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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby hammerdivone on Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:47 am

I'm not saying a 2nd hand diesel car is a bad investment, just that I wouldn't buy a poor quality 2009 Jag x-type (even with very low mileage which is not always a good thing btw) when there is much better value out there
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:16 pm

That's good advice. I've read that the 2009 range had 500 changes/improvements. The book has 7 main dealer stamps (apparently). I suspect the chap selling it (for someone who has chopped it in for an xe) is a mechanic/salesman trying to get a better price following an attempted trade in.

Experience tells me the trade don't give a monkey's about condition or mileage and probably offered 3500 k for it. I think I'm paying retail price for this one to be honest. I'm so bloody tempted though but I'm gonna walk away. Too much money. I don't mind paying a bit extra for the condition but I reckon this is at least £1500 over the top.

Here it is

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710060045358?postcode=cm120fe&maximum-mileage=20000&sort=sponsored&make=JAGUAR&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&price-from=7000&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&year-from=2009&price-to=7500&page=1
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby -DL- on Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:18 pm

The leather steering wheel looks awfully shiny for a 15k mile car...
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:That's good advice. I've read that the 2009 range had 500 changes/improvements. The book has 7 main dealer stamps (apparently). I suspect the chap selling it (for someone who has chopped it in for an xe) is a mechanic/salesman trying to get a better price following an attempted trade in.

Experience tells me the trade don't give a monkey's about condition or mileage and probably offered 3500 k for it. I think I'm paying retail price for this one to be honest. I'm so bloody tempted though but I'm gonna walk away. Too much money. I don't mind paying a bit extra for the condition but I reckon this is at least £1500 over the top.

Here it is

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710060045358?postcode=cm120fe&maximum-mileage=20000&sort=sponsored&make=JAGUAR&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&price-from=7000&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&year-from=2009&price-to=7500&page=1


Could do worse than spending a couple hours looking at it and seeing if they'll budge on the price. They might want to get it off the forecourt, in which case you might be in a position to get a bargain.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Number9 on Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:59 pm

Looks genuine but double check the service history.
Currently on a private plate & probably in the process of being transferred. Current reg number is P4BHP
Books trade Cap Clean at £5775.
It's a bit expensive but you'll have to go a long way to find another 1 with that mileage.
Everything else is clear ie not subject to insurance claim or accident damage & no finance owing.
Info is good as of now but can change any time.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks No 9. That's very helpful.

I've completed my research. Old diesels like this one are too risky. Low mileage with a DPF is a risk. Emission charges could migrate to towns. Tax will go up. Fuel prices. Basically the environmentalists have won this battle.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby ludo22 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am

I'm a car dealer and I've sold a few X types.The 2009 model is the farewell version and has plenty of toys but the X type is pretty uninspiring to drive.£7500 may sound cheap but it isn't and you're paying a massive premium for low miles which,quite frankly,is a bit unnecessary.One of the biggest mistakes punters make about cars is that low miles equals reliability and value.It's b*llocks.You are a million times better off buying one with 50k on it for 4 grand.Blowing £7500 on an X type is,IMO,not a great idea.There are miles nicer and better cars available for that dough and if you want a cheap Jag,the S Type with the 2.7 diesel engine is far better.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Hugh Jargon II on Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks ludo. I said I would only be serious around the 6.5 mark and even then I know its expensive and the owner wont take anything near that. I think its totally unrealistic.
I've allways been tempted by low mileage cars....and I make you right.
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Hugh Jargon II wrote:Thanks ludo. I said I would only be serious around the 6.5 mark and even then I know its expensive and the owner wont take anything near that. I think its totally unrealistic.
I've allways been tempted by low mileage cars....and I make you right.


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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:30 am

Just been looking online for that particular car , Hugh and it would seem that £7.5k is overpriced even at 15,000 - it's going to depreciate just by looking at it - don't buy it , mate - for £7,500 you could do a lot better .
Lexus IS250 ?
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Re: Car advice. (Jag)

Postby Morocco Mole on Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am

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


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