knightsmith

Should I give in to temptation? !

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Now that I'm a pensioner I've decided it was time I was sensible .

 

I am really happy with my XKR, which is stunning.

 

But out of the blue I get this email from my tame Jag salesman ( the only one that speaks to me at the stealership)

 

" Hope you're all good up there in sunny North Devon?

I've just part-exchanged a stunning British Racing Green XKR-S Convertible which I sold new 2 years ago.

Rare car - would you be interested? "

 

What do you reckon, go for it, or be sensible (boring) ?

 

ATB,

 

Trevor
 

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buy it you only live once :-)

 

if you dont like it you can gift it to me :D

 

Rich

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Being sensible is part of being a pensioner   ----   but now and then....................

 

Peter.

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Richand Peter

 

In the last three years i've had a BMW M sports convertible, a BMW M3 convertible, Aston Martin DB9 convertible, Aston Martin DB9 Le Mans, a Jaguar XJ Supersport,

 

http://www.jaguarownersclub.com/forums/gallery/album/98-jaguar-xj-supersport/

and now the XKR, which is stunning.

http://www.jaguarownersclub.com/forums/gallery/album/129-jaguar-xkr-2012/

 

I was thinking it was about time I started behaving, but I will see what they offer for the XKR, i've only had it for five months.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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The biggest problem with a Rag Top is the sudden shower,  although the Jaguar will have the electrics.  Our Ford Escort XR3i didn't!

 

Peter.

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Peter,

 

No , the biggest problem with a rag top is not having any garage, which I haven't, I would much rather a manual than an electric roof .

 

 

I think the rag tops always look a  tad tacky also, much prefer the hard top convertible system such as the BMW's use. Looks a lot better in my opinion.

 

Also, it will cut down on the boot space a lot . Not had the pics and any offers sent back yet though ; the salesman was probably told off for speaking to me.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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trevor keep your pennies the xkr is a good car dont waste your money. charlie

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Charlie,

 

I think that is what I'll do, they'll only want mine and cash anyhow .

 

Also, being a convertible, it is bound to go wrong, i've had three and they've all gone wrong, the Aston twice.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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trevor the xkr-s is only a spit second faster than the xkr and its not as if you are tearing round the lanes of devon at over 100mph think of all them poor caravan owners haha charlie

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Charlie,

 

I agree, it hasn't as much spec as mine, mine is a XKR Dynamic( whatever that is) I think mine looks better .

 

The XKR-S has done nearly 19000 miles, is six months older than mine, and is on sale for £61K .

 

So they would want my car and at least £16K .

 

Also seems very strange they come out of the woodwork soon as they think there is a possible sale

 

This is what they're trying to tempt me with .

 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwaCECmS3EroTm9EcFdVZXgtemc&usp=sharing

 

But the answer will be "No thank you"

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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trevor its a lovley car but apart from the rear spoiler looks just the same as yours. and as you say 61grand plus yours. its up to you mate its your money. its like me ive thought about upgrading to a newer xkr and told myself for wat i would get fleced again by those ba$$$$$  they look the same apart from one or two small diffrences  and im not jackie stuart cant even get the chance to open up the xk never mind the xkr it looks great though like the green and fold down roof but like you ive no garage. charlie

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Charlie,

 

My XKR is very quick, I actually don't like the "towel rail" on the back of the XKR-S, and have always though rag tops look a bit scruffy .

 

Mine is a very good looking car and I think it actually looks better than the XKR-S, the difference in price between the XKR and the XKR-S is a lot, abut there is not a lot of difference in performance . Cannot see the point of giving the robbing B******S my car and £16k, for a car that is older, albeit only by six months.

 

This is the same reasoning I didn't but the XFR-S earlier in the year from them .

 

And Mark my words, the roof would go wrong .

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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haha liked the towel rail bit. was over a my older sons house polishing his 325imsport and trying to cheer him and his brother up. they both lost thier jobs at the same time, both managers with phones4u. the older boy was just on the verge of buying bigger house so lucky ther. but they will get jobs no point in worring charlie

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Hi Trevor,

 

Charlie is quite right. The XKR you have has a better spec that the XKR-S, and having a rag top is only for three months in the year at best.  We only used to use ours in the summer, and my wife preferred to drive the Rover anyway.

 

Performance wise, there is hardly any difference and in a straight time trial a skilful driver in an XKR would beat a less skilful one in an XKR-S.

 

I don't like green cars, anyway. My first 4 cars were green and I have not had one since!

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Peter ,

 

You are right of course, but don't forget we have milder weather than you, I used to use the rag tops in the Aston and the BMW's in the winter .

 

I was just getting a tad disenchanted after receiving a letter stating my pension is to be means tested , and that pensioners still have to pay council tax, whilst the riff raff get a free living .

 

I think my car does look better, also I think the "S" versions of the XKR and the XFR are vastly overpriced for the slightly better performance they offer .

 

But if anyone is interested it's on sale for £61K at the Grange in Exeter.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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Hi Trevor,

 

The State pension used to be free of tax until 1984 when the then Prime Minister taxed it.  Additionally Winston Churchill when he was Prime Minister instituted extra allowances to be set against income tax, which George Osborne is now phasing out.  Pensioners are fair game for any Government.

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Peter,

 

You are right again, maybe I should have just ***** it all up against the wall like the work shy , for all the thanks you get for working your whole life and trying to make things secure for the future .

 

But I do have a nice Jag, and the sun is shining.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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