Bought my Jag XJ6 Sovereign for a very good price. Great gas mileage, average 18.3mpg. Very comfortable, reliable, performs like a champ, and overall a great first car and birthday gift in a sense! Update 08-05-16: Have had the car for a few years now. And in the past few weeks I've had my first major part failure: the starter. All cars are prone to it. Luckily the starter is readily available!
Purchased at 121000 miles. Repairs over the next four years included a complete AC system, a fuel pump, A valve job, complete brake sets all around, 4 tires, an exterior passenger side door handle and a headliner installed. The door locks all failed at the same time and heve yet to be repaired. The car is now in super drivable condition, looks great, has no oil leaks anywhere, burns a quart of oil every 2000 miles, and is delight to drive on the highway,and no slouch in town either. Gas is 23 on the road and 16.5 in town. Average since purchase 19.9.
The sound system, the turning radius, the ride and the attention the car gets at the gas station. Several people have asked to buy it on the spot.
The radio and AC status lighting cannot be seen in the day.
21 mpg. Quiet! So quiet. 90 mph drives like 60 mph. Huge trunk. Perfect comfort. The front seats adjust in innumerable variations. Around town and trips, comfort. I can not remember ANY big work until 2005. (Earlier, we had to replace the front light..a stone. In 2005 we put in a new transmission.) All the car needs is oil changed, fluids, and new tires. Now it is 15 years old and still excellent. I think cars have personalities in a positive or negative vein based on their year. 1991 was a great year for the Sovereign.
This is the most gorgeous car on the road. The headturning rating is off the scales. If you don't like drawing attention to yourself, this isn't the car for you. You have to get used to people stopping to tell you what a great looking car this is. Don't settle for the sedan when there are great deals out there on the convertibles.
Convertible model is a must! The center console is fun and easy to operate. Computer has great variety of information available and is easy to use. Lighting system is bright and easy to operate. Trunk space is much roomier than expected. Interior storage area was a pleasant surprise.
Computer dash should have reported "miles until empty" rather than "gallons consumed". Leaves you guessing how much fuel is actually left. Gas guage is a bit unrealiable as best I can tell. Parking brake is in an awkward location at door entry.