Country & Base –UK – Coventry
- XF [executive saloon]
- XJ [luxury saloon]
- XK [GT coupe and convertible]
Net Cars Need To Know:
There's not much that makes us happier than seeing Jaguar at the pointy end of customer satisfaction surveys. Whereas once a used Jaguar was the dictionary definition of a ruinous money pit, these days the opposite holds true. In fact, shopping for a used Jaguar can often be a more rewarding experience than looking at one of the premium German marques.
Not only do you get a lot of car for your money, but the dealers make an effort with used buyers and there's some very good low mileage, often privately-owned stock to choose from rather than the usual fleet hacks. The second hand Jaguar XF seems as good a starting point as any. Reliability scores have been excellent and £16,000 will buy you a 2008 car with the 2.7-litre turbodiesel engine and a sensible mileage showing. That's mid-range Astra money.
The current shape Jaguar XJ opens at around £34,000 and is a completely beguiling way to travel, but might well be out of the reach of many. A more inclusive used option is the previous shape XJ 2.7-litre turbodiesel. This is what many more mature buyers feel is a classic Jaguar shape and with opening prices for tidy cars hovering around £9,000, I represents a savvy piece of business.
The same goes for the used Jaguar XK. Although the latest shape car is undeniably a better vehicle, the older the original shape model gets, the prettier it seems to look. You'd need to have taken a few brave pills to drop £6,000 on an early supercharged Jaguar XKR coupe, but driving one is an unforgettable experience.
There is an abundance of Jaguar cars for sale on RAC Cars.com so take your time and select with care.