Welcome to the Club Terry, I was on the brink of buying a Mercedes some years back, I arrived at the showroom for a pre-arranged test drive and went for a spin in it and had more or less decided to go for it. When we arrived back at the showroom I spotted a Jaguar 2.5 v6 X-Type AWD and asked if I could have a spin in it.
It was head and shoulders above the Merc in finish & handling and I plumped for that instead. Although it was the first Jag I owned I was used to driving them as we had them at work many years ago 3.8mk2 & 4.2 XJs.
I followed this with another X-Type then had 6 years with a Volvo XC90 (which I admit I liked as well) before getting my current & third Jag a 2.2d XF Portfolio and have no regrets. If this one is as reliable as my past two (only had it 8 months) it will do for me.
Man happy miles in your Jaguar.