This is one thing that gets to me too. 'They' blame the American public whenever the debate turns to gas guzzlers: "We're only giving the people what they want". But 'they' never saw fit to offer a decent alternative. You're not the only one who feels this way - there was a similar discussion on the P38 board years ago. Even the SAV's (X5, Cayenne/Dewrag) are all offered as diesels over here.rfdiii said:When will they figure out that the diesel is really wanted in the US?!? I would much rather have the TDV8 with great power and economy too!
Why, oh, why? Buckingham Blue was one of the nicest colors ever made.michaeltw said:Specific updates for the U.S. models:
* new exterior choices of Fuji White (replaces Alaska White) and Baltic Blue (replaces Buckingham Blue)
I thought about this too and did a little research on the way Jaguar does it. I realize it's minutia but maybe it will interest someone. And anyone with a Jaguar knows this stuff already.Bruin2006 said:I can only imagine the horror stories if the electronics that raise and lower the circular, gear selector ever malfunctioned. I also wondered how you would even get the car in neutral if your battery ever died, since there wouldn't be any power to raise the circular gear selector in the first place.
As noted above, the system automatically selects Park:IF THE SELECTOR FAILS TO ELEVATE
If the JaguarDrive selector is obstructed, remove the obstruction and then start the
engine. The selector should elevate as normal. If the selector still fails to elevate, even if there
is no obstruction, a fault in the system is indicated. The selector can still be used in the
lowered position, but be aware that it will not automatically select P when the engine is
switched off, so P should be selected manually. The fault should be rectified by a Dealer at the
An finally, what to do if you really can't get it into Neutral:P should be selected before switching off the engine. However, it is possible to switch the
engine off with R, D or S selected - the selector will automatically select P, while retracting into
the center console.
I had to do some further searching around to find the Emergency Park Release info.To prevent the transmission from automatically selecting P (e.g. for vehicle
recovery purposes), it is necessary to activate the Emergency Park Release. Vehicle recovery
should only be undertaken by qualified personnel.