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Old 03 March 2019, 03:50 PM
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After leaving the Impreza scene in 2015, I had a Golf R for 2 years. It was a stunning car, but no character and I missed my Impreza. After the Golf I had a Mazda 6 MPS for 18 months. This was a great car for the money - but not an Impreza, more of a fast cruiser. I came very close to then getting another Impreza (which would have been my 5th), but always had a hankering for a big V8 before they go the way of the dinosaurs. For me this meant an M5 or a C63. But what do you know, I was playing top trumps on Autotrader when I clocked the Jaguart XFR. Never really noticed these cars before, but I watched the Top Gear review here
and set up a search on Autotrader. Within a couple of weeks I found myself going to look at one and then driving it away an hour later.

I've owned the car now for 4 months now. And it's stunning. Think I've finally got Imprezas out of my system. Mine is the same as this - an R100 edition in Stratus Grey with the right bits in black rather than silver and some mega 20" Draco wheels. Anyone else gone down the XFR route?





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i was very tempted (and still am) to go down this route as i need a v8 in my life at some point. the 50-70 time of 1.9 seconds was one of the factors that interested me

i do feel though that cars like these will have me bored within 6 months or so and that scares me away.

be aware of timing chain rattles on earlier models mate, think after 2014 is fine. same engine in the rr sport and they suffer timing chain rattles too-think its tensioner related. a spires exhaust/pulley upgrade on the supercharger and a remap will see over 600bhp in one of these
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Have to say..... I like that!

Looks like a bit of a rocketship!
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All good so far. Although it's 8 years old. The car had only done 40k miles. Still, first thing I did was a full service at a Jag dealers. It had a clean bill of health. But will use an indy now as Jag dealers are extortionate. There is a really good user community too, which is great.

The rolling acceleration is amazing. It doesn't bottom out high up the rev range and just keeps going and going as the super-charger winds up. With a V8 you can drive it look a go-kart or just pootle around. I like the discreet look too, and neighbours like the exhausts. Believe it or not at 60mph on the motorway it'll do over 30mpg, which I never expected.
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All good so far. Although it's 8 years old. The car had only done 40k miles. Still, first thing I did was a full service at a Jag dealers. It had a clean bill of health. But will use an indy now as Jag dealers are extortionate. There is a really good user community too, which is great.

The rolling acceleration is amazing. It doesn't bottom out high up the rev range and just keeps going and going as the super-charger winds up. With a V8 you can drive it look a go-kart or just pootle around. I like the discreet look too, and neighbours like the exhausts. Believe it or not at 60mph on the motorway it'll do over 30mpg, which I never expected.
big old v8 @ 60mph will barely be ticing over i suspect so uses less fuel as a result.
my mrs old man had one and i thought it was a bit muted, no v8 rumble and no supercharger whine which was a negative in my opinion.

i think if i had to get one it would have to be the full fat xfr-s 575bhp

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...=JAGUAR&page=1
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Originally Posted by the shreksta View Post
i was very tempted (and still am) to go down this route as i need a v8 in my life at some point. the 50-70 time of 1.9 seconds was one of the factors that interested me

i do feel though that cars like these will have me bored within 6 months or so and that scares me away.

be aware of timing chain rattles on earlier models mate, think after 2014 is fine. same engine in the rr sport and they suffer timing chain rattles too-think its tensioner related. a spires exhaust/pulley upgrade on the supercharger and a remap will see over 600bhp in one of these
add some more money on the mortgage to fund this and the imaginary engine build...the crash is coming so don't worry about the repayments
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Originally Posted by lozgti1 View Post
Have to say..... I like that!

Looks like a bit of a rocketship!
certainly an easy way into 500bhp ownership thats for sure
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add some more money on the mortgage to fund this and the imaginary engine build...the crash is coming so don't worry about the repayments
ok tommy............
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Believe it or not at 60mph on the motorway it'll do over 30mpg, which I never expected.
My E63 will do 34 on a long motorway run, now driving around the city centre is a different matter.
A normal home to work commute will average around 24mpg.

Figures that none of the Subaru STI's I owned would ever have achieved.
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I like these - have been keeping an eye on them for a few years now
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I like these - have been keeping an eye on them for a few years now
Absolutely nothing to do with me, but this is an R100 edition too and a silly amount of car for the money. At 50k miles it's probably just run in.

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50k new ?
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