I have had Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and Saab cars over the years owning multiple models in the Mercedes, BMW and Lexus car lines. I never thought I would buy a Jaguar. I had seen some new ads and the cars looked great, but I had heard such bad things about the reliability issues. I try to buy a late model used car because I think it makes good financial sense. I will buy new if I can't find a used car with all of the options I want. While looking at Mercedes I stumbled upon a 2011 XF. Decided to drive it and that was all I needed. Still under factory warranty and has three certified years after that. Love this car, love driving again.
I bought my 2011 XF Supercharged in June 2011 and I have absolutely no regrets. I have not had to take it in except for its annual checkup at 10K miles - there have been no mechanical or electrical issues at all. It has more power than I can use 99% of the time, and I always look forward to that 1% when I can give her all she has got....which is a lot with that powerhouse 470HP Supercharged V8. I wasn't even going to buy a new car, but when the dealer parked it and kept it running, that purr from the quad exhaust was more temptation then I could shake.
I researched just about every luxury in the 50-60K range. MB, BMW, Lexus, and Audi. For me it came down to the Jag and the Audi. When I test drove the Jag it was not like any of the others. To steal a quote from an automotive reviewer, this car is like the beautiful cheerleader with a naughty side. Step on the gas and it just goes, and goes and keeps going. Plus everywhere I go people have to do a double take its such a beautiful car. A word about value...This car has EVERYTHING in it already, its German counterparts should learn a lesson from the Brits. I priced out a BMW and MB that started around 50K, by the time you add all the xtras (just about everything) the car is well over 60
I was about to order a new 528 BMW I had just driven but decided to drive the XF on a whim. Wow! The quality of the interior, the handling, the sound of the V8 all seemed superior by comparison. The lease numbers were also good. Great car and I have owned all the luxury sedans.