It's with a heavy heart that I am saying farewell from JAAAAAAAAAG ownership.
I had my XF for 4 1/2 years and loved it, but as with all love affairs it kind of drifted and we have parted ways:
The image - never ever got tired of driving a Jag. Just walking up to the car in a carpark made me smile, so proud to own such a wonderful marque.
The performance - a 2.5 ton diesel should not be as fast as the XF S
Luxury - must be one of the very best cabins available for a 2010 car. Leather everywhere, suede headling, heated/cooled seats.
Driver aids - I know most cars have these now, but cruise control, reversing camera, DAB radio, USB/Ipod connectivity, blind spot warning system, keyless entry, etc just made the car a pleasure to drive.
Tyres - my Portfolio S came with 20' wheels with 255x35 profile tyres and the car just ate them alive. Punctures, split sides and uneven wear. At ~£200 each, I had 5 tyres last year and this was the final straw - I simply couldn't afford to keep replacing them.
Hard ride - again because of the 20' wheels and I expect the S dynamic setting, the ride was pretty harsh. Driving over even a small twig seemed to shake the car.
Fuel consumption - my commute meant I was in pretty heavy traffic most days and I would see ~ 24mpg. Long motorway journeys would see ~ 45mpg. I shouldn't really complain, it's a big 3-litre sport and I did use the "fun" pedal quite a lot, but it just got expensive to run - no real surprise.
Servicing - My local independent Jag garage were very good, but at £96/hour anything I needed doing was very expensive. My car had done 103k when we parted our ways so was ready to have the timing chain replaced and I was also told that a couple of suspension bushes needed replacing (might be a contributing factor to the tyre wear/harsh ride). I think I was facing a very heavy bill.
If anyone is interested the car is up for sale and can be found here: https://www.autochoicebristol.com/us...ortfolio-3422/