Go Back  Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum > Jaguar Models ( Modern ) > XK / XKR ( X150 )
Reload this Page >

Should I buy??? (If so, expect some killer repair videos)

XK / XKR ( X150 ) 2006 - 2014

Should I buy??? (If so, expect some killer repair videos)

 
  #41  
Old 05-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MI
Posts: 1,425
Received 460 Likes on 316 Posts
Default

Sam, that exact dealer has some cars I'm interested in on eBay and I'd be thrilled if you could post your buying experience on here when it's concluded, if you can find the time.

Congrats on a sweet car!
 
  #42  
Old 05-08-2019, 01:12 PM
kj07xk's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Naperville, Illinois USA
Posts: 3,215
Received 804 Likes on 650 Posts
Default

Congrats, and welcome to your X150!
 
  #43  
Old 05-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: TO
Posts: 518
Received 149 Likes on 100 Posts
Default

Well that sure is a strange looking convertible!
 
The following 5 users liked this post by sparky fuze:
110reef (05-09-2019), 80sRule (05-08-2019), Cee Jay (05-08-2019), kj07xk (05-08-2019), winstonsalemncxk (05-13-2019)
  #44  
Old 05-08-2019, 03:52 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Central WI
Posts: 123
Received 22 Likes on 19 Posts
Default

Awesome job tracking that one down. That is a Miami/Fort Lauderdale dealer, correct? If it's the one I'm thinking of it's been up for sale for at least 4-5 months now. I always liked the look of it as well, and thought it was a well priced car. I'm interested to hear what it really is like.
 
  #45  
Old 05-08-2019, 08:00 PM
ralphwg's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles CA
Posts: 4,121
Received 679 Likes on 590 Posts
Default

Congratulations on a great buy (to be). Enjoy the ride!!!
 
The following users liked this post:
Reverend Sam (05-08-2019)
  #46  
Old 05-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Reverend Sam's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,896
Received 912 Likes on 445 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 80sRule View Post
Sam, that exact dealer has some cars I'm interested in on eBay and I'd be thrilled if you could post your buying experience on here when it's concluded, if you can find the time.

Let me know which cars you're interested in and I'll try to give them a glance. I'm not going to have much time, but if you're interested in the dealer's Maseratis and Bentleys, the least I could do is test drive them for you.

Congrats on a sweet car!
Thanks! I hope it checks out! I bought a one-way ticket to Fort Lauderdale, so I'm going to be pissed if I have to buy a ticket home.

Originally Posted by sparky fuze View Post
Well that sure is a strange looking convertible!
The coupes look so much sexier. The vert would be nice, but I think I've outgrown that phase. Plus I couldn't pass up this deal. I was basically looking for an XKR coupe, or an XK convertible. An XKR convertible would have been nice, but I'll settle for the coupe

Originally Posted by John Nevets View Post
Awesome job tracking that one down. That is a Miami/Fort Lauderdale dealer, correct? If it's the one I'm thinking of it's been up for sale for at least 4-5 months now. I always liked the look of it as well, and thought it was a well priced car. I'm interested to hear what it really is like.
I've seen it on cars dot com for several weeks, but it was listed as an XK, not an XKR, so I pretty much ignored it. I thought it was an overpriced XK. Yesterday I went directly to their website and saw that it was listed as an "XK XKR". It had the nostrils on the hood, so I ran the VIN and saw that it's an actual XKR. I called the dealer. The dude seems like a one-man show, but he has a lot of cars. I asked him a few questions, and it was obvious he had other stuff to do. He's busy selling Maseratis and Bentleys. It almost seemed like the XKR was small potatoes to him. But I asked him if their was wiggle room in the price. He said the price is the price. I asked if he charged a dealer fee or doc fee or any other bullshit fees. He said "the price is the price. Give me $20K and drive away with the car." (I'm paraphrasing).

So I told him I was going to book a flight. He said if I would text him a pic of the itinerary he would hold the car and pick me up at the airport.

So tomorrow I'm picking up a cashiers check and a wad of cash, hopping a plane, and (hopefully) driving home in a badass XKR.
 

Last edited by Reverend Sam; 05-08-2019 at 08:51 PM.
The following 5 users liked this post by Reverend Sam:
Cee Jay (05-08-2019), dsd (05-09-2019), sparky fuze (05-09-2019), Stumpy (05-09-2019), stxscott (05-09-2019)
  #47  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:03 AM
Reverend Sam's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,896
Received 912 Likes on 445 Posts
Default


I'm on the plane!!! In three hours I'll get to drive the car!!!
 
The following 9 users liked this post by Reverend Sam:
110reef (05-09-2019), androulakis (05-09-2019), Cee Jay (05-09-2019), kj07xk (05-09-2019), Norri (05-09-2019), ralphwg (05-09-2019), Sean W (05-10-2019), sklimii (05-09-2019), Stumpy (05-09-2019)
  #48  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:09 AM
androulakis's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Posts: 2,964
Received 478 Likes on 253 Posts
Default

Good luck with the new car Sam! Let us know how it goes. I have changed directions a bit and am probably going to gamble more than I should on a car.... Details to be forthcoming.

George
 
  #49  
Old 05-09-2019, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: TO
Posts: 518
Received 149 Likes on 100 Posts
Default

You should have asked for the "Ordained Discount" and worn this...tell him you are a "Man of the Cloth"!

 
  #50  
Old 05-09-2019, 02:38 PM
Reverend Sam's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,896
Received 912 Likes on 445 Posts
Default

I'm back at the airport. I have one of those Bluetooth OBD dongles and the Torque app on my phone. Yesterday I was assured that the check engine light wasn't on and the codes had not been cleared. I hooked up Torque and it showed the codes were cleared 0.6 miles ago. The emissions were "not ready" because the codes had been cleared. Despite that, it was already registering a U0100 code. That has something to do with the ECM, so I told them to drive me back to the airport. I had to shell out $32I for a return ticket
 
The following 7 users liked this post by Reverend Sam:
80sRule (05-09-2019), Cee Jay (05-09-2019), kj07xk (05-09-2019), Norri (05-09-2019), ralphwg (05-09-2019), Ranchero50 (05-09-2019), Sean W (05-10-2019)
  #51  
Old 05-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MI
Posts: 1,425
Received 460 Likes on 316 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Reverend Sam View Post
I'm back at the airport. I have one of those Bluetooth OBD dongles and the Torque app on my phone. Yesterday I was assured that the check engine light wasn't on and the codes had not been cleared. I hooked up Torque and it showed the codes were cleared 0.6 miles ago. The emissions were "not ready" because the codes had been cleared. Despite that, it was already registering a U0100 code. That has something to do with the ECM, so I told them to drive me back to the airport. I had to shell out $32I for a return ticket
Thank you for this. I was looking at DB9s and definitely don't want shenanigans as time off is precious.

You'll get a car soon though, keep us posted!
 
  #52  
Old 05-09-2019, 03:07 PM
Cee Jay's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kaysville, Utah, US
Posts: 5,588
Received 1,208 Likes on 899 Posts
Default

Shady is right.
My daughter REALLY wanted to get a VW bug about ten years ago and found one for cheap. I went with her to see it and immediately found the same thing; codes cleared less than a mile prior and THREE in memory, can't remember which ones though.
Daughter STILL wanted it, said she could find someone to register it anyway. I said NO and made her leave without even driving it.
Sellers SUCK sometimes. This one was local though, so no wasted time or airfare.
Sorry, Sam.
 
  #53  
Old 05-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Stuart S's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Atlanta suburbs
Posts: 5,369
Received 2,285 Likes on 1,481 Posts
Default

That seller is in BIG TROUBLE with you-know-who upstairs!

P.S. If you want to recover all of your out-of-pocket travel expenses, I think you have a pretty good chance if you want to go through the trouble of suing the seller yourself (pro se, without a lawyer) in Small Claims Court (or the equivalent) in the seller's jurisdiction. You incurred those travel expenses because you relied on the seller's representations, which turned out to be blatant lies. That's called fraud in the inducement, and you never would have made the trip if he told you the truth. If you decide that it's not worth your time and effort to do so, you can file a complaint against the seller with his local Better Business Bureau.

I know about turning the other cheek, but why let a crook off the hook without any consequences? All that'll do is encourage him to continue in his evil ways.

Consider this: write him a letter by Certified Mail, Return Receipt, and explain that you thought about suing him for fraud in the inducement and notifying the BBB, but prefer that he atone for his sins by making a $xxx (amount of your travel expenses) donation in to your church within 10 days, and your congregation will pray for his soul.
 

Last edited by Stuart S; 05-09-2019 at 03:46 PM. Reason: Added P.S.
The following 2 users liked this post by Stuart S:
ralphwg (05-09-2019), Reverend Sam (05-10-2019)
  #54  
Old 05-09-2019, 03:19 PM
kj07xk's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Naperville, Illinois USA
Posts: 3,215
Received 804 Likes on 650 Posts
Default

Well that sucks.
Used car dealers,you gotta lov... loath them.
Tell them to take it to a Jag dealer and get it fixed, knock a grand off the price to cover your wasted time and plane tickets, and then you might take it.
... Like that's gonna happen...
Oh well, better luck next time. There's good ones out there.
 
  #55  
Old 05-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Queen and Country's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Hastings
Posts: 5,311
Received 1,316 Likes on 971 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Stuart S View Post
Consider this: write him a letter by Certified Mail, Return Receipt, and explain that you thought about suing him for fraud in the inducement and notifying the BBB, but prefer that he atone for his sins by making a $xxx (amount of your travel expenses) donation in to your church within 10 days, and your congregation will pray for his soul.
Stuart, just toying with the inner lawyer in you.
Logically, would that not be fraud, extortion and malice. You are leveraging influence that you may not have, then using said influence with ultimate authority to organize group campaign to extract vengeance; because the high priest was denied a luxury car?

The dealer could argue it was God's will. And why we must choose either the courtroom upstairs or the one down here.
 
  #56  
Old 05-10-2019, 01:46 PM
mosesbotbol's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Boston, USA
Posts: 5,354
Received 694 Likes on 599 Posts
Default

I would look for one without stories and excuses. If you have to have it shipped, it's a heck lot cheaper than dealing with issues. Go for the pampered nice one; an XKR deserves it.
 
  #57  
Old 05-10-2019, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: TO
Posts: 518
Received 149 Likes on 100 Posts
Default

Are you back on the "Bank Bandit" getaway car yet? It makes for the best story line.
 
The following users liked this post:
Reverend Sam (05-10-2019)
  #58  
Old 05-10-2019, 08:41 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: TO
Posts: 518
Received 149 Likes on 100 Posts
  #59  
Old 05-10-2019, 08:57 PM
Reverend Sam's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,896
Received 912 Likes on 445 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Stuart S View Post
That seller is in BIG TROUBLE with you-know-who upstairs!

P.S. If you want to recover all of your out-of-pocket travel expenses, I think you have a pretty good chance if you want to go through the trouble of suing the seller yourself (pro se, without a lawyer) in Small Claims Court (or the equivalent) in the seller's jurisdiction. You incurred those travel expenses because you relied on the seller's representations, which turned out to be blatant lies. That's called fraud in the inducement, and you never would have made the trip if he told you the truth. If you decide that it's not worth your time and effort to do so, you can file a complaint against the seller with his local Better Business Bureau.

I know about turning the other cheek, but why let a crook off the hook without any consequences? All that'll do is encourage him to continue in his evil ways.

Consider this: write him a letter by Certified Mail, Return Receipt, and explain that you thought about suing him for fraud in the inducement and notifying the BBB, but prefer that he atone for his sins by making a $xxx (amount of your travel expenses) donation in to your church within 10 days, and your congregation will pray for his soul.
I like this idea. My sister is a lawyer IN FLORIDA. I'll ask her about it. Maybe she can just send the dealer a certified letter demanding reimbursement for my travel expenses.


Originally Posted by sparky fuze View Post
Are you back on the "Bank Bandit" getaway car yet? It makes for the best story line.
Actually... My wife and I are going to see that one tomorrow. It's four hours from here. I'm 100% certain I won't be driving it home tomorrow, but I definitely want to check it out. It would be totally cool to own a Jag that was previously owned by a bank robber. It sounds like it has a LOT of issues. As people know, I'm not afraid to work on a car. But This one might require a little too much work. And the "power of attorney" thing is a little scary. I could end up losing all of my money if the person whose name is on the title claims the seller didn't have the right to sell it. But my sister is a lawyer. Hopefully she can give me some good advice.
 
  #60  
Old 05-10-2019, 09:03 PM
Reverend Sam's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,896
Received 912 Likes on 445 Posts
Default

I will say... that car was GORGEOUS! The exterior was flawless and the interior only had a couple of minor blemishes. The lines on the X150 coupes are downright sensual. I was about to cry when I discovered the potential mechanical issues.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Should I buy??? (If so, expect some killer repair videos)


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: