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Thread: Tyneside Autopac, My Jag was a lemon! so I took my siggy back. Pic heavy.

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    Vehicle : Jaguar S-Type V6

    Trim : Sport

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    Year : 2003

    Default Tyneside Autopac, My Jag was a lemon! so I took my siggy back. Pic heavy.

    After wanting something with a bit of pace and AWD I went for a Jag X TYPE px'd the beloved siggy for an 03 plate X Type with 70800 on the clock. Then the nightmare begins..........



    Prior to purchase and after a poor test-drive I said to thesales man that the car drove rubbish and I was not interested. I was reassured that the car would be putinto the work shop so all of the faults would be repaired and that the car would run correctly. After the second test drive the car seemed to run ok .The sale would go ahead if other faults which I pointed out were corrected. It was soon evident that the faults were still present after purchase.

    The car was MOT'd by the AUTOPARC
    on the 18th july prior to me collecting the car on the 23rd.!!!!!!!!!!!!


    FAULTS POINTED OUT:

    Passenger side door paint work needed attention as it was flaking/cracking in patches. The doors are now different colours. The colours do not match!

    Vibration from the steering wheel at speed.

    This is still present after the car was returned on several separate occasions. This may have been over looked due to other issues! WTF!!!!

    Brakes catching/squeaking.

    New brake discs were fitted. After a lot of heated discussion! As they were damaged during the removal of the rear passenger siderear wheel! This was deemed ok when motíd (photographic evidenceavailable).
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    Knocking from the rear.

    Rear passenger side shock absorber changed. I was told that the tech could not hear the noise. I went out in the car with the Service workshop Manager and the shock was deemed to be u/s. within 30 seconds....!

    Ticking noise from rear passenger side.

    New passenger side drive shaft fitted after several tripsback and forth. The Autoparc Service Departmenthad the car for four days to fit the part. This part can be fitted in about one hour......!

    Rear passenger side wheel destroyed. During service/MOT

    Locking wheel nut rounded

    I was told I was getting a NEW wheel put on the car by the woman on the phone with new locking wheel nuts.

    New locking wheel nuts were fitted

    A very old scratched wheel replaced the one which the autopark technician drilled off!

    I complained...I was assured it would be refurbished by the Auto-parc MD. I now have 3 wheels the same colour and one which does not match.The workmanship is sub standard! (Photographic evidence available).
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    The car was returned several times to have knocking and squeaks repaired from the rear of the car. I was told by independent people that they could also hear all of these noises. It was embarrassing parking up at work because of all of the creaks and groans.

    Certain faults were not addressed until the car was returned and I told them I didnít want the car.(Brake discs ,drive shaft repaired along with a shoddy wheelrefurbishment) I also threatened to get VOSA involved as I had no confidence in their maintenance dept along with the MOT that was given. Especially after the brake disc incident.

    Current ongoing problems:

    Steering wheel vibration at speed still present!

    The car is droppingoil/fluid from the engine area.

    I have had an independent person look under the car. There are signs of welding to the sump and evidence through dirt clad areas showing that these leaks have been present for a considerable length of time prior to my purchase. (Photographic evidence available).
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    Passenger side dooris a different colour to the rest of the car!
    see previous picture..........!


    The rear passengerside wheel does not match the other 3 wheels colour wise due poor refurbishment!
    see previous picture....!



    This is not of a satisfactory quality of what a reasonable person would expect. I would like all of the current defects to be repaired to a satisfactory standard within a reasonable timescale. I am open to alternative suggestions subject to my agreement. Please feel free to contact me to resolve these issues.

    After investigation. The vibration through the steering was caused by the transfer box being fubbard....£1300 to repairT
    he oil leak was the front crank seal perishing...... some more ££££££........!
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    Am I pleased to have my siggy back.




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    thats a shame as jaguar looks good apart from wheel and door but its just going to have neverending problems and cost a fortune

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    Don't get me wrong I loved the car and it would have been a belta if the repairs were carried out to a reasonable standard. Which was agreed before purchse......

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    so youd say yes to a jag x type in great condition?

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    Will you keep the Sig or keep looking? You were lucky they hadn't moved the Sig to action etc before you returned the Jag!!

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    I loved my x type but stratstones ruined it for me! Nice cars, dodgy dealers

    Whats those odd round holes around the disk mounting bolt?

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    yes if I could find one. They also have issues with the sills rotting.....The drain holes get blocked and the water just stays in the sill.

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    I got my vec from TA and wouldn't go back again. They took six months to fix a leaking aircon condenser and their mechanics never filled me with confidence. They have some decent cars but it's a gamble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    yes if I could find one. They also have issues with the sills rotting.....The drain holes get blocked and the water just stays in the sill.
    my mechanic told me about the fot problem when i was considering buying one mate,pity and ironically tbe one i was lookinh at was just like yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijk571 View Post
    Will you keep the Sig or keep looking? You were lucky they hadn't moved the Sig to action etc before you returned the Jag!!
    They had it up for £4495 So I think it was way over priced. lucky for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    I loved my x type but stratstones ruined it for me! Nice cars, dodgy dealers.
    They are nice if you can find a good n.

    Whats those odd round holes around the disk mounting bolt?
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    Its where they drilled the alloy wheel off as the locking wheel nut was stripped. They drilled into the brake disc hub! Then hid it with the other crap scratched curbed wheel. This was done before or during the MOT.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    I got my vec from TA and wouldn't go back again. They took six months to fix a leaking aircon condenser and their mechanics never filled me with confidence. They have some decent cars but it's a gamble.
    Mechanics.....Don't make me laugh....They are just a bunch of clueless spanner monkeys. They buy in from auctions then stick 2 grand on the price. When it sells they try and do zero regarding repairs . The MOT you get is a joke.....I'm sure there is a law against giving Dodgy mot's
    You can always tell when the salesman are lying because their lips move.

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