I hope you plan on test driving the new G70 when it comes out. Hearing your taking on it would be interesting, since of course you come from Hyundai and own the XE.
G70 should be the closest thing to an XE.
Hi All, not sure if this is the correct place to post, but seems this was the most active XE owners forum. I recently became the fortunate owner of a 2017 XE 35t awd RSport, and have been quite impressed by the driving dynamics, handling, and the power of the supercharged V6. I've put a couple of thousand miles on the car and have enjoyed it quite a bit. However, I am hoping to get some input on an issue that I seem to be having with the car. The vehicle was initially misaligned with unbalanced tires upon picking it up. It would not track straight and I was feeling a lot of vibration through the steering wheel. After contacting the dealer, they happily took the car in, completed a road force balance, aligned it to spec and replaced a front left tire from another car. After picking up the car, the vibration was eliminated, yet it pulled to the left. The pull worsened over a matter of a month and they took it back and stayed the toe on the rear wheel was out and it was remedied. I believe they did their due diligence and upon getting the car back, it tracked ok after the second dealer visit. About 3-4 weeks later, the vehicle seems to track ok on back roads, but is frustrating to drive in the left lane since it wants to go left into the median once you let go of the wheel momentarily. I recently did a test drive with the foreman who is quite thorough and he felt it was the character of the chassis and suggested I simply wasn't used to the steering. He also indicated that it was normal to keep constant effort on the steering wheel to keep the vehicle from wanting to go to the left in the passing lane. This issue seems to occur on any highway I drive in the leftmost lane. I had a long discussion with their foreman and they even let me drive a similar new car with him. The new car exhibited similar pull to the left, albeit to a smaller degree. They are trying to convince me it's the chassis design of the car and sensitivity of the steering on the road which is normal. Personally I feel that a vehicle should want to track straight by design, and it's Inna rural for a driver to have to force the wheel to constantly stay straight to keep the car in the lane. My question is, is this something particular to the XE? Is it something to do with the Pirelli Cintuarato tires, or am I expecting too much of a luxury sedan to want to track straight in the left lane of any highway? It seems to get worse over 50 mph and I could make it go into the median or jersey barrier by simply accelerating to 70+mph. My worry is that a momentary lapse in steering could send me into the left divider..... Any input or experience with an XE Jag would be much appreciated. I am coming from an S4 3.0supercharger (also with electromechanical steering) that always tracked straight after three sets of tire changes over my ownership experience, multiple tire switched and over 3 Years of no alignments or balancing jobs. I guess that is the benchmark I am using, but open o any input someone has. I have wondered whether this is due to tire pull, a flat spot in a tire, or a defective radial tire issue. I don't want to make the dealership buy new tires because I suspect it, but feel this takes away from the vehicle experience and would be unlikely to get another jaguar after this if it's a car design issue. Any light Folks can shed is much appreciated!
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