Mine's a 1990 XJ12 Vanden Plas - Not listed here but....
written on 05-28-2014
I have an XJ12 Vanden Plas 4 dr 12 cyl that is hard to find reviews for so I thought I'd post mine in it's little brother's area.
This Car is AMAZING. Not only is it of superb comfort and style but the darn thing is bulletproof.
It cruises along at 60 - 70 mph without effort and feels more like you're in first class seating on an aircraft.
Everything is situated perfectly for comfort and access.
large enough, still quiet and powerfull,
reasonable economy BUT needs premium
fuel. The steering died and needed BOTH
pump and rack, replaced at 120 K miles for
about $900 with rebuilt parts. Everything
else still works, no other reliability problems.
It drives nice and turns heads, elegant car
and rarer thna your average neibour's Benz
Well always wanted a Jag, just had to have one and finally last year I bought my first jag 1990 Soveriegn and I love it!
Loved it so much that 6 mos later we bought at 1992 XJ6 that is exactly the same inside and out as the 1990, Twins!
Yes these cars are not for the faint of heart or wallet.
We are lucky to have someone who loves jags and knows how to fix them and knows his way around the junkyard for those hard to find parts!
These cars are a labor of love, if you don't love your jags, then don't buy one, cause they can drive you crazy with the maintenance and issues, but when they run its a blast to drive and show!
"cats gotta run"
It was a top of the line in it's day. It still has the style and beauty that cause people to stop us and ask questions about the make, model and year. Their response is always about what a great looking vehicle it is and how much they appreciate the quality that went into the manufacture of those vehicles.