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Third in a 3-horse race??

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Once again, a Stinger model, this time the lower-powered petrol option, has come third in a three-horse race.

After reading the purchase price and associated real-world costs, I can understand why it's not the bargain some might imagine it to be.  However, while I can see that the Jag has a great, low-cost servicing package, I don't really understand the huge difference in insurance premiums quoted in the stats.


Perhaps it's just those nasty journos at AE again but there are no German brands in this test.
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As always you are the only person who can decide if a car is right for you!

I bought my previous Kia P_C GT based strongly on its motoring press reviews and never regretted my choice in the 4 years I had the car. 
Again it was not the top-of-the-range model but I never missed not having xenon's or smart locking!

It's the same with the Stinger. 
Yes, it's another £3500 for a sunroof and a few more bells and whistles.
But I wanted all my tyres the same and the performance is good for my use.
I just hope my centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter holds up! Confused



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Originally posted by Indalo Indalo wrote:

Once again, a Stinger model, this time the lower-powered petrol option, has come third in a three-horse race.

After reading the purchase price and associated real-world costs, I can understand why it's not the bargain some might imagine it to be.  However, while I can see that the Jag has a great, low-cost servicing package, I don't really understand the huge difference in insurance premiums quoted in the stats.


Perhaps it's just those nasty journos at AE again but there are no German brands in this test.
 
If you read the article, then scroll down to the comments, none of the commenters agree with anything the magazine says, so I pay NO heed to these results, as GTOldie says it's your pick - I for one Love my Stinger Big smile
 
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Originally posted by GTOldie GTOldie wrote:

As always you are the only person who can decide if a car is right for you!

I bought my previous Kia P_C GT based strongly on its motoring press reviews and never regretted my choice in the 4 years I had the car. 
Again it was not the top-of-the-range model but I never missed not having xenon's or smart locking!

It's the same with the Stinger. 
Yes, it's another £3500 for a sunroof and a few more bells and whistles.
But I wanted all my tyres the same and the performance is good for my use.
I just hope my centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter holds up! Confused



You won’t have any problem with that, it’s your flux capacitor that will give out first 😂
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Originally posted by rizmo rizmo wrote:

Originally posted by GTOldie GTOldie wrote:

I just hope my centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter holds up! Confused


You won’t have any problem with that, it’s your flux capacitor that will give out first 😂

Think only DeLorean's were fitted with those! LOLLOL
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