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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:47 pm

Yep, they suffer very bad rust.


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:00 pm

philhoward wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:44 pm
For some reason though an X-type is either a pile of dust not long after its 10th birthday or soldiers on for ever?
My first 2004 bought in 2008 was sold on in 2016, still passing its MoT fine, and the replacement Sov is 2007 and now 12 years old. Neither car has had any MoT advisory for bodywork corrosion, it's always been the usual wear and tear like scored discs or sloppy bushes. Neither car ever failed an MoT except once for rear link bushes. So maybe I've just been lucky in choosing the cars I have.

Maybe the X-type - which was after all a volume car so likely to have had its fair share of couldn't-give-a-toss owners - is a car that really is fine as long as it's treated properly.

Whatever, if you're right about a 10 year life, since they stopped making them in 2009 any car still passing its MoT today should come into the soldiers-on-for-ever category, and so should be a safe buy.

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Post by erikscimitardemon » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:30 am

Jaguar and rust, all known issues.
As longs your prospective car is OK, no problem.
LPG no problem, high milages (km) no problem. But is should run well on petrol too! If not, it is a sign of lack of maintenace.
Dutch cars are not more prone to rust than in other countries.
If you want me to, I can select a nice Jag for you overhere. PM me if interested.

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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 pm

Thanks Erik, of course you are in the trade - a useful contact 8)
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