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The XJ is Jaguars long-term rival to the Mercedes S Class and BMW Seven series. It’s a better drive than either with an absolutely first class cabin. Deeply British yet still very Modern, rather like Terry Thomas playing Angry Birds.
The depreciation on these cars is as brutal as Mike Tyson. But they are very good. The XF, though cheaper to buy new, is no less complex or expensive to maintain; servicing cost are similar. This makes the XJ a strangely rational choice.
V8 petrol cars exist but are rare and stupidly expensive to run. If you do go petrol, bargain hard! LWB cars are needlessly huge in the back.
The only sensible engine choice is the 3.0 diesel. Ideally in short wheelbase format with the Premium specification and the smallest wheels .
Pay around £36,000 for a two year old car with just under 30,000 miles on the clock. You can then keep it for years – they are more reliable than they used to be.
Buying at any time after 6 months gives a you vast saving. Prices fall off a cliff nearly new and just keep falling. Buy and sell at any time, but a well looked after car still feels like new at 18 months old and you are getting a new-feeling for half the money.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Jaguar XJ you would aim to buy a 4 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Jaguar XJ cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Jaguar XJ cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Jaguar XJ cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.