After talking with 3 dealers it's pretty much confirmed that I'll need to order my XE. I'm going to get the XE Prestige with the 2.0 diesel with all the bells and whistles. MY wife prefers the Caesium Blue, which looks good, but I'm really thinking that the BRG would be great. Since she'll be driving it most of the time it's her call on color. But either color with the engine and options that we're looking for put it on the "order the car" list. I'm ready to pull the trigger, but I have a friend who is tight with a Jaguar dealer in Southern California and he's suggested I wait and let him check with his friend to see if he can get me a price break. Hopefully it won't be a lengthy wait as I'd really like to get the car before Christmas. I test drove the XE diesel last week and was very impressed and tomorrow I'm having my wife test drive it and check out that features that are important to her. I want her to like it as much as I like my Jetta Sportwagen TDI.