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  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHA.... Jaguar's pre-2009 was plagued with electrical faults.

    Luckily mine is a 2011, and while there are "occasional" electrical strange behaviours, it's generally all working as expected.

  • Tommi
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    A friend of mine once said, "a Jaguar is never fully functional, but neither broken"...

  • pakarang
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    Buying and owning a car is such a bottomless pit.

    I had my front window replaced last Thursday, after it started leaking at the edge during rain. When they removed the glass, they found out that the front window had been replaced before (not factory mounted), and that the entire side of the glass on the driver's side had "come loose".

    As there are no records ANYWHERE (and I checked every single car-glass company in Norway), I had to bring it up with insurance company. Sadly, as the glass was not damaged, the insurance would not cover the leak or replacement of the glass.

    And replacing a front window is expensive on any car. When I think of it, it was like throwing thousands of NOK's towards the car because a window-seal had not been fastened correctly. ARGH.

    Another interesting things I learned at the glass-company was that the back window was TWICE as expensive as the front window.... (?) Why(?).

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  • wherrygirl
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    At least you have 6 months during which they will have to get it sorted without cost to you! Thank goodness. My first car - the Morris Minor - was second hand. I bought it before I'd even passed my driving test (there's confidence for you ). But only after I asked the chap across the road, who owned a garage, if he'd check it out for me when the Fakenham garage brought it over for me to see. It had quite a big fault - the king pin was cracked. The car was only three years old, so goodness knows how that had happened.
    But let's hope you don't have to wait too long to get the Opel back.

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  • janihudi
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    The privious owner had bought there a new/ other car .
    and as a good seller ,he did not told what is wrong woth it.
    it is a real opel garage, and they did some test drives and a check up and gave it a service check and oil change.
    i told them after a test drive that the car vibrite, the they check the wheels and balance them.
    When i picked it up it still vibretes, but i have a 6 months guarantee, so time enough to see what will come for mistakes in the car.
    they have done a historycheck on the cars maintenance ,and it was brought every time to a opel garage for maintenance ,so thats was alright.
    bit things can broke down, in this case the turbo.
    many points of the 11 faults list came trough the turbo.
    so they could just start when the turbo was in. After repair of the turbo many other problems where gone also.

    but Wesleys car came from the same garage, and every fault that came up was repaired withiut costs.
    but garages make a testdrive of a few kilometers, so they cant find everything.

    so i don't know if the privious owner had sold her for this or not, but it's always a gamble when you buy secondhand.

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  • wherrygirl
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    At the moment there is not much fun for me with the new car. Is in the garage since 2 weeks now ...........turbo was complete gone. But a new one wassn't available, 1 week to wait. Thuesday it was delevered and replaced. But stil not okay.
    Lost of compression in cilinder one.
    They think now that the engine gets a overhaul to make it 100%.........But it needs a week more, maybe more. It's just what s come out. A new engine head, a overhauled head, it' own head and let that one overhauled.
    This quote is from the "Any Model Vehicle Collectors" thread to avoid being too OT!
    I don't get this, Thijs. The car was bought from a garage, not directly from a private individual, wasn' it? What sort of checks did the garage make, or am I being naïve? Was there any guarantee or was it sold "as is" i.e.Buyer beware ? It is incredible that such major faults exist - no wonder the previous owner got rid of it.



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  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... those are the saucepans of Master Chef MICHEL TROISGROS, so then its OK....

    Yes, a LOT of aluminium in that car. More than in a box of sardines actually. LOL.

  • Clipper
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    "Recycled aluminium" .... so Jan-Olav, you chose a car made from old saucepans. Never mind, in the right light I'm sure it doesn't show. :-)

  • pakarang
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    HAHAHAHAHA.... I would never have been able to obtain a car of this caliber if it hadn't been for a minor lottery-price.... LOL

    But the car is actually 7 years old now, still looking stunning. The car had fallen 75% in price since it was taken out of the shop 7 years ago.

  • janihudi
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    a very nice car captain, but means to things.
    ur you are overpaid for your services on the ferry ,or that car is a piece of scrap.
    but this car is not for the common people .

  • pakarang
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    This XJL has a 3.0 liter supercharged diesel engine with 277 Hp, is able to do 0-100 km/t at just 6.4 seconds.

    Average fuel consumption on city driving is just above 1 liter pr. 10 kilometers, but on long distance driving with cruise control, assisted driving and lane control, it does something like 0,85 liters pr. 10 kilometers. I have however been able to reduce consumption down to an amazing 0,68 liters pr. 10 kilometers, but after a year of recording, it seems like that happened once in my lifetime.

    I'm very happy with the car, and have been so for the past 15-16 months. It's an amazing piece of engineering, and the fun part, there are apparently only 3 of these in Norway (the stretched L-version: long wheelbase), and the only one north of Hamar!

    Here is a video by the way: .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRWN0WH_aw




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  • Clipper
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    Very nice!!!! My best car ever was a Saab 9000 CS 2.3 16i (no turbo). It was a mile eater.

    Or maybe it was my Triumph 2.5 PI?

  • pakarang
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    But, while dreaming of an electric bike - this is my best ride: my Jaguar XJL (long wheelbase), you may have seen it already at both my YouTube or Instagram account as well.

    2018_08_28 EOS5D-The World-IMG_6798 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    My ride is just one bike.... and another frame (without wheels) in the basement.

    My dream bike is an ELECTRIC bike.... but, my goodness, those are really expensive if you wish to buy one of a certain level of quality.

  • Clipper
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    My friend George has recently admitted to me that he has 23 bicycles. His wife believes the number to be about 10.

    Large collections are not uncommon amongst English speaking people. I understand that Australians, Americans, Canadians even South Africans are much the same as we Brits. I'm sure there must be many good collections elsewhere in the world including Scandinavia.
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