Long-term update: Jaguar XK — the dealer is the best option sometimes

2008-Jaguar-XK-in-the-UAE-600x450 Long-term update: Jaguar XK -- the dealer is the best option sometimes  There are a few obvious things you should know about owning a luxury car. One is dealer maintenance and repair can be ridiculously expensive. The other is that most non-dealer garages don’t know how to maintain or repair a modern luxury car beyond the mechanical basics. Read More >>

Long-term update: Jaguar XK service and parts costs

mash-jaguar-xk-600x450 Long-term update: Jaguar XK service and parts costs  Our Jaguar XK went in for its annual service the other day. We generally take our car in only once a year because we do maybe 4,000 km per year with this car, and modern synthetic oils can last that long without any ill effects, despite what your dealer or your great-granddad told you. Read More >>

Product review: SlamStop soft-closing door mechanism

Slam-Stop-installation-in-Dubai-UAE-600x450 Product review: SlamStop soft-closing door mechanism  About a decade ago, when we first saw the soft-closing door mechanisms on luxury cars, it blew our minds. Doors just closing on their own meant no more question on whether the door was fully closed or not, something that could happen when passengers are climbing in without paying attention as you wait by the road to pick them up. Read More >>

Long-term update: Jaguar XK gets preventive maintenance, and some fancy gadgetry

jaguar-xk-dubai-uae-600x450 Long-term update: Jaguar XK gets preventive maintenance, and some fancy gadgetry  Our Jaguar got a bit of work done last December, and also got a fancy new set of aftermarket door gadgetry last month. Read More >>

Long-term update: Jaguar XK completes a year with us

jaguar-xk-2008-dubai Long-term update: Jaguar XK completes a year with us
Our Jaguar XK’s flying along just fine since the last update, having completed one year of ownership. We’re always discovering new things about the car, especially since, like most people, we haven’t bothered reading the manual. Read More >>

Long-term update: Jaguar XK more practical than it appears

2008-Jaguar-XK-in-Dubai-450x337 Long-term update: Jaguar XK more practical than it appears
Jaguar is keen to promote the F-Type as their new hero of the line-up, its position further solidified by the news that the long-running Jaguar XK is going to end production by this summer, with no replacement planned anytime soon. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Jaguar XK got a “smart repair” makeover

jaguar-xk-automotive-repair-systems-dubai-450x337 Long-term update: Our Jaguar XK got a "smart repair" makeover
The first thing we did after buying our used Jaguar XK last summer was to take it in for “smart” repair. If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, then read on. Read More >>

Long-term update: Jaguar XK a spouse with expensive tastes

Jaguar-XK-in-the-UAE-450x337 Long-term update: Jaguar XK a spouse with expensive tastes
Our Jaguar XK has been running fine since we bought it in early summer. Which makes its minor non-mechanical issues rather annoying. The fact that we’ve covered only 800 km so far makes it doubly so. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Jaguar XK starts whining

Mash-Jaguar-XK-450x337 Long-term update: Our Jaguar XK starts whining
If you remember, our recently-purchased Jaguar XK went to the dealership straight after we were handed the keys by the previous owner, because it was throwing up “overheating” warnings. Read More >>

So we bought a Jaguar XK

Jaguar-XK8-450x337 So we bought a Jaguar XK
We wanted to fill our personal fleet up with cool cars. That means our trusty Renault Safrane will eventually move on to a good home by the end of the summer. Read More >>