Last post on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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Jaguar XF, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#421 of 430 Run the other direction as fast as you can
Oct 26, 2009 (6:51 am)
I was one of those people who fell for the JD Powers story that Jag hag improved its reliability. NOT TRUE!!!!
I have a 2009 Jag XF Premium with just under 10,000 miles.
It has been in the shop 6 times already:
1). Radiator hoses failed. Coolant system leaking
2). Sunroof rattles like tinker toys.
3). Navigation system sporadically stops working for days on end.
4). Rearview camera ceased to operate in warm weather.
5). Thermostat replaced. Cooling system leaking AGAIN.
6). Electrical short in the steering wheel buttons.
7). Rear brakes at 60% of life while front at 80%. Now that the dealer has "looked at them" they are burning hot in the rear.
8). The side view mirror on the drivers door now pops out every time you shut the door.
9). Mechanical noise when going on and off the acclerator. Dealer says performs as designed. Really? That's what they said about the side view mirror the first time I brought it in.
For Jag I think performs as designed means breaks frequently. To top it off the service loaner program is hideous. I have been with out my car for at least 12-15 days in the past 9 months. I've had a Prius, Rogue, VW Beetle as loaners. Why don't they use their own cars as loaners and why do I have to add 20-30 minutes to my drop offs to go to Enterprise, fill out paperwork, etc.
The good news (I joke) that the folks at the Enterprise office know me now. UGH!!
#422 of 430 Re: Run the other direction as fast as you can [eastoncarguy]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:44 am)
My sense [ from reading several sources ] is that Jag has improved their reliability, overall.
However, for Jaguar [ like most manufacturers ] a first year of production for an essentially all–new model, like the XF is a real risk.
My ** GUESS ** is that a 2010 model year XF is likely to be improved substantially over the 2009.
I could be wrong . . .
Liking the sound of the new 5.0L V8 [ non-s/c ] version. . .
#423 of 430 Re: Run the other direction as fast as you can [eastoncarguy]
Oct 26, 2009 (8:59 am)
Again we are talking first year of a brand new model stuff. If you have really been having this many problems get the car lemon lawed. Depending on your state you maybe already have enough for a lemon law case.
As to Jag dealers not having their own cars as loaners many new car dealers are in that boat right now.
None of our new car dealerships have more then one or two new cars as loaners right now. The reason being that many manufacturers have severely cut back on the support for new car loaners. Keeping new cars as loaners was always expensive but when the factory picked up a good bit of the cost it was doable. Now they aren't picking up as much and selling the cars after they are loaners is harder.
We used to always sell our older loaners and make money. This past year we blew thousands of dollars on each loaner getting them sold.
The supply of new cars has been curtailed drastically too so many dealers simply can't tie up 200,000 plus dollars of their inventory as loaners.
#424 of 430 Re: Run the other direction as fast as you can [eastoncarguy]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:41 pm)
I do not this is a case of a first year car problems. Reputable companies do not release cars with problems, 1st year or 10th year, period. I know many who bought 2009 cars are not complaining, I am one of them. Yet there will always be those who got bad cars, and they are the vocal ones on boards. Each car maker, no matter how hard they try, have bad cars slip off the assembly line. I have a 2004 Cadillac SRX, and it was nothing but trouble since day 1, but I came to know, my SRX is the exception, not the rule.
Sorry about your misfortunes, at least you have a "Lemon law", I wish I had such law in my country, that SRX was a lemon.
#425 of 430 I still don't like the 'Ford Focus' front end
Nov 12, 2009 (11:50 am)
the rear is awesome, so are the wheels, but the front end i just can't warm to.
that's why I'm holding out for the new XJ, even though it's really a stretched version of XF but the front looks far better and more organic with the rest of the body.
#426 of 430 XJ vs XF ? Re: I still don't like the 'Ford Focus' front end [Pavarotti]
Nov 12, 2009 (12:05 pm)
" the front looks far better and more organic with the rest of the body."
The front of the new XJ is fine with me -
as is the front of the XF.
The rear of the new XJ does NOT appeal to me...
Beauty is in the eye......
#427 of 430 Deals on XF supercharged
Nov 12, 2009 (2:43 pm)
I am looking to buy or lease a 2009 XF Supercharged. Can anyone comment on the car prices / finance rates / lease rates they have found? Also, any recommendations with regard to a dealer. I am in VA
I am assuming that now is not the time to negotiate a good price on a 2010 but if I am wrong I will go for a 2010.
Any information and advice is greatly appreciated.
#429 of 430 Re: Deals on XF supercharged [forest53]
Dec 22, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Forest, are you still in the market for a supoercharged xf?
#430 of 430 Re: Deals on XF supercharged [dallaspt]
Dec 23, 2009 (3:40 pm)
Just to avoid any future misunderstandings, the CarSpace Forums cannot be used for selling (or lease-swapping). You've got a suggestion at your other post. I suggest you follow up there.
Good luck to you and your wife and new baby!