Is A Used Jaguar XFR The Ultimate Bargain Or Ultimate Disaster?

Editorial

We look at a cheap way to get 500 horsepower and luxury!

On this segment, we look at highly depreciated cars that can now be had for a fraction of the price. This week, it's the turn of the Jaguar XFR. The ultimate version of Jaguar's sedan has always been overshadowed by more popular competitors like the BMW M5, and Cadillac CTS-V. Everyone already knows about these cars, and the tremendous value that they offer as used cars. However, no one seems to realize how good of a deal a used Jaguar XFR is right now. First, some background.

The XFR that we will be referring to is the 2010 and 2011 model years. These cars were powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 making 510 horsepower, and could cost as much as $80,000 new (depending on options) but can now be bought for a bargain. 2010 examples with as low as 50,000 miles can be bought for just $28,000. Good luck finding a CTS-V for that little. The Caddy has over 50 more horsepower from its supercharged V8, but you can't match the level of opulence found in the Jag. This car was extremely comfortable, but still able to rip your passengers face off in a straight line with 0-60 mph taking 4.4 seconds and the quarter mile being complete in 12.7 seconds.

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You can even find a low mileage 2011 XFR in the low $30,000 range. That is basically the same price as a fully loaded Mazda 6! So if your wife is begging you to get a practical sedan for around $30,000, walk right past your local Honda or Mazda dealership and go find a Jaguar XFR. Reliability wise, Jaguars have always had a bad reputation. If you do buy one of these, beware of electrical issues like the start/stop button not working, and the electronic rotating gear selector failing to let you out of park. Small electrical gremlins aside, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 doesn't seem to have too many problems, and, for most gearheads, that's all that matters.

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