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Old 10-10-2006, 09:12 PM
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2003 745i or 2004 Jaguar XJR?

I'm getting the new car bug again and I'm torn between keeping my 2003 745i or getting a new used 2004 Jag XJR. I haven't driven the XJR yet and was wondering if anyone has had the chance to compare the two cars? I like my 745i and it has more warranty than the used Jag would, but damn does that Jag look good.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:19 PM
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A jag does not compare with the 745 and also jags break down alot.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:51 AM
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the jag is a nice car, but it reminds me of the ford taurus, and it just doesn't feel the part anymore of a world class vehicle.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:30 AM
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I have a 2000 vdp and a 2005 745 Li. They are two different cars. The Jag is lighter and has way less toys. I thought it was the best car I had ever driven until I got into the 745.
You will find that the xjr may be a little more quick but you will have to drive it.
But don't come to a BMW forum to get an unbiased forum.

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Old 10-11-2006, 12:11 PM
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The 2004 model year brought an all new XJ for Jaguar. I've read some good things about them, just haven't had the chance to drive one yet. The XJ is more expensive than a 745i new yet 2004's are priced less than 2003 745i's!
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:05 PM
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I'm getting the new car bug again and I'm torn between keeping my 2003 745i or getting a new used 2004 Jag XJR. I haven't driven the XJR yet and was wondering if anyone has had the chance to compare the two cars? I like my 745i and it has more warranty than the used Jag would, but damn does that Jag look good.
Take the leap and get into the Jag. I say this only because if you do not, you will never know how good you have it with your current 7er. The others posters are incorrect about the two cars not in the same class. These two evenly compare but what the heck, go for it! I think they are thinking about the XKR. It can be a little confusing sometimes.

By the way, I have driven the Jag XJR and XKR, they are nice but not my cup of tea (Pun intended)... Now the Aston is a whole different story.

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:43 AM
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Owned a Jaguar XJ for 2 weeks. Back to the dealer it went after a transmission problem and oil leak. I parked the car on an incline and we could not get the thing out of park. The gear selector just would not budge, so we called road side assistance. They said to have someone shove on teh rear of the car and the weight transfer would allow the gear selector to work. I was not satisfied with this response so I dug a little deeper and was told that it is a well known problem along with teh oil leaks and Jaguar was completely satisfied with their cars performing this way. No recalls or assistance for the owners besides it drove horrible. One 10 min test drive in a 745 and sold on the spot no substitute, the car begs to be driven and chews up every corner without missing a step . Hands down the 2 nd best car at speed in the world, and the best with 4 doors ever.
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