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Great, thanks for the info! I haven't had drops yet but I have had my music or podcasts randomly stop for what seemed to be no reason... I've got 8 hours in the car today to figure that out though 馃槀

Do you have a phone holder in your car? If so could you post a photo? Haven't quite worked out where the best spot is yet
 

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I have two types of mobile phones used in my XE. My son's iPhone 12 lies flat in the purposefully designed area in front of the center console shifter beneath the heat/cooling control section. I also have a Motorola Folding Razr 5G phone that actual fits folded in the same flat storage area used for the iPhone but the folded Razr actual fits even better upright in the existing cup holder center console area held snug by the existing flexible cup grommets. Since my XE is a MY19, it does not have the built in proximity charging capability for the flat storage area in front of the shifter. Since the phones are Bluetooth connected to my XE infotainment system, I don't need a traditional cell phone holder to view what's going on with the phone. Both locations are fine in holding my mobile phone in place and not flying around when accelerating sportingly with my P300 :)
 

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well, well, well, who would have thought you will like it ey? :LOL:

enjoy it sir, 2 days in a great car, on my own, isn't something i can tell i've done myself...simply jealous!

and no plates on it at the moment....i would be stopping for fuel quite often :devilish:
 

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well, well, well, who would have thought you will like it ey? :LOL:

enjoy it sir, 2 days in a great car, on my own, isn't something i can tell i've done myself...simply jealous!

and no plates on it at the moment....i would be stopping for fuel quite often :devilish:
Maaaaaate that was the best 1000km drive I've ever done, I love it. Got home about 45 minutes ago and I'm tired, but nothing like when I did the same trip in my little '14 VW Caddy van 馃槀 I started to get used to the radar cruise, it still feels like it brakes and accelerates a little aggressively but I think that's just me getting used to the car doing stuff on its own.

LOL with all the cameras and stuff on the highways these days I think they could still find me without plates, plus I'd rather my ugly mug not show up on the news as a fuel-stealing highway bandit 馃ぃ

So far I have:
  • Set up my two phones to work together (soooo good)
  • Disabled keyless entry to try and eliminate relay theft - I don't mind pressing the button and you can't double-lock without the buttons anyway, can you?
  • Had it up to 154km/h COMPLETELY by accident (honestly, not being silly)... I gave it a little squirt to overtake a truck and by the time my eyes dropped to the HUD there I was just shy of 100mph.. oopsies
  • Ordered sequential wing mirror indicators
  • Booked in for a roadworthy tomorrow morning and will have NSW plates on it by lunchtime :D
  • Put new batteries in the key fobs
Anything you'd suggest I play with/set up/tick off this early? I plan to spend most of the weekend going through the Digital Handbook from start to finish to learn all about it and get it set up, but any tips would be appreciated :)

I have two types of mobile phones used in my XE. My son's iPhone 12 lies flat in the purposefully designed area in front of the center console shifter beneath the heat/cooling control section. I also have a Motorola Folding Razr 5G phone that actual fits folded in the same flat storage area used for the iPhone but the folded Razr actual fits even better upright in the existing cup holder center console area held snug by the existing flexible cup grommets. Since my XE is a MY19, it does not have the built in proximity charging capability for the flat storage area in front of the shifter. Since the phones are Bluetooth connected to my XE infotainment system, I don't need a traditional cell phone holder to view what's going on with the phone. Both locations are fine in holding my mobile phone in place and not flying around when accelerating sportingly with my P300 :)
Ahh the little spot under the climate control fits my personal phone perfectly, but I'd like a holder with wireless charging for my work phone as I go through a couple of battery charges a day 馃ぃ That being said the holder bit might not be important as the BT seems to work great in the Jag... it didn't work so well in my old car so I had to be able to actually see the screen.

Do you reckon you could retro-fit the charging mat under the climate control? I've seen a thread where a guy bought the speakers and amp to upgrade from the 325w Meridian to the 800w system, but that system was an available option in his car.. if the charging mat is a new feature maybe the power connector isn't there in the older models.
 

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"Disabled keyless entry to try and eliminate relay theft - I don't mind pressing the button and you can't double-lock without the buttons anyway, can you?"
Actually you can - you just press the dimple on the door handle twice in fairly quick succession.
I guard against relay theft by putting my keys in a metal box at the back of my house well away from where the car is parked.
 

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Do you reckon you could retro-fit the charging mat under the climate control?
This is probably what you are looking for ?
 

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Congrats on your self restraint. Not sure I'd have managed to stay under 100mph with no licence plate and no speed cameras... :p
 

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Dangoesfast,
One quick question. Is your XE LHD (like the USA) or RHD (like the UK)? If LHD, it probably didn't come with a Sport/Dead Pedal. If this is the case, suggest you read this additional potential option for your new XE.
Glad your lengthy drive home was an enjoyable one!
 

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You guys aren't going to believe this... I got it registered today, and our plate numbers go three letters, two numbers, and a letter (i.e. XXX11X). I asked for black with silver letters, and the girl goes and gets the first set of plates in the pile.... the first three letters are DGF (dangoesfast) and, I shit you not, the two numbers are my BMX/go karting/ice hockey number! I was issued a number when I first started BMX at about 7 years old and have used it for every sport ever since. Mind blown 馃く

"Disabled keyless entry to try and eliminate relay theft - I don't mind pressing the button and you can't double-lock without the buttons anyway, can you?"
Actually you can - you just press the dimple on the door handle twice in fairly quick succession.
I guard against relay theft by putting my keys in a metal box at the back of my house well away from where the car is parked.
Good to know! Will have a play and see what I prefer. I'm not sure I trust myself to put the key in a box every time so I think I'll be more comfortable with just disabling it, but we'll see how it goes.

Congrats on your self restraint. Not sure I'd have managed to stay under 100mph with no licence plate and no speed cameras... :p
I was tempted, but it was wet and I don't know her well enough to be playing in the rain hahaha

This is probably what you are looking for ?
AWESOME, thankyou! I was going to try and get the OEM parts and retrofit, but if the wiring isn't in the older model then this is a perfect solution.

I spoke to Jag today about getting the parts to add the Wifi module and they tell me that if I can find the missing parts and their numbers, they'll be able to order them for me. It's on the ever-growing list 馃槤

Dangoesfast,
One quick question. Is your XE LHD (like the USA) or RHD (like the UK)? If LHD, it probably didn't come with a Sport/Dead Pedal. If this is the case, suggest you read this additional potential option for your new XE.
RHD :)
 

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You guys aren't going to believe this... I got it registered today, and our plate numbers go three letters, two numbers, and a letter (i.e. XXX11X).
DGF 11 ? Perfect plate for you.
Your ordering is how it used to be in the UK until 1983 when we flipped the whole thing. My first car, a light blue Escort, was an leading A reg as I recall (it wasn't new when I got it) but before then it was the same as the Australian system today, if the trailing letter is year.

Seems you were meant to have this Jag!

And yes, rain is a big nono as you say. There is only so much even an excellent setup can do. I have come a cropper more than once in my younger years. And it was always when ignoring wet conditions. I was a young fool. 馃槙
 
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You could also get DGF45T unless it's already taken! 馃榾
Hope you have a trip to the Great Ocean Road planned! I grew up in SW Sydney (Liverpool/Bankstown) but had the opportunity to ride the motorcycle to Philip Island many years ago via the GOR. What a stunning place!
 

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DGF 11 ? Perfect plate for you.
Your ordering is how it used to be in the UK until 1983 when we flipped the whole thing. My first car, a light blue Escort, was an leading A reg as I recall (it wasn't new when I got it) but before then it was the same as the Australian system today, if the trailing letter is year.

Seems you were meant to have this Jag!
It certainly does seem so! It gets weirder; I chose that username just for this forum 馃し鈥嶁檧锔

And yes, rain is a big nono as you say. There is only so much even an excellent setup can do. I have come a cropper more than once in my younger years. And it was always when ignoring wet conditions. I was a young fool. 馃槙
Haha I was lucky enough to learn to drive in the wet in a go kart at about 12 years old, made all my mistakes on the track 馃ぃ I had a little bit of fun in the dry sections but most of the trip was drizzling... I love the auto wipers, I never realised what I was missing lol

You could also get DGF45T unless it's already taken! 馃榾
Hope you have a trip to the Great Ocean Road planned! I grew up in SW Sydney (Liverpool/Bankstown) but had the opportunity to ride the motorcycle to Philip Island many years ago via the GOR. What a stunning place!
Hey that's a good one! It's not taken, but if you request a combination it's $450 a YEAR for personalised plates. These were the first set she brought from the back room, it was meant to be :love:

Great Ocean Road trip is a top idea! I didn't get to do one while I was down there but I think I'll put that on the list for later in the year :)
 

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I left Melbourne around 11am on Wednesday with no plates on the car, drove 350km and stayed the night (drove around for a couple of hours that night), then did the remaining 700ish km Thursday... drove down to the rego office today, picked up new plates, and headed home... and got pulled over by a cop 500m from my driveway for having no plates on :ROFLMAO:

I was under a permit and had the new plates on the front seat so it was all good, but just funny I did 1100km without plates on only to get grabbed in the last 500m haha
 

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Oh I seeeeeee... You didn't even choose the DGF bit! Wow that's uncanny.

Hope the cop was all cool and just checking 馃榿

The Old Pacific Highway used to be a good twisty road but the police presence was increasing even 15 year ago.

Otherwise, Putty Road and Royal National Park to Stanwell Tops used to have good twisties too.
 

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Dan,
Our XE GPS tracking system seems to be working perfectly. We had you on our overhead world map display the entire time during your long trip back home. Unfortunately it seems our cyber security prowess is lacking due to the unexpected server access by law enforcement near you. To those who are surreptitiously monitoring this communication and looking at any GPS related journey records on the server, there seems to be a mathematical formula glitch in our rate of speed calculations so ignore any three digit MPH speed values that may have been recorded.
 

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Oh I seeeeeee... You didn't even choose the DGF bit! Wow that's uncanny.

Hope the cop was all cool and just checking 馃榿

The Old Pacific Highway used to be a good twisty road but the police presence was increasing even 15 year ago.

Otherwise, Putty Road and Royal National Park to Stanwell Tops used to have good twisties too.
Yep, first plate she came back with was DGF11X with 11 being the number I was issued by a BMX club when I was started racing at about six or seven years old. Craaazy coincidence and I couldn't be happier, I have personalised plates with no yearly fee :D

Cop was cool, I held the plates out the window as he walked up and I saw a thumbs up in the mirror.. quick breatho and off I went, all good.

I live in the Hunter so the Putty Road is on the list for suuuure. I'm taking her to Detail Lab in Sydney for a show detail so I'll probably drive down that way :) Dad loves cars too so I took him for a drive today.. we did the Mt Sugarloaf lookout road which is a LOT of fun! Took two runs up, kept it fairly tame but enjoyed the little kick in the backside as I gave it a squirt coming out of the corners. I've never owned an automatic (or any car with eight gears) so it's taking a little while to get used to the gearbox, but I managed not to bounce it off the rev limiter haha

Just got home from the run around with dad plus another hour or two of driving by myself, I'm sooooo in love with this thing!
 

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Once you've had the detail done I think we need to see some pictures!!
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I'm sooooo in love with this thing!
Welcome to the XE appreciation club, Dan!
As a package, they are remarkable. They handle things that other cars make a meal of. English B roads in some of my old cars were a jumpy crashy nightmare (at ahem ;) speed). Not so this model of Jag. I thought they had set up the Sports versions particularly well but people with other setups report well too.

I never owned a BMW but drove a couple and found them unforgiving on our roads. Enough to shake my teeth out and not too passenger friendly. Although my brief Audi experience was worse. Maybe it was the slick tyres with barely any tyre wall... It's as if they hadn't tested them on 1,000 year old goat tracks converted into roads. ;)
 

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Once you've had the detail done I think we need to see some pictures!!
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Feelin' cute, might delete later idk 馃し

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First good hand wash I've given her so I found all the little scratches and stone chips that I missed at the dealership lol.. nothing the panelbeater and detailer won't be able to sort out. Will post photos when the proper detail's done of course 馃榿

Welcome to the XE appreciation club, Dan!
As a package, they are remarkable. They handle things that other cars make a meal of. English B roads in some of my old cars were a jumpy crashy nightmare (at ahem ;) speed). Not so this model of Jag. I thought they had set up the Sports versions particularly well but people with other setups report well too.

I never owned a BMW but drove a couple and found them unforgiving on our roads. Enough to shake my teeth out and not too passenger friendly. Although my brief Audi experience was worse. Maybe it was the slick tyres with barely any tyre wall... It's as if they hadn't tested them on 1,000 year old goat tracks converted into roads. ;)
It certainly stuck to the road yesterday! She felt lighter and more nimble than I expected.. I dodged a pothole at about 90km/h and she just went exactly where I told her to go. The difference between Normal and Dynamic mode is interesting, and I found the Dynamic-i screen yesterday but am yet to start playing with that (might save it for the track).

I had a try of an Audi A5 and wasn't impressed.. the car was nice but I just didn't fit into it properly, and found I had nowhere to put my right elbow when I was driving relaxed. Might be a silly reason not to buy a car haha but you've got to be comfortable :) I didn't test drive a BMW but they aren't really my style.

I always thought you could have grip or comfort but not both.. somehow Jag have combined the two. I can't wait to get this thing on a closed road or a track!
 
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