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What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
Feb 01, 2011 (1:38 pm)
Ok for the life of me I can't find any forums that even mention the new 2011 XJ. I purchased the car ( XJL) this past December and so far so good other than a few annoyances. The first annoyance was that I had to take the vehicle back to the dealer for some upgrades in software and a whole list of other things to include replacing the hood latch(s) and something to do with the sunroof amongst other things. My only gripe is that if the dealer knew these things needed upgrading, why not do it prior to delivery to avoid the customer from being inconvenienced? My guess is they don't get reimbursed by the manufacturer until the car is sold. Its always a money thing. I'm a businessman so I get that. I just wish they were more forthcoming with the truth.
The other small annoyance is a rattle from the rear sunroof. I took a trip to DC and everytime I hit uneven road or a bump of any sort it rattles. It seems that there is either a design flaw or some shipping material wasnt removed prior to delivery. Taking it back to the dealership for that to be taken care of this Friday.
I have owned 4 Mercedes Benz's, 2 S Classes ( one of which I still own), an 03 SL500, and a 2010 E350 that my wife drives. Mercedes is far from perfect too mind you. The reason I owned two S classes is the 01 I bought was such a lemon I made the dealer buy it back and they put me in an 02.
All in all, the new XJL is a bargain compared to everything else on the market right now. To get the features I have in the XJL I have to get a new S500 with hearly every available option or an S600. We're talking 109-123k minimum for the Mercedes outfitted like the Jag.
For the 33k or so I saved, not to mention the Platinum service program, I'm very pleased with the car. Other than the minor annoyances I think Jaguar is on the road back to stardom.
By the way I'm 47 so I'm fairly young. Prior to this years incarnation I wouldn't even say the word Jaguar, much less buy one.
Now if there isn't a forum for the 2011 xj, can someone please tell me how to start one? its been years since I've been on Edmunds and everything has changed..lol
#24709 of 24723 Lexus LS460L Executive Class Seat
Feb 22, 2011 (7:05 pm)
If you get this are the rear seats "bucket" so that you could only have 4 passengers, or does the center console fold away so you could still have 5?
#24710 of 24723 Re: Lexus LS460L Executive Class Seat [houstondriver]
Feb 23, 2011 (11:38 am)
From the looks of it, you can seat 2 in the rear.
#24713 of 24723 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 29, 2011 (12:26 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview anyone who recently considered buying a new Lexus but ended up getting something else, especially if it was related to styling, the freshness of the product or something that turned them off about the Lexus.
Please email predmunds.com no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011 with your daytime contact information and a few words about your experience.
#24714 of 24723 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Sep 06, 2011 (10:47 am)
A reporter for a menís lifestyle publication is interested in interviewing a male who has saved up enough money to indulge his goal of buying a luxury car. She wants to interview such a person to find out what unexpected benefits came his way, or how his life changed following this purchase. If you are interested in being interviewed, please respond to predmunds.com with your name, phone number and the make and model of the car you purchased by Friday, September 9, 2011 .
#24715 of 24723 2011 Jaguar XJL
Oct 17, 2011 (2:28 pm)
Ok I've had this car for nearly 20k miles now and I'm loving it. When I first purchased the car, the dealer had to update the software for my bluetooth to work with my phone. Not long after that, Sprint/HTC sent an update and now the phone is perfectly integrated with the car.
I had an issue with the sunroof making a "popping" noise when I hit a bump or entered or left my driveway. Jaguar sent the dealer a kit and now the car is perfectly silent other than the lovely noise from the exhaust when I lay down the accelerator.
I've owned 3 MB. Two were S 500's and one was a 2003 SL 500. My wife now drives a 2010 E 350. All were purchased new. The S Classes had their issues when I first purchased them as well. The SL would "pop" when I lowered the top after owning it 6 months. Turned out that the little black panel on the back wasn't installed properly and would catch on the trunk while the hard top was lowering into the trunk area. It seems to me that all "luxury " cars are quirky. I know a person who own's a Maybach and that thing has so many gremlins it should star in a horror movie.
Bottom line is this. Buy what you're comfortable with owning. There is no such thing as a perfect machine. Even if there were, it would be less perfect within 3 years after a newer version is introduced...lol.
To me this Jaguar is a home run. When I bought mine there were only 4 in my local area. Now I'm seeing them more frequently. It seems the smart money is looking for value these days and Jaguar delivers in luxury, power and value in spades. Look out MB and BMW. Jaguar is for real !!!