KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
A couple of days ago i took delivery of my car....finally i had talked my dad into getting me a car i wanted and thankfully here it is. It is a 2000 Jaguar S-type 4.0....Black on Black and with pretty much every option.It has
Premium Harmon Kardon Sound System
6 Disc Changer
Navigation system(love it!) and much much more of the standard stuff like all leather....wood trim and power seats...Glass sunroof and trip computer...the car also has the sports package and i really like the wheels on it....
Im really happy to have this.....the drive is great..very smooth and quite powerful with its V8 and 290 Horsepower engine...i have some pictures that i took my from the dealers site and i will attempt to paste below...tell me what do you guys think...
Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
Congrats. That's for sure one great car to drive.
I think the older Jag designs from the 80's and early
90's were a lot better. These new Jags just wanna
look unique even if they have to be that ugly.
In England car designers have nicknamed this Jag
the "loo" because of the front grill shape!
Anyways, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Silverangel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
KROC, a Horizon, you lucky dog!
My folks barely lent me the money to get an '84 LeBaron as my first. I had that car forever. It was a good 8 months before the Maintenance equalled the $1500 it cost. Oh, the sounds that came out of that car. I think it was the last Chrysler on Earth not to have power anythings abourd. And not even a tapedeck (Though it did have a digital tuner, rare for an 84 domestic...), lol good times.
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
Ok, someone has to say this: You spoiled a** little b*tch! I'm thankful i don't need to buy my father a car, much less a brand new jagg. I hope you'r kidding when you say that your dad got it for you cuz you're making me really jealous. Nice ride otherwise.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3071 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Ah, those were the days. When I was in college I split time between an '85 Honda CRX, and '85 Oldsmobile Cutlas Supreme and my '88 Accord. Those cars got the job done and I never had to care about door dings and the general abuse a car goes through.
I hope you have good safe places to park your car wherever you go.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Very nice car. I myself do prefer the "classic" Jaguar, the XJ6 Series III, which I intend to find a pristine example of and own within the next few years. I will say one thing, though...you're lucky your dad has money to burn, because Jaguars are not only expensive to purchase, but also expensive to maintain. Treat her well, and she will treat you well.
FYI, I don't agree that Ford "ruined" the luxury of Jaguars. They are certainly among the finest cars on the road, and the build quality and reliability is eons ahead of anything Jaguar produced before 1986. There is as much wood and leather in Jaguars of today as ever, and they have the power and smoothness a Ford could never come close to.
My first car was a 1982 Volvo 244GL, silver with blue velour interiour, which I purchased myself using money I earned over two years cleaning cars. I was very proud of it, and it was quite the ride for me! The Volvo was only 5 years old when I bought it, and friends and clients swore it was the cleanest car in town.
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Thanks for all the various kinds of responses. I would like to make one thing clear...Jaguar is a much improved car then its previous years...realibility is not nearly as much of an issue as it used to be....those who think it is like a Ford and drives like a Taurus have obviously NEVER been inside an S-type or driven it...
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Flight152....yes the XJ8 is nice but i prefer the S-type for a variety of reasons one of which is that the new shape is coming out in the USA anytime now....My best friend had a XJ8 in black with the XJR full body kit on it and it looked just like the picture you posted just that it had bigger wheels.The S-type also handles better.
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
Thanks again for the responses everyone....well i dont see whats the big deal with my dad buying me a car as many of you have pointed out....in my culture it is given that parents pay for everything thier children want until the child has their own resourse....a fathers wealth is also his sons ...
About the car....last night while driving on the Massachussets Turnpike(Masspike) i touched 130 mph, about 210 Km/h on the car until i saw a cop car on the opposite side of the road and i slowed down.....but what i loved was that the car was beautifully stable at that speed(the XJ is not nearly as stable on high speeds) and had plentyyyyy left in it.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
OMG! I didnt know you were rich. You can like buy fifty or more of the car type my family owns!!!!! My neighbour has an S-type registered in Dubai, its parked outside right now facing my way(I can see it through my window), the colour is a very darkish Green. Congrats, great car, I love Jag's. I also love the new C-class Merc's. Wish I can get one for my Dad and Mum, some day
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Man why didn't you ask your father to get you a XKR or XK8 instead? I don't think the used ones would be far more expensive than the one your father bought. It's a nice piece though i gotta admit and i am jealous as f*ck but i would have chosen a sportier car like the XKR or XK8 mentioned above.