Honestly, the bed rails need to be replaced (I finally yanked them off). I'm thinking either polished or black diamondplate, though honestly plastic is probably best (just not my favorite).Looks really clean man! What are your plans for it?
In recent years Jags had transmission and cam chain tensioner issues that they finally sorted out in '03.I'm not gonna knock Toyota. I mean, they've had one major recall in the last... well... forever really. I can remember at least 3 major accelerator related incidents with GM vehicles, and those were responsible for several deaths of both vehicle occupants, as well as pedestrians; and GM was a LOT longer responding. Worse, GM initially tried to sue the victims for slander. Those were much darker days for GM.
On the other end of the spectrum is Range Rover though. Crappy vehicles with a dedicated history of unreliability for a premium price. Jaguar seems to have stood by this motto as well; though I don't ever recall either of those companies having a throttle control problem. I guess that's one thing the Brits got right.
That's a FordIn recent years Jags had transmission and cam chain tensioner issues that they finally sorted out in '03.
My '02 S-Type Sport 4.0 I sold prior to buying my Dakota. Loved the car..despised the transmission.
That's a Ford
And I'm not kidding. That car got major press in Europe for essentially being a stylized Ford.
I think I'd rather have a Ford than a Jag though. At least they're cheaper to repair. Not near as pretty though. I do love some old Jags though. I had a friend who had a '68 white Saloon with red leather interior with white piping. Wood dash and passenger trays; chrome wire wheels with knockoffs... Gorgeous and sounded mean. Beautiful machine. Was plagued by the Prince of Darkness though... LOL