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  1. Ted DuPuis liked overdrive148's post in the thread Wedding Imminent.

    Quick update: She's b̶e̶e̶n̶ k̶e̶p̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶i̶v̶e one month old today! [IMG]

    Oct 20, 2019 at 7:17 PM
  2. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    Having the electrical background I think is key. Even though I've spent most of my career dealing to some extent with the electronics...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  3. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    It's all based on what you enjoy. As you've said, you've made your career out of these sorts of electronics, so for you I'm sure it's...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM
  4. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    That is very true, although my guess is it will never be easy. Of course, 20 years ago when I was a kid, the old timers (like what I am...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 10:21 AM
  5. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Want to buy a plane. What's your take?.

    Having been a member of the Twin Cessna forum for probably 7 years and a member of the MU-2 forum now for close to 2, I'd agree that...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 8:47 AM
  6. Ted DuPuis liked Timbeck2's post in the thread Want to buy a plane. What's your take?.

    Nope

    Oct 17, 2019 at 8:39 AM
  7. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens. I tend to agree with Chip on this one. As it is the specialty shops and dealers are the only...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 8:39 AM
  8. Ted DuPuis liked Chip Sylverne's post in the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    I'm not sure any of the newer electronics laden cars will ever be classics like the E-type, or XK 120, or Aston Martin's, Ferrari GTO...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 7:16 AM
  9. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    When you read through your description, it's remarkably similar to the logic that most of us use for buying airplanes. :) Less...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:17 PM
  10. Ted DuPuis liked DaleB's post in the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    When they get down into my price range (I paid under 20% of original list for mine, with under 50K miles on it), TCO isn't really a...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  11. Ted DuPuis liked MIFlyer's post in the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    it's been a while since I did a TCO calc on an older 3-5 year old luxury car, but when I've done it in the past, the TCO has been only...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  12. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    Funny thing is these people who had what they considered bad luck with Jaguars then bought airplanes! :D :confused:

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:43 PM
  13. Ted DuPuis liked asicer's post in the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    For those not in on my joke, the Aston Martin DB7 and the Jaguar XK were both developed at a time when Ford owned them both and hence...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 6:49 PM
  14. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    1988 for the salloons (the boxy XJ6 known amongst Jaguar folks as the XJ40) was the start of outboard rear brakes. For the XJS, it was...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 3:02 PM
  15. Ted DuPuis replied to the thread Bought my wife a Jaguar XKR - Thinking Involved.

    Since I cut my teeth on Jaguars I may just be used to their peculiarities and thus not mind their level of issues. But I worked on both...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 2:36 PM