Last post on Mar 07, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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Jaguar XF, Entertainment System, Engine, Heating / Cooling, Scheduled Maintenance, Sedan
#14 of 15 XF 09 Impressive
Mar 04, 2012 (4:29 am)
I read the concernse of new owner, and let me tell you that unless you have got a lemon (which can happen with any car brand), you have nothing to worry about.
I have a 09 Supercharged, and 3 years and some 30,000 mi later, I am still so pleased and delighted.
I did get some problems, but all were easily fixed and they were far in between.
1- the AM radio stopped working and the whole unit was replaced
2- the gas tank door was sticking (not fully fixed and know that they changed the design on 10 model)
3- the rear driver side door handle did not open the door, was fixes in one day
4- the dash board top leather liner pealed at the windshield side of the dash (fixed by dealer)
5- developed rough idle few months back. The dealer said he re programed the car. The car acceleration and performance was noticeably better that it ever was. Exceeded the off the show room performance (0-100 km/hr down to 5.1 from 5.4)
Whitby mentioned "An interesting chink noise somewhere up front". I got that too, i noticed it since the first day, do not know what it is and never checked it. It happens only as i pull off the drive way and do the first braking and steering input, and do not seem to notice it after.
Otherwise, this is the best most fun car i ever had. I love the supercharged power (even thou only 420 hp), and still enjoy the "greet and welcome" maneuvers of the drive knob and AC. I find my self tuning on and off the front reading light just to experience the smooth Jaguar Touch effect, and for the same reason i touch activated the clove compartment. And 3 years later, whenever i have a passenger in the car it is "show time". Some of these features did not make it to 2010 model and many are not even available on the XJ. I show off the valet parking mode and tell my un knowing passengers this is a "James Bond" car, and i have to enter the code to make it work. Really this is a fun car. And has the best interior dash board design.
The global window close and open functions was removed starting the 2010 models in the US. Also the touch operated glove compartment was discounted (a pity), the power operated head rest was also cancelled for manual operation. I also do not like the new black on silver treatment of the 2012 model year. The black window switch stuck me as unpainted spare part replacement. Also disappointing is that some 2012 models will have a single exhaust outlet.
I am glad i got the 2009 model with all the bells and whistles.
If like it, buy it, you will love it.
#15 of 15 Re: XF 09 Impressive [tmacguy]
Mar 07, 2012 (10:45 am)
Nice to hear a positive review! I have an '09 XK, I had the same AM radio issue. Not a big deal, dealer replaced the ACM and all was well. Until the NAV system went wacky, dealer replaced that, too. Warranty, loaner Land Rover, all is well! Hey, you buy a British car, don't expect perfect electronics...