Interestingly, despite only owning the XE for a matter of days, I did get a call from the sales department at my local Sytner Jag dealer, asking whether I'd consider a valuation for it against the price of a newer model. The phone call had resulted from an investigative inspection that I had booked earlier (and subsequently cancelled when it was apparent that the XE's history was suspect).So, having briefly owned an XE, are you impressed enough to seek out another to buy? Or has the whole experience put you off?
I was quite impressed with Jaguar's attentiveness in this regard, even if I did have to explain that the booking had been cancelled, and that I was not in an immediate position to replace the XE with any car, Jag or otherwise. Understandably, I would rather reach a point whereby I successfully emerge from the other side of this saga, before considering making any further deals.
Jaguar has always held a place in my heart as a Coventry lad, and I'm sure always will do.
As for whether I'll get another XE, well...it's not clear-cut, for me. I can quite easily list a series of areas in which the XE beats my BMW (chief among them are the running costs ie: tax + fuel economy; stunning exterior looks; gadgets; safety features and so on). In the event that I do bag another XE, I think I'd choose to go down a more legit route, ie: an approved used car from a main dealer. Ideally with a more up to date navigation system, better sound system, and the updated and improved interior build quality. Doesn't sound unreasonable, right??
In any case, my confidence has been a bit dented (and my pride admittedly a little bruised). Any lingering discontent is borne only towards "bad actors" in the trade, rather than towards the brand or the model itself.