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You are in the Sedans
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.
#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 !!!