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Subject: [Leica] Seriously OT: Jaguar XF?
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:19:35 -0600 (CST)

True, but Ford has since unloaded them.  Does not bode good for their 
quality control.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Collier" <jbcollier at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:02:35 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] Seriously OT: Jaguar XF?

Absolutely dramatic improvement in quality shortly after Ford took them 
over. More than night and day, more like black hole to interior of the sun. 
Still expensive to maintain, though.


On 2011-03-11, at 4:12 PM, Ken Carney wrote:

> I bought my wife an XJ-6 one year.  Everyone told me not to do it.  They 
> were right.  I would say "suspect quality issues" is a masterful 
> understatement.
> Ken
> On 3/11/2011 9:16 AM, Roger Hart wrote:
>> As far as looks go, the XF is terrific, inside and out. But take it
>> from someone who drives cars for a living (I'm executive editor of
>> AutoWeek and I occasionally shoot photos of them as well), Jags of the
>> vintage you are talking about had some suspect quality issues. Be
>> warned.

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