Buy it! Go for the 2.5 or 3 if you want more power. Else for city driving, 2.1 is sufficient
Cabin at the back is just right for my family although back seat can be more comfortable with deeper bucket seat. Space at the back is just nice for 3 average-sized adults. Anything more, it be cramp.
Space in the front cabin is good although I would have preferred something to rest my left foot whilst driving.
Driver does not control the central locking for the passengers. I'm unable to lock/unlock the doors with a push of a button like the new Camry. This is frustrating especially when the Camry which I have owned for a couple of years has this simple function, but useful function.
I am still puzzled why Jaguar manufactured the engine bonnet lever at the left front side when the car is right-hand drive especially when this car is imported from the UK and cars are right-hand drive.??? This poses a slight inconvenience to the driver.
Engine so far so good.
Performance is above average. Noise level in the cabin is minimal except when car is accelarating to 3000 to 3500 rpm. At this speed, the car emits a purring noise as it pushes the car forward. It's not very nice sounding compared to the Camry.
This car definitely turns heads. I was just doing a complete waxing Autoglym waxing job yesterday afternoon and lo and behold, many came to view the car out of curiosity. The expressions on their faces says it all - envy!
Jaguar, both past and present, connotes an almost regal reputation. People view Jaguar more than the round-the-mill Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Saab.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2003