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#1526 of 2806 Jagshopper - Extended Warranty
Oct 08, 2002 (4:30 pm)
I also have a 1998 XJ8L. I got an extended warranty from Warrantech. Phone #1-800-577-6624.
You cannot buy direct from them. Call ask who in your area sells their warranty. THEN SHOP AROUND for the cheapest price. Everyone quotes different prices. I got mine when my mileage was under 16,000 so I was able to get the 7 year, 85000 miles for $2000. There are all different breakouts so ask for different mileage prices. I think you can only get the 7 years if you have mileage under 16,000 otherwise its 5 years.
This was the same warranty my Jaguar dealer sells. I shopped around and bought the warranty from someone else as the dealers prices were really high.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
#1527 of 2806 Help - Need new tires on XJ8L
Oct 08, 2002 (4:36 pm)
Hi. My Pirellis are shot and I need new tires.
The tire dealer said the Pirellis last about 25,000 miles. I need something to last a whole lot longer as I don't want to replace tires every 3 years!
He recommended the Michelin MXV4. Said they last about 50,000 miles and will give a similar ride. Quoted $148.00 per tire.
Anyone know about these or is there another tire I can be checking out.
All help appreciated.
Oct 09, 2002 (5:15 am)
Leslie, I've got the MXV4's on my Passat GLX and have been very pleased with the combination of handling, noise and wear. I'll probably go with them on my XJ8 when the Pirelli's wear out, although I may look at what Dunlop has to offer as well.
Oct 09, 2002 (8:14 am)
We've got the MXV4's on our CL. A little noisy for my taste, but that's what the car came with.
Oct 09, 2002 (9:06 am)
Just got a 98 xj8l that was supposedly put through the select edition 140 point inspection. When I apply the brakes, they screech something awful. Dealer service guy said he'd take a look at it but that it it common and normal for European brake pads to do this. I am going to bring it in, but was wondering in advance if this is fixable -- i.e., by using a more expensive brake pad than whatever they put on, if anything, when they did the select edition check.
On the issue of Michellins, I have them on my Lexus and find the ride to be very plush, very soft and very quiet. I'd be surprised if any other tire would give a softer ride, but would appreciate any posts from those with other opinions. In my opinion, the Michellins give a softer and quieter ride than the Pirelli 4000s.
Oct 09, 2002 (10:56 am)
That noise isn't normal with XJ8's My 1999 XJ8 went through the select edition check and ending up getting new front pads and rotors. They did miss some other minor things however, and are fixing those as we speak. Take it back and have them check it out.
Oct 09, 2002 (7:49 pm)
thanks enthusiast1. I have only had the car for a week. I know brakes are not covered by the warranty, but I certainly hope they are not going to charge me if it needs new brake pads and rotors. Isn't this supposed to be fixed when they inspect it and deem it "select edition?" Just wondering if your problem occurred shortly after purchase, if they covered it for you, and if not what they charge for new rotors if you recall. Also, generally speaking, at what approximate mileage would one normally expect rotors to need replacement.
Oct 09, 2002 (8:17 pm)
I was doing some research on tirerack.com and came across some really great reviews for the Bridgestone Turanza LS-Z's. Anyone have these on their Jag or know anything about them?
I drive on the highways in Atlanta and want a tire that grips the road, but will give me a soft, QUIET ride.
Thanks for all your imput.
Oct 09, 2002 (9:47 pm)
Any opinions on Bridgestone Turanza LS-Z's or
Dunlop Sport SP5000's? Is there a difference in the speed rating if I never go over 90? H vs V, Z? Thanks.
Oct 09, 2002 (10:11 pm)
looking for a quiet ride? Look into Yokohama AVS dB.