Jaguar XJ - Does the the Accident Repair Process make it an unviable option?make it
Does anyone here have any experience with Jaguar XJ accident repairs? We are thinking of buying a XJ in our company for our MD, but are worried about the aluminium body construction. Small accident and dent repairs supposedly cant be fixed anywhere but in the authorised service centre because of the type of construction. Also we have heard conducting such repairs on Jags taking anywhere between 2 - 3 months in India, because workshops aren't equipped well enough with good service personal and enough equipment. I spoke to the Jag dealers about this, and they mumbled about things now having improved and told me they would get back to me. I asked them for records of actual cases with turn around times.
I can understand a higher repair bill at an authorised service centre and it isnt big enough reason to tilt our decision to a Bimmer or a Merc. But if it truely does take 2 - 3 months to repair, then we'll definately have to strike the car out of our list.
The car is going to be run extensively in Mumbai and considering the traffic conditions, it is imperative for any car to have scratches and dents, as experienced on the company merc n bimmers. I can only imagine how much more damage a behemoth like the XJ will suffer.
I have tried to research this on the net, and all I have come across is that repairing the aluminium body Jag is quite a technically difficult job.
Anyone who has any experience with this, I would greatly appreciate your inputs.