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Old 11 May 2009, 02:35   #41
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ah but it costs quite a bit more than a Ford Mondao
Floor pan Old Boy, only Floor Pan. How many cars use a Golf floor pan?
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I dunno - an X type is prob not that much more than a Passat. Don't you get a staff discount???
I had an XJR and had nothing but troule with it. Whilst it was a very nice and nippy car it cost a fortune just to keep it on the road. As a toy it would have been perfect but it was a hassle it been off the road having work done.
My brother had a 3.0 litre V6 X-type and the bottom end went on it with only 45000 miles on it. Due to one reason or another yu can't replace them and the entire engine had to be replaced!

I think the only British car I would have is a Land Rover.
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Well I had 2 brand new Golfs on hire - all had waterleaks into the cabin - they all sucked in exhaust fumes when the sunroof was open and one had gearbox trouble. This was in about 2003 and they weren't that nice to drive either.

And the Passat I had about 6 months ago was horrid - the electric handbrake on a manual didn't help either but the car was a right slug to drive. The 1.9tdi isn't as bullet proof as people think. I know a bloke who uses one as a taxi - it's his own car and he babies it. At about 90,000 miles they always seem to get trouble with the dual mass flywheel and also trouble with crank pulleys. This is on the Skodas but it would be the same on the VWs.

The X type engine is basically a Ford duratec so I don't see how you can blame Jag - the engine is normally very good - you always get the odd one I suppose.
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The X type engine is basically a Ford duratec so I don't see how you can blame Jag - the engine is normally very good - you always get the odd one I suppose.
Strange that cos the Jag garage knew that it couldn't be replaced and when we were looking for a knew engine a 3.0 V6 was on ebay for spares or repair as the bottom end had gone.

I can blame Jag as it was them who fitted it.
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Strange that cos the Jag garage knew that it couldn't be replaced and when we were looking for a knew engine a 3.0 V6 was on ebay for spares or repair as the bottom end had gone.

I can blame Jag as it was them who fitted it.
The engines are constructed at a Ford plant, the gearboxes are made at a third party and assembled to the engine at the Ford plant. Not going to comment on engine reliability or gearbox. You pay your money and you make your choice. The information you use to make your choice can be gained from a number of sources, Google and friends included. I get my information from a source I trust.
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So is the x-type engine a problem?
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGa...L=-1&IM=241514

More pics of the Jag - a bit less disguised this time - just a bit!!!
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Well heres that car in its full glory, what do we think? It reminds me of a Citroen, not sure why.

http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/#/new_xj/gallery?id=54815
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Yes the back end does a bit - rest of it is stunning though!!!!!!!!
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Prefer the older classic looking XJ's.
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