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Does the nine year lifespan ‘rule’ apply to my Jaguar?

I have a 2004 Jaguar XKR and knowing what 'they' say about vehicle ages, I am beginning to worry about the nine year lifespan for cars. The car is currently eight years old with 15,000 on the clock, am I likely to see the car fall apart, or am I being paranoid?

Asked on 5 December 2012 by AL, Bolton

Answered by Honest John
This is a different sort of car, of the type that tend to be cherished rather than run into the ground and maybe even what enthusiasts will call a 'classic' in years to come. (They have for every other Jaguar sportscar.) What we have on the model is here:
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