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sumnide82

13 posts

23 months

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In the gang.

I like the leaper. Thought about getting one for 10 minutes, then had the slightly dubious idea for the Union Jack.

I like it though. Makes it look faster...

Wouldnt mind having a go in a V8 to compare with my 6 pot.

HaylingJag

1,170 posts

28 months

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sumnide82 said:
In the gang.

I like the leaper. Thought about getting one for 10 minutes, then had the slightly dubious idea for the Union Jack.

I like it though. Makes it look faster...

Wouldnt mind having a go in a V8 to compare with my 6 pot.
Go buy one while they're cheap, every home should have one of each!!!
V8 performance is on a totally different level

5mphuk

6 posts

88 months

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I own a 2000 April model XJR V8 which I bought with 18,600 miles on the clock.
It was a Jaguar test car and had been tested to the limit as I found out to me cost. Fully loaded (steel electric roof, automatic headlight sensors, auto sensor windscreen wiper,etc).
Sadly I had to have new brakes at 45,000mls ( looks like they have done 80,000mls said the engineer and one had virtually soldered itself on!).
then at 96,000 I had to have a new engine. Nikosil was the cause even though the engineers claimed it did not qualify, after £9k and an exchange engine, I found from racing green that the VIN numbers confirmed it had been fitted with the dreaded Nikosil coated pistons that had disintegrated!
The Sat Nav still points home to Browns Lane Coventry, no longer Jag HQ!
In spite of the fuel cost,with 116k on the clock its road holding and acceleration on a French motorway always puts a smile on my head as does cruising at 70 on a motorway with the roof open and windows down on a warm day.
Great car, worth a pittance, and I believe a future classic if looked after.
Somehow the new jguars are not so serene and stately and just do not tempt me away from my XJR with number plate 5 MPH , that makes people smile!

5mphuk

6 posts

88 months

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Opps sorry mine is a X308 model not a 300. Looks a bit smarter with the really cool grille Bentley type that less Jags have often pinched to look the real mcCoy!
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