Had to smile at your last paragraph here @Mark A OuelletteGerman or British engineering? If I were going to buy a sports car that I would drive hard for 200,000 miles over ten years, like I have my trusty Ford F-150, it sure as heck would not be a Jaguar, as beautiful as they are. No, make mine a BMW or maybe a sporty Audi. After all, those Krauts build a heck of a machine!
So a few years back we brought a Jaguar XJ 300.
Man was that one comfortably car, could out corner anything in a similar style.
But what a bloody lemon. By the time we got rid of it we had paid for it twice over in repair costs.
Ummm now I’ll point out that the Jaguar XJ (X300) is a full-size luxury saloon car manufactured by Jaguar Cars between 1994 and 1997. It was the first Jaguar XJ produced entirely under Ford Motor Company!
Guess good Old Ford was living up to their name of Fix Or Repaired Daily……
(really need to ask the guys for a stirring emoji )
By the way a very good book to read is James Hollands “Normandy 44, The battle for France“
His Synopsis on weapons and equipment used by both sides in that bloody conflict is very interesting. Most of the German stuff was “Over engineered“!
In the meantime I’ll ask my Gunmaker about the above Holland op headline. He did his apprenticeship with them before going out on his own. So will have first hand experience & knowledge on the subject. I’ll comeback on what he says.