To Jag or Not to Jag?

jagI was not out to look for a car for myself.  In fact, I had just said a few hours earlier that I planned on keeping my 2007 Hyundai Sonata, Limited, Platinum Edition for as long as she runs!  Then this little beauty caught my eye…

I was out with Jason, who is looking for something more economical than his 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and I told him to turn around when we passed a Budget Auto Sales lot.  My first car (1979 Mercury Capri, Ghia) came from Budget.  So we were looking around and I spotted this nice looking Mercedes lifted up.  I climbed up with a boost from Jason and sat in that.  Eh!  Not that impressed with the interior, and it smelled funny.  Then I looked through the windshield and spied a 2005 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L V8 across the lot under a tree.  My jaw dropped as I pointed to it.  I have wanted a Jag since before I could drive!

The sales guy got the key, and we were off!  There wasn’t much gas, so I didn’t go far, but sweet mother of all that is good in cars, I fell in love!  The price is affordable, too.  So I’ve been researching insurance, auto & consumer reports, and any other statistics I can find. As with any car, there are opinions bound to fly, and I’ve already heard a couple.  I’m learning also, as with any car, there are generalizations.  So I researched not only all Jags between 2000 and now, but more specifically this very year, model, and engine.  The results?  Not much!  Most issues reported are on 2003 and earlier, and very few of those are related to the S-Type.

So we are returning after dinner this evening for a longer ride and a longer discussion.  Stay tuned…

Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

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