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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:00 AM
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The other brit car - jag. Be afraid?

Serious question - so I am looking for an older car for a back up when it rains (the d90 is may daily but sometimes I need a non-leaking, lux ride) and seems a 10-12 year old Jag XJK will run about $6k. Big engine, leather insides, A/C, supercharged etc,etc, but 110k-140k miles. Seems to be a lot of car with massive value drop off for only 10 years old. I love jags and looking fo a car to run around town (I'd put less than 4000 mile a year on it). So what is the catch? Anyone know what the pit fall is, is there an expensive service, timing belt, the squirrel retires at 130k???

I can not afford to drop mony on the purchase and then have it in the shop with $$$ issues/maintanance .
And yes i know the stupidity of that comment when buying a jag, let alone a 10 year old one.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:11 AM
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Don't do it. Buy a Beemer instead.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:57 AM
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If you want a Jag, look for an older 6 cylinder, not a v8. Those are mechanically reliable, just as swank, and relatively simple to wrench on. If you pay someone else to wrench, don't buy a Jag.

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Don't do it. Buy a Beemer instead.
Beemer = motorcycle

Bimmer = car
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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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I can not afford to drop mony on the purchase and then have it in the shop with $$$ issues/maintanance .
And yes i know the stupidity of that comment when buying a jag, let alone a 10 year old one.
I think you answered your own question
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HIGHLY suggest you follow your gut and DO NOT buy a Jag..... BMW or even Audi but NOT a Jag.

I have two customers with them...... let's just say I eat well because they own them.

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Thanks... sometimes the gloss and curves get in the way of rational.
Jag off the list... lets see what the German have.
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