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Jaguar Questions

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I Get Cold Air From The Passenger's Side But Not The Drivers

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Andrew_V
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1997 Jaguar Xk8 Problem With Amber Engine Light On

I just put my Jag on the road after a lengthy 10 months stint in the garage at home. After charging the battery, it started straight away and I drove it with no problems for about 10 miles, stopping...

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volvoman380
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Electrical Problem

I have a problem with the boot when closed it still flashes on the dashboard, I am unable to securely lock the car, when you put the boot down half way it stops flashing on the dash, then if you move ...

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rcrose
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Unable To Change My Review. Advise Please!

I can't find how to change my review of Coast to Coast Imports. Please advise.

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cdeberry
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2002 S Type V8 Car Will Not Start After It Gets Dark At Night

You can drive all day and then park the car. After it has been dark for a while the flashing lights come on and the key will not engage the starter. I have to disconnect the battery and wait until...

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Older Jaguar Models

Jaguar D-Type Jaguar E-Type Jaguar Mark 1
Jaguar Mark 2 Jaguar S-Type R Jaguar XJ-S
Jaguar XJ220 Jaguar XK140

Jaguar History

It's actually pronounced Jag-yu-are.  This very prestigious British automaker commenced production under the name SS Cars Limited in 1922.  After the fall of Nazi Germany, the SS named was dropped, clearly for public relations purposes.  The name "Jaguar", which had previously been an SS model, was applied to the entire make.  The company has changed  hands several times since, finally becoming a Ford subsidiary in 1990.  Ownership of Jaguar may be changing again soon.
In the early 1950s, Jaguar began importing to the United States.  Initial offerings included the XK 140 and XK 150 sports cars, as well as the Mark VII and Mark VIII saloons.  Jaguar popularity was bolstered by the British invasion of the 1960s, and attractive new models like the XK-E quickly rose to prominence.
By the early 1970s, Jaguar was well established in the United States, and the arrival of the new XJ sedan series dramatically elevated sales.  
Many describe Jaguar ownership in terms of a love/hate relationship.  All models are beautiful and luxurious, but day to day driving can lead to frustration.  For decades, Jaguar has been plagued by reliability and build quality issues.  Ford's oversight has alleviated some of the more ridiculous mishaps.
Despite such problems, the Jaguar is quite enticing for most luxury car shoppers.  The sleek and athletic exterior designs are complemented by by an equally attractive cabin.  Regardless of the model, the Jaguar interior is filled with soft leather, polished wood inlays, and just about every luxury and convenience feature available at the time of production.
For many drivers, the fine blend of luxury and performance has been enough to overlook some, okay many, mechanical and electrical shortcomings.