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    My XJ X351 ownership thread...

    Well, here will be my home thread for the foreseeable future, having bought my beautiful dream car a few days ago.

    For those that don't know, The last 4 years have been a whirlwind of ownership in my XJ X358, A car I loved and enjoyed having many happy memories. She was with me for just a shade over 4 years having bought her at 62k miles around my 50th birthday, gone but not forgotten as they say
    http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=67352

    I started to get to thinking that around 15k - 20k per year was a little too much moving forward as she reached 130k miles so it was time for a change, I started looking quite enviously and in greater detail at the X351, See my looking, just looking thread here... http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=103110

    This was briefly followed by the I looked, I saw I bought thread here... http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=106603

    This now leads me to start my actual ownership thread relating the experiences of my time with the X351 Portfolio LWB I am now lucky enough to own.
    Someone, Henry B I think it was said they were looking forward to a thread such as my X358 ownership thread. I have to say that is unlikely as this car has so many features and options there will be little I can do to change / improve although I will try.

    It's more of a thread concerning ownership, the positives and any issues as they pop up, but may be more about cleaning it and adding pics initially

    I had actually looked at and was almost ready to buy an Autobiography when my BFAM Ashanti made me aware at the eleventh hour of this beauty I now own, she's a Portfolio LWB version in 3.0d guise and has been spec'd with around 12k worth of options.
    Black exterior again but with London Tan interior this time, a 65 plate so just 2 years old with only 16,795 miles on the clock, 20" Orona alloys in immaculate condition and lots of toys, someone really stepped up for this car, that became a bargain for me. She comes with just under 2 years Jaguar used approved warranty
    Here she is......









    There's so much to see and learn
    The rear window and side window electric operated blinds are a really cool feature

    The heated and cooled seats all round with 4 variable settings on them too were also a big hit!
    Played around with the TV and rear media for a while, BBC / CNN checked them out, so much more available though. It has it's own wifi hotspot so connectivity to the internet is possible and checked that out also.

    The cameras are amazing, 360 degree surround camera with birds eye view is crazy, blind spot monitor and lots more.
    Looks like I'll have to contact Jaguar to set up the Incontrol account as it's already registered to the PO but I'll get that sorted asap.

    Loving the soft blue hue that accentuates the door handles, clock and various window buttons etc in the evening, although not on the air vents as previously thought. These will look even better once I do the illuminated sill tread plates mod.
    Looks like I'll be nerding out on this stuff for quite a while

    In all honesty I can't see how there is much I can do to put my own stamp on this, but we'll see as time goes by
    Initial thoughts are very simple and straightforward.....

    1. Personal plate added as soon as the DVLA do their thing
    2. Bootlid spoiler
    3. Wheels off and hubs/ calipers painted, the Red will go nicely imo
    4. Front n rear dashcams are a must
    5. Illuminated sill tread plates

    The journey begins.....

    Jim
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    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    Wow! and a lot of jealous face pulling behind your back Jim.
    That’s a beauty! I’m sure you’ll have loads of very happy miles with your new wheels. And I look forward to following this thread. At that age and that mileage, I can see you having this one for a few years. I’m not sure how you’d get bored of getting in and out (as I know the X350 isn’t tiresome) on your many travels.
    Happy motoring indeed!

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    Well, you've got it at last.

    My son just bought a RR Sport with that engine and it goes very well.

    Lots of cold evenings sitting out there going through the options...........

    Enjoy.
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    Lovely car, Jim.
    I have had my XJL Portfolio for just over a year now..........successful MOT last week!
    Love mine and have been happy with the bits and pieces the dealer has dealt with under the Used Approved Warranty.
    Enjoy and keep warm up in Scotland.
    Great rugby result on Saturday, by the way!
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the comments

    Glenn - Having this one for a few years? It could be more than a few that's for sure. I had the A6 for 7 years and the X358 for 4 years, both only really moving on due to mileage creeping up. Does that mean I should keep it down on this car?
    Yes and no....yes to keep her for longer, but no so I can enjoy her as much as possible, a difficult one lol.

    Xjrecosse - You're bang on about the hours sitting learning about her, many many I'm sure. I don't care about the cold evenings as I'll be like toast inside, a lot can be checked and learnt online too

    Seagull - Glad to see you're enjoying yours and great news on the M.O.T. I'm just about to contact the dealer to sort out my extended warranty for another year, there's around 11 months left of the original warranty, but I want 2. The deal I done meant that the seller discounted the car to the value of another years warranty so that's a winner.
    Rugby result was awesome and maybe a little unexpected, we're always better as underdogs lol

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    As you mentioned in your other thread you haven’t got the illuminated air vents. Retrofitting can be done, but it’s a bit of work involved. You can tap into the treadplate loom if you haven’t got the connectors for it.

    Maybe also go for black mesh and keep the chrome lip for some contrast as another mod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian D View Post
    As you mentioned in your other thread you haven’t got the illuminated air vents. Retrofitting can be done, but it’s a bit of work involved. You can tap into the treadplate loom if you haven’t got the connectors for it.

    Maybe also go for black mesh and keep the chrome lip for some contrast as another mod?
    Thanks Ian, don't think 'll bother with the illuminated air vents, it's nice as is but the tread plates is a definite at some point

    I considered the grille very briefly and that's a no from me, it'd just be too black on black looking I think and can be overdone

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    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    I dropped by Taggarts new dealership in Glasgow earlier today, very impressive setup too and loads of stock, loads of space for customers too which will make a nice change.

    I checked their pricing for giggles on a few accessories

    Mud flaps front £45.00 each
    Mud flaps rear £45.00 each
    Fixing kits £11.28
    Pedal kit brake / accelerator £87.69
    Gear paddle shifter set £321.48

    All plus v.a.t
    Expensive stuff, so will be looking elsewhere obviously lol

    I really wanted to talk to them about the Incontrol setup. It seems before I can set up my account the prior owners details needs to be removed, therefore, I need to wait on my V5 and call in with ID and the car and they'll get that done for me.
    He showed me the app on his phone and what it can do, pretty awesome.

    Later in the afternoon I had a call from Alec Escolme, he's working in the area and did I want to meet up for a bite to eat / drink and a catch up?
    Sounds good to me....

    I drove out to meet him and have the craic, good to catch up and have a natter. It gave him a chance to view the car too and share his thoughts, I don't think Alec's a massive fan of the X351 but seemed to be quite taken with a few of the aspects of mine, we played with a few toys and gave her a wee run out.

    A quick bite to eat and then home for more domestic duties, oh joy of joys!

    Jim
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    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    Domestic duties, don’t you have a chap for that.
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    I do not offer advice, I only say what I would do with the set of circumstances presented. Your choice always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbov8 View Post
    Domestic duties, don’t you have a chap for that.
    Unfortunately Jim I AM the chap lol

    House is a nightmare at the moment, just don't seem to have the time we used too to be able to dedicate ourselves to it.
    Downstairs room complete, well on with the upstairs room but stuff everywhere including all the items ( and there's a lot ) from the boot of my X358

    On top of that Derek just called and advised that a lot of the furniture and associated items for the main bathroom, en suite and downstairs w/c will be delivered tomorrow.....Excellent I thought.
    Now wondering if we can rent next door for a month or so to store everything lol.

    Mrs C not best pleased, but I keep telling her that it has to get worse before it can get better. These words of wisdom instantly put a smile on her face and puts her at ease, NOT!

    Jim
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    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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