hello jag x-type vdp/'bye jag xjr
We are looking at a 2005 Jaguar X-Type VDP with 2700 miles.
We would be selling or trading in our 1995 Jaguar XJR with 48,000 miles. I'd welcome comments and advice.
The newer car is AWD, and the VDP package adds $3K to the base price; it has one option, the backup beeper ($325). It would come with a 6-year/100,000 mile Jaguar warranty that would expire in December 2010. It was a company lease car. I have the CarFax report.
I need help establishing fair retail price -- difficult since most search engines don't allow searching a "used 2005" car. The 2006's should be out this fall. It is difficult to find a new 2005 X-Type with the VDP package; I face the same difficulty establishing fair price for that if I could find it!
KBB lists the 2005 X-Type without VDP:
Usual price paid in my area $33K
The dealer has priced the car at $32,795 and would allow $7K trade-in.
Some here may recall my musings about selling our XJR. I see that the Kelly Blue Book value on it is only nine to ten thousand dollars. We could keep it, but that's more insurance and maintenance, and the car is beyond warranty.
We've enjoyed it for nine years -- bought it new in April 1996 -- but maybe enough is enough.
Despite the low miles, age will take a toll sometime.