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A year with the big black pussy
« on: 22 May 2018, 17:57:49 »

Well, well over 13 months now.

It remains a comfortable mile cruncher, with a decent turn of speed.

I'd say on average, I get low 30s mpg. I've had the occasional high 30s from a tank, and the occasional high 20s as well.

Failures have included:
Both front CDL motors
Front lower front wishbone arm bushes, replaced with polys
A single bonnet strut
A touchscreen display (might have been my fault ;D)
A failed NSR wheel bearing...   ...twice
A failed headlight washer extender thing (probably the shit ECP screenwash that froze)

In addition, its had:
2 oil changes
Air filter change
Pollen filter change
2 front tyres
2 headlight bulbs
New number plate fixing tape ;D



I really love the seat coolers, the heated wheel, the rear blind, the sunroof, the memory seats both sides, the crappy massager (for my poor back), adaptive headlights and cornering leds, the phone and ipod integration, and the fact the DAB holds onto a signal bloody well. It seems I'm lucky in that the Jag Voice works perfectly for me in default (untrained) mode, because that is a joy to use.

The annoyances include the fact the interior mirror isn't on memory, the clock wont set itself, the touchscreen is shite. Its also a bit long/wide for city centre stuff, particularly city centre carparks.


Running costs most definitely higher than an LPG'd Omega, probably on par with a non LPG'd V6
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #1 on: 22 May 2018, 18:02:32 »

What is it with clocks, mine doesn't reset itself either  >:(
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #2 on: 22 May 2018, 18:30:02 »

Hell fire!! is it really 13mths ago you got it? Where the heck does the time go?
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #3 on: 22 May 2018, 18:36:54 »

What is it with clocks, mine doesn't reset itself either  >:(
Both our Vauxhall's do  :P
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #4 on: 22 May 2018, 18:53:58 »

I thought Jeremy Corbyn had joined and started a thread.  :o
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #5 on: 22 May 2018, 19:23:14 »

I thought Jeremy Corbyn had joined and started a thread.  :o
You're hanging around that dodgy Opti fella too much ;D
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #6 on: 22 May 2018, 20:57:21 »

Glad you like it  :y

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I'm keeping an eye out on XF-S, but so far the 3.2 does around 5-7k per year so far. Done very little to it since last summer, apart from air-con regas and finally replaced rear number plate. Oh replaced exhaust rubbers as they had split, thats it! This summer needs oil and filters, but so far so good.

These big 6 pot Jags are not brilliant on fuel it appears, I've given up resetting 3.2 fuel use. Too depressing! But it's appears to have stabilised to around 23mpg over last 6 months.
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #7 on: 22 May 2018, 21:00:51 »

Will be interesting to see what car options I get with my new role
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #8 on: 22 May 2018, 21:01:22 »

Will be interesting to see what car options I get with my new role

You've only just got the XF?
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #9 on: 22 May 2018, 22:20:07 »

Well, well over 13 months now.

It remains a comfortable mile cruncher, with a decent turn of speed.

I'd say on average, I get low 30s mpg. I've had the occasional high 30s from a tank, and the occasional high 20s as well.

Failures have included:
Both front CDL motors
Front lower front wishbone arm bushes, replaced with polys
A single bonnet strut
A touchscreen display (might have been my fault ;D)
A failed NSR wheel bearing...   ...twice
A failed headlight washer extender thing (probably the shit ECP screenwash that froze)

Touchscreen excluded (you clutz!) that does seem like quite a list. Compared to the ovlov at least (12m, 3 days and 35k onto ownership), which has wanted for nothing other than oil, filters, headlight bulbs, tyres and wheel alignment.

Do you think itís down to build quality, driving style, complexity or luck?
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #10 on: 23 May 2018, 07:54:17 »

Well, well over 13 months now.

It remains a comfortable mile cruncher, with a decent turn of speed.

I'd say on average, I get low 30s mpg. I've had the occasional high 30s from a tank, and the occasional high 20s as well.

Failures have included:
Both front CDL motors
Front lower front wishbone arm bushes, replaced with polys
A single bonnet strut
A touchscreen display (might have been my fault ;D)
A failed NSR wheel bearing...   ...twice
A failed headlight washer extender thing (probably the shit ECP screenwash that froze)

Touchscreen excluded (you clutz!) that does seem like quite a list. Compared to the ovlov at least (12m, 3 days and 35k onto ownership), which has wanted for nothing other than oil, filters, headlight bulbs, tyres and wheel alignment.

Do you think itís down to build quality, driving style, complexity or luck?

Bonnet strut will be an age thing, wishbone bushes mileage (not seen a car type which does not suffer here), CDLs appears to be a weakness in the earlier cars.

Wheel bearing is luck.
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #11 on: 23 May 2018, 07:54:57 »

Will be interesting to see what car options I get with my new role

You've only just got the XF?

Discussion on-going, the XFD will probably stay, the Mokka go and my selected work vehicle added to the fleet.
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #12 on: 23 May 2018, 09:03:37 »

I seem to remember that the XF I used to have had a memory rear-view mirror.  Which trim level is it?
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Re: A year with the big black pussy
« Reply #13 on: 23 May 2018, 20:11:11 »

I seem to remember that the XF I used to have had a memory rear-view mirror.  Which trim level is it?
Portfolio

None of the XFs I looked at had it either.
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« Reply #14 on: 23 May 2018, 20:11:52 »

Will be interesting to see what car options I get with my new role
A big fat hefty tax bill ;D
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