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Oh what a ride it was!
By Dolle Dolf on
Vehicle1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan
ReviewMy well-maintained but hi-miles (160k) car died recently (227k) when the supercharger disintegrated and destroyed the engine. Too much $$ to repair. I already have spent $20k in 3 years in repairs, due to expensive parts. ABS/traction control module had to go to UK for reprogramming. Rear hub melted, destroyed a rotor and a drive shaft. A door dent was expensive to fix. some preventative maintenance including tranny fluid lines. The sunroof was $1200+. The seat computer I never bothered with as it conked out whilst in my fave position. etc etc. Still no regrets. These are beautiful, inspired cars and it has been a true joy to own. A perma-smile on my face each time I drove it.
Best FeaturesThe ride, the perfect blend of luxury and road feel for sporty drive. The seat-seems short initially but then became so comfortable. The wood/leather steering wheel. The idiosyncrasies such as the toggle switches in the pods next to the steering wheel. The look. The demeanor. The soul.
Worst FeaturesA time machine so my old car can be young again. A manual tranny. We know the rear seats lack legroom. The new cars are-IMO-not necessarily an improvement. More useless gizmos, rising vents, projector gauges, GPS, seat massage, etc, and still folks clamor for auto-close doors etc. What's the use?
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