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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:05 pm
I'd love to, but unfortunately trying to get on the property ladder means I'll be in the Volvo until it blows up... which might be sooner rather than later with the amount of oil and coolant its currently leaking, lol. Any car costing more than a 3-figure sum would be too expensive at the moment. Sad
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:24 pm
I prefer the looks of your current car by some margin.
Also it might be a bargain at 20k but if something goes wrong it is going to have 90k car parts prices.
I like a barge but I reckon you'll need deep pockets for that one.
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Teeps wrote:I prefer the looks of your current car by some margin.
Also it might be a bargain at 20k but if something goes wrong it is going to have 90k car parts prices.
I like a barge but I reckon you'll need deep pockets for that one.

Interestingly, service costs are the same as the XFR - same engine etc etc. I checked with the local Jag specialist, and it shares the same suspension components as the XF. Strangely the only difference is the rear shock absorber/s - they are air filled, but actually cost less than the XFR springs?!!!!

BUT - some of the electrical stuff (i.e. the electronic dash) would be pricy I expect!

Driving home from Castle Combe yesterday, I was able to drive some nice roads - current car is rather nice...... great noise!!
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:50 pm
The differences in costs will come when something specific to the XJ fails. But hey, it's not like you currently have a cheap to run car. I bet your fuel bill is scary.
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Teeps wrote:The differences in costs will come when something specific to the XJ fails. But hey, it's not like you currently have a cheap to run car. I bet your fuel bill is scary.

Not as scary as mine.... I'm getting 16mpg at the moment. Some leccy gremlin in the MAF wiring.

I've saved hundreds since I got the bike, yet I'm quicker through the town Cool
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:25 pm
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Teeps wrote:The differences in costs will come when something specific to the XJ fails. But hey, it's not like you currently have a cheap to run car. I bet your fuel bill is scary.

Not as scary as mine.... I'm getting 16mpg at the moment. Some leccy gremlin in the MAF wiring.

I've saved hundreds since I got the bike, yet I'm quicker through the town Cool

I'm averaging 22, so quite good in the sale of things!!
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:27 pm
Teeps wrote:The differences in costs will come when something specific to the XJ fails. But hey, it's not like you currently have a cheap to run car. I bet your fuel bill is scary.

I'm doing 10-12k miles a year, so a little scary. RFL is £49 per month, but on the other hand insurance is £260.
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Blooming heck, Hugh ... your fuel bill must be on a par with Spots bill for hookers
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:09 pm
£250 a month on fuel!
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Re: Tempted....

on Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:18 pm
Teeps wrote:£250 a month on fuel!


And a bit more than that sometimes. But, I can use the Smart car if needed - if I use the Smart (0.8 DTi), then my average mpg goes to 40+mpg.

I would also say that I have the best job in the world, this includes my commute. I seriously look forward to my trip to (and from) work!

I took my youngest up to Gloucester and back this evening (about 90 miles on the M5) - cruise control set to 70, I managed 28mpg! Happy days....
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Re: Tempted....

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:04 am
Living the dream ....

My commute is less than 2 miles ..... there are times this is a pain, because I have no reason to drive far, but I guess Incan always take the long way home.
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Re: Tempted....

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:15 am
Less than 2 miles! You need a decent pair of shoes not a car.
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Re: Tempted....

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:17 am
Best job in the world!
What do you do?

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Re: Tempted....

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:52 am
Teeps wrote:Best job in the world!
What do you do?


I'm now a Teacher. Teaching Photography in a Bristol school.

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Re: Tempted....

on Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 am
They clearly pay teachers too much...
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Re: Tempted....

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:43 pm
about 250 a month for me too, but thats a weekly commute to the office of 540 miles
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Re: Tempted....

on Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Teeps wrote:They clearly pay teachers too much...

Not at all - I need plenty of spending money for my 13 weeks off per year!!
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