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Bidwell
Bidwell

Find a flaw.

likme
likme

The fedora on the driver.

Methnerd
Methnerd

4 speed automatic

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

the repair bill after 3 years of ownership

SniperWish
SniperWish

5 speed auto, supercharged

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Does it have a small block chebbie in it?

King_Martha
King_Martha

Way better. Imagine, 4 valve's per cylinder. Just try to visualize 2 cams for the intake valves and 2 for the exhaust. Let's pretend rednecks can count to 4, that would mean there are 4 cams.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Nah

w8t4u
w8t4u

Jagrolets are the ultimate resto-mod.

Me want.

Inmate
Inmate

I knew it, you can't count to 4! At least you can admit it.

girlDog
girlDog

electric gremlins
i'm perfectly fine with high upkeep but high upkeep and unreliability is a no beuno

hairygrape
hairygrape

It was made in Britain.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Back in the 1980s Acura sold the Legend in the US, manufactured in Britain under contract as the Sterling. It's sister car, the Acura Legend, was also sold in the US but manufactured in Japan.

The Sterling was by all counts an Acura Legend but with nicer leather, wood, and carpets. Sounds great, but there was a hitch: It used Lucas electrics. By the fourth year of production the word was out that they were unreliable pieces of shit and the Legend was a better car. Production ceased the next year.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

The OP gen of Jaguar had ford electronics instead. Ford electronics are just as shitty desu

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Muh 4 cams.
Get outta here with that shit, you pretentious bastard.

takes2long
takes2long

unreliability is a no beuno

You obviously have no experience with newer Jags. Pretty much all of the XJs since the early 90's and the XK8s are reliable as all hell. The '97 XJ8 in my driveway with 168k on it and no problems is a perfect example of modern Jags.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

muh fixed lobe separation
muh 10lb valvetrain
muh needs 15000ppm of ZDDP to hold together
LOL

RumChicken
RumChicken

i've heard and seen otherwise
it'll take more than what you just said to convince me

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

The '97 XJ8 in my driveway with 168k on it and no problems is a perfect example of modern Jags.
You haven't changed the timing chains and tensioners yet to the new revised version? I find that hard to believe.

5mileys
5mileys

I've seen enough Jaguars with the AJ6 slant-6 and AJ-V8 hit +250k miles on original engines and trans that it's proven their reliability to me many times over. The unreliability meme is a thing from the 70's and 80's that they can't seem to shake.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

I've done that, at about 110k miles. It's the only real flaw with the Jaguar V8. And once it's done they are fairly bulletproof.

SniperWish
SniperWish

How is the V8 for power? Economy?

Also - how tall are you and how is the headroom? I'm a bit tall, but XJs give me wood.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Old Jag
Reliability.

Want to fix that? Rip out the electrics, modernise the lot. Swap the engine out as well.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Hence, Jagrolet.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

It's got more than enough power. It'll surprise the hell out of guys in Audis and BMWs when they try to accelerate away from you and you keep up. As for economy I'll put it this way, I've regularly driven from NJ to DC and back in 1 tank. I'm 6'3" and have no problem drivungthe car, nice and comfy for me.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Thanks. Seriously, thanks.

I might take another look. I don't need a 5 second 0-60, but it needs to be effortless to drive. Calm, swift, and capable. That is the definition of luxury in my book.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

X308's are a hell of a lot more reliable than E38's

Firespawn
Firespawn

It's not a 1996 XJR with the rare 5 speed manual

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

X308 has modern japanese electronics fyi

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