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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Replacement for the S8 comes in the form of this 2011 XJL. I’m a sucker for a large car if that’s not already obvious I’ve always loved the XJ look and styling, I think for a large car, it is large! It holds its style really well, plenty of dispute on the rear end and lights, but I really like the individuality this car brings over pretty much anything else in this class. I also feel it has aged well now a few years on. The supercharged version would have been adorable however, some, sanity prevails and this is nearly the 5.0 V8. 380 odd horses. Most of my daily work is motorway so an easy cruise on the V8 is no issue. Petrol consumption should be considerably better then the V10 (for sale) or V12 E38 which will now be a more special alternative drive. Aluminium body is quite light for its size which will help both fuel and handling. Long wheel base over short, well I think cohesively the shape works well in LWB and I feel you can see it was originally designed this way so why not, no major disadvantages to it other then the extra 125mm in length. Good parking sensors and camera, definitely necessity. The sound is glorious! More AMG muscle throb then BMWs more muted reving V8s that I have heard, yet sublimely quiet on motorway duty. Interior is also unique and beautifully crafted, even 7 years on, no rattles or squeaks apparant, although only 50k on this import example, ex Singapore incidentally so likely more equivalent to 100k NZ new with the round town driving it would have been in service for. Infotainment is a bit more mid 2000s then super current but you get, Nav, Bluetooth and streaming, iPod connectivity and USB, plus dual viewing capability so your passenger can watch a DVD while you have Nav on, probably pointless but cool nonetheless. Seats and adjustments and sublime also, better then the S8 and the F01s I have driven before getting this.Plus heated and cooled seats front and rear, Adaptive cruise control and it’s a very pleasant place to be. So a great start, 2 year warranty to cover any concerns but overall these have a pretty good rep and are a much cheaper warranty then a 7 series or S class.
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Yes that is VERY true!
  3. Breaker

    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Driving a Toyota
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Its certainly not an issue for me so far, will be there next meet
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Yip @hugo_nz you’ve hit it on the head, pretty much no mods can be done, touch screen bit sluggish at best. Luckily most of my driving is motorway so no issues with size and the interior is just quite delish. Although if I didn’t have the 38s and this was my one car I might have gone a different road, possibly 6 gran coupe
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Yip miserable 380hp only “Just” enough hahahaha I can only imagine what 520hp in one of these is like...
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    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    It’s gorgeous, look even better in the flesh. Lots of different styles, mainly Browns and blacks I’ve seen though.
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Today is a good day. Travelled down to see Dave and take ownership of his very special E38. 1 of only 113 RHD facelifts made, with 24 being individuals. car is really in great shape and Dave has completed lots of work to get it from where it was to a reliable runner. in saying that a few battery issues on start up LOL but that looks more like a faulty new battery. Trip back to Auckland now, having a lot of fun for the first few hundred kms. Promised to Dave to keep it stock and if the time ever comes give him first right of refusal to repurchase. Now to carry on the journey and tidy up the bodywork issues. New front bumper required, doesn’t look worth recovering. basic paint tidy up and re-spray in the same colour. (Looking for good spot in Auckland for this guys) Sympathetic upgrade of the radio and music space. interior colour touch up of the blue to restore new door card for the drivers door, don’t think that’s recoverable either but we’ll see. God I love these cars and this one tops it off. Did I say today was a good day? picture taken half way home at Taumarunui last night (sad looking Audi next to it keeps sneaking in for the pictures... in for nose correction next week by the way, thanks to a rather high bump stop)
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Well all done, bit of a mission but well worth it. while I was mucking around I pulled the hydraulic boot motor and reservoir out, topped it up and got that back to 100%. Boot works great now Now wheel alignment to tidy up the suspension change and just about done! Yes
  10. Lovely E32, nothing like a nice 7. Hope you enjoy it. plenty of good info on bimmerforums.com as well, very specific and might be useful for you.
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Ok, after much deliberation on what to replace an E38 with. I've gone with the S8 Audi. Keeping the Silver E38, can't part with that. I looked at a few E65s and after throwing up in my mouth consistently, I decided I needed to look elsewhere. E60 550, been there. Options on large sedans with autos and pace with style are quite limited and this baby ticks all the boxes. It's a NZ New, 1 owner with full Audi service history, 140ks. love the look and the options boxes are well ticked. V10 5.2l 450hp, B&O upgrade audio, keyless entry. All the full A8 options. Drove back from Auckland, got 11.6l/100ks which was better then I thought. Included some spirited Action from the V10, sounds quiet glorious through the hills. will keep a running record of maintenance and ownership here
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Yeah they are ok, just lacking some flair though in my opinion, that with stem seal issues on the v8 and things don’t look so rosy, they feel very big to drive as well compared to even the Jag. Drove an A7 as well, that seemed a little numb but was well appointed interior, budget didn’t stretch to even looking at an RS7, unfortunately
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    2006 S8 Audi V10

    Righto, Audi has been in ownership for coming up 2 years and time for a change, anyone looking for a V10 with 170k on the clock. Hit me up $15k sound like a deal? Front end was tided up recently after it got pulled off backing out of a car park so looks great, here’s a couple of pics from Saturday. Funny @Michael. you mentioned the XJ, I’d forgotten that till I looked back at this, always knew you had good taste. I just couldn’t do a 7 F01 or an F10. Details on the XJ to come ....
  14. Can you stretch an M2 from a 2002t, both fast small 2drs in a time when over inflated cars getting bigger and fatter? Both lightweight versions made to thrill. interesting ideas, what else?
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Yes it is, balancing cost, quality and life. We will see how it goes. Good fitment so far and it’s wasnt the cheapest but ends up 1/2 the price of Lemforder ex ECS or FCP.
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Front suspension changed, control arms etc. Not that hard except for the damn tie rod ball joint on the steering arm. Idler arm came off ok. Ended up taking it off with the tie rod, using the ball joint remover on the garage floor at full tension (much as I could anyway) and ended up slicing the end of the bolt off, took plenty of care with that amount of tension on the tool, reverted to a BFH and a metal wedge thing. Back end next. Pic of parts being replaced.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Started this fun, front first then rear ...
  18. Doesn’t count no E38s - 69%
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    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    Old favourite from the 38 brigade
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Idler arm replaced on the 740, didn’t seem to bad but has tightened up the steering nicely. Should be good for it’s warant recheck now
  21. Breaker

    RIP - 2019 1 Series

    I thought that’s what the 2 series was for, shame
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Better add them to the order ....
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    1999 E38 750i Individual

    Suspension replacements all arrived, start that when the 740 gets a warrant,Yes. fail that. No. Steering idler arm replacement needed. Ordered that and got another for the 750, while under the 740 left engine mount is going, ordered that and will do both obviously 🙄 at the same time. Bingo with the 750; why not change everything at once. Oh and the steering fluid reservoir is leaking on the 740 so might as well do that as well, might be another couple of weeks before I start on the 750 .... All up a couple hundred bucks extra from FCP so can’t complain and its worth the effort to tidy up. 💰💰😬🚘
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