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Old 07-12-2019, 05:41 PM
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My boss has the model Jag you're looking at

Stick with a pcar. you'll thank me later.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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Matthew - I am interested in the wheels, rear spoiler, the valve covers, intake manifold with water bridge and all the suspension (Bilsteins and coilovers). What else do you have left? I'm in Houston and can meet you half way and have cash.





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Old 07-16-2019, 09:46 AM
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Looks like Copart relisted the auction. There is an 8500 buy it now price on the car. Factor in fees and transport. Gets a little hefty real quick.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:48 AM
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Insurance made a hefty payout. They expect to recoup some of that with a higher sale price.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 997TTEQNY View Post
My boss has the model Jag you're looking at

Stick with a pcar. you'll thank me later.
I have had several Jaguars... NEVER again!

You may not thank me later, but you will avoid being stranded on the side of the road a few times! A newer p-car is the way to go!
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:39 PM
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[QUOTE=928 GT R;15976380]I have had several Jaguars... NEVER again!

You may not thank me later, but you will avoid being stranded on the side of the road a few times! A newer p-car is the way to go! [/QUOote]
I too have owned multiple jag's along with multiple porsche's.The sitting on the side of the road count is actually higher in the porsche's then the jag's.I've never had to call for a tow truck for the jag's.I did have one not start at work one day,but thats a different story.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:34 PM
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Speaking of Jaguars. My parents bought a one owner 1997 XK8 convertible a number of years ago with 60,000 miles on the odo.

This spring they sold it with just shy of 200,000 miles, the new owner drove it to Key West. It only left my mother stranded twice. Once for a failed transmission switch and another time a dead battery.

The engine was never opened, head gaskets original etc... I did replace all the coolant lines at around 160k and shortly there after the front suspension bushings were replaced. It did have a slight oil leak that was worse the longer it sat. After winter storage there would be a 12" or so size puddle on the cardboard, with regular driving it never seemed to drip at all.

A/C still worked too.

I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:13 PM
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I share the negative sentiment towards Jaguar. They haven't built anything this side of the 21st century that I would have. I can hardly think of another brand with steeper value depreciation. Don't be mistaken to think that the price action is all the normal result of an aging luxury Euro.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:36 PM
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how many 928's have been totaled in Dallas in the past year? that is at least the 3rd out of how many...a dozen?

(also, i sent you a pm with my wish list)
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
Speaking of Jaguars. My parents bought a one owner 1997 XK8 convertible a number of years ago with 60,000 miles on the odo.

This spring they sold it with just shy of 200,000 miles, the new owner drove it to Key West. It only left my mother stranded twice. Once for a failed transmission switch and another time a dead battery.

The engine was never opened, head gaskets original etc... I did replace all the coolant lines at around 160k and shortly there after the front suspension bushings were replaced. It did have a slight oil leak that was worse the longer it sat. After winter storage there would be a 12" or so size puddle on the cardboard, with regular driving it never seemed to drip at all.

A/C still worked too.

I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
As with all motorcars, there are good ones and bad ones. Perhaps my (and my friends) troublesome Jaguar's are the anomaly and they are great cars as you suggest. But from my statistical sample, the p-cars win hands down.

Not a big deal though because some Jaguars are so frigging pretty it does not matter how they run or how often they break!

Series 1 XKE's for example!

Well maintained examples are a dream come to life... And a D Type? wow...

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Old 07-18-2019, 04:59 PM
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Indeed, as far as styling goes, Jaguar has always been a cut above. Reliability... not so much. Given the money I put into the 928 over my 10 years of ownership, I'm no stranger to maintenance. There's no way it could be worse, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Honest.

Considering I put $40.5K into the car, my own labor not counted, I essentially paid $340/month, every month, for 10 years, just to own the car... and I bought used eBay parts whenever it made sense. Roger got the rest, as my receipts show. That's not considering fluids, pads, and consumables as a part of driving you'd have with any car. And, it still needed some work when it was hit! (TC bearings and a new TT). I was constantly replacing, repairing, or upgrading something on the car during my ownership. There is no part on it that my hands haven't touched, cleaned, etc...

That money got me a wonderful car that I drove daily, doubled the miles in 10 years (bought it with 70K and it had 145K when hit), and only left me stranded once in the parking lot at work... Roger had a family member drop off a part to me since I only live 20 minutes away, and I was off again. No way I'll ever get that service in the X150 I've just purchased.

The 928 was just relisted on CoPart for $12.5K buy it now. I'm not sure if that was a wise move, knowing the market. That being said, it DOES have $40K of parts on the car and runs like a top. I'm still trying to figure out what happened to the front bumper and fog lights. Whomever get the car should contact me so I can give them my HUGE binder of history and receipts, including the original license plate from when it was sold new in Kentucky, the eBay listing pages and photos from when I won it at auction from the original owner, the original owner's information, etc. It's all documented!

It's a bit daunting to learn a new car... especially one that's as complex as, well, anything else built in this decade. Luckily, the jag forums say that the car is extremely reliable, and every resource I've been able to find has said the same. Time will tell. I've budgeted the same figures as the 928 for maintenance costs, just in case. There were only 1,633 Jaguar XKs sold in 2012... of that, they are split into coupe and convertible (majority convertible)... and then again into XK, XKR, and XKR-S. So, it is a very small number of vehicles in total that are like mine.

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