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'07 XK Coupe yes or no?

 
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That’s a car you want to see in person before buying, to see if it really ‘lights your fire’.
The driver’s seat has wear and scratches.
The wood on the top of the stearing wheel looks worn and doesn’t color match the rest of the interior wood.
I don’t think chrome was a wheel color option (but I could be wrong), so they may be refinished Carrelia’s, and if so, are they hiding previous wheel damage?
There’s alot of grey cars out there, so you wouldn’t have to settle for this one.
 
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Yes, it's probably a 20ft car. I noticed the leather scratches. Also the previous owner left a note that they had pulled the fuse (F4) for the electric antenna, but that the radio still worked fine. The dealer was careful to describe the wheels as 'Carrelia style', and TBH I am not a fan of the chrome finish. I know I keep getting told that there are a lot of XK coupes out there, but if I search across the whole USA for 2007+ coupes, <100K miles and <$20K I don't find all that many, and I certainly am not buying one from a rust belt state....
 
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You're looking for a summer blaster in the wintertime, wait a couple months for the summer for sale'rs to show up before pulling the trigger.
 
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I have been looking for the right coupe for almost a year myself, there are quite a few grey examples with well under 100K for quite a bit less than $20K if you checkout Auto Trader. Just use the filters to find year, color, mileage, etc.
 
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In general terms, when buying a used luxury car you should look for the best example you can find, as it will be prohibitively expensive to take 'good' and make it 'excellent'. Look for a documented history that shows care. Avoid anything that was in an accident that required painting panels. Avoid lowered, tuned, or otherwise excessively modded cars. Also, if you intend to drive (as opposed to collect it),avoid cars that have too few miles (less than 20K) as they sat a lot. Ideally, you want to buy your XK on estate sale where it is one of many cars being sold (i.e. PO was a car guy).

Take your time finding the right car, be prepared to pay slightly above market price to get a great example, and make sure you are up to the task of maintaining it or know a local independent mechanic familiar with Jaguars. Even cleanest 10+ year old luxury car will never be entirely trouble free, so make sure you factor that into purchase price.
 
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Yes, it's probably a 20ft car. I noticed the leather scratches. Also the previous owner left a note that they had pulled the fuse (F4) for the electric antenna, but that the radio still worked fine. The dealer was careful to describe the wheels as 'Carrelia style', and TBH I am not a fan of the chrome finish. I know I keep getting told that there are a lot of XK coupes out there, but if I search across the whole USA for 2007+ coupes, <100K miles and <$20K I don't find all that many, and I certainly am not buying one from a rust belt state....
One thing to keep in mind for sports cars from the rust belt is that they most likely have lived a more charmed life than you'd think. Most of us are religious about storage during salt season (winter plus about a month). I bought my 2007 XKR Coupe for 21k this fall with an excellent dealer service history, 50,400 miles, needing minor items (rear tires and one wheel refinished; about $600 for all that). Blk/Blk, walnut, alpine, 20" wheels. It coincidentally was 2 miles from my house in Grand Rapids, but was a Florida car up until 2 months before; owner bought a newer Aston Martin V12 Vantage and put this at his summer home up here and had that car down there.

I found mine on eBay and when I found out it was local, I bought it outside of there (after auction ended with reserve not met) just like any old car. I did the same on my 2000 XKR Convertible 8 years earlier; which was owned by a wealthy lawyer who owned it for 8 years and loved it so much he'd bought a 2010 XKR Convertible in the exact same basic color combo.
 
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Blk/Blk, walnut, alpine, 20" wheels.
Black on black looks spectacular, however it isn't for faint of heart. Any spec of dust shows. Very easy to swirl the paint. Being a touch OCD, I swore off from ever owning a black on black car, as I spent excessive amount of time detailing mine.

 
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Black on black looks spectacular, however it isn't for faint of heart. Any spec of dust shows. Very easy to swirl the paint. Being a touch OCD, I swore off from ever owning a black on black car, as I spent excessive amount of time detailing mine.
I learned to just accept things lol. I'm with Ed Bolian on that I keep my cars clean but I use them too much to worry about finish perfection. The car was beautifully repainted due to a minor fender bender 3 years ago. I used to actually do automotive detailing but I pay it out now; $400 once a year for a nice exterior detail and I know how to wash to maintain the finish well.

If I get a DB9, which I've been interested in for about 4 years, my preferred color combo is the extremely common grey exterior and black interior. I think it looks outstanding.
 
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Totally, I had a black on black S-type a few years ago. It looked good for the 10 minutes after it was just washed and waxed. Also I appreciate the feedback on Rustbelt cars. My wifes 2009 Saab 9-7X was a MI car but came to TX after only 6 months of summer in MI, so I totally get it. I'm going to hang on for the right one and pass on this one.....

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Sean I'm gathering your referring to the 5.0 s/c not the 4.2 s/c
No Steve, the 4.2 SC in my X350 Super V8.
 
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No Steve, the 4.2 SC in my X350 Super V8.
4.2sec 0-60mph impossible especially in the super V8
 
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Originally Posted by SinF View Post
Black on black looks spectacular, however it isn't for faint of heart. Any spec of dust shows. Very easy to swirl the paint. Being a touch OCD, I swore off from ever owning a black on black car, as I spent excessive amount of time detailing mine.

Black looks spectacular once clean when not clean absolutely everything shows up .
The xk in liquid Silver looks absolutely brilliant.
 
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Winter Gold, Zircon Metallic, and Seafrost Green Metallic are my favorite older XK colors by a country mile.
 
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Originally Posted by steve_k_xk View Post
4.2sec 0-60mph impossible especially in the super V8
yep was 5.2 my bad
 
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Originally Posted by steve_k_xk View Post
4.2sec 0-60mph impossible especially in the super V8
Not so, according to Road & Track Magazine. That's exactly what they got when they did a comparison road test of a 2008 Jaguar XKR and 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo.

 
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He means in the XJ Super V8 Stuart and I'm gonna say he's right.
 
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:10 PM
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I agree. It was impossible for the old X350 XJ with its 400HP 4.2L SC engine to do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. But it was no slouch, as it reportedly did 0-60 in 4.9 seconds.

Because this thread is titled "07 XK Coupe Yes or No?", I thought that road test info would be helpful to show that the 4.2L engine is capable of 0-60 in 4.2 seconds when supercharged (420HP) and installed in an XK.
 
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4.2 sec to 60mph is roughly a 12.6 1/4 mile
 
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That's exactly what the road test shows, at 111.9mph.
 
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Definitely modified ..most run 107/108mph

I wonder if it was tweaked prior to testing???
 

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