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#1 OFFLINE   barefoot

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:47 PM

Hopefully you'll all be saluting me whilst I strike a ridiculous pose.

 

I can haz Jaguar!

 

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Many thanks to Chris for driving it down, I've only driven it three feet forward so far & when I switched it off the bloody thing locked me in, wouldn't start and absolutely nothing would work - in the blazing sun - the fair wife is impressed*

Will have a new battery tomorrow - I can't stand that again - and it will be MOT'd either this week or next whenever my man with the big spanner can fit me in.

I'll keep you all informed...


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#2 OFFLINE   Skizzer

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 06:11 PM

Excellent work!  A symphony in beige.


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#3 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

Oooh, lovely! The V8 engine in these is super smooth and free revving. It (and the sportier suspension setup) makes the XJ8 feel quite a bit more modern than my Jag.


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#4 OFFLINE   barefoot

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:17 PM

Do I have to do anything clever when I bung a new battery on?

At the mo, I'm starting it with a booster pack & every time I turn it on the horn sounds.

I switch the ignition on, switch it off again & then the horn stops & it fires up...

There's more bloody buttons on the steering wheel than in all of my other cars put together.

 

Don't wan't want to break it before I've driven it.


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#5 OFFLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:22 PM

I have the radio code if you need it.

You currently have 66.666% of the gold cars that I have ever owned.

I think CMS is possibly selling the Council Estate if you want to bump that up to 100%.
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#6 OFFLINE   barefoot

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:06 PM

Radio code will be appreciated, pm read and will be sorted.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:04 PM

I think CMS is possibly selling the Council Estate if you want to bump that up to 100%.


I think if you buy the Council Estate, the new Mrs. CMS will come with it.
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#8 OFFLINE   HillmanImp

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:50 PM

I think if you buy the Council Estate, the new Mrs. CMS will come with it.


I saw this and counted 3 7 series in his signature. I did find it surprising though.

Clearout needed. 205GRD, 406HDi, 345DL, and three 700 estates to go. Harrumph


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:01 PM

I saw this and counted 3 7 series in his signature. I did find it surprising though.

I typo'd... it's two 700s and a 900. The 940 breaker is just about frag feed ready. WIFE_CMS will cut my bollocks off in the Council Estate goes. She almost likes Council Estate 2 (ex-Shitpeas 270k mile 406 estate) but not as much as Council Estate 1.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:29 AM

New battery fitted, radio re-coded, oil topped up & car booked in for MOT on Friday.

I'm planning to sit around making brum brum noises this afternoon.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:01 AM

Insured it - and this really makes no sense - '98 Jaguar £167, '87 Porsche £180 & '87 Scirocco £174 - All comprehensive with Aviva.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:28 AM

Excellent motor, I need another Jag in my life.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:30 AM

Insured it - and this really makes no sense - '98 Jaguar £167, '87 Porsche £180 & '87 Scirocco £174 - All comprehensive with Aviva.


Wow that sounds all right, are you a man of the cloth in a rural idyll with an agreed mileage of 3000 per annum ?
No insurance sometimes makes no sense. I am only jealous 😄
Lovely Jaaaaaag btw.
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:09 PM

Yes & thank you.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:24 AM

I'm about to drive my new motor car for the first time. I have managed to resist until now.

Brum brum noises have been made, but I'm off to fail an MOT in a few moments.

Looking at it last night, I was horrified to note that despite being owned by two previous shiters,

There is no Autoshite sticker in the back window!

I have pm'd Ruffgeezer with a desperate plea for help.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:32 AM

It'll be fine, my X300 flew through. The 308 is much kinder at test!
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:34 AM

Oh, and the Jags are all insanely cheap to insure, mines £105 including the £30 broker fee!

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:38 AM

Mine is £167 parked on the street which I didn't consider too bad.

 

L8rs.....


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

I have never driven a Jaguar until today, it was eerily silent and smooth.

Arranged to collect it on Monday evening - tested.


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:25 AM

Welcome to the world of the sub-20mpg grin.
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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:42 AM

They're GR8.  Well done.


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 12:14 PM

I was horrified to note that despite being owned by two previous shiters,
There is no Autoshite sticker in the back window!
I have pm'd Ruffgeezer with a desperate plea for help.


I bought several of them and proceed to lose them all before I put them on a single car.......
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Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:58 PM

Being locked in an old beige Jaguar that has a short MoT, whilst barefooted is a very autoshite thing to do.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 03:31 PM

In an astonishing turn of events, the Jaguar failed its MOT on two front tyres - only!

My man with the spanners thinks his man with the MOT ramp & computer must have been distracted by the phone.

It's ready to collect now but as you may know, due to some wank puffin sat on a gantry over the M1, 20 odd miles away and folk still trying to leave download festival, the entire area is completely gridlocked. I will collect and do some waftage & tax it tomorrow.

Three hundred quid car - and in real terms the cheapest car I have ever bought - passes MOT shocker.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 06:32 PM

Good news!


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:59 PM

Shaguar!
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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:32 PM

MOT'd, Insured and taxed, a bit of gentle waftage has been done.

Lads at the VW specialist were astonished to learn that it cost the same to tax as a T2.

Our parents all agree that this is the finest car they have ever been driven in.

Tracking still to be sorted, I've been buggered about by DC Tyres a bit, but it will be done shortly.

Fuel gauge was on empty, car said it had a range of 20 miles, so I brimmed the tank.

I only got 65 litres in & the car said it now had a range of 248 miles!

 

Anyone know how to reset the trip meter?


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

Will have a go with my trip meter in the morning if i don't get too drunk tonight and sleep in.

However i have just opened a new bottle if voni collapso, so it might have to be the day after.
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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:46 PM

Excellent news, I hope mine can clear an MOT pass that easily on Monday!


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:50 PM

I keep looking at these and pondering about buying. Noticed the prices have risen a bit recently. Not sure if its just the (supposed) summer or just getting more rare and more classic. Noticed that sub 1k examples are getting less frequent.

Def want one before they become silly money.

Also like S-Class too and would find it interesting in the comparison. High tech and big advancement vs Continued refinement over the years.
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