Black People : How is the performance on Jags?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So I'm looking to get another car...And I saw a 2003 Jag S-Type....

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    How is the performance on these cars? Or Jags in general? What are their biggest issues? Is maintenance costly? Do they depreciate in value quickly?
     
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    I have no idea.
    Everyone that I know who drives luxury gets a Benz, Lexus, Audi or something of that nature.
    The funny thing is -- even if I had a Jag? I still wouldn't be able to tell you anything about it. *laugh*
    I have a Lexus (sup'd up Toyota) and an eclipse Spyder.

    What's the performance of the vehicles? *shrug*
    Well - they 'go'. So, pretty good?
    If my fiance and brothers didn't take care of my cars, I don't know what I'd do.

    I've never been in a Jag, to be honest.
    I want the XF, though.
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    It's so beautiful and, surprisingly, pretty cheap! Jags seem to be pretty cheap cars, in general.
    I saw an ad for a 2010 model going for $36,000.
    pretty good.

    A new car always sounds like a good idea...until paying for it comes up.
    I can think of a billion and one things that I'd rather do with $500-800/mth besides giving it to some loan-shark lender.
    I don't want to pay cash for it, either.
    $50,000 - 60,000... for a car?
    Really...?
    Sure, if you're financing...eh. You're not phased by the fact that you're literally pissing money away. It's not really you're money. You're just borrowing.
    It's a different matter, entirely, when you've made that money and can actually see it disappearing from your account ....
     
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    My nephew had bought a 2001, same model back in 2008 and he still has it. I believe he paid 6,500.00 dollars with close to 100k miles on it. He says parts are very expensive and are not readily available stocked on shelves. Parts must be ordered well in advance.

    With that being said, NO, it wouldn't be good to buy a car like this for a daily driver unless you have another vehicle or want to shell out a fortune for repairs. Just brake pads will cost you over 100.00 dollars which is ridiculous.
     
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    Thanks...yeah I think I'm gonna pass on the jag...I've been looking into Audi's
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I heard that the 2001 jags and older are crap...someone said that 2003 the cars are more reliable.
    Thanks for the advice :)
     
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    I would recommend you look into the overall maintenance cost of whichever car you lean towards. Weighing the length of the warranty to miles, the annual registration costs, if warranty is limited--the mechanical and part expenses also look up the latest reviews to see if there are any recurring problems from other car owners:)
     
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    The 2001 and 2003 S Type are IDENTICAL.

    The only older Jaguar I like is the big body, mid to late 90's XJ8. Those rides run forever and you'll still see these models on the road today because they were built well inside and out.

    Anyways, with ANY European import, you're going to spend bigtime in repairs unlike Asian imports where they have manufactured many more cars for the U.S. market and parts would be much cheaper than their European competition.

    I went to Cars.com and they have many of those S Types used going for some really good prices. I wouldn't mind having one of those for a Summer playtoy, giving my 2009 Cadillac DTS a break. Very affordable on the average of 3,500.00 dollaz as they were close to 40,000.00 dollaz new.
     
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    My brother has one of those. Veeeeery expensive to repair!

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