this is with out a doubt the finest car I have ever owned. Workmanship is as good as or better than my old S-1 Bentley. The car practically drives itself except when you want to drive it then it will do just about anything you want it to. It is Easy to work on- the mechanicals make sense- not like some of the new cars. I bought my 1996 Vanden Plas Jag used, it is a one owner and was well loved- the car was almost perfect. The mileage was 146,000 when I got it. Initially I had some trouble with vibrations and wheel wobble in the steering wheel. had tires balanced, put new front rotors and checked pads- replaced blown shock- checked wheel bearing, tie rod and ball joints all was fine but still had intermittent wobble. Checked tire pressure 36PSI all around. Finally I checked the owners book- it said tire pressure was supposed to be 36PSI~~~~~ unless you had unapproved tires- I checked mine were not approved it said unapproved tires should be 44PSI-- aired them up and trouble went away. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Best part is the car cost me 2995.00 off the dealers lot- wow what a bargain- Prices on these are so reasonable I may look for another one to keep under a tarp until this one is all used up in the next 200,000 miles or so
Owned now for 4 years, found it on local Craigslist wanted 6K, got it 4.5K. Mint body (9+), Int 8, new tires, subwoofer. Engine compartment look new. Had a few issues mechanically-wheel bearings, frozen brake caliper. Put 2K into it, rebuilt throttle body + previous mentioned. Cant beat the looks, performance. Really where can you get this for <7K today & 3 years from collector plates ;)
I have owned this car for 8 months. Purchased with 90K and currently has 101K on it. Immediate repairs when purchased were minor. Rear seal replaced, front shocks replaced and a new set of tires. It has burnt NO OIL between oil changes which I do every 8K due to type of oil used and filter used. After 8K the oil still looked clean. MPG for the area(hilly) is not bad. It gets compliments everywhere I go. It is actually easier DIY repair that I ever thought and parts are cheap if you shop for them.
The list of features are numerous, all are great. Love the heated seats for those chilly days. Rear Fog lights are very safe for those dismal grey days in the north east.
This Jaguar was the best car I have owned all the luxury but when it came to Jaguar it was the best and smoothest ride once in awhile a few minor problems occur like door locks but a easy fix and well worth for this xj6! All the bells and whistles
key and cruise control traction control sport shifter
In the future jaguar should make it so it doesn't occur with these electrical problems
I'm very pleased to say that my gorgeous big cat is still running well. In fact, the only thing I've done is a few oil changes. I've put nearly 40,000 miles on her and she's been great. She came with Toyo tires that still have 40% left on them. Still on the same brakes as well. Rear axle has been leaking since I got her (can smell the diff oil), but no problems. Front left wheel bearing still makes the same noise. Gas mileage is pretty good on the freeway 24 mpg at 80 mph. City mpg isn't so good. I've received as many compliments on her as my Porsche Boxster and 911. When I drive people they comment on how nice a ride she has. I didn't think I would say it, but I love this car. An absolutely beautiful luxury car that makes me proud to own her.
Reliability has been phenomenal for a European Luxury Car. Material are tops - better than my 540 or E class. Amazing in the rain. Tire wear is unbelievable - I may get 60K miles on them.