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With a history of very decent but not amazingly inspiring company cars until 2 years ago, I have just (2 months ago) bought my first ever Jaguar.

I have been promising myself one for over a year and finally got round to buying one.

I wanted to get a V8 and have looked at XK8's, XJ's and S types.

Finally got it into my head that the XK8 is wonderful but not as practical as I really need and the XJ is quite a bit bigger than I really want or need so I ended up buying a 55 plate S-Type R. Which is very nice.

It has given me a couple of electronic issues (An O2 sensor replaced, the rear sunscreen was initially stuck, and it still intermittently tells me that it does not have a phone fitted when it definitely does have a bluetooth kit) but apart from these niggles it is really very everything I hoped for.

I still cannot quite believe just how much car you get for your money.

Since I have had a couple of problems I think I might well get myself an OBD2 code scanner and any advice on which one I should buy would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the fold! Jags are the bargains of the car world, as Jeremy Clarkson once said "don't tell them [the admirers] how little you paid for it!".

As to the code readers, I have Memoscan U581 which I'm happy with but there's lots of options out there and the subject has been done a few times on here, one quite recently. Try the search facility and see what you can find.
 
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Welcome to the forum, it is amazing just how good the Jaguar is for the money, enjoy :D by the way I went and brought Autoenginuity software £400 but it reads all the codes and is great it even tell you which parking sensor is not working
 

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Thanks for all your posts and comments. I had not thought of autoenginuity software but will look into that.
I really am enjoying the car. It isn't just the performance , though there is plenty of that, it is just always a really pleasant and enjoyable place to be.
I can waft along in comfort if i like but that is backed up by what seems to be effortless power if you put your foot down.
I know it is thirsty but I find myself looking for excuses to go the long way round or even just "for a drive around". That is pretty much a first for me as far as cars go.
I have had to learn to be very delicate with my right foot however. Hitting either pedal with any real pressure has startling results (I am sure that the dealer who I went to for my first test drive thought I must be some sort of new driver, or just an incompetent nutcase.. we were either rocketing along or making emergency stops until I started to get the hang of it). thanks again for the welcome all of you,
John
 
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