Car advice. (Jag)

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Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:29 pm

I think my heart is ruling my head here. 2.2 x type auto. 2009.

It's a diesel. Whilst I think its reliable and reasonable mpg. The tax will be expensive and the future for diesels is uncertain. It's got a dpf (l'm trying to convince myself its more sensible because of that and the diesel engine). I know its a Ford but that also is a plus for me as it can be serviced by an independent.

Now.....the price. It's a massive 7.5 k..BUT its 15000 miles, full main dealer history and immaculate (1 owner).

It's gorgeous and for an old man like me a bit of a dream car (I currently lease my car)

Fors and against?

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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Mega Ron on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:41 pm

Definitely buy it mate.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby mumbles87 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:58 pm

7.5 is a bargain imo

My 2012 reg Toyota is worth 6k

I know which I'd rather own
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:15 pm

I read that right only 15K on the clock ?
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:30 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:I read that right only 15K on the clock ?



Yep. Like new
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby FreeWheeling on Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Its a no brainer at that mileage
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 pm

I'd buy it, absolutely. Is it an auto or manual box? 2.2 diesel is only 143bhp, but plenty of torque for a wafty drive.

What about the interior? Leather seats? Satnav? Bluetooth or any of that stuff?
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I'd buy it, absolutely. Is it an auto or manual box? 2.2 diesel is only 143bhp, but plenty of torque for a wafty drive.

What about the interior? Leather seats? Satnav? Bluetooth or any of that stuff?


It's auto. Leather and bluetooth
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:56 pm

What you aiming to pay if it's on for 7.5? My dad had a black x-type with cream leather, and a 2-litre petrol v6. I bloody loved that motor
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Whitters on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:59 pm

Until recently I had a Jaguar XF - a better car than an X type IMO, both in terms of looks and performance. If you don't mind a higher mileage I'd look at one of those over an X-type, which still has a bit of an old-school 'leather driving gloves' image (although maybe that's what you're after ;) ).

I wouldn't be worried either way about the Ford connection....reliability has got a lot better as a result, and Ford patented tech like the heated element front windscreen (if it has it) is fabulous

The XF was a great car, had it for 7 happy years until a Land Rover came calling, much more practical in a Swiss winter in the mountains.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:17 pm

The heated front windscreen is one of the all-time greatest inventions.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Clucking Bell on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:56 am

Lot of money for an eight year old Mondeo though ...... there's your counter-argument :wink:
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby RichieRiv on Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:55 am

DasNutNock wrote:The heated front windscreen is one of the all-time greatest inventions.


The only thing that Ford won't licence. Everything else Ford have created i.e. Self park, collision warning, blind-spot warning etc, they have licenced to other car firms.

X-Type? Be careful with the rads, they tend to get holes in them.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:21 am

Misread this as Cat advice (Jag)

Hugh, the keeper of endagered, wild cats!

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As for the car, seems like a no brainer with such low milage on the clock.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby sendô on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:39 am

Hugh Jargon II wrote:the future for diesels is uncertain.

I wouldn't worry too much about that at the moment.

I've just bought a new diesel myself, they're still far more economical that petrols.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 am

I'm dithering. It's 6 months too early (as I'm replacing a lease car with 6 months to go)...and the anti diesel agenda might make this car an expensive burden in a few years. That said I will all ways opt for the train if I go into town.
It's a level 5 emissions with a DPF but that's dated now compared to post 2012 diesels.

I'm seduced by the condition and mileage (plus I've all ways wanted a nice auto)

I've got l day to contemplate before a trip across the river tonight....and an irritated Mrs Jargon for the next 3 months
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby OFT on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 am

Clucking Bell wrote:Lot of money for an eight year old Mondeo though ...... there's your counter-argument :wink:


Ouch!

Edit The sister out law has one of them modern jags and it bears no resemblance to what I think of as a Jag.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby hammerdivone on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:48 am

TBH it's not even a half decent car for a Jag, as has been said a rebadged Mondeo.

Add that almost certainly diesel will be taxed heavier over the next few years as will higher emission vehicles so it will cost you more and be unsalable or worth bugger all at best I'd avoid personally.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby mumbles87 on Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 am

hammerdivone wrote:TBH it's not even a half decent car for a Jag, as has been said a rebadged Mondeo.

Add that almost certainly diesel will be taxed heavier over the next few years as will higher emission vehicles so it will cost you more and be unsalable or worth bugger all at best I'd avoid personally.


Whilst diesel tax will make it more costly if they go down this route to go back to OP question a car of that age with that little miles on the clock is a good investment as will last you years

For my 30th my parents gave me my mums old car. 2009 model Honda Civic . 20k miles on clock. That has become my golf and work car. My car for family is a 2012 reg Toyota with 70k miles on clock.. by time I get rid both will have simular mileage due to the Honda doing 50 miles round trip a day to work and the Toyota being basically a weekend / wife's car

A 15k mile diesel is bearly run in and will tick over for years

I bought a second hand BMW 3 series before the Toyota 2006 reg. paid 14k for it with 30k miles. Bearly any miles for a diesel and had 2 trouble free years motoring out of it
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