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    Slightly in their defence Jaguar's naming system...

    Slightly in their defence Jaguar's naming system isn't the most clear.

    I was having a constructive chat with someone about body repairs - until it dawned on him that my XK was not, as he'd...
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    2.3 years in but otherwise exactly what he said...

    2.3 years in but otherwise exactly what he said ^^^.

    Enterprise Car Rental rang me up today as it needs to go in for some bodywork and they were trying to get the courtesy car deal.
    ECR bloke:...
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    I tried leaving mine without a cover but the hood...

    I tried leaving mine without a cover but the hood did start to go green round the edges so a cover was essential. I've got used to the task of taking it off and back on - I can't leave it on the...
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    Maybe just take it for a spin every week or two...

    Maybe just take it for a spin every week or two when it's not snowing instead.

    (Just as Tiggers don't like hunny, XKs don't like snow!)
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    'Polish designed for black leather works on black...

    'Polish designed for black leather works on black leather' shock!

    Seems perfectly logical to me!

    My seats are ivory so I use Liquid Leather.

    Using my XK all year round saves me a lot of work...
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    The car is running hot so I don't see you need...

    The car is running hot so I don't see you need tecchy gubbins to tell you what you already know.

    Earlier this year I noticed the fans were coming on after a normal 10 mile journey in coolish...
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    How could the SUV be parked so opening the rear...

    How could the SUV be parked so opening the rear door would hit your wing?

    Re valve caps, I suppose they're denying all knowledge?
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    I blame the poor 'throw' on the angled plastic...

    I blame the poor 'throw' on the angled plastic covers which deflect/refract about 30% of the light up in a great big semicircle so you can admire the trees on each side of the road. Brighter lights...
  9. Never knew they made a 3.5 model. Some US...

    Never knew they made a 3.5 model. Some US emission/tax thing?

    It's not listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XK_(X150)
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    Grabbing hold of the driver's arm while he's...

    Grabbing hold of the driver's arm while he's struggling to keep the back end in line does not seem to me to be a good recipe for keeping it on the black stuff...!

    My best contribution is a swift...
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    Only if he takes more than his annual income tax...

    Only if he takes more than his annual income tax allowance. As for the VED, well somebody has to pay for those nurses and teachers now that the micro-car EV crowd are evading it...
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    I calculate he still has £600K left...

    I calculate he still has £600K left...
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    Poll: The losers could aim for a new definition of...

    The losers could aim for a new definition of democracy, namely that if they lose a vote it's not democratic, but if they win it is.
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    The tricky bit will be keeping them looking in...

    The tricky bit will be keeping them looking in another direction while your passenger sneaks round and fits them... :D

    'I'm sure these plates were illegal when I pulled you over...'
    'Sorry...
  15. a/c has been around in cars since at least the...

    a/c has been around in cars since at least the 1950s and working fine without 'duckbills' You wonder why Jaguar felt the need to add one...
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    Aha I see where you're coming from... carry on......

    Aha I see where you're coming from... carry on... but note they were the F-Types of their day.
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    Ooh I got a dislike! Is OCD losing his OCD?

    Ooh I got a dislike! Is OCD losing his OCD?
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    Just realised this thread should have been called...

    Just realised this thread should have been called 'Why did you buy your X150?'

    An XK 150 looks like this: https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1960-jaguar-xk150-drophead-coupe-c-9606.htm

    :geek:
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    The only time I've seen that (S-Type) has been...

    The only time I've seen that (S-Type) has been when the car is in limp-home mode. Perhaps your CC system isn't getting all the data it needs to do the maths, hence the error message.
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    I saw 'MTCO0K' on a jeep at Mt Cook, and 'BOL0X'...

    I saw 'MTCO0K' on a jeep at Mt Cook, and 'BOL0X' on a car at Tapeka Pt...!
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    You're right, there needs to be a certain temp...

    You're right, there needs to be a certain temp range for 'roof down'. But it's jolly nice when you can do it, and I like the look when it's up too, so for me it's win/win :)

    The deflector hinges...
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    Astons are more exclusive but I really don't need...

    Astons are more exclusive but I really don't need a 6.0 V12, either to drive or maintain, and it's not really supermarket-friendly. And when I see a DB9 now I think it looks rather angular. Certainly...
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    I wasn't referring to your car though. The...

    I wasn't referring to your car though. The convertible has a detachable wind deflector which also has the added benefit that you can remove the roof without an angle grinder :)
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    The wind deflector is handy at higher speeds - it...

    The wind deflector is handy at higher speeds - it really makes a difference.
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    How much shopping can you get in the back seats...

    How much shopping can you get in the back seats of a Cayman?

    NB I think you are too bothered about age. Just buy what you want :)
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