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2014 Sportbrake vs 2016 Saloon?


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Hi all, first post here so hopefully I haven’t dropped this in the wrong place.

After owning all the other premium marques (except Lexus) I’m looking at the XF.  Budget is approx 15k and I’m looking at the 2 litre diesel sport versions.  I want the sportbrake, but they carry a whopping premium over the saloon, hence why I’m looking at the x250 sportbrake, or the x260 saloon.

Cars I’ve been looking at are around 40-50k with dealer history, and I do 17-18k per year and I’d be buying the dealer warranty for as long as possible.

I was fairly set on the x260 because it’s a newer design and is still a current shape, but reliability seems worse on the newer cars - is this correct?  What’s people’s thoughts?

thanks in advance!

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I suppose the first question that comes to me is 'why do you want a Sportbrake'? If it is to move large amount of items about then a saloon will not do, likewise if you have a dog.

Have read negative comments about the X260. Hopefully, you will get comments from those who have had both.

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So the truth is that I only really need the saloon space wise, i think the sportbrake just looks better, and the extra space would be handy, but not exactly life changing.  Sadly, for a 2016 car, the sportbrake is 5k more, and I don’t need the boot or looks quite that much!

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IMHO the sportbrake is even more handsome than the saloon. Also I prefer the interior of the x250. It just feels a little more special.

From personal experience I can recommend the warranty4life from Motorparks. Basically covers pretty well everything including electrics until car is 10yrs old or aver 100k miles. Only exclusions are standard for all warranties such as water ingress, bulbs, hinges etc. Only condition is you keep a service contract with the dealer which is not unreasonable price.

https://www.motorparks.co.uk/warranty-4-life

John

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Thanks John, 

I'll look into that, the annual dealer based warranty is coming in at £800 a year, a little steep but then Audi is quoting me £900 for the Avant which I considered but didn't get on with so its fine.  I do too many miles for the car to be off the road.

We do have a specialist literally round the corner from me (jagutek in Ely) so I'll look into whether or not their servicing is good enough, they do say that they are jaguar approved service centre which would be very helpful indeed.

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My warranty-4-life cost £500 to set-up plus an annual service contract which includes full AA recovery and Jag service schedule. That costs just over £300 per year and gives a lot of peace-of-mind 🙂

Absolutley love the car after 3 years ownership. Have needed the warranty twice. Once for both rears doors permenantly locked with non working rear windows  after I let the battery go flat in the first lockdown, and for parking assistance not working. The first sorted FOC no questions asked and the second repair attempted FOC with a new front sensor which did not work. Needed Jag to sort it but it was front bumper wiring loom (@£40 plus £100 labour) as wiring is one of the few exclusions.

John

 

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Looks like you have to purchase it through one of the Motorpark dealers, and there aren't any remotely near me.  

That does seem like crazy value though!

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