by juegavivobuay on Jan 10, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan
To began this, I was 17 when my dad gave me his jag in favor for his s500 mercedes. A jag wasnt cool in school so i wanted something different. Nonetheless, a elegant, smooth, and deceptively fast car. I can still hear the deep roar from the engine. Seats had good support, carpet very soft, and the back seat very spacious. Good steering feel and surpisingly not to bad on gas and I always drove in sport mode.
by solarus on Mar 1, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan
When I bought my 1997 VP, it had 96,000 on it.
Purchase price from a dealer was right around $6,000 - don't ask why they go so cheap, I think American buyers have been so scared by previously poorly built Jags that cost tons to repair that only daring souls (like me) buy these things.
What can I say, this particular model is simply exceptional - as long as you follow the maintenance schedule!
Find a neighborhood mechanic confident enough to work on general repair, and replace all belts, fluids and other aging parts, they are very reasonable if bought from rockauto.com .
by David G. on Sep 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 4dr Sedan
I have been lucky enough to find a '97 XJ6 with 91K miles. The car is magical and I wonder how i drove anything else. The Previous owner was a southern church lady so she was well taken care of and not roughed up. After a clay scrub, wax, leather job, oil change, air filer change and wheel alignment, she looks marvelous and I feel like a baron. The engine is immaculate and performs like the Jaguar she is: POWER. Found a key fob on amazon and all I need are some sweet VDP mats to finish her off.
The 1997 XJ-Series loses the V12 model that has been a mainstay of the Jaguar lineup for so many years. A long-wheelbase model becomes available this year, filling a niche between the XJ6 and the Vanden Plas. All models receive a contoured bench seat and three-point seatbelts for rear occupants. The XJ6 replaces last year's chrome-vane grille with a black-vane grille, and the convenience group becomes optional on this model.