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    I think some people say "no ULEZ" meaning there is no charge, as they are compliant. I have found that confusing when reading adverts - is it no charge or no compliance? I would suggest doing exactly what you have done and check if the car is compliant by number plate as that will come from DVLA records which I'm sure is how the car would be charged.

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    An astute observation sir! Yes that makes perfect sense, and yes is quite confusing but understandable. I had sort of assumed that if it was some problem that it would be much more of an issue than simply failing ULEZ!

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    I don't keep up to date with emission zones TBH, but a mate who converted his car to LPG could either avoid or get heavily reduced rates - I don;t remember which. However to achieve it he had to get the dual fuel ability registered at the DVLA. That is my basis for assuming that all these schemes use the DVLA as the litmus test which must be based on the individual cars records.

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    Wow, 2010-12 cars for seven thousand pounds. That's quite unbelievable.

    A quick check of listed XJ's from 2010 here in Australia has $35K, $46K and $60K... and that's with 1 AUD being worth 0.5564 GBP!

    Love the modern XJ, it's such an incredible design, particularly the interior and dash. The experience of Grandad's XJ6s are the reason I am here...

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone. I did go and sit in an xf and an xj on the same day, and as many of you predicted, i now own the XJ!

    Cheers all, here's the ownership thread now! https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=122668

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    Lol you were warned...…

    An older XJ at 150k or so can be a good buy, if it's been looked after. A very good friend of mine has bought a 10 plate 3.0D with 170k on the clock if memory serves.

    She's lovely and just needs a little love here n there which he'll definitely give her. Over and above that there's a fair few mechanicals that need attention, but as he does so much of these things himself it doesn't have to cost the earth.

    If you can change oil, do basic servicing, brake discs and pads etc you're off to a good start, over and above that you'll want a good Indy recommendation

    Great cars, love mine and yes, don't sit in it unless you intend to buy it....too late

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    I second your comment. I took a 2011 XJL for a ride as it was at my local discount car dealer on a Tuesday it was sitting in my drive way on Friday. Supercharged V8 124000 KM. Hard to describe the sensation of driving it. The engine feel is in the seats when i push it a little and feels great. I have had it less than a week. Air bag light is on! Oh well.

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