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Old 04-13-2016, 05:19 PM
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Even back in the 70's the running joke was you better have a mechanic on your payroll if you buy a Jag....

But contrats on the new ride Cats. I've always like the mini, seems like a nice well built car.
After all it's a Beamer ground up. Only mini part is the size and shape.
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There used to be kits fro installing small-block Chevys in XKEs. The Chevy engine rediced the weight of the car considerably.
As well as value and desirability. Minus the XK mill, it's not really a Jag.

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I would ruin it if I told you.
It is sort of a spoiler. Suffice it to say that the agency has both a Ford account and a Jaguar account and one of the guys with a loaner from Jaguar has a sort of ironic encounter with the British product's perceived lack of reliability, which is a point made in the series.
As I recall, the Jaguar account had something to do with Red getting a partnership.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:23 PM
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As I recall, the Jaguar account had something to do with Red getting a partnership.
If you mean Joan no...she slept with the owner of a chain of NY
car dealerships to gain a share of the firm.

Unless that guy had the Jaguar dealerships...anyway I am talking about Lane.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:43 PM
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If you mean Joan no...she slept with the owner of a chain of NY
car dealerships to gain a share of the firm.

Unless that guy had the Jaguar dealerships...anyway I am talking about Lane.
As was I above. Failed suicide attempt due to car failure.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:38 PM
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If you mean Joan no...she slept with the owner of a chain of NY
car dealerships to gain a share of the firm.

Unless that guy had the Jaguar dealerships...anyway I am talking about Lane.
I know the episode you are talking about. It makes one grateful to not have a materialistic spouse.

I do think that the slimeball dealer sold Jags. Might have to revisit Madmen some day.
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I've heard the maintenance is expensive.
Well, the engine is solid, the interior and exterior in awesome shape. With our cars I try to do most of the remove and replace on the components that eventually wear out myself (steering components, alternators, shocks, etc.)

If I had to take them to the shop every time something gave out I'd be living in a van down by the river . . .
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:43 PM
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After all it's a Beamer ground up. Only mini part is the size and shape.
Mini Cooper - The Penultimate Driving Machine
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