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Old 10-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #41
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G8 is interesting, but I dunno if it has enough luxe. Some complaints of tire noise. This 750 has spoiled me badly.
So you are saying you like luxury. You enjoy fine things. Silks. Furs. Fine exotic woods.

I thought so. I, myself, enjoy luxury. That's why you should drive the finest motorcar in the world. Jag-u-ar.

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...And you're looking at JAGS? You're gonna have a bad time. Beautiful cars but money pits just like ALL the other Euro luxury barges.
What do you know of the reliability of S-Type Rs?

They are among the finest motorcars in the world. Jag-u-ar.
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So you are saying you like luxury. You enjoy fine things. Silks. Furs. Fine exotic woods.

I thought so. I, myself, enjoy luxury. That's why you should drive the finest motorcar in the world. Jag-u-ar.



What do you know of the reliability of S-Type Rs?

They are among the finest motorcars in the world. Jag-u-ar.
Haha... having said what I said, let it be said that I'd happily drive that '04 S-type R for under $10k. However, I'd also go into it with some extra money set aside for repairs.

Maybe I'm wrong -- I've never researched the S-type R in detail. But It's a Ford-u-ar, and Fords of that time period are poo. If A is poo, and A made B, then B is poo. Amirite?
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Maybe I'm wrong -- I've never researched the S-type R in detail. But It's a Ford-u-ar, and Fords of that time period are poo. If A is poo, and A made B, then B is poo. Amirite?
There are a couple of problems with your metaphor.

You say that A is poo. If A is poo, an inanimate object, than A cannot make B. Unless A happens to by Mr. Hanky, the magical Christmas poo.

More to the point, Ford owned a majority stake in Jaguar. That doesn't mean the S-Type R was built in the same factory as the Ford Windstar.

I understand your skepticism and it may be well-placed in general when talking about Jaguars (certainly the older models), but I've had a number of people whose opinion and experience I trust tell me that the S-Type R (in particular the Rs) are very robust and an undervalued commodity because of the general reputation of the marque.
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There are a couple of problems with your metaphor.

You say that A is poo. If A is poo, an inanimate object, than A cannot make B. Unless A happens to by Mr. Hanky, the magical Christmas poo.

More to the point, Ford owned a majority stake in Jaguar. That doesn't mean the S-Type R was built in the same factory as the Ford Windstar.

I understand your skepticism and it may be well-placed in general when talking about Jaguars (certainly the older models), but I've had a number of people whose opinion and experience I trust tell me that the S-Type R (in particular the Rs) are very robust and an undervalued commodity because of the general reputation of the marque.
Of course I was referring to the magical poo. That's a given based on the context, !

Seriously though: If you know of people who have them and they are good, reliable vehicles, then YO OP!!! BUY ONE AND BE OUR PERSONAL MT.NET GUINEA PIG!

And I'd be sitting here all jelly and stuff.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #45
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That G8 looks great.

Were you satisfied with the caddy and only reason you ditched it was because of the engine paranoya? Cause if so the g8 might just work for you
The CTS-V was a step down in luxe from the 540i. It had driveline clunks and jerks. Probably not an issue with an auto G8 though. Other than that the Caddy had adequate luxe. So I wonder how the G8 compares.

I'm intrigued by the Stype R. I might test drive it this weekend.
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I've always had a semi for the stype R. My grandparents had a standard stype with the 6, and it always surprised me on its comfort, performance, and handling despite what I assumed would be an anemic motor. Theirs is like an 03 I think? it even had quite the rasp out the exhaust when you got on it.
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I took a quick look at the <$9k 100k mile Stype R near me. Paint and interior aren't in great shape. It's a year newer than my 540i but somehow the ****-you-ar's seat leather is cracked and holed and worn and the dash somehow looks aged. I wonder if BMW are unusual in that the interior holds up better. It will need a bunch of refurbishing. Probably better to find a fresher example.

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Leather is a bitch. Take care of it, and it looks great for a long time. Skip on treating it, and it looks like hell way quicker than even vinyl.

It is a good indicator of how well the car was taken care of.
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What about a circa ~2008 Acura RL?
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Infiniti M45. Big 300+ HP V8, RWD, automatic, luxury.
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I wonder if BMW are unusual in that the interior holds up better. It will need a bunch of refurbishing. Probably better to find a fresher example.
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It is a good indicator of how well the car was taken care of.
I'm with rleete on this one in terms of it being owner-driven vs manufacturer or materials.

Also, Mark and Brain - stop with the suggestions. We've decided that Jason is going to drive the finest motorcar in the world. Jag-u-ar.


This way he CAN BE OUR PERSONAL MT.NET GUINEA PIG!
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hey, I wouldn't refuse an F-type or XK...
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Dunno I seem to see more older BMW's with fresh-looking interiors than other marques.
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I don't think I've ever seen a BMW with a non-worn driver side bolster; even new ones.
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Where are you located again? Can't seem to remember.
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The umpteemillionth &quot;what car&quot; thread-image-1919092655.jpg

Do the right thing. May take some muscle to get 300hp though.

Edit: Near 260hp with ECU tune though. Getting there!

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...56432368&Log=0

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I don't think I've ever seen a BMW with a non-worn driver side bolster; even new ones.
CN: BMW drivers are fatasses.
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Mmm, wagons!

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Well only 34% of the repairs are engine related 0_o

Most I have ever seen on TrueDelta
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