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m737
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steering wheel - change

Post by m737 » Sun May 24, 2020 3:41 pm

steering wheel S (2 photos after + 1 before change), looks better for me

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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by JAGDH » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 pm

Definitely looks way better. I struggle to accept that plain wheel and XE’s without the side skirts because feel they look way too plain.
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by RoJo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:23 pm

I like the understated look :)

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Oh, and I'm liking the steering wheel change!
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by JAGDH » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:14 pm

Rob Wright wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:23 pm
I like the understated look :)

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Oh, and I'm liking the steering wheel change!
Have you got adaptive cruise? Looks like a square panel on the front growler? I’d give up skirts for that.
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by RoJo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:22 pm

Yep, adaptive cruise plus so much more! :)
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by JAGDH » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:50 pm

Rob Wright wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Yep, adaptive cruise plus so much more! :)
I’ve only ever had it on rental cars. A polo ages ago And on a couple of cars on a USA Road Trip 2 years ago.

Was surprised when I got a 2009 Audi A4 (in 2018) that even though the car didn’t have it, it was actually available all the way back then according to the manual.

Doesn’t seem like a very common feature in the UK but that should change with the jump to semi-autonomous cars. Maybe I’ll just wait to get a model 3 in a few years :lol:

I was toying with the idea of (already after a few months) swapping my XE for an XE S 340 if I could get a good trade in price with Jaguar, but I’d be looking at the lower end for an XE S and the spec isn’t as good as what I’ve got. Loads of good low mileage examples but most without sun roof, which I love and even some without heated front screen. I think the Radar/Lidar sensors on the mirrors are an extra on top of the usual blind spot monitoring too - not sure about that but it’s a feature I’ve really come to love and couldn’t give up.

It’s unlikely I’ll bother but the point I was going to make was adaptive cruise would be top of my list of wants, but even the auto park feature seems more popular.
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by RoJo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:01 am

I was looking at S's too but couldn't find a decenctly specced one. My 25D was a great drive but I started to want more toys. Found the current 30T for sale in an Arnold Clarks with a basic description but I could see it had plenty of options so I put a deposit on it quickly. It turns out to have had more than I could imagine and was a steal, especially with its low mileage.

AC even gave me £1.5k more trade-in than my nearest Jag dealer were willing to offer.
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Re: steering wheel - change

Post by JAGDH » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:31 am

Rob Wright wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:01 am
I was looking at S's too but couldn't find a decenctly specced one. My 25D was a great drive but I started to want more toys. Found the current 30T for sale in an Arnold Clarks with a basic description but I could see it had plenty of options so I put a deposit on it quickly. It turns out to have had more than I could imagine and was a steal, especially with its low mileage.

AC even gave me £1.5k more trade-in than my nearest Jag dealer were willing to offer.
I can imagine the 25D would be really good to drive.

I’m actually really impressed with the 180BHP diesel, compared to my Audi 2.0TDI (only 143 BHP) its night and day difference. (On my own private air strip of course) where I’ve been able to test it at higher speeds it feels like it’s still got loads left in it and most impressively remains composed at all times. For day to day driving I don’t think I’d ever need more as that’s mostly commuting around.

The Audi would start to feel wheezy in the 90’s (private air strip off public roads again) and you would know you were going that fast because it’s wasn’t as smooth and effortless.

Granted the Audi had less horsepower and a lot less torque, and was a 6 years older design than the XE....from what I can see the 180 diesel XE had one of the better torque values for a 2.0 4cyl compared to things like a 320d from the time. Just feels like Jag did a very good job with the car overall.

When lockdown is over I need to try my sisters 2019 P250 before it goes back, because I’ve driven it quite some time before I got mine and don’t remember being blown away on my short test drive (in terms of power) at the time. That was just a general drive on some dual carriageways and I was being extra careful so may have a lot more in it that I remember. That might remind give me an idea what the petrol cars are like.

A 340 XE S would be a whole other beast I’m sure but I’ve driven diesel for a few years now so I’m used to low revving cars with the torque available lower down. The only petrol I’ve driven in the last few years bar a brief drive in the P250 has about 63bhp :lol:
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