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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #1 (permalink)
i_hate_gardening@yahoo.co.uk
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Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)

Hi guys,
I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were nearly
all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where proper people
hang out, lol.

I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and it
wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
full no claims.
So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
motorway cruise.
So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
raw egg under the accelerator.
One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
So c'mon, Guys.
Help me get a Jag.
Steve

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #2 (permalink)
David Toft
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Re: Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)

In message <1118177200.867345.60590@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
i_hate_gardening@yahoo.co.uk writes
>Hi guys,
>I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were nearly
>all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where proper people
>hang out, lol.
>
>I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
>but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
>I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and it
>wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
>full no claims.
>So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
>I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
>accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
>Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
>motorway cruise.
>So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
>Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
>raw egg under the accelerator.
>One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
>computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
>So c'mon, Guys.
>Help me get a Jag.
>Steve
>

I had a 1987 3.6 auto and kept records. It averaged 20.6 MPG over 54,000
miles, about half and half around town and motorways.
--
David Toft
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)

Ouch, that isn't helping, lol
Please tell me you always started off as though it was a drag race.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)

Steve,
David is pretty right on the mark. My 18 year old son drives my '88 XJ40
and we have been keeping track. It does 27 Hwy (70 MPH) and about 19-20
City. (US gallon) If you are buying a car on petrol mileage then go
elsewhere. These are BIG heavy cars and you are going to sacrifice mileage
for that. Stay away from the 2.9 or the 3.2 and go with the 3.6 from '87 to
'89 or the 4.0 from '90 to '94. They are better built and the mileage
variation is not worth the aggravation with the smaller engine.
A LARGE number of XJ40 owners in the UK have converted to dual fuel
petrol/LPG. This has brought the cost per gallon down a tremendous amount
and since you aren't looking for rocket take-offs this may be the way for
you to go. You do sacrifice some boot space, however.
When it all comes down to it, it is simple a matter of what you want. I
have a friend in Sussex who drives a '91 or '92 Daimler double Six and
wouldn't think of getting rid of it!!

Webserve




<i_hate_gardening@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1118177200.867345.60590@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi guys,
> I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were nearly
> all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where proper people
> hang out, lol.
>
> I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
> but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
> I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and it
> wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
> full no claims.
> So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
> I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
> accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
> Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
> motorway cruise.
> So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
> Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
> raw egg under the accelerator.
> One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
> computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
> So c'mon, Guys.
> Help me get a Jag.
> Steve
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #5 (permalink)
Shahid Karim
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i_hate_gardening@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were
> nearly all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where
> proper people hang out, lol.
>
> I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
> but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
> I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and
> it wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
> full no claims.
> So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
> I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
> accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
> Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
> motorway cruise.
> So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
> Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
> raw egg under the accelerator.
> One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
> computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
> So c'mon, Guys.
> Help me get a Jag.
> Steve



Have a look at these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

no affiliation on my end - just to give you some idea - please take any
claims with a pinch of salt ;-)

I'm running a '92 XJ40 4.0L Sovereign on petrol and agree - they are heavy
<painfully> thirsty cars, you'll probably get about 20mpg in the city and
23-25mpg on the motorways.

I'd also look into classic car insurance (if your able to limit your
mileage) as they're over 12 years old. the Jaguar enthusiasts club have a
fantastic deal running with Footman James, http://www.jec.org.uk/ins.htm
which you can use to 'compensate' for the increased fuel costs. I think you
can pay an additional premium for extra mileage allowance though.

HTH and that you find what you're looking for!

Shahid


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)

Steve has a wife in the same mould as mine. They love the Jag image but not
paying either in money or time spent working on them.

Steve, just go out there and get a Jag, she will love it.

Stu

<i_hate_gardening@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1118177200.867345.60590@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi guys,
> I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were nearly
> all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where proper people
> hang out, lol.
>
> I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
> but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
> I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and it
> wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
> full no claims.
> So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
> I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
> accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
> Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
> motorway cruise.
> So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
> Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
> raw egg under the accelerator.
> One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
> computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
> So c'mon, Guys.
> Help me get a Jag.
> Steve
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:37   #7 (permalink)
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Stu... It isn't worth it, mate.
I did that a few years ago with an old (OK, very old) Merc and life
wasn't worth living for about 6 months, lol
Oh, except when she got to drive it, of course, lol

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