Last post on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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Jaguar XF, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#401 of 430 Re: Recent XF luxury deal [jag_gal]
Jun 08, 2009 (7:14 pm)
I have to admit, I love it. I am not the car person in my family, my husband has that role all sewn up. I am more about the deal, but I do like to be comfortable. I have had Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and Porsche. I picked this car after lots of research, but bottom line is it's gorgeous and really fun to drive.
No problems so far except a minor recall for the fuel filler door which was easily fixed by the dealer during my oil change.
I would absolutely buy it again. Oh, and I have 8k miles on it.
#402 of 430 Re: XF Issues [drjmak]
Jun 09, 2009 (8:56 pm)
Where did you get that deal? I am looking to lease a demo to get my payment lower. Thanks for your help
#403 of 430 Fuel Issues
Jul 07, 2009 (9:16 pm)
The owners manual says NO ETHANOL !! If used it may void your warranty. Where can you go anymore that doesnt have at least 10% ethanol in the gas?? Can you put an additive in your tank if your forced to use this crap they pedal as "good for the enviroment", that protects your car?
#404 of 430 Re: Fuel Issues [hush]
Jul 07, 2009 (11:38 pm)
As far as I know, all grades of gasoline in the US can contain up to 10 % ethanol, not "at least 10%". Except for E85 fuel, which is 85% ethanol, the actual amount of ethanol present is about 7 %. The purpose of the ethanol is to reduce tailpipe emissions, but also to reduce our dependence on imported oil. Also ethanol is an octane booster; ethanol has a blending octane rating of about 105.
There is no additive which could remove the ethanol or protect a fuel system not designed for 10% ethanol in gasoline. The harmful effects of up to 10% ethanol gasoline on the fiberglass and epoxy resin fuel tanks of boats is well known. Marinas reportedly supply ethanol-free gasoline.
Could you quote the specific reference ( giving page, section and year model) in the Jaguar manual which states "NO ETHANOL"?
#405 of 430 Re: Fuel Issues [hush]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:18 am)
I do believe that the instruction booklet said that you can use up to 10% ethanol. I had the same concern.
#406 of 430 Ethanol ? Re: Fuel Issues [jim314]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:22 am)
Fuels containing up to 10% Ethanol (grain
alcohol) may be used. Ensure that the fuel has
octane ratings no lower than those
recommended for unleaded fuel. Most drivers
will not notice any operating difference with
fuel containing Ethanol. If a difference is
detected, the use of conventional unleaded fuel
should be resumed.
XF manual .pdf = page 167 \ Fuel and refueling
#407 of 430 Re: Fuel Issues [jim314]
Jul 09, 2009 (7:44 pm)
Thanks for clearing that up! Its been quite a challenge while travelling to find gas with no ethanol! And as far as your reference to dependency on foreign oil, We should simply lift the idiotic enviromental regs placed on U.S oil companies and produce the Trillions (yes, TRILLIONS) of barrels of oil from here in our own backyards. But hey, this is a Jag forum, not a soap box, so my apologies! Thanks again for the response!
#408 of 430 Re: Fuel Issues [hush]
Jul 10, 2009 (12:14 am)
I don't think all gasoline engine cars sold in the US must be able to take fuel with up to 10% ethanol.
I maybe wrong. but I think that even if they don't have a sign stating that it contains ethanol, it may still be there.
#409 of 430 XF Noise and other issues
Jul 25, 2009 (10:12 am)
I have an XF SC, 3200mi, bought March '08. I have 4 cars and this is my favorite and planned on keeping it forever. So far it is had 3 batteries, the sound was lost after a phone call (see recall on that), it stalled on start, shook and died, CAT FAULT FAILURE message. Waited and tried again and smooth as silk. Into Jag for diagnosis. They came up with 3rd battery, and replace air filters. I am losing faith in taking this automobile out for a trip. The car gets thumbs up every time it is out. Also, frame tweaks when I turn into my driveway. Windows rattle, they are tinted, and Jag mgr says it is the tint? If I tap down a little on each window or put them all down, does not rattle. Seems to me to be the fit when window up against seal. Do not know what next step should be? One more failure may put me over the edge. The dealer has been very helpful.
I bought this over a Maserati sedan, no real new features, and a Bentley Continental, interior like Wal Mart. This is a classy car, but has its faults.
I may have bought one of the first ones manufactured. Paid sticker, with all accessories, two people waiting behind me to buy it if I did not. Maybe I should have let them?
#410 of 430 Re: XF SC looks [hush]
Aug 01, 2009 (11:17 pm)
I read this post some time ago. I took it with a grain of salt and thought "here is a an owner who thinks too much of his car." Then it happened to me. I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, left the car for a valet at the Westin hotel some days ago, on car pick up, the valet said with a big smile on his face, "sir, I drive BMWs, MBs and lots of cars, but sir, this is the best car I have ever seen". Wow... that post on Edmunds was right, is what I thought. But, they have seen nothing yet, the next day I went i switched my AC vents to Auto. This time it was a different valet, and again, I was totaly complimented on the car.