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Re: [Mgs] Jaguar Question

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Jaguar Question
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 16:33:16 -0400
VERY reliable cars.? There is no concern there.

Four months ago I?got a?2004?XJ8 (not an R or a XK) with 66k on the clock for 
$14,500.?? This is the current model Jaguar is trying to get $70k for.

So I guess all I'm saying is, while $22k for a an XKR looks attractive, it 
might be high for a convertible?and for a coupe its DEFINATELY high.? 

Buying at the dealer:? AFAIK the?only?benefit?may be?the warranty.? 
Non-franchised dealers aren't exactly awash in these cars, but the dealer 
charges a heavy premium for the "certified pre-owned" warranty.? See what is 
covers, and see the repair history on the car.? If the car has never had ball 
joints and brakes, for example, and the warranty doesn't cover ball joints and 
brakes paying extra for the warranty might not be attractive because you may 
soon be shelling out for a non warranty repair.? Fears of engine blow ups and 
failed transmissions etc which most of these warranties cover are really 
unfounded on a under100k car.

Try joining mailing list.? The late model forums aren't too 
popular however.


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Sent: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 4:02 pm
Subject: [Mgs] Jaguar Question

I know it's off topic and I don't even own an ascot, but our local Jag  
dealer has been advertising deals that look attractive for XK8 and XKR  models. 

Currently has a 2003 XKR with 50K miles for $22,000.
I've got to say I'm tempted.  Anyone have any experience with these  models 
and their reliability?

Robert B. Houston

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the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be  inspected and 
adjusted as
described in chapter seven of the Haynes shop  manual.

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