Old Skodas more reliable than a ยฃ45K Jag??? YES!!!

Old Skodas more reliable than a ยฃ45K Jag??? YES!!!

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cerbman

565 posts

250 months

Friday 15th August 2003
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To those with unreliable XJ's, JDPower must be rubbish then, as the XJ has consistently been the best European car.

pdavison

1,622 posts

249 months

Friday 15th August 2003
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That's because it rates the nearly new ones which probably are. Get them to over 5 years old and they fall apart !

Jon Gwynne

96 posts

222 months

Monday 25th August 2003
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pdavison said:
That's because it rates the nearly new ones which probably are. Get them to over 5 years old and they fall apart !


Rubbish!

pdavison

1,622 posts

249 months

Tuesday 26th August 2003
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Jon Gwynne said:

pdavison said:
That's because it rates the nearly new ones which probably are. Get them to over 5 years old and they fall apart !



Rubbish!


Unfortunately the one that we have had experience of has. And with a new wiring loom now fitted as well, the car still isn't right with no fault codes coming up on the computer equipment. Where do you go now, dealer can't fix the problem, problem still exists - would you be happy about it ?

Jon Gwynne

96 posts

222 months

Tuesday 2nd September 2003
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pdavison said:

Jon Gwynne said:


pdavison said:
That's because it rates the nearly new ones which probably are. Get them to over 5 years old and they fall apart !




Rubbish!



Unfortunately the one that we have had experience of has. And with a new wiring loom now fitted as well, the car still isn't right with no fault codes coming up on the computer equipment. Where do you go now, dealer can't fix the problem, problem still exists - would you be happy about it ?


No, I wouldn't be happy at all, but there's no reason to damn an entire class of cars because you've got a rotten example.

Maybe it is time to take it to either another dealer or an independent who knows his way around the car. There are only a finite number of things that can be wrong with the vehicle after all...

Didn't you say the problem is that the car keeps dropping out of gear when stopped? Why not take it to someone who specializes in ZF transmissions? See what they say about it.

pdavison

1,622 posts

249 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2003
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Take your point.

But unfortunately the car has been to a Jag dealer and a specialist and a gearbox specialist with still no joy. I think the garages are as confused by this as we are.

My Dad's experience of Jags (and he's had four) has been pretty poor. Every one he's had has been problematic in one way or another yet the cars he's had in between have been trouble free.

The only thing I would say is that he's looking at an 'S' type as a possible replacement, so Jaguar's obviously do something right.