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Evening all!

Had a spiffy S Type 4.2 a couple of years back, and the Jag itch has been scratched today with a bargain 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6 Sport.

Low mileage, peculiar colour and very shiny!

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Loving the V6 growl which was totally unexpected, and just as much fun and as expensive at the petrol station as my R53 Mini Cooper S ;)

Picked it up at 12pm, ordered Osram Nightbreakers and a double din fascia in advance of fitting one of these http://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/car-stereos/pioneer-mvh-av290bt-car-stereo

A couple of quickies, which I'm sure I can find the answer too after a quick search, but worth a punt here!

1 - the boot lid is REALLY stiff / heavy - guessing I can replace the hydraulic arm things?
2 - I HATE the leaping cat on the bonnet - hoping I can hide the hole with a Jag badge?
3 - Is it green? Is it blue?

Glad to be back here!
 

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Not much up with that Dan looks great , I would say its Green , the Leaper certainly is an acquired taste though it certainly wouldn't bother
me , I also think its maybe a tad too far back up the bonnet for the Badge to work ? Good luck with the car and great to see you back
 

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Not much up with that Dan looks great , I would say its Green , the Leaper certainly is an acquired taste though it certainly wouldn't bother
me , I also think its maybe a tad too far back up the bonnet for the Badge to work ? Good luck with the car and great to see you back
Thanks squire! And yeah, it's quite far up. Reckon I'll just keep an eye out for a bonnet on eBay ;)
 

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Congrats on your purchase she looks a very tidy example. I like the leaper on the bonnet as not many cars around have them and the American spec X400 cars had them as standard I think. Had one on my XJ X350 and think it adds a touch of class, and to me it celebrates the traditional old style Jaguar look of the car in a nice way. I would have a leaper on my XK but it would just look wrong, they are only look right for the saloon Jags.
The boot struts should be a cheap easy fix, have a look on ebay.
 

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Congrats on your purchase she looks a very tidy example. I like the leaper on the bonnet as not many cars around have them and the American spec X400 cars had them as standard I think. Had one on my XJ X350 and think it adds a touch of class, and to me it celebrates the traditional old style Jaguar look of the car in a nice way. I would have a leaper on my XK but it would just look wrong, they are only look right for the saloon Jags.
The boot struts should be a cheap easy fix, have a look on ebay.
Pretty sure my old man's Jags in the 80s had them - probably the only bit that didn't rust or just stop working! I'll check eBay ;)
 

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Hi Dan Wiggs,

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Welcome back to Jaguar ownership, the website and forum.
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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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Tootle Pip.

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