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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by 97DevilleBeige View Post
    Yes, my DeVille was good "training" on learning how to cope with being in an abusive relationship with a vehicle. I feel like a battered wife who's in denial of her abusive husband. "It was my fault... I shouldn't have provoked him."
    bwahaha. no seriously thats wrong.
    but i know EXACTLY what you mean relating to cars

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    He sounds like a younger Bro-Ham.

    Do you have a cocktail addiction too?

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    It's got the look..These later models with the Modular Ford V8 power will help make repairs more mainstream.

    Traditional earlier Jaguars are genuine Pigs.

    I wonder if it shares any of the under-pinnings with a late model T-bird?

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    I thought the S-Type shares some underpinnings with the Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbird.
    "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, call me Deacon Blues."

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    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    I thought the S-Type shares some underpinnings with the Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbird.
    Correct, the XK of that generation was still based on the previous generation and ha nothing to do with DEW98.

    Funny, that overheating pattern sounds mighty N* like!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    He sounds like a younger Bro-Ham.

    Do you have a cocktail addiction too?
    Never had a sip of alcohol in my life.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Since you bought this car, I bought an '03 XJ8. Between the wife and I we have racked up almost 14k miles on it. The strange thing is that we have not sunk a dime into it as far as repairs and the car is now over 100k miles! Maybe I'm just lucky with these foreign cars. It is an awesome car though and I am hooked on Jaguars. If an expensive repair rolls along I'll be more than happy to do it.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Oh sweet. Glad to hear it's not every Jag that needs it's own trust fund. There's a bunch of little stuff I need to do to the car, but am holding off until I can figure out this overheating issue. Once I get it done, then I won't mind dropping bucks on the other stuff, like the ball joint. I actually dropped it off to an independent Jag specialist today to tinker with.

    Funny story I just thought of:
    Once on a Sunday I was heading in to work (retail). I get in the XK8 and start riding and within a couple minutes I see it starts to overheat... I turn around and go back home. Luckily, I've got a DeVille sitting around to get me to work. I fly in the house, grab my keys, jump in the car and throw it in reverse and FLOP FLOP FLOP I've got a flat tire. I think "Man this sucks" but luckily I had just purchased a tire inflator and could use it to get air in and get on the road. The damn tire won't take in air... must be a big leak somewhere??? I pop the trunk open and pull out the spare to change it. Finally get the damn thing on and throw the car in reverse... the spare is riding really funny... I check the air and it's good. 5 blocks down and POP explodes the spare. Luckily I'm not too far from a Sears Automotive and roll in on a popped tire to get my flat fixed. After THREE HOURS of waiting, they say the tire can't be salvaged, I need a new one. I remember I have a perfectly good tire sitting at home from when I changed out all 4 tires a while back. I have to walk the 1/2 mile home, take the tire, and walk it back to the store. Another hour later I finally get on the road and get to work. Best part: My boss was upset for telling him such a B.S. story and said I might as well have asked for the afternoon off, he'd have let me have it.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    ^I'd have brought in the receipt from the tire shop...

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    If an expensive repair rolls along I'll be more than happy to do it.
    No you wont. You'll join jag-lovers.org and whine like a broken record. Hopefully they're as patient as your friends are here.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    No you wont. You'll join jag-lovers.org and whine like a broken record. Hopefully they're as patient as your friends are here.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    No you wont. You'll join jag-lovers.org and whine like a broken record. Hopefully they're as patient as your friends are here.
    Yes I will.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by 97DevilleBeige View Post
    Oh sweet. Glad to hear it's not every Jag that needs it's own trust fund. There's a bunch of little stuff I need to do to the car, but am holding off until I can figure out this overheating issue. Once I get it done, then I won't mind dropping bucks on the other stuff, like the ball joint. I actually dropped it off to an independent Jag specialist today to tinker with.
    Actually mine does need a few things to be addressed. It needed an o2 sensor since the day I got it ($1100 at the dealer for 1 sensor changed) and it has an internal valve cover gasket leak according to the dealership. Neither problem is an issue as far as driving the car goes so l haven't bothered.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Ah, so now begins the downward spiral of Destroyer's Jaguar ownership! Jesda's on the money the Destroyer "whine" is on the way to a new home. He should find plenty of company over there, whining about the cost of ownership has been a constant among second hand Jaguar owners since the first cars were sold in the U.S.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    Ah, so now begins the downward spiral of Destroyer's Jaguar ownership! Jesda's on the money the Destroyer "whine" is on the way to a new home. He should find plenty of company over there, whining about the cost of ownership has been a constant among second hand Jaguar owners since the first cars were sold in the U.S.!
    Lol.

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