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Old 02-15-2009, 03:01 AM
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I expected about 20mpg (12l/100km) out of it because of its lightish weight for its class. But, I guess being a large luxury sedan with a big ole V8 at the front, it was never going to be great.
It's not that light. We're speaking about a 1750kg executive saloon, with an engine that's not exactly cutting edge and an automatic. Considering that with my driving the Mini is already at 10-11l/100km (24-21mpg), it's normal that the Jag is turning that sort of figures.
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it'll get a little better as the engine is run in though, yeah?

i suspect it tempts you to drive it in a non-economic way all too often
Well it already has 12.000km, so I guess it's been already run in. Altough the non-economic driving temptation is there alright...
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:51 PM
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It's not that light. We're speaking about a 1750kg executive saloon, with an engine that's not exactly cutting edge and an automatic. Considering that with my driving the Mini is already at 10-11l/100km (24-21mpg), it's normal that the Jag is turning that sort of figures.
I think I confused it with the old XJ that was all aluminum.
Jag needs to start offering manuals again. Manuals can be luxurious with a little work, just make the gearchange extremely slick and make the clutch nice and light.
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I think I confused it with the old XJ that was all aluminum.
Jag needs to start offering manuals again. Manuals can be luxurious with a little work, just make the gearchange extremely slick and make the clutch nice and light.
I personally think that a gear lever and three pedals would suit this car a lot.
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