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Share what you did today with the Jaguar XE community!

Example: I took her out of the garage and gave her a nice bath and followed up with a coat of wax.

Example: Finally got my window tints done, now I can't open my windows for a week


Example: Found an excuse to leave the house and go for a drive :D


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Not a lot today other than a trip to the station but I must admit every time I go out of the house I have a smile on my face as I go to get in to drive it!!
 

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I am waiting for mine. XE 25T Prestige Blue Sapphire. Supposedly it is being built this month and I'll get it next month. All I have is pictures from screen grabs that I took off the Jaguar site when I built it!
Can't wait.
 

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I am waiting for mine. XE 25T Prestige Blue Sapphire. Supposedly it is being built this month and I'll get it next month. All I have is pictures from screen grabs that I took off the Jaguar site when I built it!
Can't wait.
I hope you started to think about getting paint protection if that's something you'll be interested in since getting it done right after taking delivery gives you the best case scenario. Some guys take it to their detailer on the day of delivery, some wait weeks after.

Keep us posted on when it arrives.
 

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My Prestige-trim XE is camera shy, so no photos. But it’s British Racing Green, and in my opinion needs to be kept super clean in order to get the full effect of how the color changes in the changing light.

Once every six months I take the contaminants off the paint, mirrors, windscreens and moonroof glass with a clay bar and Griot’s Speed Shine, use a really old citrus-based cleaner to strip the residue off leeboards and aluminum wheels. Then once dry, I seal the paint with Nufinish polish, apply Mother’s Plastic Polish to the door mirror covers, plastic pillar trims, Blade-antenna Pitot, and headlamp lenses. A fine glass polish is used on the moonroof glass.

The entire process is done over a two day period, take my time, no rushing to break any schedules.

That was my activity this weekend… Shined so glossy, I thought Morpheus, Trinity and Neo were gonna use it in their next Matrix movie.

Drove about 20 minutes into my commute this morning---and got splashed by filthy water pouring down from some construction work on an overpass:|,… had a robin try to BOMB me with what comes out his back end:eek: (yeah, the worm he ate must have had Exlax in it).

And all this week will be on and off showers in NY.
:crying:Not the glorious rain that turns into a thousand sparkling jewels on freshly-treated paint. But the kind of smog-blown rain that just leaves grey spots all over your car.
 

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On the bright side, with the polish you painstakingly applied to your Xe, the grime should just slide right off with a quick rinse or clean before looking new. THat's some dedication I don't have when it comes to car detailing.
 

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I can only imagine how upset I would be especially after putting in all of that work! Do you also clay bar it once every six months? With all that prep and sealants and wax put into it, I doubt it would need much after a 6 month period of time... of course depending on how often you wash it for maintenance and what not
 

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My Prestige-trim XE is camera shy, so no photos. But it’s British Racing Green, and in my opinion needs to be kept super clean in order to get the full effect of how the color changes in the changing light.
Well, it's good to know that you will be able to keep it secret. I think it's really an exceptional one. To be honest, I'm curious about it :)
 

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Drove on a commute to work… From the house, to the street, through several traffic lights and weekday traffic, onto the expressway, through two traffic congestion points, off the expressway back onto local streets, through two stop signs, and finally parking----and my ECO Driving Style analysis gave me a 100% grade:D. That’s NEVER happened to me in all the 9 months of owning this car. 99% I can do, but it always finds something in my braking or acceleration to give me a 1-off demerit.:eek:

Have you other drivers tried you skill with the ECO driver-style monitor screen? It’s VERY demanding. Like going back to your meanest elementary school teacher.
 

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Drove the XE in Dynamic Mode for an entire week. First time I “stayed” in this mode for longer than an hour. Many owners do not feel any substantial difference in the car’s handling or pedal when in Dynamic----just as many of us feel a difference that is not only significant, but unnerving. Some have admitted they were in Dynamic when they bumped another car, or pranged their XE against a retaining wall or hedge.

For me it always did feel uncomfortably different than Normal Mode, and it took a couple of drives just to be able to keep the car sailing smoothly in traffic without ACCIDENTALLY causing the famous “leaps” to occur.
The single action of downshifting one notch with the steering paddle and changing a lane is supernaturally shocking. Faster than any car I’ve seen on the expressway—just a snap quick move, with no warning you can feel in the seat, and NO side-sway of the car at all. The XE just sits neutral and level, and lets you bank the steering wheel to oneside on the impulse of a thought. Flaming Marvelous!

And a second after I’ve made the maneuver, the car LIFTS OFF like a missle from a fighter plane… because I leave my foot on the throttle just a BIT too long,.. and I quickly have to reign the car in and prevent it from accelerating ahead.

In the words of Clint Eastwood from that Firefox movie, “…What A Mah Sheen”. In Dynamic Mode, as quick as you can think it, the car goes and does it.
 

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Well, it's good to know that you will be able to keep it secret. I think it's really an exceptional one. To be honest, I'm curious about it :)
Curious about the color change?
For the 2017 line, they chose about 3 colors that (accidentally?) produce a funny change under different outdoor lighting conditions.

Park your Brit Racing Green XE at the curb in the morning, and it looks a dark emerald, just like the cars that used to get dirty in the early days of circuit racing. By midday, in the sun, it suddenly looks like something similar to a candy-color green. At late night, it’s not green at all. It looks charcoal grey, which allows it to fit in anonymously among other cars so that thieves don’t notice it’s a higher-class car.


I think the other two colors that did this weird changing effect were greys. Can't remember for sure.
 

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Care to share the percentage increase in your petrol consumption?

Also, after pedaling your xe on dynamic mode, do you get a burn smell from the engine when you get out of your car? I'm not worried if it's unsafe - I'm sure it is. But do you know what us that smell? Is that the smell of the engine oil?

Drove the XE in Dynamic Mode for an entire week. First time I “stayed” in this mode for longer than an hour. Many owners do not feel any substantial difference in the car’s handling or pedal when in Dynamic----just as many of us feel a difference that is not only significant, but unnerving. Some have admitted they were in Dynamic when they bumped another car, or pranged their XE against a retaining wall or hedge.

For me it always did feel uncomfortably different than Normal Mode, and it took a couple of drives just to be able to keep the car sailing smoothly in traffic without ACCIDENTALLY causing the famous “leaps” to occur.
The single action of downshifting one notch with the steering paddle and changing a lane is supernaturally shocking. Faster than any car I’ve seen on the expressway—just a snap quick move, with no warning you can feel in the seat, and NO side-sway of the car at all. The XE just sits neutral and level, and lets you bank the steering wheel to oneside on the impulse of a thought. Flaming Marvelous!

And a second after I’ve made the maneuver, the car LIFTS OFF like a missle from a fighter plane… because I leave my foot on the throttle just a BIT too long,.. and I quickly have to reign the car in and prevent it from accelerating ahead.

In the words of Clint Eastwood from that Firefox movie, “…What A Mah Sheen”. In Dynamic Mode, as quick as you can think it, the car goes and does it.
 

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I cleaned mine after a flock of birds all decided to empty their guts all over it.
Must have been 40+ turds on it😭
 

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Kept looking at my ideal XE online because I still haven't gotten one yet...
I still do that and I own one. When you start low there's always a better model!

Today I moved mine from the back of the house to the front of the house so the pool girl wouldn't bump into it with her equipment. That's a distance of about 80 ft but I took the long way, naturally.
 

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Care to share the percentage increase in your petrol consumption?

Also, after pedaling your xe on dynamic mode, do you get a burn smell from the engine when you get out of your car? I'm not worried if it's unsafe - I'm sure it is. But do you know what us that smell? Is that the smell of the engine oil?
I get that smell. At first I thought it was a 'new car driven hard' kind of thing but I still get it when I don't drive hard. I also tend to notice it more at the back than the front, but that's maybe because I tend to be getting something out of the boot/trunk after I pull up and my face is right above the exhaust pipes. It's never worried me but I definitely know what you are talking about, just not the source of it.
 

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I get that smell. At first I thought it was a 'new car driven hard' kind of thing but I still get it when I don't drive hard. I also tend to notice it more at the back than the front, but that's maybe because I tend to be getting something out of the boot/trunk after I pull up and my face is right above the exhaust pipes. It's never worried me but I definitely know what you are talking about, just not the source of it.
Fear not! The smell you are experiencing is apparently quite normal for the XE, and spirited owners from here to England have reported that funny oil-burn odor.
I am one of the few who don't get the smell at all. Perhaps it's because I took the break-in period so seriously (where they say you should not drive the car vicariously for the first few thousand miles?). Maybe because I didn't even try using Dynamic or Sport or manual shift paddles until after the break-in phase.
Maybe the smell is from the brakes shedding their new peach fuzz. Maybe the smell is actually engine oil getting fully matured in the system.
I don't know the answer. But I do know the smell goes away after a certain period of time, and that the owners say it's normal.

I've stayed in Dynamic Mode for nearly a month now. Been practicing shifting and braking maneuvers that the expert drivers say are the keys to really good control of your car, and healthy treatment of your turbochargers.

Single downshifting to accelerate at 50 mph. Double-downshifting to accelerate at 20 mph. Controlled swerving. Idling to cool the engine after a vigorous drive.
Some of the techniques are a bit difficult to master, but the car responds to them in some really exciting ways, so there must be something to what the experts explain.
 

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The Caesium Blue Metallic paint on my R-Sport looks best when clean, but car washes were getting costly. A local car wash offered an all-you-can-eat package for $59 per month. Unlimited wash and vacuum (once per day). It has proven great for keeping the car looking great. The wash attached a bar code tag to the windscreen but their automatic readers could not read it. Jaguar cautions about the glass blocking some reading devices. The wash just affixed an RFID tag to the outside, below the wiper sweep line, almost inside the cowl.



This wash sprays on some sort of wax, but I doubt its overall effectiveness. Does anyone have a suggestion for the best protectant/wax?
 

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