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Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 08:25 AM

I came across a used car for sale. It seems to be in solid shape. 2005 Jaguar XKR with 62K miles. Can anyone tell me anything about them? Maintenance issues, etc.?

TrulyReconciled posted 7/9/2014 08:36 AM

I swore I'd never have another British car but Jaguar has come a long way

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 08:46 AM

Thanks TR!
Yes, I don't have details but I did hear indirectly that Jags got much better after Ford acquired the company.

They're asking price is a little high to me though ($18,900) especially since it needs new tires, but they said they'd listen to any offers. It drove very nicely.

JanaGreen posted 7/9/2014 09:10 AM

*poof* the huge Baby Jaguar pic.

Oops, sorry, wrong jaguar.

(ETA - sorry about the size of the pic - I was trying to be obnoxious but not THAT obnoxious. I don't know how to resize it).

[This message edited by JanaGreen at 9:48 AM, July 9th (Wednesday)]

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 09:24 AM

TrustedHer posted 7/9/2014 09:45 AM

Lucas "Prince of Darkness" electrical system.
( )

It's good they look pretty, since you spend so much time outside them while they're being fixed...
( Click and Clack, the Tappet Bros. , paraphrased)

That's the reputation of Jaguar. It's been a long time since I looked, though.

wifehad5 posted 7/9/2014 09:47 AM

Call around and get prices on normal maintenance items. Over $1,000 for brakes isn't uncommon.

Remember, these were engineered as expensive cars. They have expensive parts and take expensive labor. Even though they're asking about a quarter of what it costs new, fixing it doesn't get cheaper.

As long as you can afford to fix it when it breaks, or just needs brakes, go for it

GabyBaby posted 7/9/2014 09:48 AM

I'm with TrustedHer.

My Dad and stepmom have owned a couple and my dad says never again. They are very problematic and expensive to fix.

wifehad5 posted 7/9/2014 09:49 AM

Oh, and check out the maintenance intervals on the supercharger. Those can't be neglected either

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 09:54 AM

Thanks everyone. Although I could afford the cost of the maintenance I don't want the headache so I think I'll pass on this one.

norabird posted 7/9/2014 10:51 AM


It looks so pretty though!

Here's hoping you find another beauty to replace it.

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 10:53 AM

It does, doesn't it norabird?
The picture doesn't really do it justice either.

sisoon posted 7/9/2014 11:03 AM

Here's how to handle this opportunity that you'd love to take advantage of - go here to see photos of the E-type Jag:

You'll see the later jags are real downgrades, at least in appearance....

Tred posted 7/9/2014 11:07 AM

Have you seen the new Jaguar F-Type? Awesome. My new dream car.

idiot85 posted 7/9/2014 11:14 AM

I love jags- years ago I had an old x-type and loved it and just recently my brother got an XF...

The F-Type is also a dream car of mine.

With my old X-Type I never really had any reliability issues- I only sold it because of the tax/fuel costs.

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 11:56 AM

Have you seen the new Jaguar F-Type?

Just pictures online. It does look awesome.

TrulyReconciled posted 7/9/2014 12:18 PM

The F-Type is also a dream car of mine.

With my old X-Type I never really had any reliability issues- I only sold it because of the tax/fuel costs.

All problems fixed, just get an FXX

lynnm1947 posted 7/9/2014 12:28 PM

Older models were a nightmare in our northern climate. I hear they have come a long way, though.

Brandon808 posted 7/9/2014 12:55 PM

All problems fixed, just get an FXX
Oh sure, I'll just pop right down to the lot and pick one up.

Jeaniegirl posted 7/9/2014 15:24 PM

Brandon, Jaguars are my heart :) I absolutely love them and I'm on my third. They are the most dependable cars I have ever owned and are good for 300,000+ miles if maintained properly. I have owned mainly XJ Jags but I now have a XK8 convertible. They drive like a dream.

One thing you definitely need to do if you buy this car is find a Jaguar mechanic and take it there for oil changes, etc. It's always best to find a certified Jag mechanic NOT with any dealership but one who has their own garage. You will save tons of money on any future work you might have to have done. I am currently looking at a XKR convertible to buy as I really love their body styles.

Go for it. 62,000 miles is NOTHING for a Jag. Also check to see if it has all maintenance records as that is a big help.

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