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and you employed by the vag group? op asks about a jag and you go on about a golf, wtf??

a jag is the same as a mondeo in the same way a skoda is the same bentley.
Actually, a Bentley Continental is like a VW Phaeton. For some years even built in the same factory.
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Old 30.04.2010, 15:04
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Actually, a Bentley Continental is like a VW Phaeton. For some years even built in the same factory.

well the Zonda uses the same climate control head unit as a ZS180, so by this line of thinking a Zonda is the same as a Rover Metro.
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Old 30.04.2010, 15:12
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

Something you should know about Jags and their owners (0:35 onwards)

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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

If you buy a petrol model, I can make whatever you buy go very, very fast!
from an engine management point of view, in the S type, there have been quite a few powertrain management problems resulting from poor module coordination that results in a variety of pretty but disturbing lights on the dash. a trip to the dealer for all factory computer updates after you purchase it would be a great idea. other than that problem, they are pretty bulletproof.
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well the Zonda uses the same climate control head unit as a ZS180, so by this line of thinking a Zonda is the same as a Rover Metro.
At least the Rover Metro doesn't look like it has, well, a hole in it's backside.
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Old 30.04.2010, 15:29
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At least the Rover Metro doesn't look like it has, well, a hole in it's backside.

they usually do, a big fat rust hole
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Old 30.04.2010, 15:31
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they usually do, a big fat rust hole
But at least it's not intentional and big enough to put melons in. Not unless it's a really OLD Metro!
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The S Type diesel is very highly rated, in the UK at least. You may want to seek out the famous episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson attempts a sub-10 second lap of The Nurburgring in one.

My personal choice of Jag would be the X-Type. I had a 3 litre SE model for about 3 years and it remains one the best cars I have driven. As well as being fast and comfortable, they have full-time four wheel drive and they pretty much never go wrong (they actually topped the user satisfaction and reliability tables for a while).
I know he's ambitious but that is crazy!
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

Do you like the interior?
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Actually, a Bentley Continental is like a VW Phaeton. For some years even built in the same factory.
VW Phaeton is the car for someone that understands a quality product without telling people "look what I have".

I would rather drive a second hand Phaeton than any Jaguar.
http://www.d1g.com/video/show/2031020
VW Phaeton is a bargain second hand (go for nothing) and as you say; virtually a Bentley Continental.

By the way; I do not work for VAG but I can see that the VAG group ahve the best overall products/designs at the moment but in five years time; they might be hit like Toyota as they are expanding at a very fast rate and if you know the motor trade realise that things go in phases.
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Old 01.05.2010, 09:14
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

How did a discussion about Jaguars turn into a discussion about Prius and VW?

For people caring more about cars than a tool to get from A to B, the decision is to a large extend emotive. Otherwise we would all buy the same car I think.

Whilst I am by no means a Jaguar fan (although I like the XFR and XKR) I understand why people buy them. If you like the classic styling of a Jag, then the S class or the latest XJ are probably your best options.

And as a Jag owner, you will get away with not paying the bill at dinner (ref Top Gear above)


PS! Top Gear is an entertainment programme, so don't believe everything they tell you about cars..
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VW Phaeton is a bargain second hand (go for nothing) and as you say; virtually a Bentley Continental.
Agree 100%. A 2nd hand Phaeton is an outstanding, unassuming bargain.
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Old 03.05.2010, 13:24
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Agree 100%. A 2nd hand Phaeton is an outstanding, unassuming bargain.
Does anyone on the forum have one? These W12 versions are so cheap that they are very tempting.
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

Thanks for the Phaeton tip. I think I will look into it.
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

They are too understated to the point of bland. That is why the jag scores. Neat lines, powerful engines, distinctive, element of gamble, fun.
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They are too understated to the point of bland. That is why the jag scores. Neat lines, powerful engines, distinctive, element of gamble, fun.
The VW Phaeton is a car driven by somebody with real class and knows that the ignorant will not even realise they have class.

If you meet stinking rich farmers; they will wear what most people will believe is a scruffy shirt; but you will find that it is a hard wearing Saville Row shirt of about 100. They don't wear sweat shirts with DKNY in large letters trying to say "look at me, I'm wealthy".
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Re: Question for Jaguar owners

Real class would by the passat, realising that spending more on somthing thatl spending more doesn't buy you anymore than an unbadged passat. The point of buying classy motors is that they look classy and not like just another version of lookalike german cruisers.
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The plus for a Jag is how it looks and feels from the inside. Some of us, believe it or not, are more into the interior than the exterior of the car. I can see a lady dressed to the nines in a Jag from the inside. But I'm not so sure how good they would look in a Phaeton from the outside.

I like the Jag because it is not teutonic. Hell, I get enough teutonics around here. But the Phaeton sounds like it warrants a look.
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Old 03.05.2010, 14:09
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The VW Phaeton is a car driven by somebody with real class and knows that the ignorant will not even realise they have class.

If you meet stinking rich farmers; they will wear what most people will believe is a scruffy shirt; but you will find that it is a hard wearing Saville Row shirt of about 100. They don't wear sweat shirts with DKNY in large letters trying to say "look at me, I'm wealthy".

LOL its been a while since you where last up saville row then

there is a very good reason why the Phaeton is dirt cheap 2nd hand, for the same reason large bmw's, range rovers, big merc's etc are cheap 2nd hand, you still have supercar type bill for them but without supercar looks. 5 years down the line your driving a large 2nd hand vw (merc, bmw etc) but still have bentley sized bills for servicing and repairs. personally I don't want bentley bills for driving a vw
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LOL its been a while since you where last up saville row then
I wish I could afford the train fare let alone the shirt.
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