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Hello - just joined the community here after buying my XJ350 2006 reg. Jap import with 30K miles. Only wanted one for about 40 years so thought I had better get on with it before my remaining faculties go. Love the XJ so far - it is everything i had hoped . Had BMWs and Mercs before but this is different class, even at 16 years of age. Time will tell regarding reliability, but already put 2K on it in 3 weeks. Done a lot of research on dealers before purchasing, as I think that is vital.

Really enjoying the forums too.
 

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Welcome aboard Dogruff, we like first names round here.. and LOVE piccy's of new pride and joy's!!..

2K in three weeks is fair going, obviously been enjoyable.


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Welcome Dogruff, it’s a great community. Congrats on our purchase, please don’t forget pics!
 

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A Jap Import? Why go that route, out of interest?
 

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Hello & welcome.
 

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A Jap Import? Why go that route, out of interest?
Hi Wilf - apologies for delay in replying - 3rd bloody covid bout. I did a far bit of research and apparently in Japan they do not use salt on the roads so rust/corrosion is not a problem, and i have checked underneath and it is spotless. I bought it from a dealer who specialises in importing Jags from Japan, so I took a punt. Probably paid a bit more than a UK one, but it really is still in showroom condition, apart from a couple of minor dings. Also, the radio FM is set to the jap bandwidth so it doesnt display radio station names, but I bought a £20 bluetooth device that plugs into one of the 12v sockets and links to a FM frequency on the radio, and I can play my phone and Ipod through that
 

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Indeed John, they don't use salt on Japanese roads, and as a result they often don't apply the same level of rustproofing to Japanese market cars that we do for our climate.

In your position I would get that nice shiny car rustproofed pdq! Waxoiled/Ziebarted/Dinitrol and some others come to kind - there are centers that do it for you and get into all the box sections etc.
 
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