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If you’ve had your eye on a Jaguar but you know you can’t afford a brand new one, used is the way to go. Buying a used Jaguar can be a time consuming, intimidating process if you don’t know what you’re looking for. You may have to compromise on some things and have some after-the-fact repairs made. For that, use your trusted mechanic at Hance’s European.

But first, here’s your quick guide to buying a used Jag.

What to Know

First off, owning a Jaguar is just as awesome as everyone says it is. Predicated by its style, decadence and elegance, the Jaguar brand never disappoints. They’re fun cars to drive, even if you don’t have all the fancy bells and whistles. From the Jaguar F type to the Jaguar XF to the  Jaguar XJ, you really can’t go wrong with whichever model you choose.

Be Prepared

Take a transparent approach to the process of searching for a used Jaguar. Know what to expect and plan ahead. Do your research and start online. By comparing prices and features, you can narrow your list down to a few models. Check out the vehicle history report for each car, and bring it with you to each dealership you visit.

Have your budget outlined in detail before you look at your first car. It’s tempting to bite off more than you can chew when talking with the sales person. Go on test drives and check under the hood. From the interior to the engine, you should be able to see how well it was maintained by the previous owner.

If you’re unsure what to look for, bring a friend along who knows cars and can help with the inspection.

Read reviews online and follow up. Ask questions on forums, call friends and family, ask your trusted mechanic, or seek out previous or current Jaguar owners. Anyone can be a source of advice. Call your local dealership or seek out sellers online. Go armed with a set of questions to ask, and don’t settle for anything less than detailed answers.

Used Jaguars are probably more affordable than you may think. Just be sure to pad your budget for future repairs, because there will be some. It’s inevitable that your used Jag will need some work, but with the right preparation, you can easily handle these occurrences with ease. It also helps to know you have a mechanic in your corner who specializes in European car repair and maintenance – specifically Jaguar repair and maintenance.

Contact Hance’s European

Whether you need European car maintenance for your Jaguar or you require a simple or complex repair, we can help here at Hance’s European. Contact us today to book an appointment in Dallas at 214-800-4571. Our technicians are specialists in Jaguar repair and maintenance, so don’t hesitate to book today.