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Posted on: June 11, 2012 | In Jaguar
Jaguar. To lovers of fine, luxury automobiles the Jaguar name is synonymous with elegance, sophistication, and royalty. If you might be interested in purchasing a used Jaguar for yourself it’s very possible, albeit potentially expensive. In the following paragraphs we will show you five ways to make your dream a reality.
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Jaguar is a British car company whose inception dates back to the pre-World War II era.
They have been making some of the most well recognized vehicles in the world for 90 years; vehicles that have been seen in the movies and on television, or ferrying world leaders to and from important meetings. Jaguar holds royal warrants from both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, allowing them to publicize the fact that they make vehicles for the royal family.
A Bit of History
Jaguar was established in 1922 by William Lyons as the Swallow Sidecar Company. As the name implies the company’s original line of work was producing sidecars for motorcycles.
When they eventually transitioned into automobiles their first few models were not very successful. And the company logo, which consisted of the initials “SS” caused quite a stir during World War II.
After the war the company dropped the Swallow Sidecar name, along with its SS logo, in favor of the newly adopted Jaguar moniker. They also introduced the Mark V “saloon” model which set the stage for the company to become Britain’s leader in luxury vehicles. Since then Jaguar has never looked back.
Today the company makes luxury coupes, sedans, sports cars, and competitive racing vehicles.
With that said, where can you find a used Jaguar yourself? Read on as we detail the best 5 ways to do so.
1. Check for Local Dealers
Though Jaguar is a well-known name around the world for luxury vehicles, they sell a lot more in Europe than they do in the United States. That means you won’t find a Jaguar dealer in every U.S. city; let alone on every street corner.
But in major cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles there should be at least one dedicated Jaguar dealer in the greater metropolitan area. People living in mid-sized and smaller cities may find Jaguars as part of a mixed dealership with Land Rovers or Aston Martins.
The difficulty in finding a used Jaguar through a local dealer lies in the fact that these vehicles rarely get traded in under the normal model you and I think of. According to Kelley Blue Book most Jaguars have a fairly low resale value when compared to similar vehicles from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, so they don’t command top dollar for dealer trade-ins. If there’s no local dealer in your area carrying used Jaguars then you’ll have to try another venue.
2. Enlist the Help of an Auto Broker
Sometimes cars that are difficult to find in your local area can be located by a professional auto broker. An auto broker is a dealer who arranges sales between buyers and sellers in various locations throughout the world. A broker typically specializes in hunting down the exact make and model a customer is looking for and then arranging a deal both parties can live with. It’s a great way to buy a car if you don’t have time to do the shopping yourself.
According to Edmunds purchasing a vehicle through an auto broker is advantageous to the buyer who lacks in-depth knowledge about the car buying process or a specific vehicle he or she is after. It would be especially helpful for someone looking for used Jaguar, given that the average American consumer is far from being an expert on these vehicles.
If you do decide to use a broker just be prepared to listen and heed his or her advice.
Brokers have to protect the interests of both parties as much as possible, so while it may appear yours is not really looking out for you, he is trying to work a delicate balancing act.
If you present yourself as uncooperative or unwilling to strike a reasonable deal, you may lose the services of a good broker.
3. Check out Auto Auctions
In the world of auto auctions there are typically three kinds: Bank auctions, police auctions, and collector auctions. The bank auction is one where vehicles repossessed by banks and other lenders are consigned to an auctioneer who sells them either to the general public, local dealers, or combination of both.
Some bank auctions are limited to dealers only; you would need to check with the auction company in your area to see whether or not that’s the case. Most mid and large-sized cities have at least one auction company that deals with bank repossessions. You can find them using your local Yellow Pages or by searching them online.
Police auctions consist of vehicles seized by law enforcement agencies during criminal investigations, or those that have been impounded for traffic violations but have never been reclaimed by the owners. Since police auctions are not for the purpose of making a profit a buyer can get extremely good deals this way. On the down side, there’s a long bureaucratic process involved in getting these vehicles back on the road.
As for the collectors auction, this is a type of auction where companies or individuals will restore old classics and resell them to collectors. You’ll find the highest quality cars here and, with them, the highest prices. You might also find Jaguars that have been modified to include high performance parts or custom body accents. It’s all part of the fun.
If you decide to try and purchase a used Jaguar through an auto auction you need to be very careful about what you doing. As the Seattle Public Auto Auction explains on their website, you cannot back out of a purchase once the auctioneer has proclaimed a vehicle “sold.” Your winning bid becomes a legally binding obligation you must fill. Failing to do so will subject you to sure litigation.
4. Visit Classic Car Shows
If you’re a real car buff visiting classic car shows in your area may be something you’re already doing regularly. Auto shows are a great place to see a lot of wonderful vehicles and talk to the owners at the same time. Most importantly, just about every vehicle at the show will be for sale if you can push the owner’s buttons just right. Truth be known, classic car buffs love to sell some of their vehicles so they have the money to turn around and purchase and restore something else.
The key to visiting classic car shows is to find out when and where they are being held. The best way to do that is to simply do an Internet search on the phrase “classic car shows [your state]” and then search the results.
For example, if you live in Florida one of the best online resources you’ll find is a website known as CruisinSouthFlorida.com. It is the most comprehensive listing of classic car show events in the state of Florida.
5. Use Online Car Buying Sites
The final option for finding your used Jaguar is to use online car buying sites like Cars.com, or online classifieds published by private owners. This option opens the door to vehicles all over the country. The only thing is that you’ll have to do all the legwork in terms of investigating each specific car and its history. If the car you’re after is on the other side of country this could be problematic.
If you’re buying from a dealer through one of these websites, you do have an advantage in that the dealer is required by law to meet certain standards. A dealer will also be in a better position to provide you with the car’s entire history, if available. When you purchase from a private owner, you are really left alone in terms of knowing what you are buying and being protected against a lemon.
A Final Word
Now that we’ve shown you five ways to find a used Jaguar it’s time for you to get hunting. Remember to take your time, do a lot of research, ask a lot of advice, and have any vehicle you’re considering purchasing inspected by a qualified mechanic.
If you purchase a high-quality Jaguar you’ll get many years of reliable service in a car that is elegant and luxurious. On the other hand, a Jaguar that doesn’t run well is a car that could be a real headache.
Furthermore, finding competent mechanics that use the right parts can be a challenge. So make sure you’re getting a good car before you hand over the cash.
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Posted on: October 22, 2010 | In Jaguar
The 2011 Jaguar S-Type is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 3.0-Liter to the 4.2-Liter R. The 2011 2011 Jaguar S Type 3.0 Liter can go 0-60 mph equipped with the manual transmission in 7.3 sec. with the automatic transmission 7.5 sec. and reaches a maximum speed 121 mph. Engine is a Type 60° aluminum alloy cylinder head/block. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable cam phasing. Break systems are electronically controlled anti-lock with yaw control. Is vacuum power assisted. And offers an independent front and rear hydraulic circuits with an incorporating fluid loss warning sensor. 2011 Jaguar S Type can handle 293 horsepower with the 4.2 liter engine smoothly and confidently. 2011 Jaguar S Types offer a perfect 50:50 weight distribution and fully independent suspension, partially because of it’s state of the art manufactured weight-saving aluminum design.
The 2011 Jaguar S Type 4.2 Liter offers a 90° aluminum alloy cylinder head/block. DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder engine with variable cam phasing. This sedan will go 0-60 mph in a mere 6.2 sec. and can reach top speeds of a maximum 121 mph.
2011 Jaguar S-Type is the less-expensive of Jaguar’s two luxury sedans. Jaguar has re-engineered its S-Type sedan for 2011, but the differences are hard to see visually, at least from the outside. Driving 2011 Jaguar S type however, reveals a big improvement in responsiveness, ride quality, and vehicle dynamics. Revisions to the interior bring improved comfort and convenience. An exciting new 2011 Jaguar S-Type now rides at the top of the model line with a powerful supercharged engine, a sports suspension, and big Brembo brakes.
A new six-speed automatic transforms The 2011 Jaguar S-Type cars, making them extremely responsive and an absolute joy to drive, whether quietly motoring around town, covering great distances, or attacking backcountry roads. Inside 2011 Jaguar S type offers lovely interiors with comfortable seats swathed in leather. They ride very smoothly and are capable of making the driver feel better after getting out of the car than he or she felt before getting into it.
Upon introduction, the 3.0-Liter is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 235-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The 4.2-Liter R is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 390-horsepower, supercharged engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The 2011 2011 Jaguar S-Type is a carryover from 2003. Each model comes fully equipped with rich leather upholstery and all the other features associated with a premium luxury car. The 2011 2011 Jaguar S-TYPE sedan takes its styling cues from the high-performance Jaguar S-type model of the 1960s. New 2011 Jaguar S-TYPE may evoke Jaguar’s powerful design legacy, its styling is unmistakably contemporary. When you insert the ignition key for the first time, be prepared for a surprise. The seat automatically glides forwards and when you remove the key the seat slides back again to make entry and exit easier. The cabin layout is inviting, comfortable, and luxurious.
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With its combination of affordability, low running costs and traditional Jaguar luxury and driving dynamics, The new 2011 2011 Jaguar X-TYPE is likely to account for almost two thirds of X-TYPE sales across Europe. The 2011 2011 X-Type’s closest competitors include the Acura 3.2 TL, the Lincoln LS, and the Volvo S80. Upon introduction, the 2.5-Liter is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, V6, 192-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2011 2011 X-Type is a carryover from 2003. The new X Type 2.5 ltr V6 has an impressive 192 horsepower, which will go from 0 – 60 mph in 7.9 seconds with (standard five-speed manual transmission) with a continuous variable intake camshaft and 4 all-wheel drive. For a base model this new sedan from 2011 Jaguar X-type packs a lot of punch.2011 Jaguar X Type 3.0 has a 3 liter V6 X-TYPE engine with 227 horsepower and will achieve 0 – 60 mph under 6.7 seconds (manual version, under 7.2 seconds for the standard automatic.
2011 Jaguar’s come with X Types occupancy sensing providing extra protection if an impact should occur, all models come with dual stage front airbags, front seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags above the front and rear door. Making this one of the safer luxury sedans on the road.
A new diesel model heads a list of revisions to the Jaguar X-TYPE for The 2011 model year. Paving the way for Jaguar’s expansion into the diesel market, the new 2.0D diesel will be on sale from September this year. We are delighted to be introducing a diesel 2011 Jaguar X-TYPE. It is exactly what buyers want and for Jaguar opens up a vital new market sector, presenting significant opportunities to capitalize on the rapidly increasing pan-European demand for premium diesel cars. To power the first diesel-engined X-TYPE, 2011 Jaguar X-type adopted a state-of-the-art, common-rail direct injection turbo diesel, tailored specifically for life in a compact sports saloon. 2011 Jaguar X Type 2.5 features includes 5 Speed Manual Transmission,6.5 x 16 Alloy Wheels 10 Spoke Space Saver Spare Wheel, 205/55 16 HR Continental All Season Tires, Antilock Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution, Jaguar Traction 4 – Full Time All Wheel Drive, Variable Ratio, Road-Speed Sensitive – Power Assisted Steering2-Speed with Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Chrome-Finished Twin Exhaust Pipes, Automatic Climate Control, Maple Fascia Trim, Cellular Phone and CD Autochanger pre- wired, Center Console with Integrated Stowage & Adjustable Armrest, Electric One Touch Open and Close Windows.
2011 Jaguar X types unique installation package has been developed for the needs of the luxurious, driver-focused X-TYPE – in which mechanical and aural refinement and effortless long-distance performance are vital ingredients of the car’s character. 2011 Jaguar X-type will allow Jaguar to compete for the first time for a share of the increasingly important premium diesel market, which accounts for around half of the segment across Europe, and as much as 33 per cent in the UK. With the introduction of all-wheel drive 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre V6 petrol models at launch two years ago, The 2011 Jaguar X-TYPE compact executive sports saloon opened Jaguar ownership to a new, younger audience. The addition of a front-wheel drive 2 litre petrol V6 become even more affordable and accessible, without losing any of the core Jaguar values. The new 2011 2011 Jaguar X-type diesel engine offers petrol-engine levels of refinement and everyday drivability. Delivering low noise and impressive performance.
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2011 jaguar XJ variants offer a tight, smooth and refined driving experience. 2011 Jaguar XJs are four-door sedans, but three distinct styles are available. Stand on the gas and a powerful new 4.2-liter V8 engine thrusts the XJ8 to speed, benefiting from a new six-speed ZF automatic transmission. From the driver’s seat, the XJ’s weight loss is noticeable as soon as you start moving. The outgoing 2011 jaguar XJ’s legendary ride comfort was brought to you in part by the vehicle’s considerable sprung weight, which served as a massive steel, glass, and leather bushing between occupants’ bodies and the road surface. This car is longer, taller and wider. An all-aluminum body now graces The 2011 jaguar XJ, and that body is hung on an advanced aluminum frame that weighs roughly 200 pounds less than the previous generation.
2011 jaguar XJs come standard with safety features as antilock brakes, Brake Assist, front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners and front, side and head curtain airbags. 2011 jaguar XJ’s significant technological improvements are immediately noticeable when it comes to the vehicle’s ride and handling. Wind noise is down, and the interior remains much quieter.
All Jaguar XJ series is all new for 2011. 2011 Jaguar XJ’s flagship luxury sedans are bigger than last year’s models, and offer roomier, more comfortable cabins. Sleek, sensual, lithe, agile, elegant are just a few of the many positive words used to describe the venerable 2011 Jaguar XJ sedan during the 35 years it has graced the auto scene. 2011 jaguar XJ offers plenty of interior space for front passengers and dramatically increased room for rear passengers. As expected of Jaguar’s flagship, 2011 jaguar XJ swaths its occupants in traditional British luxury with rich wood and leather while sparing us unnecessary gee-whiz features. In spite of its substantial increase in size, 2011 jaguar XJ is considerably lighter than the old model. 2011 jaguar XJ bodyshell is made entirely from aluminum. Under the aluminium skin and body of The 2011 jaguar XJ are new suspension systems that take ride comfort and dynamic qualities to new heights.
Jaguar’s reputation for large capacity, V8 power is legendary and this proud heritage continues with two 4.2-litre engines setting the pace at the top of the range. When matched to the lightweight 2011 jaguar XJ, these renowned engines deliver exceptional performance. Sleek and big generally don’t go together, yet 2011 Jaguar XJ engineers and designers have craftily created a bigger car that doesn’t look or feel bigger. Styling changes are subtle, but The 2011 jaguar XJ looks like a big cat ready to pounce. It is a beautiful car. Sleek, sensual, lithe, agile, elegant are words that are even more apropos to 2011 jaguar XJ. Designed from the outset to satisfy the determination that a driver – and any passengers – should always get out of a Jaguar feeling better than when they entered, the interior of 2011 jaguar XJ is the epitome of contemporary luxury, tailored to meet the needs of today’s demanding prestige car customers. Here is a car with a warmth and richness that cossets the occupants. Increased space in every respect – headroom, legroom and shoulder room are improved for all occupants, whether they are sitting in the front seats or in the rear of the car – is only a part of the attraction of 2011 jaguar XJ. Comfort is a prime consideration in any Jaguar saloon and here 2011 jaguar XJ reaches new levels. The world of luxury sedans would be a lonelier, less interesting place without 2011 Jaguar XJ.2011 Jaguar XJ is of a high-performance, prestigious, elegant, and distinctly British luxury car.
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The new 2011 2011 jaguar XJ is truly a real Jaguar and a masterful one that possess great style, a certain Earl Gray classiness, a fluidity of grace and form that few cars can carry off. The top-of-the-line 2011 jaguar XJR carries Jaguar’s performance torch with sport-tuned CATS active damping, larger anti-roll bars, 255/40R19 rubber, and Brembo four-wheel discs with four-piston fixed calipers. Supercharged 2011 jaguar XJR engine nets the same 17/24 city/highway EPA fuel mileage. 2011 jaguar XJR is no longer assessed a gas-guzzler tax. Being deceptively quick, 2011 jaguar XJR is a cruel mistress for your driver’s license. Tremendous torque forever tempts right-foot indulgence, promising the rewards of musclecar-caliber acceleration from any speed. Despite wearing 20-inch “dubs,” the ride is surprisingly supple allowing the driver to feel the weight, traction, and feedback from the massive paws.
2011 jaguar XJR is sports car fast in a straight line and not too shabby round the twisty bits. 2011 Jaguar XRJ didn’t have to roll out its design chief to “explain” the styling.
2011 jaguar XJR gets its go power from a 400hp (DIN) supercharged 4.2-litre V8 hooked up to a ZF-sourced six-speed automatic transmission.2011 jaguar XJR is a great blend of traditional traditions and modern modernity. 2011 jaguar XJR achieves a peak horsepower of 390 bph at 6100 rev/min, a 33 percent increase over the normally aspirated variant. At least 86 percent of peak torque is available from 2000 rev/min to a peak of 399 lb ft (SAE) at 3500 rev/min. The supercharged 4.2-liter engine delivers eight percent greater power and five percent more torque than the previous 4.0-liter AJ-V8.Forged, oil-cooled pistons, high fin-density intercoolers and a unique twin fuel pump system are fitted to handle the increased output. The mechanically driven Eaton supercharger has excellent boost characteristics which, combined with twin intercoolers, results in outstanding performance under all driving conditions. 2011 jaguar XJR is lighter than the outgoing model by up to 200kg. The body of 2011 jaguar XJR is significantly stiffer, by 60 per cent, and lighter by 40 per cent than its predecessor.
The strength of its architecture also represents a groundbreaking advance in crashworthiness. The exterior of 2011 jaguar XJR is distinguished by its monochromatic styling, aggressive seven-spoke wheels and classic wire-mesh grille. The supercharged engine at its heart enables it to perform like a sports car, yet 2011 jaguar XJR also turns heads and commands respect in the understated manner of all Jaguar sedans. 2011 Jaguar XJR features a Brembo braking system, designed to match the performance capabilities of this supercharged model. XJR models are also fitted with lightweight steel-braided brake hoses. Brembos monobloc calipers – developed from racing technology and manufactured from single aluminum castings – provide high levels of stiffness and low weight for optimal high-speed braking, while the four piston design facilitates a larger pad area and helps maintain uniform pressure distribution across the pad surfaces. The parking brake has a single-piston floating caliper. 2011 Jaguar XJR recorded stopping distances of 118 ft from 62.5 mph to zero in testing. This was up to 14 percent more efficient than key luxury competitors and is another advantage of the XJ’s lightweight vehicle architecture. Larger, more refined, and more technologically advanced, the big, muscle-flexing cat 2011
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The 2011 Jaguar XK looks as good as it drives and promises a smooth ride with power. You will find it to be extremely quiet and responsive. 2011 Jaguar XK’s sportiest cars uses a 4.2-liter V8 with 294 hp in the XK8 and 390 hp in the supercharged XKR. The only transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Supercharged engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on highway. Front side airbags, rear-obstacle warning, antiskid/traction control, and ABS are standard. XKRs have Brembo-brand brakes. Like other Jaguars, 2011 jaguar XK coupe and convertible offer a more luxurious driving experience than a sporting one. If you can envision yourself seated in the soft leather driver seat, surrounded by rich wood surfaces, while enjoying a smooth ride down a coastal highway and the purr of the V8, you won’t be disappointed in the least.
The 4.2-liter V8 offers plenty of acceleration in just about any situation, and the six-speed automatic delivers smooth shifts without fail. Meanwhile, the double wishbone suspension provides a luxurious, well-controlled ride that is perfect for highway cruising.
Available as a coupe or a convertible, 2011 jaguar XK offers a lengthy list of standard equipment. Among the highlights are 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, 12-way power-heated seats with memory for the driver, automatic climate control, reverse-parking sensors, one-touch windows and a 320-watt Alpine stereo with a six-disc CD changer in the trunk. The leather is matched up with extensive inlays of burl walnut wood. Intermingled with all of this are various plastic panels that seem more suited to a Ford than a Jaguar. Occupants will find plenty of room to stretch out in front, but the small rear seats are designed more for shopping bags than real people. Some of the safety features you will find on The 2011 Jaguar XK series is Adaptive Restraint Technology System, Anti-theft engine immobilizer, Central locking doors, trunk and fuel filler door, Child safety belt locking, Child seat tether anchorages, Driver and front passenger safety belt pre-tensioners, Driver and passenger airbags, Front seat side airbags, ISOFIX in Rear Seats, Remote driver-only unlock/automatic drive away locking feature and the new Jaguar vehicle security system with remote entry and audible verification feature. There are some great new features with The 2011 Jaguar XK-Series, including front side airbags, antiskid/traction-control system, and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes. All models have 18-inch wheels and the optional rear spoiler as well as computer-controlled shock absorbers. Powerful engine brings you precision handling, ride comfort to cruise across continents with ease, and an interior where every detail makes you want to look, touch and enjoy. With the electronic throttle, the response is as quick as a wish, and this car can race from zero to sixty mph in just 5.2 seconds. Power like this defines true excellence .Features like these aren’t features you find everyday. 2011 jaguar XK’s closest competitors include the Acura NSX, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, and the Porsche Carrera GT. In the area of performance, The 2011 Jaguar XK offers beauty with muscle. Safety is another reason to buy a Jaguar XK. The car’s ability to protect driver and passengers is exceptional, With 2011 jaguar XK, you’ll discover performance as quick and quiet as a thought. 2011 Jaguar XK series are great buys, and are leaders in it’s class of comparable coupes and convertibles.
Posted on: October 8, 2010 | In Jaguar
The 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition is your dream sports car. The car has got some useful standard features such as air conditioning, trip computer, cruise control, power steering, message center, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, fog lamps and DVD navigation. You can opt for adaptive cruise control, full soft leather upholstery and 520-watt Alpine sound system with eight speakers as well. The safety features include curtain airbags, frontal airbags, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD and side-impact airbags.
The 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition comes with two awesome versions – 4.2 Coupe and Convertible. The Coupe has been priced at $75,500 and Convertible will be available at $81,500. The 2011 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition is available with 18, 19, or 20-inch wheels and tires. The base tires are Continental P245/45ZR18s on front and P275/40ZR18s on rear. You can go for Dunlop SP Sport 01 asymmetric high-performance tires.
2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition
Let’s check out the engine specifications associated with The 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition. The car has got 4.2-liter dohc 32-valve V8 engine capable of churning out 300 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 310 pound-feet of torque at 4100 RPM. The engine has the support of 6-speed automatic transmission system. Thanks to 6-speed automatic transmission facility, The 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition delivers fabulous fuel economy – 16 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on highways. The fuel capacity is 18.8 gal. The 2011 2011 Jaguar XK Victory Edition has been developed in Coventry, England. The car comes with the basic warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles.