#475 Expensive Car

24th March 2017 in 1992
#475 Expensive Car
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FreyFox 24th Mar 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
The Jaguar XJ6 of this generation was NOT a particularly good car, at least until the mid 1990s.


Jake Elmer 24th Mar 2017, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
That's what my sister said when her husband bought a 2011 Dodge
GoodKaptainKook 24th Mar 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Jaguars-something you will probably need see so many of in the US :D

Mmm, I suppose it could be worse. What if they owned a 1970s Ford Pinto, the car made of explodium? :D
LongTom 24th Mar 2017, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
The Pinto's weren't as unsafe as all that. Besides, they were pretty durable-the US Postal Service managed to keep most of them going for a long time.
David31 24th Mar 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
I appreciate that terrace you've drawn. It definitely makes this whole scene look British. :)

Shaggy 24th Mar 2017, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
I don't know that much about cars but I gusse I would agree with Russ & Regs parents. I have yet to get a car. I'm now old enough to drive. I just better get a Bugatti Veyron... Na just kidding! Not quite rich enough! XD I just hope my first car will look ok and runs nice.
Section79 24th Mar 2017, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, that's a Jaguar model I'm not to fond of. I much prefer the newer ones.

Speaking of expensive cars, at one point in my life, my dad owned a 2011 Ford Shelby GT500! He upgraded the hell out of that car! Then he sold it to buy my first car. True story.
Dan 24th Mar 2017, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
That may be true Tony. But I'm sure blowing a couple grand on a hi-fi when your wife is ripe with child falls under the same category.
ConvoyWolf 24th Mar 2017, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
I personally like the E-Type and the Mark 2 saloon 3.8.

Jags are sexy cars!
Fox Of Kings Island 24th Mar 2017, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Some people just don't know how to enjoy everyone's luck. Not even Squirrel. :(
Kangaar Foxfire 24th Mar 2017, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire

Never mind the XJR, I like this strip's punchline! :)
ZsewqTheWolf 24th Mar 2017, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
*facepalm* I've seen this all to well a guy with lots of money not knowing what he just buy and it turning out to be a bad car to own.
Colliefan 24th Mar 2017, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Sadly the mid 90's jags onwards were just fords with some extra bulk on, these days the jag is just a rebadged ford mondeo and not worth the price, too much ford gear on it now.
LongTom 28th Mar 2017, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
The Excalibur car from the 1970's and 1980's, that looked like 1930's roadsters? They were just Chevrolets underneath the window dressing.
Colliefan 7th Apr 2017, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
That's more like a posh kitcar. The TVR's were the same and they ran all ford gear.
The point is why would anyone spend 25k plus on a fake Jag when they could get the Mondeo for around 17k with more toys on it and more or less handle and feel the same? All you are paying for is the badge and it isn't worth the extra 8k.
The vx220 is a classic point, cheaper and faster than an elise, they even look the same and made in the same plant by the same people, the only downside is the vx220 lacks the lotus badge, in my view the 10k saving and being faster made the vx220 a better car.
LongTom 24th Mar 2017, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
I remember reading years ago about a Rolls Royce which turned out to be a lemon. No joke.
Foxx Trotter 24th Mar 2017, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
I've never been much into expensive automobiles. I had a "boat" for my first vehicle...a Dodge Diplomat. It was actually the former fire chief's car, and we got it at a good price.

My uncle won't drive anything other than a 1970 or 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. He thinks all of the newer vehicles are junk.
AjayRulezzz 25th Mar 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
well i just have a regular car like everyone else, a 2004 Corolla Toyata car, even before chirpers were invented.
LongTom 27th Mar 2017, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
How do the neighbors know the car is theirs and not from a visitor?