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Hi. New member intro. So I'm a bit of a petrol head and have recently been struggling to decide what should be my next car. I've looked at the new Honda civic type r gt. I've looked at a few Tvrs. I've looked at Porsche 911s, caymans. Then someone suggested a Jaguar XKR. Mmm I'd always had the impression that Jags were poorly built, unreliable and costly to run. Anyway I've done lots of reading and researching and came to the opinion that in fact the XKR is rather like a unsung hero. Just quietly working in the background, only appreciated by those that actually own one. I went to test drive one today. A 2009, 5.0 litre supercharged V8. Kayanite blue, R dynamic trim. I was just blown away. The looks, the equipment, and that amazing block under the hood.  Wow! Now, I'm hard of hearing, but when the sales guy put it in sport mode and I pressed the throttle, I heard that intoxicating growl. My god, I gotta have me one of these. So tomorrow I'm picking this car up. Just 29000 miles on the clock. Jaguar service history and a recent health check by jaguar. Not sure I'm going to be able to sleep tonight. I'll drop some pics tomorrow If I can prise myself out of it lol

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Hi Jason, and welcome to the Club!

I had exactly the same feelings as yourself when I bought my XK, and five years later I still have that same feeling every time I drive it.

Mine has been totally reliable (touch wood) for those five years: Just one brake lamp bulb and one indicator bulb, at a total cost of about a tenner.

Enjoy both the car and the Club!

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Hi Jason....welcome to the Forum

Wow!  I can feel your enthusiasm and excitement....please do post up some pics of this fine machine and enjoy it when you pick it up

Cheers,   Trevor

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Welcome to the Club, Jason.   Jaguars get into your blood. I am on my third.

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10 hours ago, Jaguar Owners Club said:

Hi Jason....welcome to the Forum

Wow!  I can feel your enthusiasm and excitement....please do post up some pics of this fine machine and enjoy it when you pick it up

Cheers,   Trevor

Wow this machine is the most awesome thing. Dynamic mode, foot down and OMG what a rush. The torque is magnificent, it just keeps pulling and pulling. Amazing!!!

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Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

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