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post #1 of 24 Old 01-28-2015, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Jaguar XE Negatives

Just a place to put negative commentary you come across in the reviews. We should have a balanced outlook IMO.

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Of course, the XE isn’t without flaw. The graphics of the new InControl system’s eight-inch touch screen are cleaner and crisper than those of the cluttered mess in current-gen Jaguars, but the underlying software appears to be plagued by the same problems, namely slow responses. Rear-seat space is also on the small side, but then trying to be all things to all people is exactly how this segment became so anesthetic.
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post #2 of 24 Old 01-28-2015, 06:18 PM
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Slow responses will lose them some points when it comes to an overall test as infotainment systems are so integrated in ownership experience.
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Slow responses will lose them some points when it comes to an overall test as infotainment systems are so integrated in ownership experience.
Indeed, my one concern is the XE gets a bad wrap because of the perceived lack in the infotainment, coupled with Jaguars reputation for electrical gremlins...BUT, realistically if thats where the contention comes in can you just magine how good the rest of the car must feel
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Infotainment is the downfall of so many cars. I'll have to try it out for myself before making a decision though. I imagine that the rear seat space will be fine though. I usually don't have people back there and if I do then they can handle it. I'm not looking for a full size sedan.
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Even more of a downfall when you consider how distracted people are when driving because of it and other things going on.
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Even more of a downfall when you consider how distracted people are when driving because of it and other things going on.
The best infotainment system is really easy to use so that you don't really have to think about it. So many infotainment systems have far too many unorganized menus screens. Its hard to get it to do what you want intuitively. I still think that Jaguar should hire an outside company to do their infotainment systems.
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The best infotainment system is really easy to use so that you don't really have to think about it. So many infotainment systems have far too many unorganized menus screens. Its hard to get it to do what you want intuitively. I still think that Jaguar should hire an outside company to do their infotainment systems.

And which exact systems are those?
If you really want to learn a system, you'll read the manual and learn how to use it, making it easy enough for you to use. Not everything in life will be easy.
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Indeed, my one concern is the XE gets a bad wrap because of the perceived lack in the infotainment, coupled with Jaguars reputation for electrical gremlins...BUT, realistically if thats where the contention comes in can you just magine how good the rest of the car must feel
the plus side to it is, it's something that's easier to fix later on than other things with the vehicle.
so i'm not too concerned about it, although i'm not sure how important this is to them
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post #9 of 24 Old 04-06-2015, 05:59 AM
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Reviewing the user manual (thank you Mark) I found what I think it is a negative in the car:

With Eco Mode selected the heated front and cooled seat do not work and the a/c cooling fan works at slow speed.

I am use to travel in France and Italy, during summertime in the hot days sometimes the back sweats a little on leather seats even with a very efficient a/c system (I have a Mercedes ML).
This is way I put the cooled seats when I placed my XE order; in the area I live the slow fan speed could be an issue too.

Basically I'm now setting my mind not to use the Eco Mode at least from June to September
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FRear access is poor too, and believe me you don't want to be in the back when the car is being driven, with an all black interior, and the feeling of being enclosed, you do feel rather unwell - and i was not the only one to mention this.
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