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Old 01-07-2019, 11:51 PM
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So, apart from the steering wheel being on the wrong side of the car, I cannot take my beloved storm grey XF R Sport back to the UK, because is does not meet a lot of the requirements for the UK road system (lights being the big one, apart from the left to right hand drive tedious problem). You can adjust the side to which the lights dip, which seems pointless given the other issues e.g. front turn signals cannot be amber, rear turn signals cannot be red, no visible side indicators etc. All rather tedious. designed to ensure that you do not buy a car in one market and take it to another.

So I will say good bye to my Jag and, maybe (and given the prices in the UK, quite remote) look at one on the other side of the pond. I do wish that international standards were truly in harmony.
 
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That's a shame but flip side hopefully the service departments over there have shorter lines given that Jag is right up the road.
 
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Maybe. I am not hopeful based on comments from friends I have in the UK. I have never understood why my local Jaguar Land Rover Dealer here in town takes 3 to 4 weeks to schedule a visit and, when I do get there, they need 2 to 3 days to do a standard service. They are always 'running behind'. I compare this to our local BMW dealer where you can schedule for a service within 2 to 3 days and the service is usually completed the same day, 95% of the time. A vast difference in service capabilities.
 
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Hopefully you will still have UK left to move back to after March 29.
 
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Originally Posted by whitbyxf View Post
Maybe. I am not hopeful based on comments from friends I have in the UK. ......
For non-stock parts, I can place an order with my local dealer (Stratstone Jaguar) before 2:00 pm and it is delivered from the Jaguar European Parts Centre in Frankfurt, Germany overnight for collection the following day. Servicing (fixed price) is booked at my convenience and a courtesy car ready and waiting.

Graham

 
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