I haven't driven an X260, so I have no opinion on them, other than lamenting the absence of a fast version, and feeling that the looks were spoiled a little in the (legitimate) search for more comfortable rear seating. I'm not sure that I would be keen on an X260 after reading this piece:
Given my 155,000 + mile total reliability experience of the X250, I am surprised by the comment:
"Total Recall’ should have starred the XF. Alerts include a cracked inner sill, engine cutout, possibility of sundry fuel leaks, failure to achieve the CO2 emissions limit, problems with the safety restraint systems and the possibility of the instrument cluster going blank."
Perhaps Mr Evans is a closet trans, using the exact opposite of man maths for his model selection criteria8-) :
"Wild card XF 3.0 V6 380PS S: New, it cost around £55,000 but you can pick up a 2018-reg example of one of these beauties for £35,000. If you have to ask about its fuel economy, you can’t afford it."
In my world, anyone who can find £35,000 for a used car, can also afford to fuel it.
The X260 is a good car, but is now exposed as the facelift XE especially interior wise really shows its age. An early 380Ps 3.0 v6 has everything needed really, 60 in 5 seconds, seats 5 and does 155mph. There should be good bargains about with the facelift due end of the year along with the F-Pace.