/ Petrol heads - Decision Advice Needed Please re Jaguar Purchase
Jag X-Type 3.0 V6 Sport 4WD Auto 2002 77,000 miles for £2,500
Jag X-Type 3.0 V6 Sport 4WD Manual 2005 99,000 miles for £3,500
Both have full main dealer Jaguar service history.
Thanks in advance!
(Advice to buy something else will be ignored, and a raspberry blown in your general direction!)
the older the car the more brittle the rubber seals and hoses etc get which is why i would go for the 2005 but if you are a high milage driver i would go for the 2002 .
mine is auto as well i guess it uses more fuel than a manual ?
are you fixed on a 3L
I assume you've Googled and read the following.
All depends on whether you want to waft or drive.
Personally I think Jag saloons should have an auto for a relaxing, cossetting waft experience.
I'd probably go for the Auto mostly because my left knee is screwed & gets worse when operating a clutch pedal constantly . probably doesn't apply to you though .
No, my right knee is f*cked. :-)
Looking at the figures, the 2.5 has only slightly better mpg, but is a lot slower.
Cheers. Seems a 3.0 V6 deserves an auto for the full experience.
Would be cool, as I have never driven an automatic in my like.
My Uncle has the Manual from 2005, lovely car to drive. I used to drive a few relatives around the North West coast and it was a joy - although my 3 series Beemer handles better :-) The auto will likely be a bit more thirsty but I think I'd struggle to choose between the two!
> No, my right knee is f*cked. :-)
I was going to suggest a left hand drive Auto but that wouldn't quite work out would ? or would it ? <scratches head gormlessly> 80)
Go on go for the Auto they are lovely when you get used to them ! Which wont take long .
I'd personally be leaning toward the cheaper auto. Firstly because it's cheaper. Secondly because unless you drive it like you stole it* auto is just so much nicer.
*if that is how you drive then I'd suggest a different car
I have a 3l BMW and also went for an auto for the 1st time and never regretted it. Much nicer to drive a large engined car, particularly if you do a lot of start/stop driving eg. commuting. Horses for courses a bit though - wouldn't necessarily get one next time around, depends on the car.
Normally, i'd go for the newer car.. but the auto jags just seem to go well with the style of driving. Loved the ones I drove for a month or so.
Unless you're doing a bank-job, in which case , get a mark 2 manual, some flared trousers, donkey jacket and The Sweeny boxset on dvd :-)
Cheers guys! I'm pretty much settled on the older auto.
Will offer £1800 in cash and see how we get on.
If you're the sort who worries about this kind of thing, I understand you can't bump start automatics.
I'm the sort of person that carries a spare battery, just in case.
I am buying a Jaguar, after all. :)
I have a Jaguar and I love them. Unfortunately I only know how to drive them. Best ask a mechanic but they are great cars. Good luck and I hope it works out.
what MPG does it do?!
Dunno, but it's bloody lovely and fast.
Just drove home in the Auto. Knocked them down to £2100.
Sounds like a good deal to me , happy motoring .
Cheers Dude. I've already spent two minutes stood outside Tesco looking for a maroon Mondeo estate, and hit a kerb doing a 3 point turn in a cul-de-sac (bit snowy here ATM).
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