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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #60 on: 18 August 2019, 15:38:27 »

Nah, that's no fun :D

A well proportioned car though, and bigger in the flesh than you might think  ;)

Did well to find a suitable one in the same colour as your Omega, only seen silver and red around here ::)

Yep. I parked it near a BMW 4 series the other day, so 2 recent cars trying to be practically the same thing. I think the BMW looks like something out of the 90's in comparison. So many fussy little folds and lumps and bumps whereas the Jag has nice clean lines.

It's practically the same footprint as the Omega, IIRC. Maybe slightly shorter and the wheelbase pushed into the corners a little more. Quite a lot of that is bonnet, though, so not as much space inside. ;D Access under the bonnet looks good, though. Not too cluttered, so should be an easy car to work on when the time comes..

Steering lock is not quite as good as the Omega's. I've been spoilt in that regard. Keep thinking I can make turns when I can't. ;D Still miles better than your average FWD shitbox, though.

Embarrassingly, every car I've ever owned has been blue. :-[ I was actually up for pretty much any of the colours they do in the XE. First one I test drive was white, which I'd normally avoid like the plague, but it looked fantastic, and I'd quite happily have had it but for the folding rear seats. This one came up in blue and it was the right car, and the 240 PS engine rather than the 200 as well, so there we go... It's actually a lovely colour. Looks like quite a flat, dark blue from a distance but it has some subtle flakes in it which catch the sun when up close.



Have you looked?

Currently 28,630 petrol rwd cars on Auto trader, of which 5, 339 are saloons...  ::)  ;D

Yep, it's not so bad if you don't mind tractors but finding something with a decent petrol engine does limit things a little.
Are you allowed to say such things when you,re on the Jag forum?  ;)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #61 on: 18 August 2019, 20:11:53 »

Dont blame him. Shami is beautiful

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What :o :o

She It is the ugliest thing about.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #62 on: 18 August 2019, 21:17:18 »

Have you looked?
Well, funnily enough, I've recently stopped looking.
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Currently 28,630 petrol rwd cars on Auto trader, of which 5, 339 are saloons...  ::)  ;D

Yes, but naturally nothing German was under consideration, and it needed to be reasonably new but with a good chunk of its depreciation done, and from the era after car manufacturers realised diesel was dead and started putting some effort into designing efficient petrol engines with a bit of grunt...
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #63 on: 19 August 2019, 00:48:44 »

Have you looked?
Well, funnily enough, I've recently stopped looking.
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Currently 28,630 petrol rwd cars on Auto trader, of which 5, 339 are saloons...  ::)  ;D

Yes, but naturally nothing German was under consideration, and it needed to be reasonably new but with a good chunk of its depreciation done, and from the era after car manufacturers realised diesel was dead and started putting some effort into designing efficient petrol engines with a bit of grunt...
Or before diesel seemed like a really good idea ;)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #64 on: 19 August 2019, 12:37:18 »

Have you looked?
Well, funnily enough, I've recently stopped looking.
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Currently 28,630 petrol rwd cars on Auto trader, of which 5, 339 are saloons...  ::)  ;D

Yes, but naturally nothing German was under consideration, and it needed to be reasonably new but with a good chunk of its depreciation done, and from the era after car manufacturers realised diesel was dead and started putting some effort into designing efficient petrol engines with a bit of grunt...
Or before diesel seemed like a really good idea ;)

You mean when the answer was "get an Omega"?
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #65 on: 19 August 2019, 14:01:49 »

Dont blame him. Shami is beautiful

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As soon as TB reaches 100,000 posts Shami  will go round to his house and sit on his face........as a reward.  :)

He can't wait. :)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #66 on: 19 August 2019, 14:07:29 »

Dont blame him. Shami is beautiful

 :-*

As soon as TB reaches 100,000 posts Shami  will go round to his house and sit on his face........as a reward.  :)

He can't wait. :)

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face, as he would be unlikely to survive the experience and thus would avoid the shame!  ;D
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #67 on: 19 August 2019, 15:02:23 »

Stop it, you two. I'm nursing a semi here.  ;D
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #68 on: 19 August 2019, 16:28:43 »

Stop it, you two. I'm nursing a semi here.  ;D

Is the semi for Diane, Shami, or TB? :)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #69 on: 19 August 2019, 17:54:21 »

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face
Actually, that would be a difficult decision.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #70 on: 19 August 2019, 19:03:51 »

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face
Actually, that would be a difficult decision.

Fill your boots. Why not both? :)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #71 on: 19 August 2019, 19:08:03 »

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face
Actually, that would be a difficult decision.

Fill your boots. Why not both? :)
TB's no one's face is big enough for that.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #72 on: 19 August 2019, 19:32:14 »

I'm not eating my tea AGAIN  ::)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #73 on: 20 August 2019, 07:33:43 »

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face
Actually, that would be a difficult decision.

Fill your boots. Why not both? :)
How about neither?  I like to think, in my younger days, I've done my fair share of ugly birds...   ...you know, simply because they had a pulse.  But I pride myself on the fact I've never done anything that ugly.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #74 on: 20 August 2019, 09:49:52 »

I suspect that TB would rather Diane Abbott sat on his face
Actually, that would be a difficult decision.

Fill your boots. Why not both? :)
How about neither?  I like to think, in my younger days, I've done my fair share of ugly birds...   ...you know, simply because they had a pulse.  But I pride myself on the fact I can't remember doing anything that ugly.  :y

FTFY TB!  :)
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