Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 13:07:41 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Horsepower or Torque? Which is more significant?

Garry wrote: > > > Real story. I was checking out 8 months ago a BMW 325 at Jaguar dealership. I had > commented on new cars in front of the dealership, most British cars look > beautiful to me. A dealership representative, knowing that I am interested in a > Bimmer, told me: > > "Stay away from Jag's, They are very unreliable and expensive to maintain" > Man, whoever you were talking to must have been a part-time crack dealer. The V8 that Jag using in all their cars is one of the best engines designed this century... it's an amazing accomplishment, and I'm sure Cosworth's intervention didn't hurt. The OLD V12 had some reliability problems, as did the early V6, but both of these issues were corrected around a decade ago with the final revision the XJS and XJ6. Sounds like you believe everything you are told... -Justin

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