A true drivers car...
I've owned Audi's, BMWs and VWs over the past decade. None of them were as engaging or able to deliver a scintillating driving experience as well as my 2012 XF. The car is beautiful from every angle and the interior makes you feel very special with high quality materials and switch gear. Performance wise, it has a great dual personality. On one side, it can cruise and eat miles like a luxury sedan. On the other, it is a rapturous performance sedan worhty of any canyon carving adventure. I thoroughly enjoy being able to live in both worlds without sacrifice. The only short comings are a smallish back seat. I have small children, so that is not an issue for me. I look forward to many miles in this excellent sprots sedan.
Excellent performance/luxury sedad
The new generation Jaguar is nothing short of exceptional in every detail. I traded a 2010 Maserati Quattroporte S for the XF and could not be happier! Finish, detail, performance and luxury features are top notch. Before you consider an exotic or a Mercedes, Lexus or Audi I recommend that you drive a Jaguar - you will not be disappointed. The price is comparable to a similar equipped Audi, Lexus or Cadillac but you won't be buying a leather bound version of VW, Toyota or Chevy - Instead you will be getting a superior engineered performance luxury sedan. Highly recommended.
My wife and I had an '09 Audis S5 (mine) and 08' BMW 335 Coupe (hers) and it became time to do a refresh on the BMW. We test drove both an Audi A6 and a BMW 550. Neither excited us but we were leaning more toward the BMW. Then I saw the new 2012 Jags. Wanting 4 doors and sporty the XF was the car I wanted to check out. When I went to the dealer told the sale guy what I was comparing the Jag to he suggested I test drive the super charged XF and the XFR (the latter of which I had to eliminate due to budget.) With in 5 minutes of my test drive I was having a blast and well kinda falling in love. The the salesman said, you should try putting it in sport mode and press that (dynamic performance) button. The car suspension stiffened and the accelerator became much more responsive holding RPMs always and keeping me in the optimal gear for performance (I later discovered the paddle shifters.) I had to have this car... I have now owned the car for two months and love it. I love the sound of the engine, the performance and on long drives my wife loves the comfort. While no one buys a V8 for great gas mileage I still get 17-22 mpg (way better than the S5 but with an extra 120 HP. My only complaints are a super cheap glove box (you push a chrome button and it drops open like it is broken.) Also when pulling out of my driveway or other parking spot a warning pops up on the Nav screen telling me to be careful and watch for objects or something like that. A minor thing but I have been driving for 20 years (most of which with out electronic parking aides) and have managed this log with out being warned. With all of the joy the car brings me I can look past those two issues.
Really love this car - I've had BMW 3, 5, and 7 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes SLK and none of them come close. The Jag is rarer and therefore more interesting - I've never had so many people call out "beautiful car!" at stoplights. Goes like a bat out of heck and so far has been utterly, utterly reliable at 35k miles...
No more problems than any other car
Don't know what the beef is about the XF quality issues. I have had a 2010 for several years and have only had minor issues (with radio) and a tail light repair (covered by recall). Have driven thousand of miles at 21 mpg, great road car, extremely comfortable. Woud buy another one without hesitating. Two trips to dealer for minor issues are hardly a maintenence issue as far as I am concerned.
A more refined Hunter
New exterior and interior styling for 2012. Looks like a baby XJ. Engines are exclusively 5 litre V-8s. The XF is more luxurios and spory than ever before but as with some British cars it is not very reliable. So before you geat one make sure you become friends with a Jaguar mechanic. Inside the vehicle is very well appointed with suppple confortable leathe seats standard. Navigation is also standard. The engines all sound beautiful and get good enough MPG to avoid Gas Guzzler Tax. My favorite feature: It's a large, georgeous, powerful, beast of a luxo sedan. My least favorite feature: It is not reliable enough for a daily driver. The Lowdown: All those looking for one of the worlds best sedans need look no further.