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General Discussion Area / Re: Stairs and landing carpet
« on: 13 March 2019, 14:51:28 »
Count yourselves lucky, re-doing the floor down stairs following the extension so it all matches.

Won't see change from a couple of grand  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: The new milk float...
« on: 12 March 2019, 13:55:24 »
Interesting, did you get this on monthly PCP type thing?

120 miles now, what's range when full?

Salary sacrifice lease. The net cost is 411 pcm on a 3yr 75,000 mile lease. That's on a "Just add fuel" basis. Given my commute/business mileage is 20-22k per year, I reckon it will cost me about 120pcm more than running the volvo. Assuming there was no unplanned maintenance to pay for on the swede.

Given we are renovating another house in that time, having not to worry about servicing, tyres or anything else would be cheap at twice the price!

I see  :y

So tyres/brakes etc all covered?  You just top it up with electricity? Be interesting to see what your real world range is like.  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: The new milk float...
« on: 12 March 2019, 13:34:50 »
Interesting, did you get this on monthly PCP type thing?

120 miles now, what's range when full?

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 12 March 2019, 12:58:50 »
Depends on your budget, touch-pro appeared 2016 (17 MY) onwards and gives larger screen and better options (plus can be upgraded using a box of trick to get Smartphone pack), Meridian audio is good, memory seats can be useful.

All have wifi hotspot, remote start, climate etc

 :y :y

Thanks, remote start via an app? Might be useful in the winter!

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 12 March 2019, 12:00:57 »
On the newer 260 shape, is it worth seeking out higher spec? Again Portfolio? Any options of note should look out for?

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 12 March 2019, 11:59:37 »
Meridian surround is the only setup that has a speaker fitted behind the IP grill (or B&W on the early models.....not that there is much real difference), all vehicles have the grill, some have a raised grill (to support a speaker with coaxial tweeter rather than a standard mid range speaker)

Ahh, thanks  :y

Some lower specs had smooth dash? eg:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201902144939823?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&make=JAGUAR&model=XF&aggregatedTrim=Premium%20Luxury&postcode=tw89de&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=recommended&price-to=17000&page=1

No bulge/speaker here? But will have a grill anyway? - Hard to tell (picture 20)

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 12 March 2019, 11:27:32 »
Having actually viewed the above XF-S, comparing to later 260 model, the interior does look better on newer ones:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201901143924872?onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&radius=1501&sort=recommended&make=JAGUAR&model=XF&postcode=tw89de&advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=17000&page=1

Helped though by Black leather, which I prefer.  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 11 March 2019, 22:48:46 »
If you had the choice, would you get:

2013/14 XF-S Portolio with 3.0d

Or

2015/15 R-Sport with 2.0d?

The later one is the newer shape, is is significantly better? The 3.0 would give effortless power and be silky smooth. But wonder if the newer I4 in the latest shape would be sufficient.

Both are suitable replacements for a Merc.  ::)
I've not driven new XF (260), but have driven a small number of 250's, which are a great drivers car. The 260 has a better cabin, and is all ali construction.  But a fair few on the forums say the earlier car drives better.

Presumable by XFS you mean the real 3.0d, not the half arsed one that most XF's get. Its a stonking engine, though the early 8 speed variants have gearbox reliability issues (much like the first of the 6 speed ones Jag used on S type, X types etc). Its smooth, quiet, refined and feels uninspiring...  ...until you look at the speedo.  But you're not one to use the engine much, so maybe the 4 pot tractor is more suited.  Despite its low BHP, its torquey enough to be quite drivable.

The lower spec 3.0d is just pointless, unless you found your otherwise ideal car. Its same tax, insure and economy, and doesn't command much of a premium to buy.  However, when I looked, most XFS Portfolios on autotrader turned out to be lower spec, even as low as Luxury.

Yes, true XF-S. Can spot true ones with upgraded seats, sound system bulge etc.

When were the later 8 speed boxes fitted?

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 11 March 2019, 22:45:40 »
2.0 diesel........sport? Nah.  ;D

Agreed.

How can a car with an engine taken from a cement mixer or dumper truck be considered 'sporty'
.


Just don't think Jaguar & diesel go together , then I remember the getaway cars of the sixties 😀
I suspect a 9yr old 3.0d Jag would get away an awful lot quicker than a 15yr old V8 E Class ;)

Oooh............that's fighting talk. :D



Don't know never driven either , but I know which one would sound better & have much superior build quality.

So the Jag then.  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Jag Experts.
« on: 11 March 2019, 10:16:29 »
Thanks all  :y

There you go. I also had  one day in an 2.0D 180 XE. The less said about that the better. Glacially slow with woeful quality control.






Love that colour, think FatherT had XE in that colour as loaner, very striking.

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General Car Chat / Jag Experts.
« on: 10 March 2019, 18:54:23 »
If you had the choice, would you get:

2013/14 XF-S Portolio with 3.0d

Or

2015/15 R-Sport with 2.0d?

The later one is the newer shape, is is significantly better? The 3.0 would give effortless power and be silky smooth. But wonder if the newer I4 in the latest shape would be sufficient.

Both are suitable replacements for a Merc.  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 10 March 2019, 18:43:28 »
Well, to my surprise it started on the button! No issues and straight into life, had aux battery warning though.

Drove fine! After Italian tune up, aux warning went out. But the battery for that is still knackered.

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General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 08 March 2019, 15:44:59 »
The jump leads don't have an impact, you don't get surges as a result which will impact the ECU's, in fact modern ECUs are more robust than ever

I was going to say: Cars have contained ECUs for decades. What makes manufcaturers suddenly unable to design one that can cope with a jump start?  :-\

I am quite prerared to believe that Mercedes can't design one that can cope with a jump start, mind. :-X

Hence my question.  ;D

I know for a fact they can't design a good standard seat  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Jump Starting Modern Cars
« on: 08 March 2019, 14:54:53 »
That said, just remembered she has Mercedes breakdown cover/call out support with it, so if it fails to start, I'll tell her to call them.  :)

And the grease monkey who turns up will probably hook it up with a 5 set of jump leads, after she's waited two hours for the privilege  :D ;D But it absolves you of any responsibilities for follow up problems quite nicely!

 :y :y

Yup!

There is a little VW Polo in the garage she wants sorting as well, I can do that. It's old and looks easy to work on, I've jumped that a couple of times.

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