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So let's kick off with a post from the "What did I do to my Jaguar today" thread...

It's been quite a busy couple of weeks...

I've been looking for an XF X260 for quite a while and planned to buy late 2022 or early 2023 when the "right one" became available. After 4 months of serious searching, on Monday last week the "right one" presented itself to me. I arranged to have the car moved to a dealer nearer to home for closer inspection. With my planned trip down to the Cotswolds on the Friday followed by JLR Classic Works and Silverstone on the Saturday, that left Sunday as the first opportunity to get to see and test drive the car.

Needless to say, the deal was done. Payment was made on Monday and the wait to go back and pick up the car dragged on until finally, at lunchtime today, I was back on the M6 in my 2018MY XF S 3.0D V6 in Italian Racing Red/Firenze with some rather nice 5036-style 20in wheels and more than enough toys... almost the full toy chest.

To say, "I am happy", is an understatement.

Arrived home a short while back and there was a bit of a face-off with the X...





Rosso won...



X now relegated to the road-side. He'll hopefully have a new home in the not too distant future.

He's served me well during the past 56 months and has introduced me to a world I knew nothing about 6 years ago, and an amazing group of people, and allowed me to forge some genuine friendships.

It's fair to say that this silver X-Type really has changed my life.

Last weekend, driving around the Cotswolds, visiting JLR Classic Works (where I went for my first ever car meet in 2018) turned out to be a farewell tour for me and the X.

 

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So let's kick off with a post from the "What did I do to my Jaguar today" thread...

It's been quite a busy couple of weeks...

I've been looking for an XF X260 for quite a while and planned to buy late 2022 or early 2023 when the "right one" became available. After 4 months of serious searching, on Monday last week the "right one" presented itself to me. I arranged to have the car moved to a dealer nearer to home for closer inspection. With my planned trip down to the Cotswolds on the Friday followed by JLR Classic Works and Silverstone on the Saturday, that left Sunday as the first opportunity to get to see and test drive the car.

Needless to say, the deal was done. Payment was made on Monday and the wait to go back and pick up the car dragged on until finally, at lunchtime today, I was back on the M6 in my 2018MY XF S 3.0D V6 in Italian Racing Red/Firenze with some rather nice 5036-style 20in wheels and more than enough toys... almost the full toy chest.

To say I am happy is an understatement.

Arrived home a short while back and there was a bit of a face-off with the X...





Rosso won...



X now relegated to the road-side. He'll hopefully have a new home in the not too distant future.

He's served me well during the past 56 months and has introduced me to a world I knew nothing about 6 years ago, and an amazing group of people, and allowed me to forge some genuine friendships.

It's fair to say that this silver X-Type really has changed my life.

Last weekend, driving around the Cotswolds, visiting JLR Classic Works (where I went for my first ever car meet in 2018) turned out to be a farewell tour for me and the X.

An " X " car.
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Nice one Mark, you can't go far wrong with a bit of RED in your life :):love:

Lovely set of alloys, no doubt a tad rare on the XF and as I'm currently finding out, you can never have enough toys.

I'm assuming it's a black interior.

Anyway, less waffle, let's have the full mashings of pics.
 

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Nice one Mark, you can't go far wrong with a bit of RED in your life :):love:

Lovely set of alloys, no doubt a tad rare on the XF and as I'm currently finding out, you can never have enough toys.

I'm assuming it's a black interior.

Anyway, less waffle, let's have the full mashings of pics.
Thanks Rich... it was love at first sight.

Yep, it's a full black interior with oyster stitching.

More Photos will follow but maybe a few days. Rosso has another trip out tomorrow for work, and then I'm back up to my parents for the weekend.

Bring on the toys... :)
 

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Congratulations and wish you cool and valuable memories toghether!
Thanks Ionut... some of those memories will certainly come in April!

Thats a surprise
You're welcome :)

So long old car: welcome aboard, new car!
Looks gorgeous, if a little short.
Old car isn't going far yet... I'll still take him for a run out every week. The colour wasn't top of my wish list, but I do think it looks spectacular. I'd already found the car last week when I posted my "best colour for XF" thread, and was quite pleased to see Firenze being highly thought of.

An " X " car.
Enjoy
It definitely has an X in the name :)
 

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Stunning looking thing in a striking colour. Well done :)
 

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Very nice XF Mark, I'm sure that you'll have a lot of memories with the X Type but I am sure that you'll enjoy the XF even more.
Yes Tom, the X-Type was a very good car for me, and indeed it was good to me. I'm sure you still look back fondly at your own X-Type experiences... and yes I'm in no doubt that I'm going to love the XF. It's beautiful to drive.

Looks smart, welcome to the club.
I knew I'd get in eventually. Thanks for the advice over the past 18 months or so, as I was building up to this moment.

Stunning looking thing in a striking colour. Well done :)
Thanks Neil. Considering red wasn't really a colour on my radar, I am pleased how quickly this one turned my head.

Looks lovely Mark, cracking colour, hope you both have many happy miles together!
... and thanks Pete. Here's hoping.
 

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Whats the spec? :ROFLMAO:
 

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Whats the spec?
It's got the same engine as mine, so it will be 30+ mpg, average speed 27 mph, 0-60 in twenty minutes.

... or thereabouts.

And I am told that it has lots of torks.
 

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Mark that’s a beauty and XFs look so good with 5036 wheels on. Probably one the nicest OEM wheels designs I’ve seen for a long time. Wish you many happy 🛣 miles.
Will you take her to Cotswolds meet? 🤪
Yep, the 5036 were top of my wish list for wheels on this...

... and yes Rosso, he, will be in the Cotswolds. :) The X-Type will hopefully be going on to pastures new, eventually. His days are far from over.
 

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