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Postby satanskitten » Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:37 pm

94 Sable....dark green....I didn't choose it...I've had 4 cars and I didn't get a say in any of them...oh well....what I really want is a royal or navy blue 92 3000GT Vr-4...mmmmm
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Postby NebetEmPaGereh » Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:58 pm

ok and now for johnnys.....
2003 mitsu lancer
1974 cadalic lfleetwood 75 limo
renee....1998 mysteque
Aset em hotep,

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Postby Nephilim » Tue May 18, 2004 10:35 am

Eh, why not?


In my household there is:

1988 Jaguar Sovreign XJ6 Black (we drove it to Sanctus)
1995 Mazda Miata Red (Soon to be traded for another Jaguar)

I have designs on a Triumph Speed Four, but that will be a while :)
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Postby creapyrob » Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:07 pm

I"m a bit late but I'll ask.

Are the electricals on ENglish cars as bad as I've heard?

The saying that comes to mind is this: "They'd rather spend time glueing wood to the dash than getting the electricals sorted out."

My old Jeep had some bad electricals but well it had been through about 10 owners all of which hodge podged what the prevous owner did so I pulled it all and redid.
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Postby Vampilot » Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:18 pm

English electrics are horrible!
Heh! the only thing second to that is Italian reliability.. (hehe)
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Postby Nephilim » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:02 pm

creapyrob wrote:I"m a bit late but I'll ask.

Are the electricals on ENglish cars as bad as I've heard?

The saying that comes to mind is this: "They'd rather spend time glueing wood to the dash than getting the electricals sorted out."

My old Jeep had some bad electricals but well it had been through about 10 owners all of which hodge podged what the prevous owner did so I pulled it all and redid.


Heh, I posted this reply on the NG boards when you asked it there, I had honestly forgotten I'd posted this here! :D

here's the reply (I am NOT typing all this again!)

copy/paste:

Well, if it's older than say 1987, then the chances that you will have 'quirky' electronics in a Jaguar is pretty good. You can thank Lucas Electrical for that one, they are the company that did all of the electronics in pre-Ford era Jaguars.

The thing about it is though, that it really isn't Lucas's fault, from what I understand. The thing about British autos is that they were under regulation from the British government for a long time (I am not sure if they still are, I doubt it) so that they couldn't use synthetic rubber in their components. Because of this, the parts would deteriorate faster than in cars that used synthetic. Again, this is just what I understand about recent history British auto manufacture and I could be mistaken, but I think I remember reading that somewhere reputable.

That being said, if you get an older Jaguar and take care of the major components that use rubber or plastic in their construction like the electronic relays, seals, gaskets, etc. and replace them with more recently manufactured parts then you'll have a much more dependable car on your hands.

When we got the '88 it had already had most, if not all, of the major headaches taken care of. Otherwise we wouldn't have gone near it. Plus, Greyeyes' father knows a guy that just works on Jags...and he works for very reasonable prices (much cheaper than the local dealer).

The engine is a different story though. Jaguar engines are really good engines.....and powerful. :D
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Postby hollywood » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:44 pm

granada black 94 civic si
vivid blue 04 civic si
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Postby satanskitten » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:56 am

Mine's changed recently to a sapphire blue 2001 Dodge Intrepid. She's my new baby and I love her so much it's driving my friend's crazy cause the car's non-smoking. and most of my friends smoke. hehe. no wonder no one ever wants me to drive anymore..
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Postby Nephilim » Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:42 am

Got a new baby to add to my list:

The List:

88 Black Jaguar Sovreign XJ6 (Greyeyes' daily driver)
95 Red Mazda Miata (For sale! Reasonable!!)

and the new addition:

86 Black Jaguar Vanden Plas XJ6 (My daily driver)......(I fucking love it)


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Postby 4X541N7 » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:03 pm

K...

I drive a maroon '78 Dodge Fargo cargo van...
A black '03 KTX Safari KTX50LD scooter...
A black/silver '88 Dodge Ram minivan...Which I'm customizing...lol...
& I own a '63 Ford Falcon Futura Convertable...Which is in the middle of customization...
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Postby IsSheWeird??? » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:17 pm

i drive a 1995 eagle tallon

its white and black.. it is my pride its my first and i love it......
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