Most people dream about owning a luxury car or a sports car but only some of them are actually able to do it. For most people, it just does not make sense of owning such an expensive car. But here is Tapesh Kumar who has decided to complete his dream of owning a luxury car. He has bought a used Jaguar XJ L and he shares his experience with us.
Tapesh says in the video that when he was a kid he did not even have a two-wheeler in their family. He is a commercial pilot by profession at the time the video was being shot. He and his family has worked hard and has bought a Jaguar XJ L. They also own a Mercedes-Benz E-Class and a humble Ford Ecosport. Mostly the Ecosport is driven by the family.
It is not a new Jaguar, it is a pre-owned one. Buying a pre-owned luxury vehicle in India makes more sense because the value of luxury vehicles drop significantly. So, you would spend Crores of money on a new luxury vehicle and the value would drop instantly. Also, maintenance is very expensive for such vehicles. The labour cost is expensive and the service network is restricted.
Also, if you have to buy a spare part then that would have to come from a foreign country and would cost a lot. So, if you are thinking of buying a used luxury vehicle. You should ensure that it has been maintained properly and you would be able to maintain it and you have a service station nearby.
The XJ L comes with a massive 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine with a supercharger slapped onto it. It produces 470 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 642 Nm. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels only. The engine allows the massive sedan to hit a ton in just 4.3 seconds. It weighs around 1.9 tonnes and is one of the longest cars in our country. Another thing to note is that with the 5.0-litre engine, the XJ L won’t really have good fuel economy.
He loves the interior of the XJ L. He says that is a very comfortable place to be in. There is no traditional gear knob. Instead, there is a circular dial in the centre console that is used to change the gear. When the engine is not running, it sits flush with the centre console and when the engine is started the gear knob rises up. This looks really cool and is different from other vehicles.
Just like any other Jaguar V8, the XJ L also sounds menacing. You can also get into the sports mode through the gear knob and there is also a Dynamic mode that sets the car into its most aggressive setting. When the XJ L was new, it would have cost more than Rs. 1 Crore ex-showroom. However, you can find some of them in the used market.