xequar
xequar
xequar
Oct 19
7

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

Oct 19
16

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

Oct 19
154

My frustration is that nearly all manufacturers missed the transition from “manuals are for cheap loser cars only” to “enthusiasts with disposable income want manuals in their enthusiast cars.” Read more

Sep 28
2

Ugh this job sucks. I upgraded to urethane bushings once and having to get the rubber out while keeping the metal shell intact to reuse with the urethane was a miserable job I would not wish on my worst enemy.

Sep 28
4

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

Sep 28
1

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.

Sep 28
3

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

Sep 28
8

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

Sep 28
1

XE 180d R Dynamic. Love the looks, chassis, steering and fuel economy. Less impressed by the gearbox calibration and uninspiring ingenium engine.

Sep 28
6

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.

Sep 28
10

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. 

Sep 28
21

No - the repairs are not cheap - its not nearly as Ford under there as you think. A replacement brainbox for one of these is nearly 1300 bucks.

Sep 28
3

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. 

Sep 28
1

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

Sep 28
2

You know going into this your wallet will scream. Still for the price it could be a good weekender if we can go back to the way things were in the before times.