Given the opportunity to own an old Jaguar or an old Porsche, what would be your

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  1. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 8 years ago

    Given the opportunity to own an old Jaguar or an old Porsche, what would be your preference and why?

  2. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 8 years ago

    I love Porsche, but an older 12 cylinder Jag , would be hard to pass up.

  3. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 8 years ago

    Both are horrific mechanical nightmares, particularly Porsche.  Best hire a permanent mechanic.  Jags might be easier to self-service.  But if you're a masochist then either will do.  Porsche are more likely to retain re-sale value.

    The popularity of these brands is prestige, not mechanical worthiness.  If you're not wealthy run from both makes.

    An old MGB will run great and not be hard to service.

  4. copernico profile image61
    copernicoposted 8 years ago

    I would love to own a Porsche but I'd recommend you to hold on and think seriously before embarking in the purchase of an old "elite" car. If you can't afford a newer one probably means that you are not rich or at least don't have plenty of money at your disposal. In your case, an older P or J at maybe 3,000 5,000 dollars may sound tempting but once you need to hit the mechanic you'll regret awfully. Chances are you won't be able to pay for a repair, even if it's not a very important fix.

  5. jagandelight profile image74
    jagandelightposted 8 years ago

    I have always liked, Jags because of the look and the feel of driving the car. I don't know much about cars but I know what I like although they are expensive to buy and to upkeep mechanically i would still prefer a Jag.
    If I had the cash i would go running for my Jag.

  6. davidrio profile image67
    davidrioposted 8 years ago

    If its just for the Weekend, no traffic time, both are great machines, however for a daily use those options will sooner or later become real nightmare$

  7. FatherOfTwo profile image57
    FatherOfTwoposted 8 years ago

    Hi Wayne, personally I'd go with the Porsche, forgetting about the Porsche's better handling, reliability, etc., parts are probaly easier  (and cheaper) to come by. I have a good friend who runs a VW club, here in the UK, so if you go with the Porsche and have any techie questions, give me a shout and I'll pass the questions onto him.
    Happy Hunting

  8. GNelson profile image76
    GNelsonposted 8 years ago

    A Jaguar XKE  from the early 60's.  They look like they are moving even when parked!

  9. Mbshine profile image62
    Mbshineposted 8 years ago

    Depending on a number of variables such as condition and year the Porshe will generally hold resale and collectible value more. Many Jags are the exception but be careful of Jags built during the years Jaguar was owned by Ford which I think started in the early  90s but I am not sure.

  10. j.amie profile image59
    j.amieposted 8 years ago

    Jag. I just think they look cooler.  I am a little biased against Porsche though because I don't think I've met a Porsche owner thus far that isn't a snooty bastard.  Yes I know it doesn't apply to everyone - it's just a coincidence that has presented itself in my life ;p


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