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Hello, 

               I'm hoping for a bit of advise from some owners as I've looked at the normal buying guides, Pistonheads etc.

This car is near-ish to me and I'm going to view it at the weekend all things being well, https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201907260491624?radius=1500&make=JAGUAR&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=distance&model=XKR&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&postcode=sy36ds&page=1

What should I be looking out for? Is high mileage a problem on these? All the reviews I have read seem to suggest the car is very reliable but I haven't really heard from any high mileage owners.

Anyone use one as a daily driver?

A bit of my car background. I've had 2 V8 camaros. I sold the last one, last year (pic attached). It was a six speed manual LS1 (5.7 alloy block) good for 350bhp at the crank. We moved house and now I'm in a position to buy another car but the american/classic car market has ballooned and I think most of the cars on sale are ridiculously priced. I missed out on a ltd edition 96 corvette early this year and have been kicking myself ever since!

So I got to thinking about the X150 XKR as I've always admired the shape but thought they where out of my price range but it turns out there not!

Currently I'm driving a old 96' Lexus LS400 (had to have something with a V8!) which I have to say is great for comfort but not exactly a occasion like my previous cars have been.

Dunc

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Hello Duncan, and welcome to the Club!

The XKs are indeed pretty reliable. My advice would be that excellent condition is vital, and you should ensure that all electric items are fully working.

I have had my XK for five years, and nothing has gone wrong: One brake light bulb and one indicator bulb have been replaced, that’s all.

You do need to keep the battery fully charged if it is not your daily drive, but that is true of all Jaguars.

If it is in excellent condition and has a good service history, mileage is not that important.

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