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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:01 pm

:puke: you two :lol:

On a more serious note there will plenty of room for Azam's guide dog in the FK8 :p
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by kopite72 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:13 pm

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:20 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote::puke: you two Image

On a more serious note there will plenty of room for Azam's guide dog in the FK8 :p
Lol. Image. Oops shouldn't cover my eyes.

Actually got a test drive in something different to the type r tomorrow.

A jaguar xe s. V6 3.0 supercharged. 340bhp.

Also looking at an Alfa Giulia but not the quadrifoglio just yet.

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by V8 Power » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:22 pm

The Jag XE 3.0 is no longer made so bit of a rare beasty. Later ones had 375hp.
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:44 pm

V8 Power wrote:The Jag XE 3.0 is no longer made so bit of a rare beasty. Later ones had 375hp.
Yeah that's right. The one I'm looking at is in Italian racing red. Interior colour wise I'm not too sure on it. The seats have black centre sections with outer red portions.

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by V8 Power » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:47 pm

Sounds good!
Meant to be a peach of an engine.
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:58 pm

V8 Power wrote:Sounds good!
Meant to be a peach of an engine.
Yeah I been watching the YouTube videos as you do and seems to be impressive in handling as well as the engine. I'm genuinely quite excited

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:13 pm

Jaguar :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 pm

:nod: Ian but we're not talking about the F Type are we :p





I just can't understand Azam's choice as most Jags are for blind old men :scratch:....





































.....oh wait - as you were :lol:
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 pm

You are such a Bugger Mark. Lol.

In all honesty I have always like the xe s. But the next car has the be the right decision. Hence why Im going to see a few different types of car.

The one thing that's a bit of a worry with a Fk8 type R is I don't want a 2017 model. I want as late a 2018 car as I can get because of the gearbox issues. Hence I'm talking of a bigger slice of the pot disappearing. It might be that I do get an Fk8 but not just now. Image

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 pm

My neighbor has just bought an XE and got rid of his A3 S line :thumleft:

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:22 pm

What do you think Nigel.. Rear wheel drive, 340 bhp. Sounds like a good combo.

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 pm

I have looked at buying a new one a few times :thumleft:

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Ah OK. Interesting. Let you know how I get on tomorrow.


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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:36 pm

So went and test Drove the Jaguar xe s model...…. exactly the same looking as in the picture above in this thread but not that car.

Came away suitably impressed and was offered a great deal but it wasn't to be..

It drove like a dream, great engine gearbox combo …. smooth paddle changes if you wanted..... Didn't feel its size …. very nimble and it just flowed along the road with great comfort.... Add into that a decent set of vocal chords and it ticked all the boxes... Did I want to buy it.... Hell yes.. Was I tempted to ignore my main and only concern … Not really.... as it was a biggie...… Whilst I was impressed with the quality of the interior , it was my concern I mentioned previously that did indeed surface.... I just didn't like the Black/Red combo seats..... seeing them for real rather than pictures confirmed that.... It strange as the type r has the same combo but more red but its a different material . brighter and just works. The leather in the Jag, to me, it didn't.... I did manage to see another XE there which had the black seats and it just confirmed it to me. So it was a no go and I was even offered money off but it was a NO from me.... Gutted.. slightly..... but Hey Ho....

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:09 pm

Agree that seat combination colour doesn't work :!:

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:22 pm

Apparently Nigel. That was the standard seat colours. If you wanted black, or cream/black it was a no cost option. That's why the majority of cars have the red/black :-(

I think the cream /black works btw





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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by warpc0il » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:58 pm

I've twice been tempted with a Yellow&Black "leather" for my Lightning Yellow Rex.

The first time it would have cost me a grand, back when the car was still worth over 10k.
The last time I could have had it for £200.

However;
- I don't really like leather seats, as they're hot in summer, cold in winter, and too slippery
- The cloth seats are quite a lot lighter, especially the drivers, not having the motors.
- Without the motors the seat is also lower, leaving room for a helmet on track days
- Also, despite the Yellow & Black theme I have on the outside, a Yellow & Black interior just doesn't do it for me
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by V8 Power » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:19 am

I think an all red interior would be nice in the XE.
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:32 am

V8 Power wrote:I think an all red interior would be nice in the XE.
Funny I did say that to the other half. Would have been better all red.
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:39 am

Glad you are going for a Jag - don't want you cramping my style when I get the FK8 :p

Actually,hurry up a & sell the FK2 :lol:

They'll have come out with a face-lift model by then & hopefully a "Black Edition" :D

Never been a fan of the "RRR" examples that everybody & his mate has :whistle:
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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:55 am

That red interior would look better without the outside paint being red as well

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:32 pm

To my mind the red interior doesn't work because it's kinda cheap looking as well as being a bit vulgar. I have seen it on a black car too and its the same. It just doesn't look classy enough.

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Re: Azams Black FK2 type R

Post by V8 Power » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:37 pm

It is really difficult getting the interior colour right which is probably why most go for black as I do normally.
However I inherited a company car off a colleague at work and he had specked it with red leather.
It’s grown on me and I really like it now.
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