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Old 06-29-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Folks
I'm between-cars at the moment, having previously been a big fan of
Land Rovers, due to the amount of road milage I'm doing I'm
considering something more appropriate, and Jaguars have caught my
eye, in a big way.
Questions..
1, a 3.2 X300 1995 has caught my eye, are there any known problems
with this model that I should check for?
2, I prefer to do all my own maintenance and servicing at home (I like
to get to know my cars and I'm on a budget), is this realistic with a
Jaguar (I have zero experience of them).
3, Can anyone point me to any good internet resources? I'll have a
good search through google but direct recommendation is preferred.
3, Any other model recommendations? I do alot of motorway miles, need
space for three kids in the back, I like something a bit lively, must
be reliable, reasonable fuel consumption on LPG, I'm in the UK, budget
of 5000gbp.


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Old 06-29-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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In article <5ek4c1to2pd99c5ck0k6ek7sct2tc2ajjh@4ax.com>, MVP
<mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> writes
>1, a 3.2 X300 1995 has caught my eye, are there any known problems
>with this model that I should check for?
>2, I prefer to do all my own maintenance and servicing at home (I like
>to get to know my cars and I'm on a budget), is this realistic with a
>Jaguar (I have zero experience of them).
>3, Can anyone point me to any good internet resources? I'll have a
>good search through google but direct recommendation is preferred.


Have a look at the Jag Lovers site, especially the service e-book
http://www.jag-lovers.org/ebooks/boo...php?Vbook=x300

>3, Any other model recommendations? I do alot of motorway miles, need
>space for three kids in the back,


Space in the back can be a cramped, especially if you have long legs -
but it should be OK if the kids are young.

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Old 06-30-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:09:50 +0100, Matthew Haigh
<$matthaigh{News07}$@haigh.org> wrote:

>In article <5ek4c1to2pd99c5ck0k6ek7sct2tc2ajjh@4ax.com>, MVP
><mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> writes
>>1, a 3.2 X300 1995 has caught my eye, are there any known problems
>>with this model that I should check for?
>>2, I prefer to do all my own maintenance and servicing at home (I like
>>to get to know my cars and I'm on a budget), is this realistic with a
>>Jaguar (I have zero experience of them).
>>3, Can anyone point me to any good internet resources? I'll have a
>>good search through google but direct recommendation is preferred.

>
>Have a look at the Jag Lovers site, especially the service e-book
>http://www.jag-lovers.org/ebooks/boo...php?Vbook=x300
>
>>3, Any other model recommendations? I do alot of motorway miles, need
>>space for three kids in the back,

>
>Space in the back can be a cramped, especially if you have long legs -
>but it should be OK if the kids are young.
>
>Matt


I stumbled upon that website yesterday but did not have the time to
dig deeply, it seems an excellent resourse particularly as I've not
seen any service manuals for sale anywhere for this model.

The kids are young teenagers, I'll see how the legroom looks when I
test-drive.

Thank you for your reply :o)


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Old 07-01-2005, 12:03   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Mark, Snap !!!! I'm thinking of exactly the same - I recognised you from
the LR forum - I'm looking at a 96 -98 XJ 3.2 V6 local LPG place says you
can put a single pint on em with no hassle ( Quoted 1100)
I'm thinking of doing away with the boot to have a large tank - I would
like more range than I've got with the Disco V8 -

Let me know if you find anything interesting out, I was also considering a
Volvo V70 T5 but they're bloody expensive for the year!!!
I would like to know if there are any issues with the Jag engine/box as the
Volvos are bullet-proof

Steve


"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
news:5ek4c1to2pd99c5ck0k6ek7sct2tc2ajjh@4ax.com...
> Hi Folks
> I'm between-cars at the moment, having previously been a big fan of
> Land Rovers, due to the amount of road milage I'm doing I'm
> considering something more appropriate, and Jaguars have caught my
> eye, in a big way.
> Questions..
> 1, a 3.2 X300 1995 has caught my eye, are there any known problems
> with this model that I should check for?
> 2, I prefer to do all my own maintenance and servicing at home (I like
> to get to know my cars and I'm on a budget), is this realistic with a
> Jaguar (I have zero experience of them).
> 3, Can anyone point me to any good internet resources? I'll have a
> good search through google but direct recommendation is preferred.
> 3, Any other model recommendations? I do alot of motorway miles, need
> space for three kids in the back, I like something a bit lively, must
> be reliable, reasonable fuel consumption on LPG, I'm in the UK, budget
> of 5000gbp.
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
> --
> ___________________________________________________________
> "Photography to the amateur is recreation,
> to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
> no matter how pleasurable it may be" - Edward Weston.
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk - www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
> ___________________________________________________________
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:02   #5 (permalink)
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On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 19:46:10 +0100, "StaffBull"
<StaffBull@spamtrap.staffbull.net> wrote:

>Hi Mark, Snap !!!! I'm thinking of exactly the same - I recognised you from
>the LR forum - I'm looking at a 96 -98 XJ 3.2 V6 local LPG place says you
>can put a single pint on em with no hassle ( Quoted 1100)
> I'm thinking of doing away with the boot to have a large tank - I would
>like more range than I've got with the Disco V8 -
>
> Let me know if you find anything interesting out, I was also considering a
>Volvo V70 T5 but they're bloody expensive for the year!!!
> I would like to know if there are any issues with the Jag engine/box as the
>Volvos are bullet-proof
>
>Steve


Hey Steve :oD

I'm just looking at space for LPG, I understand there is a spare wheel
well under the boot floor that'll take a tank and I'm happy to lose a
load of boot space for another tank, the idea of long range appeals to
me.

I'm currently trying to find out how much longer the LWB version is, I
assume the length is given to the reat passengers as it looks a bit
tight in some of the photos I've seen.

I'm also considering the 6 litre v12, 18mpg but no big deal on LPG,
insurance group 20 though, off to get a quote now.

Some Jags use the ZF auto box a-la-range rover, not sure which yet
though.


Regards.
Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
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___________________________________________________________
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to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it may be" - Edward Weston.
www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk - www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:02   #6 (permalink)
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A couple of new questions, I can't get clear answers to.

1, are the headlights seald beam? and if so are the bulbs halogens?
approx 1996 x300.

I have read references to standard and LWB bodies..
2, how much longer is the LWB?
3, is that length all given to rear-seat passenger legroom?
4, are the LWB bodies the same size fore of the front anf aft of the
rear axles?

I'm currently considering a V12 running on LPG having found that the
insurance will be affordable.
4, is this an efi engine?
5, are the tyres an issue with this much power? (premature wear,
expensive replacement etc)
6, these vehicles are RWD?



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Old 07-02-2005, 08:02   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Mark, I' deffo going for the 3.2 - it returns about 25 on petrol!!!


"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 19:46:10 +0100, "StaffBull"
> <StaffBull@spamtrap.staffbull.net> wrote:
>
>>Hi Mark, Snap !!!! I'm thinking of exactly the same - I recognised you
>>from
>>the LR forum - I'm looking at a 96 -98 XJ 3.2 V6 local LPG place says you
>>can put a single pint on em with no hassle ( Quoted 1100)
>> I'm thinking of doing away with the boot to have a large tank - I would
>>like more range than I've got with the Disco V8 -
>>
>> Let me know if you find anything interesting out, I was also considering
>> a
>>Volvo V70 T5 but they're bloody expensive for the year!!!
>> I would like to know if there are any issues with the Jag engine/box as
>> the
>>Volvos are bullet-proof
>>
>>Steve

>
> Hey Steve :oD
>
> I'm just looking at space for LPG, I understand there is a spare wheel
> well under the boot floor that'll take a tank and I'm happy to lose a
> load of boot space for another tank, the idea of long range appeals to
> me.
>
> I'm currently trying to find out how much longer the LWB version is, I
> assume the length is given to the reat passengers as it looks a bit
> tight in some of the photos I've seen.
>
> I'm also considering the 6 litre v12, 18mpg but no big deal on LPG,
> insurance group 20 though, off to get a quote now.
>
> Some Jags use the ZF auto box a-la-range rover, not sure which yet
> though.
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
> --
> ___________________________________________________________
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> to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
> no matter how pleasurable it may be" - Edward Weston.
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:02   #8 (permalink)
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On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 15:08:40 +0100, "StaffBull"
<StaffBull@spamtrap.staffbull.net> wrote:

>Hi Mark, I' deffo going for the 3.2 - it returns about 25 on petrol!!!


Yea, My heart says V12 or Supercharged V8 but my head says 3.2, add
LPG to the setup and it'll make for an ideal machine for the long
distances I'm doing, hard to believe I was doing the same trips in my
1984 110 before it went to Nige.


Regards.
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Old 07-02-2005, 17:02   #9 (permalink)
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110 to Jag XJ !!!!! mmm chalk and cheese!!! but I know which I'd prefer in
six inches of snow :-)



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> On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 15:08:40 +0100, "StaffBull"
> <StaffBull@spamtrap.staffbull.net> wrote:
>
>>Hi Mark, I' deffo going for the 3.2 - it returns about 25 on petrol!!!

>
> Yea, My heart says V12 or Supercharged V8 but my head says 3.2, add
> LPG to the setup and it'll make for an ideal machine for the long
> distances I'm doing, hard to believe I was doing the same trips in my
> 1984 110 before it went to Nige.
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
> --
> ___________________________________________________________
> "Photography to the amateur is recreation,
> to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
> no matter how pleasurable it may be" - Edward Weston.
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk - www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
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