Jag's are terrible mechanically once
you get to know them. I bought mine
used and at first it was great. Then
the problems started. It would stall
for no apparent reason and refuse to
restart for a couple of hours. Now it
has an electrical gremlin where the
battery discharges. I had my mechanic
check the car and he cannot trace the
It is a little anemic in the power
department, but that is bearable.
When it runs, the ride is great, the
seats are comfortable and I can drive
it for hours without feeling fatigue.
The problem is reliability. I finally
grew tired of the problems and dumped
great car for a little money, gets a
lot of looks , rides like a million
bucks. why buy anything else? for the
money this is one of the best buys in
the world.not as expensive as people
make them out to be. check it out good
and dont jump at everything that seems
wrong these cars are very tempermental.
but overall you cant beat this or at
least i cant for the money. the best
money ive ever spent on a car!
Jaguar could be a prefered brand, but ............
Peter C. Ebner
written on 12-27-2015
XJ6 Sovereign 4dr Sedan
The manufacturer intent on selling new cars with much fanfare, but like an illegitimate child it wants nothing to do with it after it is sold. The Dealer-body chimes right in with this. In many ways the dealers are worse for their inability to build product loyalty, they see the owners as plain and simple cash-cows.
Jaguars in many ways are wonderful cars that have a lot to offer, but with the present dealership structure the car will never become what it could be. I showed up at a dealership with a gleaming older model and was ignored at the parts dept. for 40 minutes ,staff walking by me until I walked out. So much for multi-brand mega dealerships owned by racing magnates who's mechanics aren't even trained to work on older models. Jaguar should be elated to have so many enthusiasts that lovingly restore their legacy products, but like their dealers, they don't care. Until Jaguars snobby attitude changes, customer loyalty will not last beyond the first three years and then, just like new status restaurants with an artificial cache, its customer-base will flee to the next status symbol. Only now will it be more difficult to attract customers to the off-lease or post -sale used products for the fact that the cost of failed electronic components and software no longer available will make Jaguars basically a worthless proposition. With the over-dependence on computerization and electronics there will be no more collectable " Legacy" vehicles of all makes in the future years to come.
throughly enjoyed driving this
auto...very comfortable and secure
feeling...holds the road well at
various speeds...liked the sun roof
feature...large truck space...mostly
the reliability of the engine...