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by Inpher
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone, I'll be the new owner of Jaguar XE S 2015!
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Hi everyone, I'll be the new owner of Jaguar XE S 2015!

I'm not sure the XE S is a "pops, bangs and crackles" kind of car and I haven't personally seen any modded ones around. The exhaust does sound good (and quite loud) but it's difficult to provoke additional noise from it. And let's be honest, driving in one of London's many 20mph zones hammering and ...
by Inpher
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Hello from London

Yes I think I am perhaps expecting too much. On a perfect run though, I'm sure the car is capable of 39-40 mpg (not that it would be any fun). Unfortunately, some of the concerns expressed on here before I went ahead with the purchase could have been well-founded. The steering column has developed a...
by Inpher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Hello from London

After a bit more time with the car now, I think I've adapted to it (or it has adapted to me). Adaptive cruise is, as I suspected, a lot more useful on less congested motorways outside of London. I've found a gap setting of 1 works best on congested roads, and 2-4 works best when there is less conges...
by Inpher
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Hello from London

I went ahead with the purchase (in spite of some possibly sensible reservations expressed by other forum members!) So far I've done around 200 odd miles I think - a mix of motorway, central London and A-road driving. My first impressions (some of which are comparative to my previous car): 1. The per...
by Inpher
Wed May 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another XE-S Purchase Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Another XE-S Purchase Thread

Yes it's certainly an interesting combination. A bit different as you say. Disappointing about the discs - does the corrosion affect the performance of the brakes or is it mainly cosmetic? With very corroded brakes I'd have expected some judder on the test drive but didn't feel any, but then again m...
by Inpher
Wed May 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another XE-S Purchase Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Another XE-S Purchase Thread

The blue interior is strange, agreed. Potentially an incorrect build as I can't imagine someone asking for it, or Jaguar wanting to use it as a press car. The discs weren't as bad after the test drive but they are a concern. I assume corroded discs aren't an MOT fail if they are still stopping the c...
by Inpher
Wed May 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another XE-S Purchase Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Another XE-S Purchase Thread

So, I went to look at the car yesterday. As far as I could tell it was in decent condition. Inside it looked barely used but the outside was not in quite as good condition. On the right wing there were a couple of small scratches, one of which has gone through to the primer. However the main issue w...
by Inpher
Mon May 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Manual opening of powered bootlid
Replies: 48
Views: 1462

Re: Manual opening of powered bootlid

One takeaway from this story is that, if you carry a Li battery jump starter, don't keep it in the boot! For a car that has the battery under the boot floor, the XE's lack of any purely mechanical way to open the boot is surely a serious design fault. It is also problematic for RH drive XE's that o...
by Inpher
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another XE-S Purchase Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Another XE-S Purchase Thread

Ouch - those wheels are diamond cut as well so not cheap to repair! The one I'm looking at has park assist and the 360 cameras so hopefully that will minimise parking mistakes...
by Inpher
Fri May 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Paintwork, promises and warranty
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

Re: Paintwork, promises and warranty

Well that couldn't be any clearer! Polite too. Main dealers generally aren't very good at washing cars. I'd rather put mine through an automatic car wash than have someone scrubbing away with a dirty cloth and 5 rings on their hand! I was looking through the XE manual the other day (to see how all t...

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