2017 Jaguar XE R-Sport 35T: Good to buy or not?

2017 Jaguar XE R-Sport 35T: Good to buy or not?

“What do you think about 2017 Jaguar XE R-Sport 35T? Is it a good car to buy used? I like its look and handling.


Hello Sylvia

There is a lot to like with Jaguar XE. As you say, the appearance of the car is different and interesting. Although not among the most luxurious cars on the market, the right combination of elegance, sportiness and history make the XE a car to behold. It is the same thing for its road behavior including balanced suspension, very precise steering and engine power is very similar. This is especially the case with this version of the R-Sport 35T, equipped with a 340 horsepower V6. There are also exceptions. When you own a Jaguar, you set yourself apart. The XE is definitely a symbol of anti-conformism in cars.

However, there is a lot not to like with this car. First, the living space, which is among the smallest in the entire community. It is obvious in the back as small doors open into small seating areas. Then rely on electronic and mechanical, which never that. Infotainment faults abound, as do technical issues. A leak here, a suspicious noise there. All this combined with the difficulty of repairing the car elsewhere than at the dealer.

2017 Jaguar XE

When the car is new, it always passes. It is guaranteed, and glitches are taken care of by the manufacturer, even if it is rather annoying to leave your car in the garage. In the case of a used car, as it is today, you will have to pay for the repair costs yourself or buy an extended warranty to fix potential leaks.

2017 Jaguar XE

In my opinion, this reliability inconvenience can be compensated by the above-mentioned features. This is even more true as there are cars on the market that are at least capable and that are more reliable. Granted, they don’t make much difference, but they will give you less trouble while being fun and easy to repair and maintain.

2017 Jaguar XE

These models are, for example, Audi S4, Mercedes-AMG C43 or BMW M340i. I agree with you that they don’t have the confidence of Toyota or Lexus, but not as bad as Jaguar, that’s for sure. Also, they are generally easy to make.

Audi S4 2017

The car that is likely to have the least of these problems is definitely the Audi S4. For some peace of mind, that would be my choice.


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