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Old 3rd June 2009, 09:00   #31
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@Krazyking, the second set of pictures have brought character/charisma to the car..err.Jaguar. Earlier I was going to post that it bears an uncanny resemblence to a Hyundai Sonata. And 260 on the dial, thats a wow. Whats the top speed you done on this baby.
One suggestion, get that air freshner container off the dash. Please. Its spoiling the rich feel interiors.

True. A better alloy could have helped but that Jag monogram on it ...

And all S came with one engine option ?

Steer has one;he had quoted some awesome 0-100 numbers.And you can opt private garage for service which as per steer's finding saved a lot of $.
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And all S came with one engine option ?

Steer has one;he had quoted some awesome 0-100 numbers.And you can opt private garage for service which as per steer's finding saved a lot of $.
I believe his is the S-Type R.
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The S-Type came with many engine options. 2.5 V6, 3.0 V6, 2.7 V6 diesel, 4.0 V8 and 4.0 Supercharged V8. The 4.0 was later replaced by a 4.2. That's the one steeroid got.
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Nice report king. Youre lucky to own one of these. That picture of the leaping cat is awesome and just says everything. It makes it worth owning just for that . Nice colour too.
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What I didn't mention is the cost to maintain this beauty.

I usually take the Jag to the service centre once or twice a year and in the end I usually get a bill of $25000-$30000, which is RS.150,000-200,000.
Thats quite a bit on the higher side. I had a Classic Jag XJ6 with 3.2 Inline engine done about 105K Miles and servicing used to be done once a year or 12k Miles. I used to get it done at a Jag Specialist who used to charge GBP 150 with consumables, which I found quite reasonable for a car of that proportion.
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Old 5th June 2009, 12:48   #36
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Well if you see the firey logo on Jaguar, everything is worth for it. (even the *** cost)

By the way, cool pics dude. U shaped gear changes are unique.
Thanks, yah I like the gear shape too, its out of the ordinary.

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Even the Steering and the Alloys emit the Feline look.
simply awesome.
Thanks. I'm sorry that we got off to a bad start.

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@Krazyking, the second set of pictures have brought character/charisma to the car..err.Jaguar. Earlier I was going to post that it bears an uncanny resemblence to a Hyundai Sonata. And 260 on the dial, thats a wow. Whats the top speed you done on this baby.
One suggestion, get that air freshner container off the dash. Please. Its spoiling the rich feel interiors.
Thanks. Well the Sonata resembles the Jaguar! It's actually been made to look like the Jag and a Mercedes Benz. The top speed I've hit is 180. Yah I was thinking of doing so, I'll try and find an alternative.

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Is that a typo? Find it difficult to believe....in ANY car.

But that's besides the point. It's a mixed feeling for me, because I've always hated Jaguar interiors (they're just not to my taste that's all, a matter of personal opinion) but the exterior look of this car I'm a big fan of. The butch stance coupled with overall proportions combine to give it a sporty look hard to find in most sedans of it's time. And the colour, my favourite on this car. I'm sure you're enjoying this car thoroughly and the ownership must be a rewarding, if expensive, experience.

One last thing. The pic of the leaping cat on the bonnet is just WOW
Yah sorry thats a typo, I meant 3. I personally don't mind the interiors, it's pretty nice. But I love the exteriors more than anything. Yah it does have a sporty shape, it's low like a sports car would be. Thanks, though the choice of colour goes to my parents. Yep, I truly enjoy driving this car, though it's a little heavy to handle at times. The power and handling is just amazing!

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The S-Type came with many engine options. 2.5 V6, 3.0 V6, 2.7 V6 diesel, 4.0 V8 and 4.0 Supercharged V8. The 4.0 was later replaced by a 4.2. That's the one steeroid got.
I think my Jag is the 3.0 V6.

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Nice report king. Youre lucky to own one of these. That picture of the leaping cat is awesome and just says everything. It makes it worth owning just for that . Nice colour too.
Thanks. Yah I thought you guys would love the Jaguar leaping.
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Is it just me or it looks like the Hyundai Sonata Gold that were sold here in india. I guess hyundai was inspired by this Jaguar...

i know i know... ... ppl have already discussed the sonata lookalike issue here...

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I think my Jag is the 3.0 V6.
hehe! You better be sure, stop thinking and find out!
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hehe! You better be sure, stop thinking and find out!
Well I checked to make sure. And I can safely and proudly say it.s a 3.0 V6.
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What I didn't mention is the cost to maintain this beauty.

I usually take the Jag to the service centre once or twice a year and in the end I usually get a bill of $25000-$30000, which is RS.150,000-200,000.
I cant believe so many people missed this. When I saw 25,000- 30,000 USD my initial reaction was dayem ! you can afford a new car every 2 years for the price for maintenance.

But I assume you meant. $2,500-$3,500
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I cant believe so many people missed this. When I saw 25,000- 30,000 USD my initial reaction was dayem ! you can afford a new car every 2 years for the price for maintenance.

But I assume you meant. $2,500-$3,500
Uhh no I didn't, I never mentioned it as USD. As I am from Hong Kong, I was refering to the cost being of $25000-$30000 Hong Kong Dollars.
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Clean her up a bit man! She looks as if she hasn't had a bath for years! Your front alloys have transformed into another color.

Nice car though. I remember the initial public reaction when the S-type was released a decade ago. The S-type and the original XK are pretty much responsible for Jag's turnaround in recent years.
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So we just had the an annual car diagnostics test which is required when re-registering for your Road Registration every year. And turns out there were quite a few things that needed to be replaced such as the Reare Brake Calipers, Water Filter, Vipers, etc. And yet again we had a RS150,000,000 servicing done for the cat. The car has done about 50,000 kms. She's getting expensive to maintain. We will most probably be selling her off in a year or two. We can't get another car because the carparks are VERY costly in our building such as RS 30 lakhs !

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Clean her up a bit man! She looks as if she hasn't had a bath for years! Your front alloys have transformed into another color.

Nice car though. I remember the initial public reaction when the S-type was released a decade ago. The S-type and the original XK are pretty much responsible for Jag's turnaround in recent years.
I think it just looks like that from the photos. But yah it hadn't been cleaned for a week during the second set of pictures.

Yah I agree, it's the S-type and the XK that transformed Jaguar and brought in the sales.

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Thats an awesome Car to own, Just for leaping Jaguar!!

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And yet again we had a RS150,000,000 servicing done for the cat.
Is that a typo again? Were you refering to Rs. 1,50,000?

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We can't get another car because the carparks are VERY costly in our building such as RS 30 lakhs.
My Goodness. Never knew that you need to pay that much for just parking!!

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So we just had the an annual car diagnostics test which is required when re-registering for your Road Registration every year. And turns out there were quite a few things that needed to be replaced such as the Reare Brake Calipers, Water Filter, Vipers, etc. And yet again we had a RS150,000,000 servicing done for the cat. The car has done about 50,000 kms. She's getting expensive to maintain. We will most probably be selling her off in a year or two. We can't get another car because the carparks are VERY costly in our building such as RS 30 lakhs !



I think it just looks like that from the photos. But yah it hadn't been cleaned for a week during the second set of pictures.

Yah I agree, it's the S-type and the XK that transformed Jaguar and brought in the sales.
Nice car.
What 150 Million INR, 3 Million USD for servicing.
U kidding....
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