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Old 12-28-2014, 11:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I had a 1999 vanden plas with about 80k on it. Loved that car!!! It was a little tight. I'm 6'3" and 245. Finally sold it at 120k miles. Never had any problems... And everything worked!

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Old 12-28-2014, 12:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I was seriously considering getting another one earlier this year before I bought Turtle, and I test drove a beautiful black/tan 1991 Vanden Plas. On that particular car I couldn't find one thing that was non-functioning, and I could have gotten it for 1500 bucks, but there was that 16.5 lifetime mpg staring at me that I just couldn't ignore, so I regrettably had to pass on it . . . . .
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Nooooooooo....

If you are going to buy a 90s Jag with the 4.0 AJ6 is has to be an XJS.

Or if you must have a '40 then a povvo spec 2.9 with the manual box.

I was shown a mint Rover 820 the other day - thats a Rover 820 - no e or i.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nooooooooo....

If you are going to buy a 90s Jag with the 4.0 AJ6 is has to be an XJS.

Or if you must have a '40 then a povvo spec 2.9 with the manual box.

I was shown a mint Rover 820 the other day - thats a Rover 820 - no e or i.

Xjs needs to be the 5.3

Rovers are not worth the hassle!
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:24 PM   #25 (permalink)
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An XJ-S or an XJS ? The 4.0 is better IMHO, and has a manual option (rare).

The Rover was a timewarp - they need to be preserved no matter what model. I found an old test of the 820 (no i/e) - wow what a really carp car, slower and thirstier and less goodies.

I'd rather have a Rover 2000 SD1 please.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Got a bit of time to play on the xj40 today- and got the brakes sorted- so its edging closer to being used

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Awright, it's Matt (MLC) from the beige forum here. Didn't realise you were a fellow Scotsman!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:34 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Awright, it's Matt (MLC) from the beige forum here. Didn't realise you were a fellow Scotsman!
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Welcome. This lot are good, although yheir gallons are small
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:28 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Welcome both to the world of thirsty barges and obviously it is a trend now, I blame the weather, or sunspots, or Thatcher, or something like that

Was the Rover 3500 an S ? There is a guy on our road who still runs a C15 for work (alongside a '14 plate M5 for fun).

We do the J5 M74 thing too when coming back from the civlised world to our colony in Embra, J5 then the A725 and the M8 - which is always full in the 'overtaking' lane and empty to the left

What do you think your thirst was on that trip ? 30 would be about 23 litres or roughly 4.5 Gallons ? I've had a best instrument MPG of 39 and a best tank to tank of 37, but I don't do 60

I'll have to drag Hermann over to the unit if you still have it - do you have a lift ?

I'm likely to be keeping him for various reasons (must update his thread) and would like to check for rot and perhaps apply some appropriate lotions and creams - aka POR and/or Waxoyl.

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