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So my car is coming up to 5 years old. It’s easy to get sucked into thinking about new cars But so far I’ve managed to resist it. But with Jaguar’s reimagine strategy, its plan to phase out SUVs by 2025 and reposition itself up several notches as a brand (profits not volume, ending their failed attempts to compete with BMW etc) I wonder if I should consider moving on?

I am about to retire so I don't want to be in a 3 to 5 year replacement cycle anymore.

Ive actually found myself really liking the epace. It’s so cute and drives so well. But somehow I don’t like the idea of having a car thats deemed obsolete.

What are others thinking off, long term?
 

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Mine is 3 1/2 years old, I planned to own this car through retirement and keep it for quite a while. Having just retired a year earlier than originally planned, and having done hardly any mileage over the last two years, I'm thinking of keeping it until its 8 or 9 years old (provided it doesn't become ridiculously unreliable). I think that we will see huge changes in the EV market over the next 5 years that might make them a bit more practical and affordable so I'm waiting to see how that plays out before I buy again. Equally, I really like my ePace and as long as it can be serviced and I can get warranty on it I can't really see a reason to change it.
 

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Mine will be 3 years old in May ( 2 years old when I bought it) and I'm starting to think about extending the warranty, a subject discussed here frequently. I concur with mattrapier's thoughts re Evs in the future but as I keep my cars for about 5 years generally I'm looking at warranty prices of at least £700 per year x 4 = £2800 plus main dealer servicing prices.
The cost of worry-free ownership certainly doesn't come cheap.

One could pocket the £2800 warranty prices, use a Jaguar specialist for servicing and probably then have at least £3500 in the repair bill piggy bank that may, or may not ever be needed. " Feeling lucky punk?"

Personally I'm more than happy with my ePace, it looks good, it drives beautifully and the SUV concept works for me as my back isn't getting any more flexible as the years advance. I still don't know what to do about the warranty though...
 

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Mine will be 3 years old in May ( 2 years old when I bought it) and I'm starting to think about extending the warranty, a subject discussed here frequently. I concur with mattrapier's thoughts re Evs in the future but as I keep my cars for about 5 years generally I'm looking at warranty prices of at least £700 per year x 4 = £2800 plus main dealer servicing prices.
The cost of worry-free ownership certainly doesn't come cheap.

One could pocket the £2800 warranty prices, use a Jaguar specialist for servicing and probably then have at least £3500 in the repair bill piggy bank that may, or may not ever be needed. " Feeling lucky punk?"

Personally I'm more than happy with my ePace, it looks good, it drives beautifully and the SUV concept works for me as my back isn't getting any more flexible as the years advance. I still don't know what to do about the warranty though...
Ouch! I am one of those who never buy any form of insurance unless it’s a legal requirement. Living in the edge, taking risks. So far so good….although a month after my warranty expired an engine management sensor went, but it was only £150….phew!
 

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Ouch! I am one of those who never buy any form of insurance unless it’s a legal requirement. Living in the edge, taking risks. So far so good….although a month after my warranty expired an engine management sensor went, but it was only £150….phew!
With a Jaguar, that's brave! I have had thousands of pounds of work done under the original warranty, and I can't imagine its going to get more reliable with age.
 

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With a Jaguar, that's brave! I have had thousands of pounds of work done under the original warranty, and I can't imagine its going to get more reliable with age.
I agree, mine has been in the garage for warranty repairs at least twice for each year I have owned it. Despite this I love the car, love the colour, due to swap in November at four years and I am torn.
 

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I’ve had mine for four years, with no significant issues. It’s got 32,300 miles on the clock. I’m hoping to keep it for a few more years yet, as long as it continues to behave itself. I’m on a pay as you go basis, so fingers crossed. 🤞 Love the car, if I did change it would be same again.
 

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Have taken the plunge and placed an order for an Evoque P250.….but there’s an estimated 9 month lead in time for delivery thanks to the chip shortage so September if I am lucky!

Here’s my thinking…(1) in my view it’s too early to buy electric as I think the technology will rapidly develop over the next 2 or 3 years, (2) I think PHEVs have a short shelf life as an interim technology and it feels instinctively wrong to me to lug two power trains around, (3) the E-Pace will probably end production by 2025 (but who knows, that’s the implication of the Reimagine strategy) and I think that’s a pity as it’s such a good looking car but I think now is the time to leave Jaguar…..sorry, 4) the Evoque technology and platform is the same as the E-Pace, yet its residual values are higher.

So my strategy gives me a choice of holding the Evoque long term, or switching to electric when I think the time is right.

I may be proved wrong in this, and it’s all about personal choice and opinions. We’re living at a challenging time with technology changes. My E-Pace is just about to turn 5 and it’s served me well with no major faults or issues. I am glad to be staying with JLR!

On a more emotional level, my late dad used to work at Land Rover when it was part of British Leyland. He would be amazed that I would end up owning one. When it arrives my first trip will be to visit his grave!
 
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