Owning a 5000cc pre-owned Jaguar XJ-L: Regular guy explains how it’s done [Video]

It takes a lot of effort and hard-work to realise the dreams and that’s why fulfilling childhood dreams seem like a major accomplishment. Here is a story of a person who has a very humble background like most of us. However, the person who goes by the name of Tapesh Kumar worked hard to fulfil his childhood dream of owning a Jaguar XJ L.

Tapesh, who currently works as an airline pilot started his life with a lot of difficulties surrounding him. The family where he was born did not even had a two-wheeler. However, over the years, Tapesh worked towards his dreams and he recently brought a used Jaguar XJ L luxury saloon.

Apart from the Jaguar XJ L, he also owns a humble Ford EcoSport and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While Tapesh does not tell the story of his struggling days and what hardships he had to go through to reach his dream, but he does talks about the Jaguar a lot.

It is a used Jaguar XJ L and it is the most powerful variant of the vehicle. It comes powered by a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 385 Bhp and peak torque of 625 Nm. There is an 8-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar does not sell the 5.0-litre V8 engine anymore.

Owning a 5000cc pre-owned Jaguar XJ-L: Regular guy explains how it’s done [Video]

Tapesh talks a lot about the car and shows the viewers how exactly all the controls work and how to change the drive mode of the vehicle. Also, he makes the viewers listen to the growling V8 under the hood. The blabber and the splatter from the V8 petrol sure sounds heavenly. The video also shows him parking the car in the middle of the road and a few children getting themselves clicked with the car.

It is not known the money he spent for the vehicle but a new Jaguar XJ L can cost more than Rs 1 crore. However, just like all other luxury cars in India, the value drops by quite a lot as soon the vehicle is delivered to a customer. There are quite a used Jaguar XJ L luxury sedans available in the used car market and the price of these vehicles depend on the condition of the car, odometer reading, service history, place of registration and many other such factors. A Jaguar XJ L in a good condition will set you back by at least Rs 40 lakhs. Also, it should be noted that the maintenance cost of such vehicles increases with the age and since the parts can cost a lot of money, they are quite expensive to maintain and use when compared to any mass-segment cars. Also, since most parts are imported, it takes longer time than the mass-segment vehicles to service the vehicle.

Shantonil Nag

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