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by Cabby
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Blown Turbo? Out of Warranty?
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Blown Turbo? Out of Warranty?

Failures on PCH cars when they are out of warranty are a ‘grey’ area. The lease company own the car and the customer is effectively hiring it. In my view the lease company should pick up the repair bill when it’s outside warranty (as long as you’ve maintained it correctly etc). I wouldn’t repair an ...
by Cabby
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Road Tests and Privacy !
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Road Tests and Privacy !

I think the risk here is that your car gets cloned. I’m not sure how big a risk it actually is, but I would put a personalised registration on it, and that would mean you don’t need to worry. I’d probably be more concerned that I had a car that had been thrashed in its early life and I think this sh...
by Cabby
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Ian Callum leaves Jaguar
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Ian Callum leaves Jaguar

Must admit that I think this is a blow for Jaguar. I think Ian Callum's design work has been excellent, so he will be a real loss. Will be interesting to see where he goes. Autocar recently reported that the PGA Group may have been talking to Tata about the purchase of Jaguar, although apparently th...
by Cabby
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Paintwork, promises and warranty
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

Re: Paintwork, promises and warranty

That marring is terrible, so I'm glad you've got a solution. In my experience, dealers have very little experience when it comes to proper paint correction so choosing the right detailer is important. Who will decide if its a Stage 1 or Stage 2 correction (this basically means they'll use 2 differen...
by Cabby
Wed May 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Is the end nigh for Tesla?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Is the end nigh for Tesla?

Exactly and it's a crying shame these people are left unchecked and a law unto themselves. Don't get me started on the cult of 'Leadership'. Many 'Leaders' don't know the basics about their business, even if they can paint a glossy vision of the future. It should be no surprise to anyone that they ...
by Cabby
Tue May 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Is the end nigh for Tesla?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Is the end nigh for Tesla?

But what about Tesla residuals and the human impact on Tesla's workers?

I do agree though that the big car firms will have plans in place for a possible bid for when the time comes.
by Cabby
Tue May 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Is the end nigh for Tesla?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Is the end nigh for Tesla?

The figures are not looking good at all for Tesla, and with another USD 550m due to be repaid in November, the question is will they be around in their current form in 2020? There's an entertaining, irreverent and insightful summary in the link below from John Cadogan, an Australian motoring journo....
by Cabby
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Anyone still looking for a new V6 XE-S (380)
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: Anyone still looking for a new V6 XE-S (380)

Those rear disks don't look too bad to me. Mine look much worse and its been driven for 18 months. A couple of other observations with that rear wheel picture: - what is on the tyre sidewall at 12 o'clock? Looks a bit like a crack - there are a lot of wheel weights and the coloured dot on the sidewa...
by Cabby
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Tyres

I don't think there's much difference between J rated and non J rated tyres from the same manufacturer, type, size etc. but differences do exist. I didn't hesitate to fit a single J rated Dunlop after I hit a massive pothole. I have to have N Rated tyres on my Porsche for the Porsche extended warran...
by Cabby
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Lack of front grip
Replies: 84
Views: 4741

Re: Lack of front grip

Sounds like a major alignment issue (which would lead to major tyre wear), or somethings broken in the suspension (which would lead to major tyre wear). I used to own a 5 series (F10) and 3 series (F31) and the Jaguar XE has by far the better front end... If the cars not broken, then the driver must...

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