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Here it is. Ready and waiting to receive delivery of my new, 19 year old, 144,000 mile, STR... Bought sight unseen.

Yup, I've done it again for the 37th time. Despite pleads from the seller to go and look at it, I refused. Yesterday I got insured on it (Adrian flux) and accidently paid for the entire year, partially depleting my emergency funds to spend on this thing once it arrives and grenades as soon as the trailer leaves.

Tonight, sometime from 5pm, we will discover what I have done, and you too can endure that pain and suffering as I attempt to immediately report my first impressions, exclusively on this forum.

In the meantime, do not fear. The black 200 is getting a little rest whilst I collect funds to repair that, she's a long term keeper in my head at the moment, and the Doozil will return to school run duties, that car has been a trooper over the last couple of weeks. It's really the first time we've put it to work and it hasn't stepped out of line, if you ignore the shot DCCV. So long as I am confident the R will make the commute without catastrophic error, we have a plan.

Now I just need the working day to hurry along...
 

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Hopefully raining too. Mint paintwork... ✅
 

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Dang it. Postponed until tomorrow due to logistical technicalities.
 

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I'm struggling meself...
 
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Yeah... can you imagine if this was some massive, fat, scam, where I've just lost a fair bit of cash?! AAhahahahhahaha!

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If it was bought through ebay you'd be covered. It can't be as bad as the car I bought from ebay . . .
I'm sure RUDE's done his research, and all is/will be well, but just to clarify the situation, there is no buyer protection or come back on eBay for vehicles purchased via eBay in the UK.

From eBay's 'Safety tips when buying a vehicle on eBay'

(4) If a Seller claims the purchase is covered by an eBay vehicle protection or eBay warranty program and/or there is a return policy, such as:
  • eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection or VPP (see example)
  • eBay Money Back Guarantee or eMBG (see example)
  • You are entitled to a refund if are unsatisfied with the vehicle (see example)
FACT: eBay does NOT offer any of these programs or refunds for vehicle purchases on the UK site. If the seller tells you about any of these, this is likely fraud, and you should walk away.
To learn more about the eBay Money Back Guarantee, please click here. In addition, the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) plan is only offered in the US and Canada (additional terms and conditions apply)
 
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Oh yes, research is done. Google is your friend.
The car is currently no longer with the seller but at a land rover specialists waiting for a ride.

EDIT: All clear from dispatch. Here we go again!

I have to admit, although naturally I'm 32% apprehensive about receiving this car, I was sulking last night and now cautious that the same thing may occur, but I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even if the effects are not immediate. For example, if the M11 wasn't shut and I hadn't ironed out a deer two weeks ago, none of this would be happening, as it set off a chain of events that lead us here.
With that in mind, perhaps there was a reason why it didn't happen yesterday and maybe we'll find that out... or not!
 
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Delivery update: I got a call from the seller. It jumped into gear going on the trailer and likewise in reverse getting it off and the box warning came up.
Garage says they are a LR/ Jag specialist. They are apparently fault reading it.
There are factors here. It was driven in a monsoon yesterday for 15 miles and it's been laid up for 3 months. It drove fine.

EDIT: 'gear selector position fault' - Permanent
 

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Bin it, the last thing you want is a Jaguar with weird electrical/mechanical issues.. they can be bad enough with the non weird electrical/mechanical problems...
 
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Not good, but could be as simple as the two bolts that hold the cable clamp bracket to the gearbox have come loose. Common issue, but they should be aware if JLR specialist.
Have they given any indication as to what they think the cause may be?
 

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They just have. It walloped into first and likewise into reverse. They say it's a sensor in the box and he got the fault to go... and he has a few of the boxes there and was looking for a replacement [sensor]. I've not looked into what this is yet as I'm cooking beans and potatoes, but I will tonight.
Garage is communicative as is the seller who is very apologetic and has made offers to work with any decision I make but he is adamant that this hasn't happened in his ownership.

I've spoken with the garage who want to help everyone out rather than it all go sour. So, I've asked them to change out the sensor and whilst they are there, change the oil and filter in the box, as that will save me a messy job on the floor. Then I'll sort the cost of that out with the seller.
I believe that the garage and the seller are being genuine. Need to turn that frown upside down. :)
 
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