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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    I fully expect things to break but we are talking normal wear and tear. I can't get mad at a car for parts failing, especially at 100k miles. What I don't expect is my heads getting a divorce from my block. If the car needs a $3k repair tomorrow I'll do it and not complain about it as I feel the car is worth the repair in terms of how the car feels,drives and looks. I didn't feel that way in the Deville but I'm over it.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    ^^^ What can I say Destroyer has found auto romance!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Is he in an automotive bad romance?

    RA RA AH AH AH...

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    Is he in an automotive bad romance?

    RA RA AH AH AH...
    Some of my best romances have been bad ones. If this is the case it'll be fine. I actually like that song, my daughter listens to it all the time. It's annoyingly catchy!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Here's a rare personal picture of Destroyer, loving his Jaguar.




    An even rarer picture of Destroyer detailing his old Deville.


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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by ted tcb View Post
    Here's a rare personal picture of Destroyer, loving his Jaguar.




    An even rarer picture of Destroyer detailing his old Deville.

    NICE!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by ted tcb View Post
    an even rarer picture of destroyer detailing his old deville.

    potd!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by ted tcb View Post
    Here's a rare personal picture of Destroyer, loving his Jaguar.

    [IG]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n243/tedtcb/DSC00274EddyJaguarcub_Realmenlovetheircats.jpg[/IMG]


    An even rarer picture of Destroyer detailing his old Deville.

    [IG]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n243/tedtcb/oldflomcaddyfire20.jpg[/IMG]

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Awesome.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    I rofl'd hard at the DeVille detailing photo.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Guys, how reliable would an S-Type R be in general? Ive always loved those, and as theyre getting really cheap, I think I could finally afford to live with a stereotypical Jag... I want it to be somewhat reliable as Id want to drive it as a daily.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Go over and live on the Jag forum for awhile. If you are still interested take the plunge!

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Kind of wondering the same, since I like both the S-type and Lincoln LS, despite their issues.

    With the 3.9 LS, there's coil packs that like to go bad.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Forums are a bad gauge of car's reliability, no matter what it is. People go on forums WHEN things break, not because they MIGHT. So you'll read a lot of biased posts from people who had cars that broke. You could read 10 posts saying the S-type R are horrible expensive cars to maintain and swear them off for life, but that's 10 cars out of a whole production run. How many people AREN'T having those problems?


    Find an unbiased review site (lol I know, harder than finding a positive spin on a forum), or just someone who actually owns one.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo View Post
    Forums are a bad gauge of car's reliability, no matter what it is. People go on forums WHEN things break, not because they MIGHT. So you'll read a lot of biased posts from people who had cars that broke. You could read 10 posts saying the S-type R are horrible expensive cars to maintain and swear them off for life, but that's 10 cars out of a whole production run. How many people AREN'T having those problems?


    Find an unbiased review site (lol I know, harder than finding a positive spin on a forum), or just someone who actually owns one.
    Hmm... Yes and no. Imagine all the people that have been saved a potential headache by the advice given by Ranger or Submariner, AND our tech section BEFORE they went out and blindly bought a N* Cadillac.

    For something like a Jaguar or a Range Rover or any kind of specialty car, the forum goers tend to be real enthusiasts, not just the complainers. You can save thousands of dollars by going their first to seek recommendations on best years, what years to avoid, what features to avoid etc.

    By contrast, review sites tend to extoll all the positive virtues of a vehicle, but unless they do a solid 1 year long term test, can't really speak to ownership costs or how the car will handle over the years. One good source of information too is the Edmunds OWNER reviews section for each vehicle. I find they tend to be well balanced, and if a car is REALLY a good car, people WILL go there to gloat about it. And yes, if a car has problems, they will definitely post those too.

    As for the S Type R, I haven't heard any terrible things about them. Jesda's right, I mean it's basically just a fancy LS V8 with a supercharger, but it is worth getting a good background from a group of enthusiasts.

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