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How long a trip would you take in your XKR if it had 76,000 miles on it and no signs of trouble?
 
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As far as needed.
 
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I took a 3600 mile trip in my XKR last year with 85K on it and plan to do the same this year.
 
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The journey should only be determined by how much petrol/gas you can afford

Only warning would be not 1000 further than your next service indicator light

Why the question?
 
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I have well over 150,000 miles on my 2010 XKR and over 175,000 on my 2002 XKR, and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment driving either one on a trip of any length. I have confidence in both cars, and use my 2010 as my daily driver for over 20,000 miles per year. Enjoy your trip!
 
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These cars should be able to go 400,000 miles or more with simple routine maintenance.

And a few new water pumps.
 
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My only concern would be the lack of a spare tire, if your X150 came from the factory without one. I'm more comfortable with a compact spare than the factory-supplied can of tire sealant and a 12v air compressor.
 
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Id take it to the nearest used car lot and trade it in for similar mileage Nissan 370z. . Anything past 80k is worthless.
 

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Id take it to the nearest used car lot and trade it in for similar mileage Nissan 370z. . Anything past 80k is worthless.
Are you intending to be humerous, abrasive or just accidentally landed in the wrong forum?

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I traded a 350z (2007) plus cash for my 2007 xkr, couldn't be happier. The z cars are very reliable but they are aged and need re designed. They also have the crappiest tiny interiors.
 
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I traded a 350z (2007) plus cash for my 2007 xkr, couldn't be happier. The z cars are very reliable but they are aged and need re designed. They also have the crappiest tiny interiors.
I had a 350Z that car was so fun with the manual transmission! Couldn't stop driving it LOL. Kept finding excuses to go somewhere
 
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Originally Posted by GGG View Post
Are you intending to be humerous, abrasive or just accidentally landed in the wrong forum?

Graham
I believe that he was poking fun at a previous poster who bought an XK after trading in his Z, then he became so paralyzed with fear about potential reliability issues (that he never had) that he eventually got rid of the XK.
 
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I believe that he was poking fun at a previous poster who bought an XK after trading in his Z, then he became so paralyzed with fear about potential reliability issues (that he never had) that he eventually got rid of the XK.
That's immediately what I got too lol.

The Z cars are cool too, I had a boss with a stick Infiniti G37X Coupe that I found quite nice. We both liked my Jaguars more but that thing was really nice for a year round GTish coupe! Even the early 350zs are neat little cars and I've had fun each time I drove one.

Two years ago I took my then 17yo 100k mile 2000 XKR (very similar drivetrain as it is a 4.0SC but different transmission) on a 700 mile trip and the only hiccup was a nail in a tire that was near replacement anyway. The X150 is so much more reliable a platform that I'd get in my car and drive anywhere right now. I've only had my car 8 months, but it's clear that Jaguar really did do a lot to develop a fantastic replacement for the X100 platform.
 
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400k? hmmm That would be impressive!!!!
 
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400k? hmmm That would be impressive!!!!
Particularly since it's impossible for me to live long enough to see it!
 
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Particularly since it's impossible for me to live long enough to see it!
Not if you get busy driving.
 
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Id take it to the nearest used car lot and trade it in for similar mileage Nissan 370z. . Anything past 80k is worthless.
Assuming that you are serious in making this comment, it is clear that you have no real experience with Jaguars and the longevity of their engines. The Nissan is obviously a car you prefer. If, on the other hand, you were being facetious, well, I have missed the point.
The durability of Jaguar engines and their engineering advances have been hallmarks since the 6 cylinder XK engine first appeared in the XK120. There have been a couple of missteps: the nikasil coating (and BMW had exactly the same problem at the same time) and the timing chain tensioner issue (both of these on the early 4.0 litre V8)...and water pump issues, but none of this is exclusive to Jaguar engines. The glorious V12 engine, properly serviced, was good for at least 300,000 miles...and we have just been given statements by XK owners of high mileages....so the implication that after 80,000 miles the engine is "worthless" is an uninformed opinion.
But then, I have only owned more than 30 Jags, so my experience is limited.
 

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I believe that he was poking fun at a previous poster who bought an XK after trading in his Z, then he became so paralyzed with fear about potential reliability issues (that he never had) that he eventually got rid of the XK.
Yes, clearly (at least to me), a poke at the worry wart in that other thread (several weeks back).
 
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The world is your oyster!

 
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Originally Posted by sov211 View Post
Assuming that you are serious in making this comment, it is clear that you have no real experience with Jaguars and the longevity of their engines. The Nissan is obviously a car you prefer. If, on the other hand, you were being facetious, well, I have missed the point.
The durability of Jaguar engines and their engineering advances have been hallmarks since the 6 cylinder XK engine first appeared in the XK120. There have been a couple of missteps: the nikasil coating (and BMW had exactly the same problem at the same time) and the timing chain tensioner issue (both of these on the early 4.0 litre V8)...and water pump issues, but none of this is exclusive to Jaguar engines. The glorious V12 engine, properly serviced, was good for at least 300,000 miles...and we have just been given statements by XK owners of high mileages....so the implication that after 80,000 miles the engine is "worthless" is an uninformed opinion.
But then, I have only owned more than 30 Jags, so my experience is limited.
I was being funny. I currently own 3 Jags and a Lotus. No love for new Z cars. Not long ago a guy came in here with no issues except for his extreme paranoia, and his Z was the center of stability for him. Id drive a Jag to hell and back.
1994 XJ40 with 81k miles
1994 XJS 4.0 with 172k miles
2007 XK with 136k miles
 

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