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      Jaguar XF 5.0l V8: Ownership Report.

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      alright here goes, it was one lazy saturday evening (june09),

      dad: we’ll get dinner out tonight? what say?
      me: sure!why not try the new hotel thats opened up?
      dad: ok! chalo!

      its around 9pm ish now, we are done with dinner coming out of the hotel, there is something that catches my eye,

      me: OMG! dad! dad!
      dad: i see it too! god its sweet!

      mom did not realize it until the last minute and then she said: that has to be the next car you buy!

      i stood next to it for god knows how long! the valet had just brought our car and waiting for his tip.

      but the three of us, we were looking at the gorgeous metallic indigo Jaguar XF!
      it was love at first sight for the three of us. on the way back home, there was no other topic spoken it was only about The XF!

      me: you wanna buy it?
      dad: yes! its a lovely car, ask them to get in touch with you and wel take it from there.

      the next day, i put a query on the jaguar website. about 3-4 hrs later i get a call,

      me: hello?
      caller: sir, you had enquired about a jaguar xf on the website,
      i am calling from jaguar-landrover, mumbai.
      me: yes i would like to buy a xf and i would like you to send me all the detail about the xf
      jag sales guy: sure sir, will mail it immediately.

      i get the brochures, the more i see the car the more i fall for it, my dad sees it , loves it,
      with a evil smile he says: we’ll go to bombay next month, by then i need you to get me all the details, prices,delivery and specs about the car.

      july 09:

      we arrive in bombay in the morning, i have scheduled the test drive at 2pm.
      i get a call by 1:45pm the guy says sir i am 10 minutes away from your hotel,
      so i stand out on the balcony, and 5 odd minutes later i see a black jag entering the gates of the hotel, i thought to myself, i want the same color!

      the next thing i know is that i am sitting in the rear, with mom and dad, its pretty spacious at the rear. the sales guy gets into the front. we go for a small drive around the hotel, by the time we do that he’s explained to us the whole car well almost!

      we drop mom and dad at the hotel, and go to the showroom but this time I drive!!!
      i sit in the driver’s seat and this car is just awesome, i start it and the growl from the 5liter v8 made me drunk! the gear knob came up, the ac vents opened! Fancy dude!!
      put it into drive and gave some gas OMG! it takes off!! the guy said floor it! 2 gears down the nose went up! the exhaust opened and we have lift off!! it did 130 on marine drive!!! and brakes they can stop the earth spinning!

      i went into the showroom, armed with a cheque, smiling to glory. got the paper work done, i tell the the guy i want it in ultimate black with charcoal and spice interiors and gave him the cheque! he said i would get the car in september. the agonizing wait starts!

      2 months and a lot of phone calls later i get a call saying that the car has reached the bombay port and awaiting customs clearance. 3 days later i get a mail with the 1st pictures of my car.


      the guy says the car would be loaded in the trailer the same day and it would take 3 days to reach chennai, on the 3rd day(night actually) i get a call from the transporting company,to say the car has reached the outskirts of chennai. i ask him not to come into chennai and tell him to wait there, the next morning my friend and i reach the place where the trailer is parked. (about 50 km from home). they opened the trailer and my dream was a reality, the fairy tale story had come true! YES!!!

      the car was brought out of the trailer, i did the inspection of the exterior and the interior, some more paper work and then the time had come! i sat in the car, adjusted the seats, and pressed the start stop button, the gear selector rose up and the ac vents opened, i could not smile wider! the drive back home was AMAZING!

      More soon!!!
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      Understeer is when you're going along the road and you turn a corner, the car goes straight on - you hit a tree ...and you die.
      Now oversteer is when you drive down the same bit of road come to a corner, the back comes round - you hit a tree..... and you die.
      The thing to remember is that oversteer is best, because then you don't see the tree that kills you!

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      we have a JAAAAAG on GH's.. yippeee !!
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      Whoa. That's a MEAN MACHINE! Nice Ownership report Indeed.
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      the first Jag on gh!! and its super cool!!
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      I have had a couple of joyrides in this car and the only thing more powerful than the engine are the brakes. And the interior has to be seen to be believed.
      I don't know what's gonna happen man but I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames

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      is crankurshaft varun??
      its never the destination that gives the happiness..its always about the journey

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      icruze Hmmm... Yes!!
      Understeer is when you're going along the road and you turn a corner, the car goes straight on - you hit a tree ...and you die.
      Now oversteer is when you drive down the same bit of road come to a corner, the back comes round - you hit a tree..... and you die.
      The thing to remember is that oversteer is best, because then you don't see the tree that kills you!

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      Crankershaft awesome machine there , total drool mall. Very good choice of colour selection and interiors are very elegant and rich looking.

      Is this a competition to the s class or E class?

      How is the driving experience,top speed , handling etc?

      How much is it onroad?/

      When ever i see a jag, i remember that song desert rose by sting


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      great...welcome to GH bro
      its never the destination that gives the happiness..its always about the journey

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