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    Dreaming of a Jag, Driving a Hundai!

    Hi Guys,
    Retired in March last year and today made the final bubble payment (£4.600) on my little Hyundai i10.
    I hate it! Just about enough room to put a handbag in the boot and does only 34mpg. Why did I buy it, don't really know!
    My Sprinter does 35mpg and floats over speed humps and other road obstacles like a silent night bed.
    I owned two Audi 100 that were excellent on power and economy, the manual one did 45mpg and went like the wind.
    But I am thinking about buying a pre-owned S type around £5k so will be reading up on the forum to educate myself before making the decision.
    Look forward to chatting.
    john

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    Welcome to the forum
    Good luck with finding the right S Type for yourself
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    Welcome along
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    When I was commuting between Reading and France every third weekend, I sold an X350 XJR and bought a Renault Laguna 1.8 petrol. I thought I would be saving a lot on fuel.
    Imagine my disappointment when I found that the Renault was only doing around 2 mpg more than the Jag on those long runs.
    I went back to another XJR just a few months later. The mpg for the Jag's was in the low 30's on runs like that.

    Good luck in your search.
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    Hi John,
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    Welcome to the website and forum.

    I have owned my 2004 XJ-V8 since last November and it's brilliant.
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    Everyone here is friendly and helpful and some of the usernames here ( like TeapotTony and PigletJohn ) make me smile.

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.
    It's interesting to see that an X350 will do 30+ mpg on a run.
    Hummm! can I afford a V8

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    It's interesting to see that an X350 will do 30+ mpg on a run.
    That's because the body shell is aluminium on the X350 and you have to drive very slow too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisjon View Post
    Hi Guys,
    Retired in March last year and today made the final bubble payment (£4.600) on my little Hyundai i10.
    I hate it! Just about enough room to put a handbag in the boot and does only 34mpg. Why did I buy it, don't really know!
    My Sprinter does 35mpg and floats over speed humps and other road obstacles like a silent night bed.
    I owned two Audi 100 that were excellent on power and economy, the manual one did 45mpg and went like the wind.
    But I am thinking about buying a pre-owned S type around £5k so will be reading up on the forum to educate myself before making the decision.
    Look forward to chatting.
    john
    Welcome to the forum and hope that you make a transition to an XJ soon .......

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    Hi John, welcome to the forum.

    Having had cars that are efficient, cars that are spacious, cars that are modern, cars that are old and cars that are fast, I believe that you should drive what makes you smile.
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    Hi John and welcome,

    Good luck with your quest for an S-Type
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