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    Jaguar XJ6 X350 Std equipment and options

    Hi
    I am not a X350 owner but hope to be in the near future.
    Currently I am trying to improve my knowledge on thesewonderful cars and would be very grateful for the views from the people on thisforum.
    Try as I might I can’t find any information regarding thestandard equipment and the options for the different models.
    I am particularly interested in buying a 3.0 V6 and fromwhat I can understand there is the base model, SE, Sport and Sovereign.
    Looking at the ad’s it is difficult to determine what isstandard and what is an option.
    The ‘base’ (if that is the correct term) appears to be verywell equipped.
    Therefore, I would be very interested in what owner’s thingare the options to have.
    Many thanks.
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    If it helps, take a look at this link: http://www.jag-lovers.org/brochures/...riceguide.html

    It shows details of all models, specifications and options.

    I have the base model 3.0 petrol

    I have automatic lights & wipers, electric seats, auto dimmminf rear view mirror and heated front windscreen.

    I miss the memory seats and heated seats and dimming wing mirror from my S Type. In an ideal world I would like heated memory seats. I liked the way the seat would move back and steering wheel retract when getting in and out of the car.

    So, ideally, I would have liked a sovereign; I would like heated memory seats and xenon lights.another pair of cylinders and maybe a supercharger bolted on would be nice too. At the end of the day though, I have a beautiful car that I love driving. I guess it is human nature to always want a little bit more. For now though, I am happy with my XJ6 which my daughter calls Charlie - because it is gold, like Charlie Bucket's ticket.
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    IMHO the 3 litre petrol, is the best engine, (I'm now on my 2nd 3 litre petrol X350, an X358 Sovereign actually). Look out for the 5" touch screen as this gives you a proper satnav display. Sport models, (my first), have slightly harder springing so are a bit harsher on ride. The smaller the wheel size on these cars and the fatter the tyres is best for a compliant ride. I downsized from 20" to 18" on my first car and from 19" to 17" on my current car. However, if you are a bit of a "wheel spin to wheel lock" merchant, you may want the larger wheels as these, theoretically, give better handling "ion the limit".
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    Thanks, that has been very useful.

    That will help with my search.

    Were you tempted by a Diesel?

    Most of my driving will be short distances so the issues with PDF filters probably rules a diesel out for me. In any case I suspect a diesel will not be as silent as a petrol engine.

    Phil

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    I had the 2.7 V6 S type before my XJ. I had the engine remapped. It was a fantastic engine. With the remap it had almost as much torque as the XJR. I didn't have a DPF so no problems there. Miss the economy of. The diesel but the 3.0 petrol is very smooth and lovely to drive. For a big car the 30+ MPG on a run is not bad at all really.
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    Hello Phil, I have just bought a 3.5 XJ8 2003 and I’m amazed at how smooth and quite the car is, I’m totally smitten by it and as everyone else has said each journey is something to look forward to, so do not rule the V8s out if a good one comes up, good luck with your search.
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    Thanks Fraser

    One of the main reasons for looking for a X350 is the comfort and low noise levels therefore 17" wheels would be ideal.

    In theory Sat Nav sounds great, but in practice a trip to Halfrauds will provide a sat nav that would be far better.

    Heated front screen and memory seats would be nice to have.

    Phil

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    Don't be too upset if you can't get SatNav. It looks good but actually the screen is uncomfortably too far away from the line-of-sight to the road, and the latest disc is six or seven years old now - 2012.

    A modern (ie up-to-date) TomTom or Garmin on the top of the fascia is far better if you really have need of a SatNav.
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    Winter pack is pretty useful, quick clear windscreen is one to look out for. Also the heated steering wheel, this might be part of the winter pack I'm not sure but my previous Sport had it. I think the sat nav is quite decent still for most purposes and it looks nicer having the screen.
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    Thanks for all of comments.

    I am now pretty certain that my preference of engine is 3.0 V6 and for comfort, the base, SE or Sovereign model, not the Sport version.

    Although the MPG figures of the diesel could sway me. That said, I have only been in a petrol version and the most noticeable first reaction is how quiet the ride is. Regardless of the MPG figures I would not want to spoil that with the noise from a diesel.

    In terms of equipment, in no particular order, this would tick the boxes:

    Heated Memory seats
    Folding heated door mirrors
    Heated front screen
    Front and back parking sensors
    Part wood steering wheel.

    Touch screen Sat Nav would be great but not the end of the world because the latest Tom Tom / Garvin with free maps would be the better option.

    Colour preference would be the light blue (silver/blue).

    I have only been a passenger so would be grateful for any comments on the practical aspects (parking etc.) of owning such a large car.

    Phil

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