,
Jon

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Hi Ian,

Yes, exactly that. I live in West Sussex, took my XF to "All That Gleams", near Guildford in Surrey. They did a complete valet and applied the ceramic coating. It took a few hours (large car), but the appearance is well worth it, and I had a long breakfast while reading a book in the nearby pub!

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Cheers,
Jon

 

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They are great cars, I have a petrol variant with a V8 lump.

At the 8k price range lots of choice, more toys can mean more expense if they go wrong. As a rule of thumb if these cars have been serviced regularly they are usually fairly reliable, be wary of any crash damage like any car and if going for a diesel, suggest using the dvla service to see annual mileage, they do need to be driven.

 

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Thank you all for your replies. Some good information there, I'm not going to rush in to buying one. Instead keep trawling Autotrader until I find the right one.

Yesterday whilst out shopping with the missus, a guy parked next to us in an XF so I asked him a few questions about his and he was very friendly gave me some advice. I can't remember which model he had but he said it had a subwoofer in the boot as standard. 

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2 hours ago, Dave_c said:

I'm not going to rush in to buying one. Instead keep trawling Autotrader until I find the right one.

 

That was almost as much fun as actually buying one Dave 🙂 I got exactly the one I wanted and had a great time going through the likely candidates. The only thing it didn't have was Jaguar Voice but that is a matter of 10 minutes to sort out 😉

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1 hour ago, Raistlin said:

That was almost as much fun as actually buying one Dave 🙂 I got exactly the one I wanted and had a great time going through the likely candidates. The only thing it didn't have was Jaguar Voice but that is a matter of 10 minutes to sort out 😉

What is Jaguar voice?

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  • 4 weeks later...

An update.... We were able to test drive a Premium Luxury 3L V6 on a 14 plate at the weekend and we were totally blown away. We are both hooked and are currently looking for the right car to come along. We have decided we want the facelift too. 

Is the 3L V6 still the better option?

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That's one nice looking Jag. The facelift is much easier on the eye. Although the pre facelift seem to be way lower mileage, but facelift is what I'm looking for

What do you mean by wigglies lights?

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See the rear of the car at the top of the thread, not these ones, the newer shape ones look like a w or a heart beat at night 🙂 will find a picture if you dont know what I mean.

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