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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am
My worry with an old XJR is they're at the age where big stuff reaches end of life. They're rare enough cars fot decent 2nd parts to be hard to source and some new parts will be prohibitively expensive. At least with my 330i all the bits are either common to all 3 series or used on multiple models. Same engine and box was fitted to 1 series, 5 series and Z4 for example.
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:21 am
Teeps wrote:Yes. Got £1400 sitting in an account..

What's the idea .. it breaks down, and you just buy another one ??

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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:46 am
LKsOK wrote:
Teeps wrote:Yes. Got £1400 sitting in an account..

What's the idea .. it breaks down, and you just buy another one ??

* runs *


Ouch!
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:50 am
Teeps wrote:My worry with an old XJR is they're at the age where big stuff reaches end of life. They're rare enough cars fot decent 2nd parts to be hard to source and some new parts will be prohibitively expensive. At least with my 330i all the bits are either common to all 3 series or used on multiple models. Same engine and box was fitted to 1 series, 5 series and Z4 for example.

As I said the XJR shares most components with the rest of the range. 4.2 V8s go on for 200k miles+ and gearboxes aren't too bad. Much easier to find the bits than my old Avantime.
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:52 am
2007 model looks quite reliable, in terms of still being on the road.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/jaguar_xjr_4.2_v8_a
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:54 am
hugh121 wrote:2007 model looks quite reliable, in terms of still being on the road.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/jaguar_xjr_4.2_v8_a

There's 'on the road' and there's 'on the road'

Sat on someones driveway waiting for repair, isn't technically 'on the road' Laughing
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Yes but Hugh, the XJ even if you include all models was never a big seller, not like the 3 series. Parts being more plentiful than the Aventime...probably one of the poorest selling cars ever lol
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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Teeps wrote:Yes but Hugh, the XJ even if you include all models was never a big seller, not like the 3 series. Parts being more plentiful than the Aventime...probably one of the poorest selling cars ever lol


Owning the Avantime taught me to research parts wisely! Think Trigger's broom!!

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Re: My Perfect Daily Driver!

on Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:56 pm
hugh121 wrote:
Teeps wrote:Great until it goes wrong, which it will.

Someone's happy today!

A later 4.2 XJR would be better - the engine and gearbox are pretty bullet proof.

That'll be the same engine in my XK8 with the 6 speed box.

It survived a stationary lamp post while hitting said lamp post at 50mph.

Bent the bejeebus out of the prop, but the engine only suffered a broken sump, whereas the gearbox was fine.

Still going 11 years later Cool

I'd go with bullet proof Wink
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