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Old 08-22-2014, 10:38 PM
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2004 Jaguar X-Type

Well, well, well, what do we have here? I finally replaced my wrecked Taurus with a new, daily driver, that is what! The cool thing is that I can still post on a Ford forum about it!

My X-Type has is based on the Ford CD132 platform, and a close relative of the Ford Mondeo in Europe. It has a 2.5L Duratec V6, equipped with VVT thanks to Jaguar engineers. It has a 5 speed manual transmission, and all wheel drive.

It needs a little mechanical work, mainly rear suspension bushings, and cosmetic work here and there. It is a fun little car that is a blast to drive, I can't wait for winter to come for all wheel drive shenanigans!

It needs a deep cleaning, and a good wax and polish after that. Austin has been steering me down the right path, since I don't think I can coax him up here, even with a heated garage!

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Old 08-22-2014, 10:42 PM
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Cool...that AWD will be nice for Winter!
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:47 PM
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Yep! Now I will only be taking a truck if there is a lot of accumulation. The AWD on this car is biased 40/60 front/rear. It behaves a little more like a rear wheel drive for fun times, but with the added traction of AWD.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:13 AM
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Very cool Josh!
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Ah, Yes, but it's a Ford no more. Jaguar was sold to TATA industries in India when the economy went south. Ford sold Land rover, Aston-Martin, Jaguar, and Mazda. They also trimmed Mercury from the lineup.
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Yep, I am fully aware, but that doesn't take all of the ford stickers and emblems off of various parts in this car. I will take what small comforts I can get.
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Sweet ride, man! Manual Transmission + AWD makes for an exciting and unique ride. That's a great find, let alone purchase! You don't see that every day.

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Thanks everyone, I love this car more and more, everyday. It truly makes driving fun again!

Here are a few pics, thank you to Austin for the tips! Don't look at the car though, it is filthy.

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