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My nave is Dave, location Wirral and in looking at buying my first jag.

The car I'm interested in would be an x type 3.0 auto.

Still looking around for the right car.

Any info would be greatly received.

Cheers

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Hi Dave, welcome I'm recently new to the forum myself having just purchased a XKR. Cannot give you any advice on the X Type but hope all goes well for you and you find a suitable motor soon

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I really love my X type I have always wanted one then my dream came true ...I don't know what year you are looking for

but if its before 2004   the sills under the plastic covers they are some times a little rusty and a M O T fail.???---££££££

Beautiful car go for it .

 

Frank

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Welcome to the Club, Dave.

 

The x type is a very nice car described by some as "nippy" which is not a word I would use about a Jaguar.  I had a 2.5 litre AWD which was a great car  ---  quick but stately, too.

 

I used to work at the Steelworks across the water from the Wirral.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Ken, XKR now that's a dream car.

Cheers Frank, I'm after a sub 2k car, so that would be an early on I guess.

Can the plastics be removed to check the sills?

Peter On a good day you can here the steelworks, or is that a bad day.

Thanks for the comments, let the hunt begin.

Dave

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Hi Dave, and welcome to the club.

 

I'm new to Jags with my 2005 X-Type, bought as a comfortable diesel mile muncher. So far, I can't fault it.

 

Best of luck in your hunt

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Ken, XKR now that's a dream car.

Cheers Frank, I'm after a sub 2k car, so that would be an early on I guess.

Can the plastics be removed to check the sills?

Peter On a good day you can here the steelworks, or is that a bad day.

Thanks for the comments, let the hunt begin.

Dave

I left the Steelworks in 1970 - almost 45 years ago -  there were 13,000 employees then and a bit more fumes arising. 

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Hi Dave ..You can just get your fingers or a srew driver behind the plastic  sill's to check but saying that

if its just had a MOT you should be safe as well .???

Becareful thats the best way .??  The cost to have new ones welded in is about = £500 to £650 at a small garage.??

You will not regret buying a X type I'm really enjoying mine .

 

Frank

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Hi Dave ..You can just get your fingers or a srew driver behind the plastic  sill's to check but saying that

if its just had a MOT you should be safe as well .???

Becareful thats the best way .??  The cost to have new ones welded in is about = £500 to £650 at a small garage.??

You will not regret buying a X type I'm really enjoying mine .

 

Frank

Cheers Frank

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Hi Dave

Just bought my first jag last month, XType estate .2.2 diesel 2007 it's a great drive, your have a lot of fun.

Good luck in finding the write one for you

Andrew

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Hi Dave

Just bought my first jag last month, XType estate .2.2 diesel 2007 it's a great drive, your have a lot of fun.

Good luck in finding the write one for you

Andrew

Not many for sale near my location.

Early days yet

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Not many for sale near my location.

Early days yet

Try looking at the Stratstone Jaguar Website.  They will move cars round the country.

 

Peter.

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Try looking at the Stratstone Jaguar Website.  They will move cars round the country.

 

Peter.[/

Didn't think they would do bargin basement. I will give them ago.

Thanks

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Hi Kenny,

 

I found one at Stratstone 6 years old and they had a few older than that  -- I must admit to being a bit surprised.  From What I can gather they appear to keep their trade ins in a garage for about 3/4 months and advertise them sparingly. I was interested in one in Perth for £7k and asked if they would bring it down, but then, lo and behold, they produced one that they had had for three months and never advertised, with 40 k less on the clock and two tears younger.

 

Regards 

 

Peter.

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No joy at Stratstones.

Good thinking though.

Dave

 

Dave, -Try Piston Heads.

 

Just look at Jaguars and you will get a good selection.

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Most main dealers of all makes pass the part ex's on to traders obviously there are exceptions

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Checked out piston heads, closest car is Yorkshire and its a 2.5.

Something will come up.

There is one in Hyde at trade cars direct near Manchester, up that way next week. I will check it out.

No pictures as of yet.

3.0 auto 2001 74k £1690.

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What about Autotrader?

Done trader and ebay. Nothing closer than 30 miles.

There are a few, I'm going to have to travel

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Most main dealers of all makes pass the part ex's on to traders obviously there are exceptions

Hi Kenny,

 

Some main dealers do the Stratstone  trick and keep some good clean cars in stock,  and some have other outlets which are partners, as it were.  Stratstone own some of Evan Halshaw and use their website to advertise some of their trade ins. And one of my local Main Dealers directly own a big secondhand car outlet very close to their Birmingham base.

 

Cars with big mileages all go off to small dealers, however, and some go off to the auctions.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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