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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Car Model: 93 Aero 2.8T cabrio
There I was bumbling along at 40mph or so. Unlit B road at 7:45pm and a deer loped out in front of the Honda (my wife's). loads of damage - condenser shot, bumper cracked, headlight brackets damaged, bonet fubar'd, intake manifold fractured, slam panel back 4", airbox dislocated from intake and probably more. So it's a write off.
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When we bought it, we needed something reliable, frugal on fuel, cheap to insure (I was a mere 27 years of age at the time) and with ISOFIX. This was perfect.

But now I'm less fussy. I no longer chase MPG numbers and overall reliability is less an issue rather than how easy a car is to work on, ready availability of parts and support, and the feel of the drive. I was ready to change.
I couldn't find a decent 93 2.0T/t or 95 petrol (<06) so I went looking elsewhere
So for £1500 I got this:

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66K mile 2003 Jaguar X-Type SE Plus in Zircon Blue with obligatory cream leather interior, which is virtually unmarked.
Electric heated seats, cruise control, sat nav, climate control, parking sensors, 3.0L V6 Auto with overdrive/sport mode. MOT until April next year, good service history (missing a few stamps), ARB bushes and droplinks need sorting, but the previous owner was very honest about the car's flaws. No underbody rust (which is a bit key being fair).
Centre caps need replacing and it could do with a machine polish but all in all it's a hell of a lot of car for the money and everything works.

On the drive back from Middlesex, it gave 31mpg and the drive was a balance of spirited and considerate. the 3.0L is smooth

Best £1500 I've spent in a long time (which is good as I'll be spending about that in fuel on it over the next year :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Nearly got an X-Type estate instead of my 2nd diesel 9-5. It just felt a bit snug under the armpits by comparison, otherwise I might have strayed!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Looks pretty good for £1500 and if you are unlucky enough to have a major problem with the gearbox you can afford to write it off to experience.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Good cars, ignore the armchair critics and enjoy

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Quad_cam_turbo wrote:
There I was bumbling along at 40mph or so. Unlit B road at 7:45pm and a deer loped out in front of the Honda (my wife's). loads of damage - condenser shot, bumper cracked, headlight brackets damaged, bonet fubar'd, intake manifold fractured, slam panel back 4", airbox dislocated from intake and probably more. So it's a write off.
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Is the Deer ok?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:03 pm 
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It looked rather surprised, I notice.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 pm 
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filathome wrote:

Is the Deer ok?


Vennison tonight? :o


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:20 pm 
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Sorry to see what happened to the Honda.
The Jag looks alright, big seats, auto box, should imagine you go over the bumps very smoothly.
Prefer the X-type to the S-type.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:26 pm 
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paul99 wrote:
filathome wrote:

Is the Deer ok?


Vennison tonight? :o

Oh dear.... Oh Deer oh Deer.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:31 pm 
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What do you call a blind deer?

No idea.


What do you call a blind deer you have just run over?


Still no idea...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:38 pm 
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gbn wrote:
What do you call a blind deer?

No idea.


What do you call a blind deer you have just run over?


Still no idea...


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm 
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oh deer, the jokes still don't get any better
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=187093&hilit=deer


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Bargain!

I do think Jags are a good Saab alternative. I feel the x type gets a little bashing for its link to the Mondeo but its much better and the best selling jag (if I remember) for a reason


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:52 pm 
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ShiftyBloke wrote:
Bargain!

I do think Jags are a good Saab alternative. I feel the x type gets a little bashing for its link to the Mondeo but its much better and the best selling jag (if I remember) for a reason

Before I got the saab I was looking for a good x type. Gave up in the end and stumbled across the 9-3.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Cheers all. I have the deer strike on dashcam as it happens and I've uploaded it for your viewing pleasure.

https://youtu.be/_a-6c9Ya2z0

It's a cheap dashcam and the lights of the oncoming cars adjust the exposure enough to make it look like my lights are off.
When i hit the deer, the lights do go out for a second.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:23 pm 
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From the video it looked like a light hit, after seeing the car it was obviously not.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:46 am 
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Ian78 wrote:
From the video it looked like a light hit, after seeing the car it was obviously not.


You're correct on both counts in a way.
The Honda weighs just over a metric ton, which is fairly light. The lighter weight is partly achieved by the vehicle's size and partly through thinner materials. The deer was perhaps 90kg (which isn't heavy in the car world).
I'd hate to have been in the car and run into an unlit skip in the dead of night. I think it would have folded...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm 
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Honda did what it and other modern cars are designed to, fold up on hitting anything bigger than a hamster, main thing of course is that the occupants are all okay, but that deer needs some serious green cross code training

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:54 pm 
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i hit a dear in a 104 peugeot
it was slightly more mangled than the honda is eg bent door roof floor doors no open or shut kicked meself out the window etc
fun days eh it was a 1.4s so a fast one well until the dear said oh carp whats that little yellow thing
didnt break me legs as they were over the passenger side or they would be a bit er wonky

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:56 pm 
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Poor her :(

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