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Old 06-15-2019, 02:18 PM
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I wanna hear more about the old bag who killed it and how you sued her into oblivion.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:25 PM
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There's a reason used jags are cheap. Probably falling apart internally and I would avoid.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:42 PM
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Anyone with an old 928 should have agreed value insurance with someone (Grundy, Hagerty, etc).

Book values on many of these are so low, playing Russian roulette with a regular insurance policy could be a nightmare.

My Spyder is insured for 6 figures based on what has been invested into it.

Glad you received a decent settlement, but sorry about your loss. A Jag isn't a Porsche 928. I'd try to find a well sorted 928 from someone on this board to replace it.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:10 PM
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You had a beautiful well sorted 928. Great color and the work you did (proven by the detail and pics) were outstanding. Glad you had a good settlement with the insurance company and my vote is for you to get whatever floats your boat as a replacement. I'm not a big English car fan due to owning an older one (70's) and constantly chasing electrical gremlins but you only live once, and I am a believer in doing whatever makes you happy....life is short
As a former MG "C" (Not "B") GT and a Jag XJS I have to echo this sentiment; the reputation of electrics on older British Leyland cars at least, isn't stellar. My solution for the Jag was to go through it and replace every Lucas component with A/C Delco. No more gremlins after that.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:24 PM
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Goddam - such a beautiful car!!!

Is that Iris Blue or that other blue I always forget the name of?

Jayzus this is so sad!
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:39 PM
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insurance auction lists vehicle retail at 34K
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
Anyone with an old 928 should have agreed value insurance with someone (Grundy, Hagerty, etc).

Book values on many of these are so low, playing Russian roulette with a regular insurance policy could be a nightmare.
In a perfect world, maybe.

But if you get an agreed value policy, read it VERY carefully. There are usually lots of exclusions and limitations.

All sorts of stuff that you cannot do with the car, and if you have an accident while doing any of those things, you get hosed.

I actually use my 928 as a 'car'. I use it to go places and do things.
All of the agreed value policies I've looked at won't let me go those places and do those things.
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In as much as I appreciate your loss and the loss of a 928 to our community, I'd ask that you consider removing her picture (#11.) Having her photo doesn't do anything to advance the thread; and besides, we all have wives, mothers and grandmothers and I don't think we'd appreciate seeing their "bewildered" picture after an accident on the Internet. My $.02.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:20 PM
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Window regulator, RMB, HVAC parts
Do you have pics of the spoiler ?
Also interested in the Xtra bits and pieces of odd parts
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:32 PM
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You guys really need to work on your reading comprehension. The car is going to auction.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:42 PM
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I have some special parts to sell, and will be listing them shortly. Anyone want to call dibs on anything?
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Originally Posted by soontobered84 View Post
Do you have a year model and price in mind? There are several around locally for sale, but not advertised anywhere.
After enjoying one as my daily driver for the last 8 years, I'm ready to learn the mechanics of a new vehicle. I did almost all there was to do on that 928, and there's not many jobs I'd be looking forward to do a second time. My next 928 will be purchase fully sorted and pristine, and it will be a weekend car I can enjoy.

I've committed to a different make and model for my next daily car. My requirements were a coupe GT car, under ~$30k, more horsepower than the 928, 4 seats, and adequate storage. Most Porsches are amazing but much too impractical when considering my use case for the 928.

Those requirements limited my options considerably. I was looking at the Infinity Q60, Maserati coupe GT, Nissan 370z nismo, Cadillac CTS-V coupe, and the Jaguar XKR.

The jaguar reportedly has excellent reliability according to their forums. ZF transmission is reliable, e-diff and trans filter needs service, and the cooling system needs to be watched for water pump leaks. That's about it from what I can gather.

Anyways, please pass any unlisted leads my way. Thanks very much.

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Old 06-16-2019, 02:34 AM
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Don't overlook the Mercedes cl series, either a cl55 amg or a cl 600- under your price point & 500 hp
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by traxtar928 View Post
After enjoying one as my daily driver for the last 8 years, I'm ready to learn the mechanics of a new vehicle. I did almost all there was to do on that 928, and there's not many jobs I'd be looking forward to do a second time. My next 928 will be purchase fully sorted and pristine, and it will be a weekend car I can enjoy.

I've committed to a different make and model for my next daily car. My requirements were a coupe GT car, under ~$30k, more horsepower than the 928, 4 seats, and adequate storage. Most Porsches are amazing but much too impractical when considering my use case for the 928.

Those requirements limited my options considerably. I was looking at the Infinity Q60, Maserati coupe GT, Nissan 370z nismo, Cadillac CTS-V coupe, and the Jaguar XKR.

The jaguar reportedly has excellent reliability according to their forums. ZF transmission is reliable, e-diff and trans filter needs service, and the cooling system needs to be watched for water pump leaks. That's about it from what I can gather.

Anyways, please pass any unlisted leads my way. Thanks very much.
LOL. My crystal ball says you will be back in a 928 soon based on the cars you are looking at currently.
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