Prospective owner advice

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Prospective owner advice

Post by doctorboxing » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:53 pm

I am looking at a 2015 2.0 diesel 168hp R sport. I usually (pre covid) have a long mainly motorway commute and do 30k miles per year. I thought the 2l diesel would offer me good economy whilst still being a nice car to drive.

I wondered if anyone had any advice re whether this would be a good option for this type of driving?

I am particularly interested to hear about any issues or advice with regards to AdBlue. From my reading, it looks like I would need to top up approx once a month. If that was the case I would be keen to avoid a monthly trip to the dealership and would rather buy it and add myself. Is that normal for the majority of owners or do people usually use a dealership for top ups?

My budget unfortunately is maxed out at this so any newer models are out of the question for me.

Anything else to look out for?

Thanks all!

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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by magpiestjames » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:02 pm

I have the same model and year XE previous car was an XFs wich was a lovely car but i wanted something a bit more economical.I have just returned from a round trip to Leeds from Newcastle 202 miles and the the trip shows 56mpg so not bad at all.
Don't worry about topping up your AdBlue this model does not have a countdown i simply wait till car tells me it needs topping up then add 1 Litre at a time until warning goes off simples!!!!!
I love the sport seats and have found them to be the most comfortable of any car i have owned.
Front and rear sensors plus rear view camera also very handy.
Mine has the pan glass sunroof some people don't like them but i find it ok on the odd sunny day.
Had my car coming up to 3 years and only problem was a faulty ABS sensor can be a common fault on older models due to water ingress but cheap fix using my local indy garage.
All in all a nice car but i do miss the 3ltr V6 OF THE XF

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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by Jeff123 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Regarding Adblue, it’s a very easy job and, although mine is the newer model, it’s every c10k miles. You just buy a container from Halfrauds and put it in. Easy as that.

The Diesel engines are good and very economical. Mine is 180bhp and motorway cruising is 60mpg. Even around town it’s in the 40’s.

Some of the other forum members will no doubt be able to give you some more info.
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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:53 pm

Never tried a 163d but I know the 180d has quite a bit more ooomph if that is important to you. It's a very comfortable motorway car and you will get very good fuel consumption. Look out for folding rear seats, they are not standard fit. Most also don't have a spare wheel, again it's an extra. Heated steering wheel, heated seats, heated front screen fitted on some cars as extras and also nice to have.

As far as adblue is concerned, 2015 cars do 1000 miles/litre, later mid 16 on cars only do 500 miles/litre. The 180d has a 16 litre adblue tank but the 163d is only 9 litres. It's a personal choice but I couldn't be bothered messing about filling from 1 litre containers As Jeff said just buy 10 litres when you need it, shelf life is 6 months so always buy fresh, Halfords, Toolstation, Screwfix etc. If you have the 163, I would wait until you get the dashboard warning and only put in 5 litres. That way you will ensure you never overfill the tank. Topping up the tank to the top is a big NO NO as it can upset the sensors and cause all sorts of problems.
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2016- 2020 MY16 2015 R-Sport 180d, Auto, Yulong White,

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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by doctorboxing » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:28 pm

Thanks very much for your replies, much appreciated and a big help.

Any more insight or thoughts more than welcome.

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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by Arouet » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:11 pm

I agree with the posts before.
The 180d is fuel efficient - in my humble opinion.
AdBlue was never a problemin my case. You get a warning and you have enough time to refill.
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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by spritely » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:58 pm

Another vote for the 180D - fuel efficient and such a great drive. Mine will be 3 years old this September, but may upgrade. I have not had any problems with the Adblue - but whatever you do - DO not overfill it, as this will cause problems.

Corris Grey 180D R sport - loving it.

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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by Jeff123 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:19 pm

I had a 2.0L BMW 320d a couple of cars ago (177 bhp). It felt a lot slower in normal driving than the 180bhp Jaguar and would not achieve more than low 50's MPG on a long run. The Jaguar is into the 60's MPG for similar driving. Very smooth and economical.
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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by BevC » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:08 pm

I owned a manual 163 diesel and on a run to Scotland managed more than 70mpg. One major advantage of my 2015 model was £0 road tax which is a lovely saving to have. Not as powerful as the 180 but certainly not a slouch and great to drive. Mine was also excellent in snow.
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Re: Prospective owner advice

Post by Elsa_jag » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:21 pm

I also came from a BMW 2.0d, these jags are far nicer to drive, smoother, feel faster (except from a standing start) and I’m surprised by how much more economical the XE 180 is than the BMW was.

Prices are not bad either, you get more for your money in a used XE than you do a 3 series. You could do a lot worse.

I’ve not had mine long enough to comment re the adblue, this is the first car I’ve had that uses the stuff.
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