"Built_Well" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> Have you seen those TV commercials for Jaguar?
> They are Slick, slick--wow--really slick.
> They are so good, I can't help but turn my head
> and watch them whenever they come on.
> It sounds like actor Willem Dafoe's voice is used
> in the background (actor in "Platoon" and "The Last
> Temptation of Christ").
> A commercial like that makes you really want a
> Jaguar, doesn't it? In my case, I know there's no
> way I can afford it, and let's
> face it, the reliability and mechanical quality is
> probably better at Toyota.
> I guess Toyota doesn't need super slick commercials
> to sell cars...<laughter>
I took early retirement in 1990 age 59.
For the 8 years prior I had 2 1600cc MR2s.
Wonderful, never put a spanner near them but for maintance.
I got my payout from 38 years of private pension.
RIGHT I will have my JAG.
Could not stretch to a new one but a 2 year old 38k miles
maintained by my local Jaguar main dealer and for sale at my Main Jag
Jaguar 3.6 litre XJS auto in light blue. WOW.
delivered with full tank of fuel and a big bunch of flowers
for the wife.
For the next 10 weeks we broke down in more places than I can remember.
one when the internal oil cooler in the radiator for the Auto box took a
Higher pressure water went into the Gearbox and torque converter.
It was replaced under warranty.
Comment from JAG main dealer " we are not sure this is covered" I never even
looked at him.
Cost was £3000.
It just went from bad to worse.
My wife and I had been married at that point 42 years, It was near divorce I
I drove into Jag Showroom on the Sat morning 10 weeks after purchase
we reckoned they had it in there repair shop 4/5 weeks of that,
Gave them the Keys and made some rude suggestion.
They agreed to let me choose another car from the lot.
All were Jags or Rovers.
I said I would settle for another MR2, by now it was the 2Ltr model.
They done a deal with local Toyota dealer where I had purchased my prior 3
It was 1 year old..11k miles.
Jag pointed out I had no warranty from them at all.
It still had 2 years of Toyotas warrantee.
It was nice to tell Jag I did not think I needed any cover from Jag.
Had the MR2 3 years no problems.
Bought a new CAMRY 1995 4 cyl 2.2 ltr Auto I still have it 77K miles on
What can I say. Its been PERFECT.
But I still pass the Jag dealer and kind of oogle.
The reps look at me hoping I wont come in to buy again.
So thats my experiance.
In passing the Jag went back on the forcourt at £3000 more than I paid
for it. Marked new gearbox/converter fitted.
God at 38k miles what an admission.