Should I buy a high mileage Jaguar XF or XJ6?

I'm interested in buying a Jaguar XF or an XJ6 2.7 diesel. I've seen plenty of 2008 to 2010 models that have done in excess of 100,000 with most saying 'engine fault'. Are these cars best avoided or are they fixable? I'll be doing in excess of 15,000 miles per year and fully aware of how to look after DPFs.

Asked on 30 August 2016 by Beags

Answered by Test
Best avoided. Too much potential expense: two turbos; two DPFs; timing belt, tensioner and waterpump. That lot could set you back £6k +.
Similar questions
I own a 2014 Jaguar XF 2.0 diesel. On the motorway the car gets stuck on high revs and has to be put in neutral before moving to the hard shoulder. The car is due to have a 20,000 mile service. The same...
We have a Skoda question: from time to time the engine cooling fan our new (2014) Octavia 2.0 TDi continues to run for an interminable period after the engine has been switched off. I understand in principle...
My Renault Trafic 1.9 DCi glow plug light comes on and goes into limp mode. It also wont rev over 2000 and emits lots of white smoke from the exhaust. Can anyone help?
Related models
Wonderful and bespoke feeling interior. Amazingly quiet and refined. More economical 2.2 diesel from 2011. Navigation not fitted as standard on most models.
Wafty, effortless and even poorly-maintained examples feel a million dollars to drive.

Ask Honest John

Value my car