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Old 07-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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AnonChick, so sorry to hear about the transmission issues. They can be a money pit when it's a Jag, so your reasoning is logical in that it's probably best to cut your losses and move on to a less tempermental vehicle. I have had transmission issues with a Jaguar, and it's not pretty, even when the repair is covered, since one car ate two transmissions while still under 60k miles, and those were sealed units from Mercedes. Another one my parents owned had engine trouble, but I know the feeling -- no matter how tempermental, you want to keep the car running because it has personality.

If you had one of the rarer Jaguars that would appreciate, I would tend to hold on to it, but with an X-Type you're going to wind up with a nice lawn ornament one of these days when it will cost thousands more than it's worth just to repair.

The good news is, you can buy some very nice dash/door/console/control panel wood kits (real wood) these days, such that you can replicate the look of Jaguar's wood dash on a more spartan vehicle, though I'd be sure to find one with leather seats at the outset.

Good luck with your decision, though I think you've made the right one with this particular car.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~William Shakespeare
(As You Like It Act II, Scene VII)

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Old 07-10-2010, 01:08 PM
Location: In a house
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And so this chapter of AnonChick's Vehicular life comes to a sorrowful close.

I only got $3500 for the Jag, that was the best of three offers. I used it as a downpayment on a Scion XD, of all things. It's a 2010 lot car with 6400 miles on it. It's one of the cars the dealer uses as a loaner to customers who bring their own cars in for repair. So technically, I'm the original owner, and it was never leased to anyone.

It's kinda cute, and has a rear windshield wiper, which was pretty much the only thing that the Jaguar didn't have, that I'd wished it did. No power seats, no heated seats, no sunroof, no autolock, no side mirror defrost, no Alpine 6-speaker with subwoofer, no 6-CD changer..I'm gonna miss being spoiled SO MUCH...

It doesn't even have an arm rest, which I find totally bizarre.

However it does have a normal chair instead of bucket seats, and I've always been more comfortable sitting in normal chairs. So that'll be a nice switch.
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