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    Service and running costs Merc vs Jag.

    Hello

    We are getting to the point where we wouldn't mind a nice Flatlander.
    I used to have a Series 1 Jag a number of years ago[nearly 25] and still have a bit of a hankering for a replacement, would like a sedan not a coupe [xk and the like]

    Looking at mid 2000's say 2007 XJR or perhaps even a Merc CLS 500 same year
    What do you think?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Waiting for the anti-Euro pitchfork brigade to arrive...
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    jag is mostly based on the ford platform and owned by indians (tata motors)
    mercs have the most awful electronics on board i have ever repaired, except possibly bmw.
    unfortunately most japanese vehicles now are running cvt transmissions which are the possibly the most evil thing in the universe next to jacinda (lying red) adern
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    Sorry Tommy, have accidently deleted your post instead of quoting
    please reply
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Sorry Tommy, have accidently deleted your post instead of quoting
    please reply
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    Stick with the Ford!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    lots vs lots. a mechanical warranty that covers electrical as well as mechanical for 36 months would be a good idea and cheap insurance for whatever you buy.

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    Right we owed (owned)a Jag Name:  IMG_0221.JPG
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    Pros
    Could corner like nothing else I mean man it was just wicked held like shit to a blanket!!!!!
    Very comfortable inside, like sitting in your arm chair, our the one you want to sit in but can't cause the dog our wife has stolen it
    Very comfortable ride nice and heavy on the road as in not edgy like it wanted to go elsewhere.
    Could get away with stuff because your driving A JAGUAR

    Cons
    Petrol bill we would get 400miles to the tank. Petrol. Automatic.
    Broke down repair bills is what killed it in the end.
    We replaced the transmission once and then that engine light came back on we chucked in the towel.

    We brought a BMW 318 2009 station wagon.
    Touch would no repair bills just the usual maintenance.
    Fule bill nearly 1000miles diesel automatic.
    Heated seats
    Drive is ok not as comfortable as the jag though.

    Sorry no experience with Mercedes.

    I did drive some 1017 in Africa but I don't think that's what your after.
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    That jag up above is a Ford in a fancy dress. So parts could possibly be quite cheap off eBay but not a real jag

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    Try a secondhand Volvo - waiting for incoming ;-).
    Bought a 2007 XC90 SUV off TM, before we came home from the West Island.
    2.4L turbo diesel, 6 speed auto, 7 seats, auto AWD, electric most stuff, just the two of us, so heaps of room for non-essential fripperies.
    Last trip to AKL - filled up the night before, Ngaruawahia for the first top up.
    Ngaruawahia - Muriwai for a wedding.
    Then Muriwai to Taihape for the second top up, before heading home. Averaging 500+ MILES/ tank full (70L).
    Used the cruise control a lot - much more economy that way.
    88,000 miles to 120,000 miles - love it - and the cambelt had been done in the UK, before being shipped out by the previous owner.
    No image problems, so no 'boy/men racers' issues - just tootle off - VERY QUICKLY - and leave them to play with HSV and FPV owners. :-)
    Wellington dealers charge - OUCH!!! - but have a local guy in Masterton, who is much more reasonable.
    Highly underrated IMO - resale might hurt, but not really that fussed about changing.
    So good, my little run around is a Volvo too - V50 s/wagon ex Japan.
    Language is an issue - can't read it - but car goes very, very well.
    Worth a look mate.
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    PS - both fills were at 1/4-1/3 full on the fuel gauge, approx 55L per fill.

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    my old bosses daughter has one of those x70 wagons went like a cut cat on a hot tin roof till radiator problems then it travelled around on a salvage trailer where ever it went for a few months till it was finally all fixed they have had a few euro cars and they end up broken down worth nothing literally rusting away under the trees on the farm till some desperate person looking for parts for their one takes them away.
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    Merc every day. Those Jags only look at home pulling into a retirement village or a mechanics garage.
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    mercs are good for those bald old fellas trying to impress people with their wealth.

 

 

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