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Why does this premium car NOT have a wood+leather steering wheel?

Anyone knows how I can get my steering wheel 1/2 wood 1/2 leather just like my X-Type? Info will be much appreciated.
 

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There are companies, albeit in the USA, that specialise in wooden steering wheels which apparently fit the xf. Cost roughly £300,-.
I expect the freight and possible import duties would make things complicated, possibly. I couldn't really find anything in the UK, however, but I would imagine that the steering wheel specialists could do something for a one off order at a price!
I deeply sympathise with your sentiments in, at least trying, to obtain a steering wheel with wood top and bottom. Don't despair because of scorn or ridicule, because I went through this phase when I had my dashboard frames wood laminated. I'm now being stopped in the street virtually every day in and around Koblenz by people admiring the car which I 'pimped up' a bit (see Adamesh). The Germans love the Leaper on the bonnet which is bone of contention in the UK. I can say that if there was a 'wooded' steering wheel available I would seriously also consider one which I managed to get for my Rover 75, and it looks superb I may add.
 

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Yes I have tried looking for wooden steering wheel on Google, but I don't want to replace the XF original steering design... there are loads of steering wheel companies, I want the regular XF steering wheel with wood on the top and bottom of the wheel just like my other Jaguar... and this specific custom modification I have been unsuccessful in finding... hence I turned to you, helpful forum readers...
 

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Didn't/doesn't jaguar have a department called SVO (special vehicle operations) that would do custom/bespoke things like different trims for customers for a fee. If it still exists, they might do a wood steering wheel.
 

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I cant think of anything more hideous than a wooden steering wheel in an XF...Maybe in an Etype but in the modern classy interior of the XF it would be very detrimental indeed !!


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I cant think of anything more hideous than a wooden steering wheel in an XF...Maybe in an Etype but in the modern classy interior of the XF it would be very detrimental indeed !!


Charlie.
If the wood and leather steering wheel had been an option it would have been first on my list.;)
 

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where’s the shuddering smiley icon when you need it..

not for me i'm afraid, but each to their own and all that..

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Yes, Philayl I agree entirely. It's a question of individual taste, obviously. As you may recall I had the 3 dash frames laminated with a walnut burr gloss film which would go well with that sort of steering wheel. I did keep the original 3 brand new frames so that when we get rid of the xf the new owner will have the option of putting the aluminium embossed frames back on again. A fairly easy job, actually.
 
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