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  1. Hi John, There is a site called Viking Tapes they have a number of tapes here is one. may be worth a look? Kind Regards, Julie. https://www.vikingtapes.co.uk/collections/fire-retardant-double-sided-tapes
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  2. Found this site when searching for new rear light cluster, I hope it maybe useful for members. https://www.jagspares.co.uk/
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  3. Hi all, just purchased a 2003 4.2 sport. 4th jag I've had. Just goes to show some people never learn! Live in Bradistan. er sorry Bradford. Addicted angler. Shogun used for fishing. Well knocking on. Age 75. Hoping this one is a little more reliable than prev. cars. Swore after last Jag. I would only ever buy Japanese or German. It's a bugger is'nt it when you luv em. Happy motoring all! Tony
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  4. Offered at £8750, this is a reluctant sale due to a change in circumstances, of an outstandingly well equipped 1997 Jaguar XK8 Coupe, with a fascinating history. The car is finished in Antigua Blue with pristine Oatmeal Classic Leather interior and brand new head lining and is in lovely original condition. The car has covered 69,500 miles with three owners, current owner since 25/05/05 (at 49,600 miles). It is fitted with all possible optional extras, including cruise control, CATS suspension with 18inch wheels, Driver’s Pack and original Bosch telephone in working order. The car comes with full service history, all MOT certificates and invoices, original handover documents and comprehensive optional extras invoice. The original sale was to Arnold James Burton, son of Sir Montague Burton, (founder of Burton’s Tailors), who was a renowned rally driver and philanthropist. Sale to include original “Owner’s Guide” stereo cassette and a mint condition of “The Cat is Back”, a glossy product training manual for “The Jaguar Sales Specialist.” Tel 07533 781817
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  5. Just be grateful (because it is a Jaguar) ????????? Love them dearly. Best Wishes, John
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  6. 20220424_171913.mp4 20220424_171913.mp4 Just got to work out how to re paint those letters
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  7. My XF is named Mick……Mick Jaguar
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  8. Good day i had the same experience with Vantrue dashcam, i this is not the only problem you may face ! , after one week the dashcam started to lag and keep restart, i return it back to the seller and got another brand i is the only safe connection to connect in cigarettes lighter fuse in internal fuse box try to change the dashcam with one with internal battery to remain working even the car power off , also to keep car battery safe this is my experience
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  9. Roger Even with a new battery, which is good news that the seller replaced it, you should still consider buying a CTEK to keep the battery in good condition. Jaguars are notorious for battery drain. Best Wishes, John
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  10. Hello all. I have just brought my first Jag, an X-Type 06. Loving the car and the folks I've met so far. I do however have a prob with my Jag...it shakes on acceleration??? Any ideas anyone?
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  11. I congratulate you on purchasing a great Jaguar she looks in good condition they where always a nice and comfortable and sounded good please tell us more as you go along ???
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  12. So this post is aimed at trying to get you all on the straight and narrow road to fix your DPF issues once and for all. This is not a call for help because I have cured the problem myself. I will try to compress the last 9months experience into quick readable piece of information which you should all take on board now or keep for the future when the dreaded ‘RP’ makes an appearance. I must also state my car is a Jaguar S-Type 2.7D 2007 SE with 77K on the clock. Having been through the mill reading more stuff about DPFs and the reasons the ‘Restricted Performance’ light is lit and the so called cures for this ailment – some of which you will realise are a total waste of your time and most of all – your hard earned money… Right – Are you sitting comfortably – Then I shall begin… (Showing my age there) In August 2021 I decided to buy my second S-Type as it had less than a third of the mileage of my original car which I’d owned for 8years – Hind sight – I wish I had kept my old girl –sometimes the grass is most definitely not greener! I did all the things guys do when they buy a new car – Oil & Filter Change - upgrade the HiFi – Thoroughly clean the Leather – Polish the paintwork – check as much as possible under the bonnet – check all the pads – replace the Air Filter – Fuel Filter – Wipers – Millers to the Diesel etc.,etc. The car performed great for the first 2 months… but then the dreaded ‘Restricted Performance’ came up. Having had some experience with the previous 2.7D Sport, I was well aware of what was required or at least I thought I was. This is the opening of the worm hole that leads most of us on the infamous ‘Bum Steer’ that can lead to so much despair. You see if you actually take a step back and consider what you think or have been told to do by some of the many many posts you have read, you will NOT enter! The previous car that had nearly EVERTHING replaced that leads to the ‘RP’ scenario – Turbos - EGRS – MAF Sensors – MAP sensor – Smoke Test to Inlet Manifolds – Throttle Body Cleaned – Timing Belt – Water Pump etc., you just carried on as normal and the light would go off after your next jaunt up the motorway – all good. Some of that in part due to the excellent previous owners servicing. This car however decided it was not going to play the game – and ‘RP’ was here to stay. It would come on as soon as I left the driveway. This baffled me to start with as it does not come on when parked, I assume it interacts with the ECM and ABS sensor, anyway – not important. First – Several 30min runs on the motorway above 2000rpm and the light would go out for a day or two – then make a return like a long lost friend. Not long after the ‘RP’ would bring one his mates to the party - the RED light also came up. OK digging deeper – Checked intercooler Pipe but it was like new so must have been replaced previously. Checked both rubber / silicone pipes from the DPF to the Differential Pressure Sensor, both like new – Checked the Inlet manifolds for leaks – all good. Checked the differential Pressure switch by removing the larger bore Rear Pipe which is the front of the DPF – short drive and the warning lights are off and stay off for some distance which means the DPF is blocked and needs cleaning. Time for cleaning – lots of ‘On Car’ DPF cleaning companies out there – “no need to dismantle your exhaust – we will clean it on your driveway or at work”… Great stuff…£150.00 They came – they supposedly cleaned it and ran the car at 2500RPM while parked and with what looks like a modified garden spray green fly killer lance injected their cleaning fluid into the system somewhere – I have no idea where to this day? “Look” he said “the exhausts are blowing much better out the back than before”. Yes I said like an idiot as I have never seen the exhausts running at 2500rpm as I am usually in the driver’s seat! (Insert emoji with surprised look & no mouth). An accompanied drive with the guy and his computer attached we went for a jaunt up the motorway and all was good for the usual mile or two then the light came on again. He said “it’s your differential sensor, it will be faulty and needs to be replaced. OK next day – off to JAG and purchased the replacement £95.00 – Fitted on the way home and light came on – the friend you wish you had never met. More blasts up the motorway – nothing. Purchased an Icarsoft scanner tool £150.00 and checked the fault codes. Everything the posts tell you and more – my Sat Nav voice guidance was missing something – again not important! Anyway stick to the story, ‘Differential Pressure sensor High’ etc etc… Time for a forced Regen via the tool. Wow it actually worked and the tool told you how much was left in the DPF, Happy days. 3 Days later ‘RP’ was back with his mate Mr Red. Time for a dramatic move – replace the DPF – there are a couple of companies in the UK who make these things and all with good reviews so let’s get this sorted once and for all I thought and start with a new datum. DPF Plus new pressure sensor feed pipes £200.00 approx., from CATSRU or DPFtoU or some such company, much cheaper than JAG. I fitted it and cleared the faults & carried out the install/register of new DPF on the scan tool. 0.0G and pressure sensor correct. Got another Oil & filter change done £120.00 as we all know that’s important. The only big downside was I was not able to park the car on the drive way as it’s quite a camber up the pavement to our drive and the new DPF sits about 50mm lower than the original and with four people in the car over sleeping policemen - it scrapes so it had to be parked on the street- sad face emoji! System all good for what I remember to be 6 weeks then guess who came back to make an appearance? You’re ahead of me - I can tell and you’re right of course... ‘RP’ and Mr Red. I was shocked I can tell you. What to do now? Go deep as it must be something upstream creating all this soot to block a Brand New DPF? Checked the turbo actuators, Swirl Valve Actuators, EGRs are clean and cycling perfectly, Connecting Pipes, Cleaned All MAF & Map sensors, rechecked Inlet Manifolds, Cleaned throttle body though it wasn’t really dirty, checked wiring to DPF sensor. Off up the motorway and managed a regen and lights out for a couple of days before they came back. I was now very worried that the rings are badly worn or injectors are faulty – or – or? My fear was I would suffer the Diesel Engine Runaway death and that would be the end… You know when you sleep on things and you get that lightbulb moment, well that’s what happened. I still had the original JAG DPF and I was going to get it cleaned properly without cutting it open or hitting it with a pressure washer or removing the core. I researched it carefully and found a company in Manchester who clean the DPF off car / lorry in a purpose made high pressure system using specialised chemicals. £125.00. Exciting – I know – I could hardly contain myself. I dropped it off and collected the next day and was given a printout of the exhaust performance in the specialised machine. In short the machine produced a before and after result so you understand how good the clean result is. The guy (sorry don’t remember his name) showed me the machine and demonstrated the air pressure test, the air hose is about 50mm diameter and showed a reading to atmosphere of 1.19 (unsure of units used sorry). The air was seriously blowing from the flexible hose and he then tried to cover the end with his hand and could only get it to about 1.4. Pre clean the Air pressure system reported back 1.70 – that was one of the worst he had ever seen he was surprised the car ran at all. After Cleaning it read 1.19 so definitely clean. Had the cleaned original exhaust fitted back to the car £95.00. Reset the ECM with the scan to for the now Like New DPF and cleared all fault codes then had another Oil & Filter Change £110.00. A point to note here also is they clean the rubbish from the DPF out from the input side which is absolutely logical. Also if you take a minute to think about it all the ash will just accumulate and needs to leave from the way it came in. there is no longevity in On The Car cleaning – Ever. That was December 2021 – car has been running like a dream since the ‘RP’ & his mate MR Red are dead, RIP. Better than that, on a god run the average MPG just climbs and climbs. A recent trip to York I was nearly at 40mpg which is brilliant. It also turned out the car was sort of running with a blocked DPF as it had blown one of the flex joints before the CAT which was another £300 to have it replaced due to broken stud on the turbo connection. Epilogue: “If your diesel car is showing the ‘RP’ Light and she has done over 70K – Do Not get the ‘On The Car’ cleaning people to work on it, you are just kicking the can down the street. They cannot clean it properly and the light will return. A proper Off Car cleaning machine (not a Karcher pressure washer) will wash the soot out from the end it came in and remove all the ash. This is the gospel according to me and I wish I could have found this information from the beginning and saved… how much!!! £1295.00!! OUCH!!! Yes – that’s what this exercise cost me but still have the scanner tool which has helped me cure the Sat Nav issue which turned out to be a closing loop for the optical network £5.00 Ebay. So if you have money to burn, off you go, you crack on - but believe me if it’s blocked it’s blocked – the end. Get it to a professional company who remove it and flush it properly. There are many reasons the genuine JAGUAR DPF is so expensive, the build quality is far superior, the body of the DPF is much bigger than the aftermarket unit that frankly looks like a baked bean can compared to the size of the original - ergo surface area is less thus less capacity. The materials are inferior and it hangs too low. I also have noticed that the aftermarket one is rusting up nicely in my yard like some kind of Angel of the North statue which also tells me the grade of stainless is rubbish. The original one did not rust off the car while I spent ‘Loads of Dosh’. I can also park the car back on the drive and I now have that smug Jaaaaag face when washing my car and polishing my leaper. Nice. I hope you enjoyed this journey and that it was worth getting to the end like any good read and armed with this knowledge you go forth and make the right decision and save yourselves a huge amount of the folding stuff.
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  13. Pollen filter replaced now smelling good
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  14. Good afternoon all, I am a new member here and I am hoping I can avail of other members' expertise. I do not own a Jaguar yet but I have my eye on one of three potentials. All are XF 3.0d V6 S models. They are all some distance away from me on the west coast of Scotland, I am on the northeast coast so I am relying on photographs only at the moment but the bodywork and interior on all 3 appear to be in very good condition. The first is a pre-facelifted 2010 MY Premium Luxury with around 57000 miles. It does not appear to have had any MOT failures but there is an advisory to say that the rear sub-frame is showing signs of corrosion and in the photos there appears to be a milky discolouration around the outer edge of the windscreen (possible delamination? No confirmation from dealer). The second vehicle is a pre-facelifted 2009 MY Portfolio with around 92000 miles. It's had one MOT failure due to a headlight aim being too low and in the most recent MOT there is an advisory regarding damage to the O/S windscreen which isn't impeding the drivers view. Although it is the oldest vehicle this is the one that interests me most as it has the upgraded Bowers & Wilkins audio system (which is what brought me to the website in the first place as I wanted to see if it was worth it over the standard system). The only real concerns I have are that, looking at the photos, the front seats don't appear to have as much lumbar support as the other 2 vehicles but I'm unsure whether that may be part of the Portfolio specification? The final vehicle is a facelifted 2011 MY Premium Luxury with around 124000 miles. Again it does not have any major flags in the online MOT checker. One thing which is causing me major concerns is that none of them have any service history. I have spoken to JLR who gave me a link to use their online service history checker and said all I needed was the VIN numbers. Unfortunately the dealer has said he isn't happy to provide me with the VINs but has checked on the JLR website and has confirmed there is no service history at all for any of them. To get to my point I guess I am posting to ask whether any of the information above would be a cause for concern to any current XF owners? My current vehicle has a full service history but my colleague has said he has never asked to see, or been concerned about, service history on any of his previous vehicles, so am I being overly worried about the lack of history in this case? I spend a lot of time in my car travelling to and from work so I like to listen to a lot of music. Although I am wanting the upgraded B&W audio unit I prefer the look of the facelifted model but this has an additional 30000 & 70000 miles worth of use over the other 2 cars. Assuming they have been well looked after (there's that concern over the lack of SH again) the higher mileages should not really be a factor and there has to be something said about a vehicle's reliability with mileage pushing or getting into triple figures. From my previous investigations it would appear that if these were being sold in the US, 100000 miles would almost be seen as the car having just been run in. However, the UK is a more temperate environment than the US and it appears they use less salt in their winter road clearing material so corrosion is less of an issue. If any members were considering a purchase which would be the most attactive: 2010 Prem Lux: Lower than average miles. Corrosion to sub-frame, not significantly weakened. Potential delamination/debonding of windscreen. Higher price (£10000). Standard audio system. Mk1 front end. Potentially more supportive Sports front seats. 2009 Portfolio: Slightly lower than average miles. No MOT concerns other than tyre wear and the damaged windscreen. Reasonable price (£8000). Premium audio system. Mk1 front end. No lumbar support(?). 2011 Prem Lux: Slightly higher than average miles. No MOT concerns other than tyre wear. Good price (£7000). Standard audio system. Mk2 front end. Sports seats(?). Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  15. I found something VERY interesting tonight. In the Workshop Manual - the one the dealers use, not the Owner's Guide (OG) - the instructions for doing the DPF regeneration after the amber warning are pretty much the same, word for word in fact, as they are in the OG. But there's also an extra instruction. The manual advised that you drive for a further 10 minutes to ensure the DPF is properly cleaned. That definitely does NOT appear in the OG. Note this was for the 3.0d, MY2010-2013 XF. There's also a section that tells you that "active regen occurs automatically every 450 miles (adjusted according to driving style)", but a few pages and a couple of years later that was rewritten to read "every 250 miles" .
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  16. Gregory My view is that "you get what you pay for.) I suspect it is not so much the cost of painting but the labour involved in removing/refitting bumper and repairing it. Plainly I do not know where you have been for the quote but I imagine cheaper quotes could be obtained, which probably comes back to "you get what you pay for." I would suggest you shop around a bit and then make your decision based upon what you see at the premises you visit for quotes and the prices you are quoted. Do not be affraid to ask to see the work they aare currently doing. Best Wishes and Regards, John
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  17. If its a full service history with the same garage, can always ring them and ask to confirm as they should have records. If its not been changed, would certainly look to get it done, cannot always tell how they are unless really worn or something obvious.
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  18. Ray You will stand a better chance of selling this car for your brother if you had some photos and a lot more details, miles, no of owners, service history, condition etc etc etc. Regards, John
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  19. Hi Will be there myself, been the last few years its been there, very good lots of cars and lots of spares and tool stalls cheers Joe
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  20. Robert Good photos of very nice cars. I too will for the time being have to just use my S-Type Best Wishes and Regards, John
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  21. Welcome to the club, Robert. I wish I could come over to get in your cars and enjoy a drive. I will just use my 2007 S Type and enjoy here. Regards, Peter.
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  22. It will don’t put your foot on the brake when you press the start button
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  23. Hi Michael, Not great service from the dealership. Personally I would not accept their offer. To check where you stand legally are you an AA or RAC member? their legal teams are very good. There are a number of parts supplier such as https://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/car-parts/Jaguar/XJ?gclid=CjwKCAjwjtOTBhAvEiwASG4bCGBn0yaJxq3CbzPTjQCrKpcdrBqZc92VEPIS6BLiVMQQgCa56jSLIxoC0JMQAvD_BwE https://www.autoreservejaguar.com/ I hope you can sort it out. Kind Regards, Julie.
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  24. Hi Marie, Welcome to Jaguar Owners club.😊 Kind Regards, Julie.
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  25. Julie I keep my car outside like you. It is washed regularly using a SnowFoam, then a Good Shampoo and then on a monthly basis I use a Hydrophobic water solution to spray the car, before finally drying and buffing . It keeps very well, dirt does not stick and washes away easily . Any rain or elements in the air form large bubbles and run off the car. I do also always use a pressure washer, nothing fancy, just a cheap Karcher model. Best Wishes, John
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  26. Many thanks. Regards, John
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  27. hi all the engines are very good as long as there looked after the 4.2's V8's are very smooth, I have the S-type R and the engine is amazing, so smooth and can be driven very lazy and effortless, you can barely tell when it changes gear if your after a manual, thens its a 3.0 as the 4.2 is only auto, but I think if you want altimate cruiser, then it auto, they drive so much nicer cheers Joe
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  28. Solved 🙂 It was the result of corrosion on a contact in the boot fusebox.
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  29. No worries John, With the right tools/products, its not a difficult job to accomplish. Cheers
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  30. Eventually convinced the garage to take look as they were adamant they did nothing wrong. As it transpires, they left a small pipe disconnected to the turbo. Problem solved.
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  31. Had the same probs plus parkbrake staying on. Check quality of battery connections at terminals and to bodywork including crimped cable to terminal lugs. How old is the battery? You can regularly charge an old battery and it seems Ok until the starter motor loads it. The Battery and its connection integrity are paramount on these cars.
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  32. hi yes its true if you can get the vin number and click below enter your vin number and submit, click witch country then click on service history,vin on bottom passenger side of windscreen,if not shown probably been serviced at a local garage but should still have some paperwork if so https://osh.jaguar.com/?_ga=2.41482218.97548989.1651000340-1825791663.1642775905 here
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  33. The location varies from the bulkhead, under the bonnet, back of the engine, or underneath near the DPF above the subframe.You will find 3 wires for the connector which plugs into the sensor. Constant 5.0 Volt Earth wire Trigger pcm wire measuring volts Full document listed here https://www.autoassistgroup.com/jaguar-xf-dpf-full/ Hope my be of use. Regards, John
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  34. Its been nearly 3 years since i last posted and i am happyto say i have finally purchased an XK8 coupe! Its in British Racing Green and is supposed to be a special Emerald model but im sure other members on here will know better than me. I will more than likely start a new members thread very soon with pictures of the car.
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  35. I will do one thing I forgot to mention was the key fob was unresponsive even with cleaning with isopropyl alcohol and new battery's. I noticed the contact pads were very worn on the rubber buttons. craft knife took off the old ones and glued new in place, rubbed graphite on the new pads and now works a treat 😀
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  36. or possibly even a bent rim or a flat spot from a pot hole. Either way a decent tire shop should be able to diagnose the problem.
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  37. Hi I would like to welcome the new members and just say it could also be as simple as as a Tyre ??? just a thought .
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  38. This was on another Clubs notice board. Free to attend this Saturday and Sunday in Rutland.
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  39. Hi Richard, Welcome to the Club. I have found a post by a member called Richard that may help from 2021 Bought my first Jaguar XF (2013 XF sport sportbrake 2.2 200 ps with 19" Carelia alloys) a few months ago, absolutely delighted apart from one thing, the auto box snatched quite a bit when pulling away from stop or at lower speeds, only a very minor irritation but still this is a Jag. I today had it remapped and I am totally surprised by the difference. Apart from the increased power the take off is now so smooth. I only did it as they had a £100 discount for bookings in October. Would recommend this simple mod. Kind Regards, Julie.
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  40. Hi James, Yes very frustrating indeed. You are quite right it should be a recall. Hope its sorted soon so you can enjoy driving your XF again. Kind Regards, Julie.
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  41. Hi Dave yes I agree its a great looking car and I will also like to welcome you back and look forward to any comments. ---Frank
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  42. Hi Peter, wow that`s some article. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Anything that can save money is greatly appreciated.😊 Glad you solved the problem. Kind Regards, Julie.
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  43. Now that`s a beauty of a car , gorgeous😊
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  44. Dave I am a few years older than you at 72. However , like you I prefer the older looking cars. It is my personal belief that after the S-Type, Jaguar lost their way from a style point of view. Well from other points of view as well, may be. Best Wishes and Regards, John
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  45. Hi i have sygic, its free to download and it’s gps so no signal required, then you buy the dashcam and live camera navigation its brilliant
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  46. 59 Jaguar MK IX. Drives well. Been in the family for 50 years. $8,950.00 USD or reasonable offer.
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  47. Meet Bridget, she is an 2006 3.0 Sovereign. It is the first name of her first owner.
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