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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
#550 of 2806 New in "Town Hall"
Jul 12, 2001 (10:01 am)
I am about to make the big step and purchase a 1995, XJ6, BRG. 74K miles for $15K. Although this is the car I have wanted in a long time, the only thing more I would want would be the convertable. But being from Minnesota the smartest move is the sun roof instead. I also drove the VDP, 1996, supercharged, but felt it was way too fast for me. I had a big problem keeping it under 75/80 mph. I would be paying way too much in speeding tickets if I bought that one.
I left a message on the other site under "classics" not knowing this site was there yet. I having been sitting here all morning reading all your notes back and forth and am feeling alot better about purchasing this car. I have been very nervous for the last three days wondering if I am making the right decision. I feel I need to purchase a warranty and probably will. My husband works for the Jag dealership here in town (not a mech.)and had a Mechanic check it out and they have the service records on it since they purchased it from auction years ago and now it has come back as a trade in. He says all looks good. I am just worried that repairs will kill me even though I am able to afford the purchase. Of course I probably will not drive it in the winter here even though they say you can and half do up here.
It's funny how people feel about Jaguars, you either love them or hate them. I'm glad to see so many lovers out there. Especially feeling the same way about BRG & the style the way I do...classy, classy, classy ! I have been test driving this car for a few days and don't think I can say no unless you have any good reasons why this is a dumb move for myself.
I will take any info/lip you can give me. I am going to check out www.jag-lovers.org tomorrow but right now am feeling pretty good about this site.
Cold feet in St. Paul, MN
Jul 12, 2001 (11:14 am)
You husband works at Luther's Downtown? I knew someone from there...
$15K seems like a fair # If anything a bit cheapish...
95 Vanden Plas
127,000 Beat-it-to-hell miles, no worries yet
Jul 12, 2001 (12:10 pm)
I believe I am getting that price because of my husband. They are asking 19,500. I have been searching the internet for a warranty co. I think I have found one, but will investigate a little more. It is Extended Auto Warranty Corp. Not a bad price either.
I have a friend that has been at Downtown Jag for about 20 years. I also know a few of the guys that have been around for a long time there. My husband just started back in March and he brings home different cars every week, but when he brought home that pretty green car, I fell in Love all over again.
You know everyone & everything don't you ! Thanks for your response.
Jul 12, 2001 (1:04 pm)
I go to Jag auctions all over.. and have been doing so for a few years, and I worked for Jaguar dealerships from 96-99... etc...
So ya get to know people There's only like 160 or so Jaguar dealers in the country.
They're probably selling it to your husband for $15K (Probably $500 over cost) as an employee purchase. Most dealerships do that. $19,500 retail makes sense to me, that's what I might ask for it (Not that I'd get it tho..haha)
You're going to love this car!
#554 of 2806 Model and Price Question
Jul 12, 2001 (2:36 pm)
Bill and other conniseurers:
(A) 1997 XJ6 (mileage 35k+/-) (price:25K)
(I) 1998 XJ8 L (mileage 35+/-) (price:37k)
(1) What is your assessment?
(2) Prices fair.... what would be the appropriate buying range?
(3) Which of these would be a buy in your opinion and for what reason?
(4) What should be the considerations?
(5) Buy a warrenty ? If so which one?
I appreciate the recommendations ! I will pass them along to the dreaming - desirous party.'
"A Cat lover"
#555 of 2806 Model and Price
Jul 12, 2001 (5:22 pm)
I paid $28,500 plus tax two months ago for a 1998 XJ8L. I bought it from a broker here in Atlanta. It had 13,900 miles on it. It's British racing green. According to Bill, Topaz is a more desirable color, so it may cost more. The used car section at my dealership told me I save about 10,000, as they would have sold it for 38,000. I think you can probably find one for around 30,000. My broker advertises all the time and is usually around $27,500-29,000. I can give you his number if you're interested.
Jul 12, 2001 (5:22 pm)
Forgot to mention it was still under warranty until March 2002.
Check out when the warranty expires on the 1998 (it has a 4 year/50,000 mile warranty). I found it helpful since there were things that needed to be replaced (bushings, front stereo speaker, hairline cracks on driver's door woodwork) all of which were still under warranty. Then I had a problem with stalling on the highway going 60 miles an hour! They replaced the ECM relay, as well as my battery since it was starting slow. This was all covered. I will be checking out getting an extended warranty before March, but I believe they are cheaper to get if the car is still under warranty. Just something to consider.
Jul 12, 2001 (5:59 pm)
Please let me know what you find out on the extended warranty and if the jaguar dealer will actually work with them. I too am researching. You might want to check prices at www.warrantydirect.com. They quoted me a good price. Just not ready to do it yet since my warranty is good until March 2002. Also want to make sure my jaguar dealer is willing to work with them. The dealerships also offer extended warrantees, but they are about $1,000 more.
Jul 13, 2001 (5:25 am)
Thanks for the advice and timely response!
Regarding the 1998 XJ8
Relative to the price I received (even though my price was on an XJ8-L), you seem to have gotten a fantastic deal - 10K to 12K under the price quoted to me and yours has nearly 20K less mileage. You really did well !
I would like to hear what "Brentwoodvolvo Bill" thinks on this one.
Next time I need a car I think I will have you buy it for me ! ! !
Seriously, I would like to know who your "broker" was and how you came to negotiate such a deal. Was it an "on-line" purchase ? Just curious?
It is my feeling that the best way to go is to buy is a "Select Edition" -certified- for it has the "Jaguar factory warranty extension" which, though more expensive, gives the most comprehensive and is easiest to deal with warranty, particularly, if taking your "cat" to the Jag dealer for service. This "official" Jag warranty extends from the expiration of the original factory warranty out 2 more years and up to 100K miles, whichever comes first.
As you note, you experienced high satisfaction with the original Jag warranty for it is extreamly comprehensive and covers all of the items you mentioned and many more. This exact same warranty would continue for 2 more years - extension period. You can't beat it,in my opinion.
As to the purchase of other so called extended warranties, "buyer be ware". The "hassle stories" are endless. Maybe someone else will "weigh in" on this one. I am leery of "good deals" on warranties till after you have the experience of using them, then you will see, and only then, will you know "if they are worth the paper they are printed on. Having said all this, I am still willing to listen to others experience
In any case, I would shop Jag dealers for warranties, if you are so inclined, and think you will find it worth your while to do so.
Thanks for the advice, information and hope mine is likewise helpful.
These "cats" are sure beauties!
Jul 13, 2001 (5:43 am)
The broker I used is BMW Import Service. Owner is Dave Razavi. Phone# 770 451-6211, Cell phone 770 861-4322. There was no negotiating. He showed us his receipt from the auction. He bought the car from Jaguar leasing for $27,500 and charged us $28,500. He only ups the price about $1,000. He gets these in all the time (maybe not with as low mileage as mine). You can always call him and let him know what you're looking for. When I went to him to look, he had 2 white ones and my BRG.
Thanks for the info on the warranty. My dealer is offering a 6 year/72,000 miles warranty for $2,723 with no deductible thru Warrantech. I found a 7 yr/70,000 warranty thru Warranty Direct on the internet for $1,875. Your opinion is that I go thru the dealer? I guess I wouldn't have any problem knowing that they're the ones who sold it to me. Just seems expensive.
Good luck with your purchase. Hope you find the right car. I love mine.