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  1. If I have an issue with items I buy, I generally inform the seller. Not to get a refund as much as letting them know a potential problem, so they can either solve it or amend future sales information. In the case of the LED bulbs, the seller did know there was a problem with fitting and gave me the details of a competitor who sold the clips. The gave me a partial refund as a sorry, without my asking/demanding. Bulbs still work okay, especially on a dark road, but not ideal in when raining. It’s the white light somehow not lighting up the road the same as halogen. But great on main beam.
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  2. Hi Pure styling (IMHO). Only theoretical performance boost would be by increasing engine bay cooling by extracting heated air and thus increasing charge density. Only problem with that is that the panel behind them only has holes for fixing the air vent 😞 John
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  3. Hi Gary, In my XF (2011, XF-S Portfolio) they are def for real! I enjoy the "theatre" of the startup as the vents rotate and the gear selector emerges. All four vents blow cold (or hot) as desired, normally cold on my side, hotter on the boss's side. (Boss has her seat set to heat, mine to chill, mostly). Have to say as well, that I love the way the demisting/de-icing just works in the winter, and have now got over the annoyance of the heating elements in the screen Cheers Jon
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  4. Old Peter wrote: 'Ceramic had not been invented when I had my s type treated' Well, MB were factory ceramic coating cars in 2008 and do not know how long before then. Easy to spot on an MB if it was ceramic coated as the paint code on the ID plate had a 'C'
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  5. Oh my! The chips on the bonnet! 2011 XF-S, has a rash all over the front. It's had a ceramic coating, which looks fabulous all over, but does nothing for the chips up front. Thinking about a respray, but what's the point if it just gets chipped again! A related issue is (with big 20" wheels) road dirt gets thrown up along the sides. Wouldn't swap the wheels though. Car is metallic red, btw.
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  6. Hi Gary, I have had cars of every colour and the dark ons have been the best. My current S type had a coating which worked well, but not as well at the ceramic coating non my wife's car. Ceramic had not been invented when I had my s type treated, but its dark blue is rather good especially when it is sunny when it seeks to change. My two black Rover's were very good, even though my company did not bother treating them, I am still having thoughts on giving my s type a ceramic coating, bit it does look rather good. I would get your black car a coating. Regards, Peter.
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  7. Some key differences for facelift models - note there are also Business (very basic) and SE and R-Sport versions. Of the other 3 there are: Luxury - bonded leather seats with 6 x 6 way electric adjustment, no driver memory function, basic audio system 17" wheels Premium Luxury - soft grain leather seats with 10 x 6 way electric adjustment with memory, middle audio system, 18" wheels, heated windscreen, folding mirrors, folding rear seats Portfolio - Soft grain leather with 16 x 12 electric adjustment with memory function, active ventilated front seats - heated and cooled, t
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  8. Portfolio is the top model. What I did when I was looking for an XF was to go on to eBay and buy a sales brochure that represented what I was looking for - which was a facelift. The brochire will show you the differences between the various models and what is standard and what are optional extras. With modern engines it is no longer a case of 100k miles being high mileage. 200k is nowhigh mileage but expect higher mileage than that. If you are going to do 5k miles pa then buy one at 100k then it will take 20 years to 200k.
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  9. I agree with Jon. I bought my 3litre diesel xf portfolio two years ago. 2010 with high mileage. I've replaced tyres pads and discs due to normal wear. Other than that the car runs like a dream and has never let me down. I go to France regularly and have just done two weeks in Cornwall. Makes driving s pleasure again.
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  10. Hi Gary, Well, my story matches yours... Recently stopped working, gave back company car (Mercedes). Bought my forever dream car (XF-S Portfolio. There have been problems, but simply driving it is a pleasure. Problems: Cam covers Water pump Brake discs Tyres, tyres, tyres! (have a heavy right foot!) Points on licence! (See above!) If I were you, I'd go for pre-2011 with the best spec you can find. Others may disagree, but you cant beat the original! Need a pic of whatever you get tho!
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  11. False alarm guys, it was my neighbors car πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ
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  12. As Joe saya, an MOT failure, plus the insurance side of things. Buy an iCarSoft diagnostic box and you can force a regen and thentake the car for along drive.....cheaper than replacing the DPF.
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  13. Parroy (Advanced hands free music system) will fit any S type Jaguar. Includes Full fitting kit, (including extra harness so it can be worked from steering wheel). Removed from S type when hubby changed from S type to XF. Β£80 if collected in person ( from AL2 Hertfordshire) Β£90 if posted to you.
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