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Hi guys,I'm still on the lookout for an xfr and I've found one I like, I've asked for a video of the underside as it's from Scotland and I'm aware that cars from up there can suffer with alot of corrosion.

It's a 2014 car with full jag history and 53k.


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Nope. My second XF was like that in 6 months. Never got any worse.


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Hi, it only looks like surface rust, on the face of it there doesn't seem much to worry about. Phil
 

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Hi guys,I'm still on the lookout for an xfr and I've found one I like, I've asked for a video of the underside as it's from Scotland and I'm aware that cars from up there can suffer with alot of corrosion.

It's a 2014 car with full jag history and 53k.


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not in the slightest...as I'm not buying it

looks fine to me TBH
 

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Rear subframes seem to be prone to rust. I've had mine scrubbed and painted, but it's a 2008.

The rest is fine.

That looks almost new to me compared to mine 😂
 

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That doesn’t look a bad car at all. Where in Scotland is it from?

At 53k miles, there’s a chance it might not have seen an awful lot of salt.

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Nothing that POR15 couldn't cover.
 

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That doesn’t look a bad car at all. Where in Scotland is it from?

At 53k miles, there’s a chance it might not have seen an awful lot of salt.

David.
It's at a dealership in Glasgow, looking at the service history it's been in Aberdeen and Glasgow since new. 3 owner car.
 

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Here's the service history. It has got quite a few stone chips so looking at that as a negotiation point. They have offered to do a spark plug service FOC as I was concerned that they had never been changed. All 4 wheels just refurbished. Due a major service in March aswell.

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Spark plugs should be replaced every 6 years on the xfr, not cheap either so good result if they are doing it FOC.
 

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Ahh, is that the one at Taggarts?

They‘re my local dealer. They won’t discount the car so make sure you get any niggles sorted.

It‘s unusual for Taggarts to retail anything over 3 or 4 years old so if they’ve got an XFR which is at least 6 years old advertised it must be a good one.

It’s on Michelins too so that’ll save you a grand getting rid of the Dunlops most come from the dealers with.

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The spark plugs may well have been replaced at the 96k/72 month service but not logged on the history. Same thing happened to me with a brake fluid change and an aircon recharge (separate occasions).

Annoyingly, both times I was told the system can’t be amended even though the website suggests it can. The physical paperwork I have proves the work was done so perhaps worth seeing if they have the invoices?

If not then yes, getting a free spark plug change is a very big saving to be made!
 
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shudders......

Be glad its been to Taggarts Glasgow last and not the other way round.
 
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I take it Taggarts are pretty decent then?

Does anybody know if the start/stop function can be turned off on the xfr?
 

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I take it Taggarts are pretty decent then?

Does anybody know if the start/stop function can be turned off on the xfr?
If it has the two battery system, as I think it does, then you can permanently disable the start/start system simply by disconnecting the second (auxiliary) battery. The easiest way to do that is to unbolt the earth lead (a black cable running from the negative terminal of that battery) from where it bolts to the floor of the boot then cable tie it up out of the way so the end can't contact any metal surface. Or you can go one step further and completely remove the secondary battery from the car. Either way does nothing except disable the start/start system, the very first thing I did on the F-Type was that first step then a few years later I removed the battery and I have never had a single battery or electrical system problem.
If however the car has the single battery system then I believe you only have to unplug one single connector in the boot, I know this works for the 2016 onwards F-Type with the single battery system so it should also work for a single battery XFR.
 

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While I wouldn't baulk at them doing the spark plugs, it's not really needed at that mileage. I'd argue they aren't subject to age degradation, just mileage. Obviously Jaguar will disagree 😂 .
 

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While I wouldn't baulk at them doing the spark plugs, it's not really needed at that mileage. I'd argue they aren't subject to age degradation, just mileage. Obviously Jaguar will disagree 😂 .
Does the rest of the service history look ok? I know manufacturers have these long service intervals these days which I just don't agree with. My impreza had oil and filter every year regardless along with diff/gearbox oil every 2 years.
No mention of a diff/gearbox service on this car yet.......I'm guessing its a sealed for life unit yawn yawn 😴
 

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If it has the two battery system, as I think it does, then you can permanently disable the start/start system simply by disconnecting the second (auxiliary) battery. The easiest way to do that is to unbolt the earth lead (a black cable running from the negative terminal of that battery) from where it bolts to the floor of the boot then cable tie it up out of the way so the end can't contact any metal surface. Or you can go one step further and completely remove the secondary battery from the car. Either way does nothing except disable the start/start system, the very first thing I did on the F-Type was that first step then a few years later I removed the battery and I have never had a single battery or electrical system problem.
If however the car has the single battery system then I believe you only have to unplug one single connector in the boot, I know this works for the 2016 onwards F-Type with the single battery system so it should also work for a single battery XFR.
Thanks buddy, I'm guessing it's just a case of having a look to see if there is a battery in the boot then or is it hidden?
 

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Does the rest of the service history look ok? I know manufacturers have these long service intervals these days which I just don't agree with. My impreza had oil and filter every year regardless along with diff/gearbox oil every 2 years.
No mention of a diff/gearbox service on this car yet.......I'm guessing its a sealed for life unit yawn yawn
Sealed for life on both. ZF recommend an oil and pan (with built in filter) change between 50-70k miles or 8 years.

Diff I’m not sure of the recommended interval but I had mine done around 58k.
 

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Also no mention of brake fluid changes other than 2017. I assume they’ve been done though…
 
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