Granted I didn’t have traction control fully off, but I was in Sport+ with M Dynamic Mode on which is as close as you can get. The M2 gives you just that little bit of rawness and rowdiness that is missing from a car like the Cayman S. The test drive in the manual just confirmed this was the car for me. The clutch engagement was dead center in the travel of the pedal (my preference) and the feel was perfectly weighted which for me is slightly on the lighter side. The shifter was smooth.
2 years ago
Learned yesterday that filing a police report for vandalism will show up as an accident on CarFax and greatly reduce your cars trade-in value
I bought a 30 year old Jaguar with 25,000 miles on it, in perfect condition, for $5,000 because it had a rebuilt title. The accident was well documented and so was the repair - it involved fitting a new bonnet, radiator grill and headlamps. Still, in the eyes of many potential buyers, it was worth the same a car that was rebuilt by welding two different cars together.
4 years ago
Those who have bought "Low mileage, one senior owner, only driven to the shops and church on Sundays" cars, what was your experience like?
I bought a 1992 Jaguar V12 with 25,000 miles on it, about 3 years ago. It looked showroom new inside and out, and I got to experience what a basically new steering rack, driver's seat cushion and turn signal all felt like (it's nice!).
3 years ago
Jaguar made some pretty mediocre/bad products under Ford ownership (X-Type anyone? ), but I feel like FCA is doing Maserati even worse with all the parts-bin sharing and the shift towards very overpriced crossovers. At least Jaguar during Ford ownership had some redeeming cars (the XK for example) and later got corporate owners who really turned them around, I don't know what Maseratis truly represent the brand anymore aside from the ancient GranTurismo and maybe the Quattroporte. Maserati has gone from "sexy Italian sports cars" to "overpriced mom crossovers from Italy".
3 years ago
Evolutionary lines that go through different car manufacturers
Once Jaguar got home they sobered up & realised that the car was far too large, heavy and complex to manufacture, so they simplified it and replaced the V12 with a 3.5L twin turbo V6 that was based on the rattly Metro 6R4 unit. When it was released in 1992 customers were unhappy. A recession happened. The car didn't sell well and was a disappointment.
4 years ago
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