Hi everyone. Looking for advice on what model to buy. There are too many options to choose from and I don't know where to start (or stop), so your help would be appreciated.
Presently I drive a Honda Civic which I'm happy with, but next year it's going to be a Jaguar. I've had my heart set on a XJ with my second choice being the XF, and finally if all else fails I'm definitely having an XE. I'm having a Jaguar and that's not negotiable.
Recently I booked a test drive with a local independent dealer hoping to drive an XJ to make sure I could cope with it. The day came for my test drive but the XJ had been sold so I was offered a 2 litre XF R-Sport. Got out on the open road and gently put my foot down and I’m like WHAT THE ACTUAL…… (I’ll leave you to fill in the gaps). Never been so pleased with the power behind it and also a bit frightened too!
I still want to try an XJ at some point.
So here’s my dilemma. Do I be sensible and go with a 2 litre XF R-Sport? The 3 litre XF sounds nice and I would like the virtual instrument display, but can I get one on an XF 2 litre or 3 litre? Should I just go the whole hog and get a decent XJ?
I’ve seen that road tax is an extra £300 a year for up to five years if the list price was above £40k. On the 2 litre models though I like the sounds of £30 road tax even on an R-Sport!
Mileage… as little as possible. Interior… something nice, light and airy. Also I'll be approaching 60 and my insurance is hovering around the £500 mark
I’m going to have about £20,000 to play with, probably under that, and anything over would be a struggle.
I expect I’m asking too much. However, thanks for reading this essay and I look forward to being part of the Jaguar community – with an actual car in summer 2021.