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I note a number of XF owners have been able to negotiate with their dealers on the service costs. We're all going to be doing it every 12 months, so it's not an insubstantial cost to owning the car.

What were the costs of your 1st service? Was it a fixed price?

....and does anyone else have an SV8? Am I in for loosing an arm AND a leg at my first service?? :(
 

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It is interesting that you have the SV8, not just because they are few and far between among members here, but also because, and here I am totally ignorant, I imagine that a petrol engine is less costly to service; quite why I should say that I have no idea. Having said it though, it is a racing certainty that someone will come along and put me right if that is not so :lol: Second point is that, living where you do, I think that hydrajaws, long an advocate of warranted independent servicing, would say that you are ideally situated to take advantage of one of the best Jaguar specialists in the country. So it may be that you will discover that the costs for you, will not be an arm and leg after all. :)
 

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After reading some of the horror stories & high prices charged by main dealers, I recently priced a 1st. service from a local independent was pleasantly surprised when i was quoted £10 less ( all in) inc. collection & return Etc. from my main dealer, ... a sign maybe that they are wanting to keep hold of their customer base ??.
 

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Sodgob...how much was the service all in?

Pekem, I think that you are totally correct about the actual base costs to service a petrol over a diesel, however I think from purely a marketing perspective, the servicing of the big petrols is often higher. It certainly is with BMW! My guess is that the justification is that there may be a larger number of things that need checking....like the supercharger? I will no doubt find out in due course...
 

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My 2.7 XF is booked in with the main dealer in Nottingham on May 7th for its first service at 14000 miles and they will now be charging £185 which is the price I was quoted by an independant, Performance and Elite Jags in Derby.I am pleased that my supplying dealer wants the business and is prepared to do the service at a sensible and more realalistic price than the majority of main dealers are quoting which can be anything from £270 lowest up to £395.I have the XF service sheet(available if you ask your main dealer ref JLR 13 14 10 -1E) and the A service for the Diesel requires the engine oil and filter to be changed, inspect the wiper blades,inspect brake pads, check and top up all fluid levels,drain fuel filter bowl and a road test.An independant Jaguar garage will reckon to do all this in 1 Hour but for some reason main dealers are quoting 1.5 or even 1.9 hours presumably so that they can rip you off via the expensive hourly rates they charge.I am informed that removing and replacing the engine under tray and waiting for the oil to drain out is the longest operation on the service so from my experiance an hour or just over is realistic for the service.The B service is all the above plus air filter, pollen and diesel filter and a battery electoylite level check at 2 years or 30K miles
 

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Extremely illuminating how much of a discount is available. That's a huge discount on the published price, and does seem a lot more reasonable given the amount of work involved. Perhaps dealers are finally recognising that charging huge prices will drive customers away.
 

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Well, the car went into the main dealer for it's first service ... collected, returned, washed & gleaming. all work carried out & returned with part used screen wash, maintenance spray & 1 litre of engine oil. followed by phone call advising what was done Etc.. no extra charges , price as quoted £180, credit where due , well done main dealer !!.
one very satisfied customer.
 

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I was quoted £340 for the first service and when I expressed shock at the cost, they knocked£30 off! Still sounds expensive to me.
 

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Had my first service today at H A Fox Nottingham.Excellent job £190 including valet.They matched the price that I had been quoted by Elite & Performance Jags(independant) in Derby.When I took the Car in the receptionist informed me that they may have to fit rear brake pads which would be charged extra so I made it very clear that if pads were required after 13400 miles it would be a warrenty claim and Jaguar would be footing the bill.No pads were required but it seems that some low mileage XFs have already had them replaced on the first service .My last X Type had done 72000 miles when I sold it and the original pads were still on it so if the XF can get through pads in under 20000 miles there must be a serious fault in the design and perhaps this would explain all the brake dust after driving 20 miles. :)
 

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Mine was serviced a couple of weeks ago at approx. 15,500 & told pads would last approx. 5 - 6000 miles.
so hoping the way i drive , i might just get a few more out of them.
 

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Having started this post some while ago, I have arrived at the time that I need to actually book my SV8 in for the first service.

Stratstone in Derby were more interested in taking all my contact details so they could get me onto their database. They continually avoided answered my basic question of "what's a first service on an SV8, 8,000 miles going to cost?" After some persistence with my question I got a price of £385.45. Congratulations to Stacey, you have just lost yourself a customer for life.

H A Fox of Nottingham (supplying dealer), were equally coy about the price but they already had my details on the database and Joanne wanted to know the best price that I had got etc. They said they would call me back....best price they could do was £295. I also got the usual story about independents....hitting residual values etc. are they going to use genuine Jag parts etc.

Elite and Performance Jags in Derby quoted £220 inclusive. Genuine Jag parts (apparently it only needs an oil filter) and 7 litres of oil. Loan car was an additional £15. Polite and helpful on the phone, and would do the service whilst I wait.

Noting other posts on this tread, I'm still not getting the best deal. To the franchised dealer I asked why the cost to me was greater than other XF servicing? 'It's because it's a bigger engine'. Sounds a load a rubbish to me? Is there not the same amount of oil and checks to be done on the diesel as well?

Does anyone know of any other Jag independent specialists in Nottingham?
 

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chalky said:
Having started this post some while ago, I have arrived at the time that I need to actually book my SV8 in for the first service.

Noting other posts on this tread, I'm still not getting the best deal. To the franchised dealer I asked why the cost to me was greater than other XF servicing? 'It's because it's a bigger engine'. Sounds a load a rubbish to me? Is there not the same amount of oil and checks to be done on the diesel as well?

Does anyone know of any other Jag independent specialists in Nottingham?
They have a point! Diesel oil capacity - 6.4 litres SV8 - 7.25 litres About £10 more :lol:
 

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Just had my first service today (thurs 16 jul) cost zero because they felt sorry for me after my diff problem a year ago. Let the good times roll.

gary
 

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Cost of First Service

Hi,
I have tried to search for topics under this title or just the words "service" but the website just tells me the term is too common and won't help.

Anyway, can anyone tell me how much they paid for their first XF 3.0 ltr D service at 15k miles? I've been quoted £438 inc VAT which strikes me as a bucket load of cash for changing the oil. Worth noting that my old BMW 5 Series was much better value.

Can anyone also tell me if I take it to a reputable but non Jag garage that use genuine Jag parts will my warranty be void or is this just a scare story to make you spend cash with Jag?

Any help very greatly received

Nick
 

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Re: Cost of First Service

If it's any guideline for you, my first service on a 2.7 D PL was £180. this i believe was a very good price.
i reckon whatever price you are first quoted , you should question... after the proverbial
sharp intake of breath of course.
 

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Phone round a few dealers getting quotes, then go back to your local dealer and HAGGLE, HAGGLE, HAGGLE, you will be surprised. ;)
 

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Pekem can you give me that list again?

The link isnt any good.
I did explain this Here and at present because I am on holiday and using a clumsy Netbook and iPhone I can only suggest that you extract the information from this thread. It is all there but just not laid out neatly :)
 

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Just had mine serviced at my local dealer for £325 which, compared to other posts, seems about average. Your quote does look a bit high. Also got new tyres fitted and the Jag dealer discouted their price to match that of A Major Tyre Provider, which was good of them.
 
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