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    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    "This new, award winning, stunning Daewoo Lanos is sure to win over many Honda owners with it's sexy styling, european inspired performance and sterling reliability reputation."
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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    UPDATE:
    Head gasket. Oh God... why me? Sigh. It's not that bad. I needed to have the primary and secondary chain tensioners changed out eventually (within a year or two) and that would have set me back like $2k. This is $3,500 including a lot of bundling of other little odds and ends I've been putting off. So for $3500 he's doing head gasket change including all tensioners, spark plugs, any replaceable part inside while he's in there will be swapped. He will also swap out the ball joint/control arm I supply him, change sway bar bushings. Replace clips on my wood grain dashboard that broke and cause it to be loose. Replace door panel clips which makes the door feel loose when I close it.

    I'm not as irritated as I should be because I knew I was changing those tensioners sooner or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97DevilleBeige View Post
    UPDATE:
    Head gasket. Oh God... why me? Sigh. It's not that bad. I needed to have the primary and secondary chain tensioners changed out eventually (within a year or two) and that would have set me back like $2k. This is $3,500 including a lot of bundling of other little odds and ends I've been putting off. So for $3500 he's doing head gasket change including all tensioners, spark plugs, any replaceable part inside while he's in there will be swapped. He will also swap out the ball joint/control arm I supply him, change sway bar bushings. Replace clips on my wood grain dashboard that broke and cause it to be loose. Replace door panel clips which makes the door feel loose when I close it.

    I'm not as irritated as I should be because I knew I was changing those tensioners sooner or later.
    Damn, when I said it sounded an awful lot like the N* overheating pattern I was hoping I'd be wrong!

    At least you get a shit ton of work done for the same price it costs to do JUST the HG job on the N*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    Damn, when I said it sounded an awful lot like the N* overheating pattern I was hoping I'd be wrong!

    At least you get a shit ton of work done for the same price it costs to do JUST the HG job on the N*
    Still, the repair is more than the worth of the car.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    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.
    Hmmm, it depends. If someone like Ranger, Sub and the gang bought their cars new and THEN sold them with no troubles to ME for example and I had the issues............they walk away satisfied (aside from resale value) and I get stuck with the POS. Both Ranger and Sub are here because they think the N* is a great motor (both are wrong). This is what happened to me. My buddy needed money bad and sold me the Deville. He was happy with the car that provided his family many miles of good service. After I got it, it was ready for a break down. He got lucky and I didn't. This is what you get for trying to help a friend out.................. I would NOT have considered the car a POS had I not discovered this was a major problem with these motors. If my case was rare I would just say it was an unlucky situation. I consider these cars crap because of what I have found out since. Both Ranger and Sub are great IMO and provide everyone with outstanding advice but when they recommend a N*........................I don't agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post
    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.
    In terms of reliability, I go to forums to find out what will break most often. Buying a known reliable car does not guarantee yours will be reliable. Buying an unreilable make doesnt mean that you'll spend most of the time on the side of the road. Used vehicles are always gambles. I agree with you when you say the forums are great sources of info on which years and options of that p[articular model are the best choices. Other than that, I take everything as opinion and anecdotal evidence.

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    Re: Purchased a Jaguar on a whim

    congrats, nice looking car. I still love the old XJ as well.

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    Beautiful car! I love that body style, I was looking for one when I bought the CTS last year,I got a really good deal on the Caddy and snatched it up.

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