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Billymcmred
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Post by Billymcmred »

cjchapman1 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:59 pm thanks for the advice all.

if i get it checked at Jaguar direct or a specialist i think i should be okay however both have reasonably long wait times and the logistics required to do so is a bit of a painpoint as it requires alot from both me and the seller. the car is in the 3y warranty until august so theoretically i have jag to sort out any warranty claims.

the more i look into it, the more i wonder is it worth the hassle. i guess it has to be at the right price and the right car.
Could you factor in to price you pay to extend the Jaguar warranty, if the car has FJSH extended Jaguar warranty should be offered by Jaguar cost around £1000 would give you additional piece of mind your comment right car at right price ……… is correct
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WhoKnows
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Post by WhoKnows »

MajorTom wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:45 pm ... read up on the common issues and what it would cost to get them fixed if they haven't already been sorted. Things like the coolant system parts, injectors, o2 sensors and exhaust valves depending on model year.
I've been creating my list of things to look for when I find one I want (almost certainly from dealer) and I want to ask about this list.

Exhaust valves I know you can listen for the squeek when valves open (hopefully by pressing the dynamic switch at standstill). But the others I wanted to double check:

Injectors I see that duck tape or other options can prevent water ingress from vents on rwd siezing them, and injector cleaner in fuel can prevent them needing replacing. Other than that just ensure engine is running fine on test drive?

Coolent pipes failing and O2 sensor failing are presumably just a matter of if they are fine on the day then you don't know they will fail soon?

My list from reading this forum includes other things like central vents but wanted to ensure I wasn't missing checks on what you listed
stefan9107
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Post by stefan9107 »

cjchapman1 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:59 pm thanks for the advice all.

if i get it checked at Jaguar direct or a specialist i think i should be okay however both have reasonably long wait times and the logistics required to do so is a bit of a painpoint as it requires alot from both me and the seller. the car is in the 3y warranty until august so theoretically i have jag to sort out any warranty claims.

the more i look into it, the more i wonder is it worth the hassle. i guess it has to be at the right price and the right car.
Could you not just extend the warranty at the end of the 3 year period in August?
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cj10jeeper
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Post by cj10jeeper »

Ok so to move it forward.
You were looking at a 71 plate car, so now you have feedback punch in some searches and see roughly what you could buy a similar car to what you’re looking at from a dealer. Look at the asking price and what the seller will likely discount to. There is your margin.
You can take some comfort of the manufacturers warranty still in place but it won’t cover a whole host of issues from physical damage/ accident , wear and tear, worn out parts such as tyres. Look at the discount to risk balance.

Frankly I still remain that if you’re looking at a 71 plate and dropping let’s say £50k+ go dealer route and sleep well, unless you can save £5k and know you can cover between manufacturer, extended warranty and your ‘saved’ pot.
If it were a 10 year old car and in good condition with clean mot history, I could be persuaded differently :)
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