Speaking for myself and only myself, I’m definitely a fan of some of the modern comforts and conveniences of new cars. Heated/cooled seats, adjustable magride suspension, Android Auto/Apple Carplay, adaptive cruise, bimodal exhaust, etc. Sometimes I want to be engaged, to feel and hear the car. Sometimes I want the… Read more
Some of this is sheer demographics. We don’t have the preponderance of young buyers like we had from the ‘60s through the ‘80s who drove the market for sporty cars. And with tightening emissions/fuel economy regs it’s honestly easier to calibrate an entire driveline when shifting is left to a computer, so we’re… Read more
I know a lot of people that do this, but in my experience you have to be driving a lot of miles and your second car has to be a beater to have it make sense. At least here in Michigan, I have to pay a minimum of $600/year to insure a car with liability, closer to $1000 for full coverage. And that is with a clean… Read more
I did this with my Focus ST recently. Given the market for used cars and the exact ratio of miles to loan amount I had on it I got while the getting was good, bought a Honda Beat and a 76 KZ750 to get up to snuff and split a car with my wife for the winter seeing our schedules are the same anyway.
If you do decide to replace the bushings on the truck you’ll need an air chisel or similar tool to get the sway bar bushings out. The originals are rubber bonded to metal and the metal has to come out too. Replace them with urethane though, they’re a lot easier to get back in than pressing metal ones especially if… Read more
I have quite a bit of experience with the AJ V8 at this point, especially in 4.2-liter spec (both N/A and supercharged). I have the former in a 2004 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas, and the latter in a 2006 Range Rover Supercharged. It is far more stout than any of the German stuff from the same era. So that’s not an issue.… Read more
XE 180d R Dynamic. Love the looks, chassis, steering and fuel economy. Less impressed by the gearbox calibration and uninspiring ingenium engine.
This looks to be a really well kept example and some expensive stuff has already been taken care of. Maintenance costs will be high and it won’t be bulletproof reliable, and yeah, it kind of looks like a Ford but $6,000 for nearly 400 horsepower? Hell yes.
Goodness, so many people concerned with appearance over performance. Not a very Jalop view of matters. 390 horse rear-drive luxury sedan. In an interesting color. 6500 bucks. Come on. That’s nice price all day.
That seems like a fair price for Jag this clean. I love the color combination. The styling overall looks bland today, but it is what it is. Just like we say for older German luxury cars though, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into before buying it. NP for the brave and informed buyer.
I’ve always been a fan of jags and this one has the classic British green paint with ivory interior. I know it’s gonna be a maintenance nightmare but then that’s a part of the “English charm” of these cars. NP for me