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Oct 19
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I bought a ‘98 Mercury Mystique, V6, manual from a Ford engineer years ago that had it. He explained it to me as being an emissions control. IIRC he explained it as that when you start to shift, the throttle suddenly snaps shut and the engine RPMs would normally fall suddenly, leaving some fuel that would not be Read more

Oct 19
1

That delay’s been a thing since at least the late 1990s.  As I understand it, it’s for emissions purposes to ensure complete burn of fuel in the midst of being injected when you clutch in.  

Oct 19
1

Yes, at least I do. I want Android Auto, the top-flight sound system, nice seats, and the other amenities. I could take or leave the nanny-tech, but my insurance company gives me a nice discount for having it, so sure why not. Cars have come a long way, and I want the new tech. I like my heated and air conditioned Read more

Oct 6
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I wish I could be surprised.  Usually when you get a new car, you suddenly see a gillion of them around.  Last year, I bought an XE that had just been turned in from lease.  Since then, I’ve seen exactly 3 of them in the wild.  I love mine and plan to hold onto it for awhile, which I guess is good since next time Read more

Oct 6
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I tried to work the numbers last year when I was car shopping, but I just couldn’t make it work. Used ones were still running $50k from what I was finding. They’re beautiful cars, and I’d love to have one. It’d also be nice having a Jag that actually could easily fit my golf clubs.
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Sep 28
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There are a couple variants of the urethane ones from what I saw when I was looking up the parts, with one version that has a replacement shell. Mine’s a ‘95 that’s lived in Michigan all its life and has 214,000 miles on it. I’m sure that when I finally bite down it’ll either be a hell job or a hell bill, but I’m not Read more

Sep 28
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Trade that truck now and get your money!  I’ve been looking at used pickups with an eye toward upgrading from my 25-year-old F-150 that’s getting rusty and needs all those twin-I-Beam bushings replaced. Lord have mercy even beat to shit used trucks are going for pant-filling money!  If you don’t need it or love it, Read more

Sep 28
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Ooh, welcome to the club!  What’d you get?  

Sep 28
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There’s a lot less Ford in this era’s Jags than you’d think.  Even the X-Types (I had two of ‘em) have more Jag than Ford in ‘em (discounting the MTX-75 that was a straight lift from Ford’s parts bin).  

Sep 28
2

I say Nice Price, even knowing what I know. So to be fair, I’m a sucker for Jags. After two X-Types (both manuals, one a 2.5 and one a 3.0), I’m now on an XE R-Sport with the supercharged V6. The S-Types were the weakest link of this era in Jaguar reliability, and the S’s styling seems to endear them to... how to say Read more

Sep 24
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An interview about a test-drive? Huh, interesting. I guess if it’s basically the same thing as the reviewer writing it up the message gets through fine. Still, not sure I’m in love with it. Read more

Sep 9
1

Star both for having one of the sweetest Jags (I still toy with the notion of owning one even though I love my XE) and for your fix. 

Jul 23
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Nuisance is a legal term. Also, you ask what makes me the arbiter? What makes you the arbiter? What gives you the right to tell me what to do with my property? I’d rather have DT as a neighbor than that hideous example I posted. It’s an assault on the senses and an affront to architecture! It’s a pretentious farce Read more

Jul 22
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The difference is in what interferes with one’s right to quiet enjoyment of their property. Being bothered doesn’t matter, as much as suburban busybodies wish it did. Neighbor dogs barking are bothersome. So what? Neighbor dogs that prevent me from sleeping, on the other hand, pass from bothersome to nuisance.

Jul 20
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I dunno. I don’t use power tools when I’m wrenching on my stuff, and even impacts and the like aren’t real loud. Unless he’s got a crew over and being boisterous at 2:00 a.m., I can’t imagine that being louder than a big dog losing its mind because a bird flew over or something. Read more

Jul 20
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What the fuck are Three Percenters? Literally I had never heard of them until I saw your post, and the 30 seconds I spent on Wikipedia says they’re a far-right gun rights advocacy group. I dunno, maybe I just find other things to do with my time than trying to search out fringe political ideologies, but methinks the Read more

Jul 19
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How do people find the time to not only know about random fringe ideologies, but demonstrate apparent recurring or perpetual outrage about them? I literally just had to google what you were even on about, and from what the Wiki says they’re just some far-right gun nuts. Whoopdie doo. Read more

Jul 19
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if someone lived next door to you and had 40 rusting washing machines in their front lawn, would you call it in?” Read more

Jul 19
2

Oh lord!  Why not just wear a shirt that says that you’re a nosy busybody that wants to meddle in other peoples’ affairs?  Unless you’re paying their notes and their taxes, it’s not your right to tell others what to do with their property.  My neighbor has a derelict 40-foot catamaran parked alongside his house.  Read more