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A misprint surely?
« on: 02 July 2020, 15:04:53 »

Read an article today that Jaguar Classic have brand new 3.8L[as fitted to S1 E-type XK 150 Mk IX Mk X etc]engine blocks for sale.Each comes with a 12mth warranty and a certificate of authenticity.The price quoted in the article is 14,340 each inc. VAT.Surely that kind of money for a bare engine block has to be a misprint doesn't it?
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #1 on: 02 July 2020, 17:12:07 »

I just got quoted 636 for rear brake pads ( not pads and discs) from Jaguar.

Following Covid they have stopped the 3+ fixed price servicing.

There is a form of insanity going on with the motor trade at the moment. :-\
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #2 on: 02 July 2020, 17:22:44 »

Looks like you'll have to be fitted up at Kwik Fit then!  ;D
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #3 on: 02 July 2020, 17:27:01 »

I just got quoted 636 for rear brake pads ( not pads and discs) from Jaguar.

Following Covid they have stopped the 3+ fixed price servicing.

There is a form of insanity going on with the motor trade at the moment. :-\
They've three months rent to pay :D
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #4 on: 02 July 2020, 17:30:29 »

Looks like you'll have to be fitted up at Kwik Fit then!  ;D


Car dealers are the same spivs and wide boys they were forty years ago. The only difference being they don't look like 'Arfur' Daly and they occupy buildings with lots of glass and posh coffee, rather than a WW2 bombsite under the arches.
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #5 on: 02 July 2020, 17:44:28 »

You could always have a go yourself?  ??? 

What could possibly go wrong!  :)
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #6 on: 02 July 2020, 17:46:01 »

You could always have a go yourself?  ??? 

What could possibly go wrong!  :)
You're asking the person who has voluntarily purchased an RX8, a CLS with broken airmatic and a Signum :D
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #7 on: 02 July 2020, 17:52:38 »

You could always have a go yourself?  ??? 

What could possibly go wrong!  :)
You're asking the person who has voluntarily purchased an RX8, a CLS with broken airmatic and a Signum :D

The RX8 was a present for Mrs Opti ....... The CLS 500 looked good but was a bit sluggish with just 306 BHP from the 'cooking V8. It was also extremely unreliable and cheaply screwed together.

The Signum on the other hand has been magnificent. :y

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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #8 on: 02 July 2020, 18:15:03 »

I was pressing buttons :D

Sir Tig has a point... Brake pads is brake pads :y
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #9 on: 02 July 2020, 18:35:38 »

I don't know the exact year and model of your Jag M'lud, but the pads don't look expensive.  :)

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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #10 on: 02 July 2020, 18:41:31 »

I don't know the exact year and model of your Jag M'lud, but the pads don't look expensive.  :)

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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #12 on: 02 July 2020, 20:49:04 »

I just got quoted 636 for rear brake pads ( not pads and discs) from Jaguar.

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Are you sure that wasn't a supply & fit price? Dealers (especially high end marques) tend to assume that the customer won't want to dirty their hands. Still stupidly expensive even if it is a fitted price
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #13 on: 02 July 2020, 21:17:08 »

Maybe the price includes the cost of a couple of "ladies" to entertain Opti while the work is being done  :-\
they have an hourly rate ,just like the  mechanics parts fitters
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Re: A misprint surely?
« Reply #14 on: 02 July 2020, 21:20:19 »

Maybe the price includes the cost of a couple of "ladies" to entertain Opti while the work is being done  :-\
they have an hourly rate ,just like the  mechanics parts fitters
And the free coffee :D
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