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RE: reliability musing (low Audi content)

At 09:20 AM 10/2/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Speaking of build quality, did you see the article on the old XJS Coupes in
>the new EC.  The article actually states that it has bullet proof
>Are these guys crazy?  I've never owned a jag, but every car nut I've ever
>says those cars are EXTREMELY unreliable, especially when it comes to the
>electrical system.

Are you sure you're not talking about Audis?

Actually, the worst reliability problem I've heard was the head gasket and
exhaust manifold cracking. The engine is a '50's design which is tried and
proven. The electrical problem is a holdover from the days of positive
ground systems - all switched components are switched on the ground side,
meaning any fault is transmitted throughout the system. I spent more years
lusting over XJ6/XJ12/Listers/3.8S Saloons than Audis. I believe they're as
cantankerous as our cars with their own quirks and foibles, requiring extra
attention like any sports car other than a Miata.

I'm certain the king of unreliability and high cost of maintenance remains
Ferrari, followed closely by Lotus, Lambo, Jaguar and Audi. Give me a 383
powered XJ6L anytime...

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                                   EMCM(SW) Dave Head  
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