Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

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JAGDH
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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by JAGDH » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:35 am

XEBuyer500 wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Vespa wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Probably because the bulk of early cars were diesel and a new design engine. Funnily enough the 180 was said to do 0-60 in 7.3 then it went to 7.5 and now it is 7.8. Possibly due to Adblue dosing and emissions controls needed tightening. I would now get a petrol version but not until the road tax is the same rate for everyone, inc milk floats.
Hi guys thanks so much!

So why is everyone recommending a petrol version?

From what I've read diesel engines seem to last longer lifespan wise.

Would this car have the new petrol?
https://www.cargurus.co.uk/Cars/link/143748092
The diesels lasting longer has always seemed to be a thing on Audi’s and various other cars, and when I bought my A4 comparable diesels were more expensive than petrol counterparts.

Seem to see a difference in opinion when it comes to the XE for some reason. I love my XE that I bought a few months back and I think it’s way more interesting than a 3 series, and a nicer drive than a similar age A3 saloon / A4 IMO but I do have a tiny bit of buyers remorse I guess you could call it and sometimes wonder if I should have gone for another Audi instead.

I’ve never really worried about my cars breaking down at the side of the road, or having major issues but do worry about this one at the back of my mind a little when I see all the reports of random DEF errors and other things that crop up.

There’s the typical opinion that JLR cars aren’t reliable, which I think is generally blown out of proportion (since any and all cars will have issues whether it’s a Kia or a Ferrari) so if I were you I wouldn’t worry too much about that. They aren’t really any more expensive to fix than a BMW.

My plan was always to keep the XE I have now for about 2 years, so that’s probably what I’ll do unless I get tempted away by a Tesla Model 3 or a Porsche of some sort.
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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by Deleted User 732 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:49 am

Engine specs are here if fuel and emissions are important.
https://www.jaguar.com/Images/Jaguar-XE ... 710487.pdf

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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by lexie » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:04 am

The early Ford 200ps petrol has hidden exhausts ,as did the 163 diesel I think. There are a few posts on here where owners have had the 200ps downturned tail pipes cut off, near the silencers, and had straight pipe welded on, to fit with the standard 240ps twin exhaust valance.
R-Sport 200ps Ammonite grey, parking pack, split fold rear seats, space saver, 14 way seats

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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by Geoffscat » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:53 am

My 2016 2.0t prestige auto has the Ford ecoboost engine and has twin exhaust pipes hidden behind the rear bumper . I have had it a few months now and have had 38.9 mpg on a long run down to Devon . I usually get 33 on shorter journeys .
When we bought our car I wasn't aware of all of the variations in trim level or the different options . I am gradually discovering things. It has the lower level infotainment system but I'm happy with it . It has Ivory leather seats which are heated , we discovered , my wife was fiddling with the buttons . It has electric folding mirrors , blacked out rear windows and an electric towbar which pops out from behind the bumper .
I'm happy with the handling and the ride is very smooth . Although it is only 200ps it accelerates well and at times can catch me out with a sudden burst .

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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by PhilB » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:12 am

The OP hasn't been online here since the beginning of July so you might be wasting your breath.
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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by mrb » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:36 am

I took months finding the right XE diesel 180. I have had it over a year now and love it! I drive from London to Devon and back every fortnight and get 50+ mpg.

Non negotiables were the Adaptive Cruise Control, AWD, Meridian sound and folding seats. I was very lucky to find one with lots of other extras too.
Mine has the 10" screen Pro Nav system which I use with Apple Car play which I would not do without now! Other great extras are 19" star wheels, 18 way electric memory seats (with lumbar support essential for my back), which include folding mirrors (look for numbered buttons in drivers door), 2 x power sockets in rear console - which gives you a power socket in boot, rear camera/front sensors, keyless locking, electric boot and wood ash inlays around gear knob and screen. I also have configurable adaptive dynamics. The model is a 2017 which has a round centre dial, but it did not have a centre sliding console. I was looking for a Portfolio, but really pleased I got a R-Sport instead because I love its styling! It is difficult to add anything (such as folding seats) to an XE afterwards so try to get one with the extras you want. I have however added: the centre console, mudflaps, spare wheel and kit and rear boot carpet cover for it, boot netting, boot torch, premium carpets, sports pedal covers and illuminated sills. The only parts I bought new was a jack. I had to buy a full centre console for the sliding cover, but was able to sell other bits from it to cover a lot of the cost. My budget was around £18-20K a year ago. I hope this is helpful.
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Re: Help me choose a used Jag! Is this good? 16k Budget, Black XE R-Sport

Post by mrb » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:37 am

PhilB wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:12 am
The OP hasn't been online here since the beginning of July so you might be wasting your breath.
Just seen your message! Oh well I hope it's helpful for someone else!
2017 MY R-Sport AWD XE with ACC, Configurable Dynamics, etc, etc. Previous Jags: XJ6 series 2, XJ X350, XFS Portfolio.

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