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Old 30th January 2008, 15:08   #46
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Congrats steer, thats one mean machine...nice color
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Old 30th January 2008, 15:10   #47
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Congrats Steer, thats one heck of a machine. Please post pics from all angles and would love to see the interior pictures too.

how much did it cost?
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Old 30th January 2008, 17:29   #48
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Congrats Steer, thats one heck of a machine. Please post pics from all angles and would love to see the interior pictures too.

how much did it cost?
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Whats the price?
Steer has mentioned that it costed him, how much a new Toyota FJ Cruiser would. That is around $30,000/-
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Old 30th January 2008, 18:25   #49
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I never meant the lumina, i meant handling in general. and your views on handling. remember we were discussing the verna's handling in the kallu shaap and you were dismissive of the general opinion that its handling was a problem.
I was dismissive of the scale of the problem - redoing your suspension is a much easier job than getting more juice out of your engine, and that was the context in which it was spoken. I said appreciate the Verna for the juice it provides (that others dont) - the handling part is not a major issue.

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I don't know how ell the lumina handles or doesn't.
But you talk like you do.


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but I'm sure the jag handles better, and I'm sure steer will have more fun with the jag on the twisties than the lumina.
I'm glad somebody is sure of this, because I'm not.



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BUSA, most american cars are crappy handlers. there may be exceptions, but I cant think of any. atleast not of the stature of lotus, porsche,BMW, Subaru, EVO, the list goes on.

I didnt know the lumina was australian, but anyway, the cars from holden are also crappy handlers.
How many Holdens have you driven around? And how many American cars?

And are you aware that the Jag which I own, which you claim is a supreme handler, has its roots in an American sedan? It shares the platform of a Lincoln, no less! Since Lincolns are not exactly known for handling, my car should handle like a boat.

I'm quite surprised at the way you've commented so authoritatively on my previous (actually, I still own it) car. I've personally found it one of the most entertaining cars to drive around (and to throw around!).

I've had the good fortune to have driven or owned cars from different marquees and I've learnt to throw quite a few preconceived notions out of the window. I hope that someday you will be able to say the same too.
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Old 30th January 2008, 18:31   #50
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Congrats Steeroid, for your new Jaguar, it is really nice British car.

I think its parts and maintenace cost is expensive, this what we experience in KSA market. Olayan, Al Saif Motors were dealers here.
In Dubai I don't know who is the dealers (Al Futtaim)?

Cheers!
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And are you aware that the Jag which I own, which you claim is a supreme handler, has its roots in an American sedan? It shares the platform of a Lincoln, no less!
Wasnt it with Ford Mondeo? I read somewhere a long time back.. cant recall.

EDIT: Sorry.. thats the X-Type.. not the S-Type, thats based on the Mondy platform.

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Old 30th January 2008, 18:48   #52
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Thumbs up Phantastic Maaaaan!!!!!!!!!!

That's one of the best acquisitions on the forum Steer!! Have a great time with her. I was actually expecting the Chevy CSV CR8 which you had said you were considering as your next ride. But this is even better... umm.... Actually this is THE BEST you see.

SIMBLY AANNNJOOOOOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!.
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Old 30th January 2008, 19:36   #53
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I quite like the Jag shape. Sleek and exec as well as sporty all at the same time. And in black it looks that much more exec. And then if one uses the 540 nm of torque and the 400 horses, that springs a real surprise to the uninitiated.

I am sure you are going to enjoy throwing this around too. Though the over sensitive steering that you mention is a surprise.

Great car, nonetheless. Enjoy your drive.
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Wasnt it with Ford Mondeo? I read somewhere a long time back.. cant recall.

EDIT: Sorry.. thats the X-Type.. not the S-Type, thats based on the Mondy platform.
Well Old Steer used to have an front wheel drive X type without the jag badges leather and wood. Oh, he used to nickname it a Mondy
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Whoa! Steering around a point about 1/3 from the front, for instance? Entertaining!
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Nice car Steeroid. Congratulations.
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Old 30th January 2008, 23:47   #57
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Tyres changed. Please take note, tyrewallah from Moradabad:

Pirelli Pzero Rosso 245/40 Z R18 93Y Front
Pirelli Pzero Rosso 275/35 Z R18 95Y Rear

This is what I remember - will correct after checking the tyre tomorrow (have a doubt about the front). The vehicle is suddenly very quiet as the OE Continental ContactSports were very very noisy and probably worn because there was tyre-slap noise.

Balancing went very well - they had to use minimal weights, just about 4 pieces used to balance all 4 wheels.
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Congrats, Santosh!
Here's wishing you miles & miles of fun with the car,every milestone covered safely.

Enjoy!
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Well Old Steer used to have an front wheel drive X type without the jag badges leather and wood. Oh, he used to nickname it a Mondy
OT: Yeah! He was the one who convinced me not to go for the Mondy when I was on the lookout for a second hand car.
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congrats steer,

The S-type is my second fav jag- the fav being the XK150.

enjoy this beauty....would love to get a ride in it when I am in Dubai next!!
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