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  1. Leo

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    Welcome to the Club Danny, from not so far away! I am on my second Jaguar now: I loved my XF 3.0D S, and am totally smitten by my XK! I think that Jaguars tend to have this effect on their owners, and I hope and expect that you may find the same!
  2. Leo

    Which one should we go for?

    Hi Sally, and welcome to the Club. I had the XF3.0D S, and found it superb. However, what length of journeys do you do? Short journeys will cause problems with the diesel particulate filter, so if that is your kind of usage you would be better off looking at a petrol engine.
  3. Leo

    Auto Stop Start XF 2.0 T Auto

    Paul, yes the CTEK MXS 5.0 will be a good choice. You can get them with comfort leads, which you attach permanently to the battery, and provide you with a socket simply to plug in to when you want to use it. You would connect it to the main battery. On the XK the battery is in the boot. I did have an XF some years ago, but to my surprise I really can’t remember where the battery was..... Probably because I was doing a high mileage, and never had to think about it!
  4. Leo

    Auto Stop Start XF 2.0 T Auto

    Paul, it would appear from your mileage that you don’t do many miles in the average week. Can you please describe the typical types of journeys done in a normal week. Given the time of year when this has happened, my first thought would be that your battery isn’t getting to charge on long enough journeys to keep it in prime condition. If that is the case, get yourself a CTEK (or similar) battery conditioner, and give it a full 24 hour charge once every week or so. You don’t need to remove the battery to do this.
  5. Leo

    Pick up our XF on Friday

    Hi Ken, and welcome to the Club. You will have picked up your lovely XF today and I look forward to your comments. I am sure that you will have that Jaguar grin already! Whereabouts in Tyne & Wear are you? I am in Ryton. Now just enjoy the car and the Club!
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    Hi Ben, and welcome to the Club! I had exactly the same model, and loved it: Grace, pace and space aplenty, so true to the Jaguar spirit. Also, I reckoned that the sound system in my Portfolio was the best I had ever heard in a car. I believe that it may have gone downhill a bit in later models. Enjoy both the XF and the Club!
  7. Leo

    MOT - Time

    Great: Always a good feeling to pass the MOT with flying colours!
  8. Hi J, and welcome to the Club from someone not too far away. Lovely colours inside and out as far as I am concerned. I also had an XF 3.0DS Portfolio, and loved it: Only sold when I retired and my mileage no longer suited the diesel! Enjoy both your Jaguar and the Club!
  9. Leo

    XK Knee.

    I have no problem (yet) getting in and out of the XK. However, when the Lotus Elise first came out I had one on a test drive for the weekend. I absolutely loved it, but found that with the roof up I could only get out by rolling on to the pavement. I believe that later models were slightly better, but by then I was also slightly older.....
  10. Mine is Indigo Blue and this looks the same, though you really can’t tell from a photo. It is hard to imagine anything darker than Indigo!
  11. Leo

    2012 Jaguar XF S

    The V8 is pure joy! I suppose that the fuel consumption isn’t, but I don’t do enough miles for it to matter....
  12. Leo

    2012 Jaguar XF S

    Mine was the Portfolio, and the sound quality was the best I have heard in any car. The sound quality in the XK is all right, but certainly not as good. I never have the CD or radio on now anyway, preferring to listen to the soundtrack made by the V8: I never tire of hearing that!
  13. Leo

    2012 Jaguar XF S

    In my opinion it would indeed be a blessing if it doesn’t have TPMS, though I would have expected it to be standard equipment across the range by 2012.
  14. Leo

    2012 Jaguar XF S

    Hi Raj, and welcome to the Club! It sounds as though the previous owner may have failed to slow down for speed humps, or hit a lot of potholes. I had an Xf3.0D S about four years ago. The only problem I had with mine was with the warning light for the TPMS, which came on (usually in wet weather), randomly showing issues with one wheel after another, even though the tyre pressure was fine. That item apart, it was a great car, which I only sold because I retired, and my mileage no longer suited a diesel.
  15. Peter makes a very valid point, but I wouldn’t hesitate to travel anyway: It is well worth it if you want the right one. I went to Edinburgh for my XK.