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What Would Buy Instead- Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport Edition


Frisky Dingo

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First numbers test I believe I've seen on the new XF. The old one was pretty enough, but never really captivated me. There's something about this new one I really like. C&D has plenty of good things to say about it, as well. Here's the review for those interested- http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-jaguar-xf-35t-r-sport-test-review.

 

 

As always, you have from 10% under the base price, up to 10% over the as-tested price to spend on a car in roughly the same genre. Going up or down a size is allowed, but no 2-seat sports coupes or SUV's, obviously.

 

 

Base price was $61,645. As-tested was $74,785. Price range allotted- $55,480-82,265.

 

 

You must spend at least $55,480. You cannot spend any more than $82,265.

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Well, once I looked around it wasn't too tough at all to make a switch. First I saw the A7 was well within the price range and with every option I wanted it was just a tick under 83k(I would have had to change something but not a big deal). Then I thought..hey if the A7 is within price I bet the CLS is also..I wonder which car makes more power for under 83k??? CLS. V8.  

 

333hp V6 vs 402hp V8 

 

So I built one and it's less than $100 over the $82,265. Mine was $82,360. I'll walk past the car and scratch the paint somewhere to work out a $100 savings. lol

 

CLS550

Blue paint, dark brown interior

 

Entertainment & Convenience$4,200
Key Standard Features

 

  • 14-way power front seats with memory
  • Heated front seats
  • harman/kardon LOGIC7® sound system with Dolby® Digital 5.1
  • Central controller and 8-inch freestanding display
  • COMAND navigation
  • No-charge navigation map updates for 3 years
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Weather with 5 years of service
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
Options

Premium Package

  • MULTIBEAM active full-LED headlamps
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Rearview camera
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Electronic trunk closer
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Power rear-window sunshade

$4,200

Performance & Safety$2,800
Key Standard Features

 

  • 4.7L biturbo V-8 engine
  • ECO Start/Stop system
  • 9-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • AIRMATIC® adaptive air suspension
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • PRE-SAFE®
Options

 

Driver Assistance Package

  • DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist
  • BAS® PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake with Pedestrian Recognition
  • PRE-SAFE PLUS
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist

 

 

 

This color and these wheels.

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HA!

I could fit many cars in this price range without breaking my head maxing out at $82 265

 

I saw that Tesla has increased their prices and discontinued some models due to better battery offerings...

ITS OK...Ill take...for Montreal, a P70D AWD that starts at $75 000 and Id option it out to $82 000...

If the government rebates are to be counted in, then an AWD P90 base model starting at $88 000 minus government subsidies with maybe some options would be suffice.

 

I think I like a white Tesla Model S with various black accents.

 

sorry for the size.

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