Right, time for an overdue update. It's a lovely car. Sailed through the MOT last week. There was a nail in one of the rear tyres so that was fixed with a puncture repair. I also got the garage to service it. Not cheap but I don't have time myself and it is in really good condition so I want to try and keep it that way. I had the front brake pads changed although they weren't too bad at 4mm.
The garage said that there was a slight lumpiness to the idle and he suspected an injector. I have noticed it but it's not too bad and it pulls well and doesn't seem unduly affected. The engine light came on the other day, and then went off again. There is an independent Jag specialist near me so I will take it there at some point. Be said more likely to be a slight leak from somewhere.
I bought some secondhand jaguar mats for it for £20. I orefer originals rather than aftermarket ones which never seem to be as good.
It's lovely on long journeys, very quiet and smooth. If doesn't feel 'fast' but it can move if you want it too. Sport mode helps and seems to give it some urgency although I think it just changes the gearbox change points. You can feel the weight of the thing in the corners. It handles ok but doesn't like quick changes of direction.
The auto door mirrors are a bit sluggish, the boot CD changer doesn't work but other than those things it all works fine. There's single cd in the dash anyway so bought some pound shop cd's the other day. Nice cold aircon and I am getting to like cruise control for the first time. Nice extras such as the electric heated memory seats, headlights staying on and puddle lights are all still novelties to me.
I've boughs a type of cover, like a hammock, for the back seats so the dogs don't scratch them, especially when they see another dog! I'm not bothered about keeping it perfect but it's in such good condition that I want to try my best.
One job will be to try and remove the build up of crud in the rear wheel arches as there is some corrosion there but early stages at the moment so hopefully a clean out and a coat of something will delay the inevitable.
Fuel economy is between mid 20's, short stop start journeys, and 40+ on a long run if sport mode not engaged. I'm averaging about 33 but I can live with that.
I've fitted a cheap dashcam and I have a handsfree kit to go in and then I'm sorted .
My only problem is how to take all the rubbish to the tip. I think I'm going to insure my old cmax too. It obviously works out more expensive with another car on the road, insurance will be about £250, but I'm happy to do it as I can also carry bikes in the cmax and is good to have a spare car as you just never know...