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Hi all!

I registered a good while back but have been spending a lot of time getting my first Jaguar XF to how I want it to be. This model is the Jaguar XFS 3.0D 275 Premium Luxury. Finally I can now post, as I've done everything I'm going to do with it. I have to agree with so many first-time Jaguar owners on this forum that this car is special - and definitely the best vehicle I have ever driven. This car had one previous owner and lived on Jersey for 10 years, then languished in a field in Kent for a year before I found it in March 2021. Consequently when I bought it, the car only had approx 43k on the clock but FJSH. It now has 52k and has done some proper journeys (ie Kent to Cumbria) rather than pootling about on an island that's only nine miles wide and five miles deep with a speed limit of 40mph :oops: I have now completed all the prerequisite mechanical/replacements/upkeep for a car of this age and I'm now averaging around 45mpg as most of my journeys are motorway miles. I expect to add between 5 to 6k a year with regular weekly journeys moving forward, though I will also be taking it out when visiting National Trust properties and for other special occasions. I've included a few pix, plus a pdf of a 2009 Jaguar XF brochure I located online, in case it is of any interest. I have fitted a few exterior mods to give it a uniqueness that I wanted (I know this will be down to personal taste and not necessarily suit everyone!). I also have an adjustable tuning box fitted (currently running at 323bhp and 645Nm torque [within my insurance company's allowance]) and have recently fitted a tracker. Over the last year I've forensically gone through the car to also replace bits of missing or damaged trim, even down to refurbishing the two keys and finding an original XF manual and leather document holder for the log book, service book and other paperwork. Yes, I am OCD to the nth degree ;) Anyway, pleased to be introducing myself on a great forum, where I've picked up some good advice from members along my journey towards stroking this cat into its second life :cool:(y)
 

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Nice looking car, welcome to the wonderful world of Jaaag ownership :)
 

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Hi all!

I registered a good while back but have been spending a lot of time getting my first Jaguar XF to how I want it to be. This model is the Jaguar XFS 3.0D 275 Premium Luxury. Finally I can now post, as I've done everything I'm going to do with it. I have to agree with so many first-time Jaguar owners on this forum that this car is special - and definitely the best vehicle I have ever driven. This car had one previous owner and lived on Jersey for 10 years, then languished in a field in Kent for a year before I found it in March 2021. Consequently when I bought it, the car only had approx 43k on the clock but FJSH. It now has 52k and has done some proper journeys (ie Kent to Cumbria) rather than pootling about on an island that's only nine miles wide and five miles deep with a speed limit of 40mph :oops: I have now completed all the prerequisite mechanical/replacements/upkeep for a car of this age and I'm now averaging around 45mpg as most of my journeys are motorway miles. I expect to add between 5 to 6k a year with regular weekly journeys moving forward, though I will also be taking it out when visiting National Trust properties and for other special occasions. I've included a few pix, plus a pdf of a 2009 Jaguar XF brochure I located online, in case it is of any interest. I have fitted a few exterior mods to give it a uniqueness that I wanted (I know this will be down to personal taste and not necessarily suit everyone!). I also have an adjustable tuning box fitted (currently running at 323bhp and 645Nm torque [within my insurance company's allowance]) and have recently fitted a tracker. Over the last year I've forensically gone through the car to also replace bits of missing or damaged trim, even down to refurbishing the two keys and finding an original XF manual and leather document holder for the log book, service book and other paperwork. Yes, I am OCD to the nth degree ;) Anyway, pleased to be introducing myself on a great forum, where I've picked up some good advice from members along my journey towards stroking this cat into its second life :cool:(y)
Congratulations it’s looks a treat. I’ve had my XF since new in August 2008. I just love it. It has been a super reliable car and i care for it meticulously but saying that I do quite epic drives. Over the Easter break we took it on a 3200km run and it performed perfectly as its always ever done. In 2021 I gave the car a thorough going over both mechanically and cosmetically. New timing belt etc plus had the car ceramic coated and installed all LED lighting and apple car play plus a Bowers and Wilkins sound system. It’s wonderful. So happy motoring in your lovely XF.
 

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Congratulations it’s looks a treat. I’ve had my XF since new in August 2008. I just love it. It has been a super reliable car and i care for it meticulously but saying that I do quite epic drives. Over the Easter break we took it on a 3200km run and it performed perfectly as its always ever done. In 2021 I gave the car a thorough going over both mechanically and cosmetically. New timing belt etc plus had the car ceramic coated and installed all LED lighting and apple car play plus a Bowers and Wilkins sound system. It’s wonderful. So happy motoring in your lovely XF.
Thank you! I have to say that I have had no issues with the car since I fixed all the things I knew needed to be done. I too am rather meticulous :) That's some distance driving you do, but I can understand that if you are in Australia (?). I'm curious as to how you were able to upgrade to Apple car play though? I looked at Android Auto but from various posts I thought this wasn't possible on the early models, plus some functionality is lost?
 

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hi! welcome to the fold :)

nice looking jaaaag. is that v8 on the boot??? cheecky:sneaky:
Hi Bik3rz, thank you! No, I've been honest and put a V6 badge on 😇, though I admit I have given it an XFR look with the quad pipes and bumper valance diffuser...
 

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Thank you! I have to say that I have had no issues with the car since I fixed all the things I knew needed to be done. I too am rather meticulous :) That's some distance driving you do, but I can understand that if you are in Australia (?). I'm curious as to how you were able to upgrade to Apple car play though? I looked at Android Auto but from various posts I thought this wasn't possible on the early models, plus some functionality is lost?
Hi JonP

Thanks for the feedback.

In relation to your query as to how was I able to upgrade to Apple Car Play with my XF being a 2008 model. Now that is a question where as I said earlier that I'm not a techno type of guy so what I'd be happy to do is to get Chris at the company that did the upgrade for me to see if he'd be happy to get in touch with you. I've had quite a few other upgrades done with his company so I'm sure he'd be happy to assist.

What I can say is the following to give you some idea of how it was done.

The first was to install two USB power sources in the cubby in the centre armrest console and one is used to run a poer supply through to the dashboard are where the supplied control unit is installed. The second USB is used for you to connect to your phone so you can keep the phone charged but the iphone will "talk" the apple car play unit remotely without having to have a cabled connection for short trips etc. He has then installed a very discreetely placed black push button under the walnut timber trim just to the left of the steering wheel. To activate the system you turn the car on as normal and then go to the existing sat nav system and once the sat nav is working then the apple car play system commences to work. The system is set up so apple music, itunes etc is then operated using the steering wheel controls for volume, next track/previous track on the left hand side of your steering wheel. If you want to revert back to the OEM sat nav, the CD player, radio, climate controls, trip computer etc it is simply a matter then of pushing the black button at the screen reverts back to normal operation and then if you want to go back to apple car plar and/or android you simply press the black push button and that all reappears.

It is incredibly simple. In terms of all the apps available on apple car player the system operates perfectly. The only limiting factor is mobile phone coverage, but having said that if your say using google maps and you loose phone signal the system continues to work so there must be a certain amount of buffer/memory in the system. Similarly using Spotify if you lose phone signal then the system seems to have capacity to hold a certain number of tracks. In these situations I simply revert to to the OEM sat nav and CD player.

Loss of functionallity. The only loss of functionallity is that you can't use the next track or previous track controls on the dash that sit each side of the master volume button when in car play mode. It still works fully when yr just using yr CD player/factory fitted radio.

I hope that gives you some appreciation.

Regards


Let me know if you'd like me to connect you to Chris from Sound unlimited.
 

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Hi Bik3rz, thank you! No, I've been honest and put a V6 badge on 😇, though I admit I have given it an XFR look with the quad pipes and bumper valance diffuser...
that's good;) noticed quad pipes. looking really, really good, but added badge made me uneasy so much, that forgot to compliment earlier on :LOL:
 

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Hi JonP

Thanks for the feedback.

In relation to your query as to how was I able to upgrade to Apple Car Play with my XF being a 2008 model. Now that is a question where as I said earlier that I'm not a techno type of guy so what I'd be happy to do is to get Chris at the company that did the upgrade for me to see if he'd be happy to get in touch with you. I've had quite a few other upgrades done with his company so I'm sure he'd be happy to assist.

What I can say is the following to give you some idea of how it was done.

The first was to install two USB power sources in the cubby in the centre armrest console and one is used to run a poer supply through to the dashboard are where the supplied control unit is installed. The second USB is used for you to connect to your phone so you can keep the phone charged but the iphone will "talk" the apple car play unit remotely without having to have a cabled connection for short trips etc. He has then installed a very discreetely placed black push button under the walnut timber trim just to the left of the steering wheel. To activate the system you turn the car on as normal and then go to the existing sat nav system and once the sat nav is working then the apple car play system commences to work. The system is set up so apple music, itunes etc is then operated using the steering wheel controls for volume, next track/previous track on the left hand side of your steering wheel. If you want to revert back to the OEM sat nav, the CD player, radio, climate controls, trip computer etc it is simply a matter then of pushing the black button at the screen reverts back to normal operation and then if you want to go back to apple car plar and/or android you simply press the black push button and that all reappears.

It is incredibly simple. In terms of all the apps available on apple car player the system operates perfectly. The only limiting factor is mobile phone coverage, but having said that if your say using google maps and you loose phone signal the system continues to work so there must be a certain amount of buffer/memory in the system. Similarly using Spotify if you lose phone signal then the system seems to have capacity to hold a certain number of tracks. In these situations I simply revert to to the OEM sat nav and CD player.

Loss of functionallity. The only loss of functionallity is that you can't use the next track or previous track controls on the dash that sit each side of the master volume button when in car play mode. It still works fully when yr just using yr CD player/factory fitted radio.

I hope that gives you some appreciation.

Regards


Let me know if you'd like me to connect you to Chris from Sound unlimited.
Hi GeeVeeXF Sounds great 👍 Yes please, do connect me with Chris. That's really kind of you, thanks 😊
 

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Hi GeeVeeXF Sounds great 👍 Yes please, do connect me with Chris. That's really kind of you, thanks 😊
Hi GeeVeeXF Sounds great 👍 Yes please, do connect me with Chris. That's really kind of you, thanks 😊
Hi jonthoroldparker, Sorry its taken a while to get back to you but Chris has now come back and said he'd be delighted to assist you as best he can. His details are as follows:

Company: No Limit Car Sound Vision
Email: [email protected]

Just let him know that you've been talking to Graeme
All of his work which is in Melbourne Victoria is done with technical support from a company called Old Jaguar Australia based in Sydney. They are a specialist Jaguar firm.
Going back to No Limit Car Sound Vision and Chris, I called by the other day and by chance they were upgrading an early model XK with the apple carplay/android system so they are very familiar with both Jaguar as well as doing a lot of LandRover and Range Rover vehicles.

Hope they can assist you.

Graeme GeeVeeXF
 

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Hi jonthoroldparker, Sorry its taken a while to get back to you but Chris has now come back and said he'd be delighted to assist you as best he can. His details are as follows:

Company: No Limit Car Sound Vision
Email: [email protected]

Just let him know that you've been talking to Graeme
All of his work which is in Melbourne Victoria is done with technical support from a company called Old Jaguar Australia based in Sydney. They are a specialist Jaguar firm.
Going back to No Limit Car Sound Vision and Chris, I called by the other day and by chance they were upgrading an early model XK with the apple carplay/android system so they are very familiar with both Jaguar as well as doing a lot of LandRover and Range Rover vehicles.

Hope they can assist you.

Graeme GeeVeeXF
Thanks Graeme, that's really kind of you to follow up. I might enquire with Chris, though of course you're in Australia and I'm in the UK, but he might have some connections here that he can point me towards, so I'll give it a try. Really appreciate your help. (y)
 
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