My Jaguar S-type 2.7D.
Added: 1st of August 2018
After owning a 2005 X-type 2.0D I decided to look for a S-type 2.7D. Firstly I was impressed with the look of this car in its Lunar Grey livery and retro look. This car comes with everything you could want from a luxury executive car, Power when you need it and excellent comfort for long drives with no back ache. It has all the technology you could need including: Sat-nave, 2 position memory for the driver seat that is very handy as my wife drives this car occasionally. The automatic wipers and lights option is great especially the wipers during those changeable weather conditions. The entertainment system has high quality sound with no rattles like with some cars. The interior is nicely finished in leather and walnut trim with black leather seats that look almost as good as the day they were made but the use of some hard plastic in places takes away a bit from full Luxury feel. The dash is nicely laid out and I like the easy cruise control buttons and the trip meter layout. The fault indicator (can-bus system) will even tell you when a bulb has failed and where. The Sat-nave is ok, Just, but I prefer my Garmin unit as it’s much easier to use. Running costs are very good and I was getting 51 MPG from Telford to Scotland, mostly on the M6 over a distance of 300 miles and cruising at 70+ mph. I normally service at 10000 miles and not at the recommended 150000 as I believe that’s just a bit too much for the twin turbos to cope with. I’ve had a few problems with the car at 138000 miles with a water pump leak. Then at 148000 with a water leak at the plastic water pipe connection that is a common problem apparently; and the AC compressor failing which is quite uncommon. Also having to replace the AC condensor that takes quite a lot of abuse apparently due to debris and small stones because of its position. Overall, I love this car with its smooth 6 speed auto transmission and ride and I never get fatigued driving it. Space in the rear and boot could be better but as I never sit in the back or need to get into the boot that don't bother me too much.