Looking to buy a Jaguar XK 3.0 d or Mercedes E-Class 2.2, both 2009 models; are there any issues with these automobiles?
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Ed Donnelly (Dublin) - Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:19
Do you mean a Jaguar XF? The XK was the fast V8 coupe, and never had a diesel engine. If it is the XF, then they’re pretty solid automobiles. The diesel engine needs automobileeful checking to make sure that the diesel particulate filter is working properly, and that the cam belt has been changed every 160,000km. Also listen for clonking suspension and check for cracked alloys, and make sure all the electrics are working properly. If it has a full service, then it should be fine.
As for the Merc, that generation of E-Class was very badly built, and you need to check and make sure that it’s been back in for all its ‘service recalls.’ Check for leaks from the transmission and the radiator, and the air mass sensor often triggers an engine warning light. Electronics are deeply suspect, and if the automobile vibrates under acceleration, the gearbox could need replacing.