My new Jag !

Discussion in 'MB Defectors to Other Marques Forum' started by peterg1965, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. peterg1965

    peterg1965 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just bought myself a new car, to be used as my luxury motorway barge!
    1995(M) Jaguar XJ6 3.2 Sport. Black with oatmeal leather and XJR alloys! 76,000 miles with history. :D Absolute bargain (I hope!)
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    a lovely shape ..

    how much was the bargain .. I have a mate who loves these cars
     
  3. A210AMG

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    Hello

    Nice looking car, I was supprised even how much the latest shape ones are. A lot of car for the money.

    As you say I hope it works out, how much will that do to the gallon though? 25?

    Smart looking car however
     
  4. wemorgan

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    I agree, great values cars.
    I mate has had a Daimler 4.0 and now has a 1998 Jag XJR he bought for £4k I think. He's had it LPG converted to help with the 20-25mpg costs.
     
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    Scorcher Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Lovely shape - my dad always used to have them as company cars. My fave was a 4.2 Daimler Sovereign with pepperpot alloys and two petrol tanks :)

    Is yours one of the aluminium bodied ones?

    And how much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking? PM if you like.
     
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    Only the later (2003 onwards) shape XJ are aluminium.
     
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    Scorcher Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    aha!
     
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    Sweet, looks nice. My friend had the XJ8, he loved every minute of ownership, lovely car to travel in, if a little cramped in the rear, but hey - you drive sat in the right place :)
     
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    peterg1965 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks all, I have paid £2000. Decided on the X300 straight 6 (94-97) XJs as they have the reputation as being one of the most reliable. I will be using it mostly for long journeys and am hoping to get a 'reasonable' 28-32 mpg if I behave with my right foot. That is the sort of figure quoted on some of the entusiast sites. I figure that it is relatively depreciation proof at that sort of price.

    It is booked into my local Jag indie specialist on monday (Preston Jaguar Centre) for a major service so that I can baseline the future service requirements. I am hoping taht it will be a reliable, luxurious, painless owning experience!
     
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    Nice car - well done!
     
  11. A210AMG

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    Wasn't there a top gear episode and the front an rear bumpers are 2K...

    Like you say as long as it runs ok, change the oils its losing nothing. Great stuff

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    Nice buy.

    I find myself considering Jags from time to time.
     
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    I love XJs too - I'm one of the few that will mourn that classic profile when the replacement comes out.

    My father in law had a brand new light blue Soverign in 1989 - a beautiful car.
     
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    Beautiful cars! My fav has always been the Mk2..

    That said the only car I've ever felt motion sickness is a 420G
     
  16. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    You need to try my Mk1 240!

    It has the handling of a cross channel ferry :D
     
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    Me too, I've got a soft spot for Jags too. My dad had a 1990 XJ40 Sovereign too in 1990. Had it for about 4/5 years until he moved into Mercs. Had some fantastic times with that car. Luckily I was insured on it when I passed my test took it into School a couple of times :D Also took that car to my Uni graduation ball - great times...

    He had a new XJ8 on loan recently (facelift with the big bumpers & 19" alloys), stunning looking car but not enough to tempt him back (yet, I think...)
     
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    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Despite the Merc/Honda bias in my life i still have a soft spot for Jags

    My dad is on his 3rd V12 - a late 1989 Series 3 that I found at auction by accident 7 years ago! I was looking for an Astra estate and spotted a mint diplomat owned Cranberry V12 - which went for the paltry sum of about £1000 after all charges. When I picked up the paperwork it was nearly 3" thick with history(very rare for a BCA auction) and most of the bills were from Marrakesh!

    I dropped it at his house as a surprise present from my mum and myelf - and he recognised the car immediately as he was working at the Foreign Office at the time :)

    So I have a 1959 Mk1 2.4 & Dad has a 1989 XJ12 :)
     
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    A-AvantGarde Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like a really nice car - interesting history too, amazing that he recognised it too.
     
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    Very pretty car and great colour combo. I like it
     
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