I love it, like my wife! However, both give me problems at times. As is known, this Series 40 is better than the previous Series III (which is better looking) but still has issues, especially later in life. Mine have included flaky security system and locks, which act up in wet weather. Particularly troubling is failure of right turn signals, which required replacement of the computer $500 used, plus labor) and not the other side isn't working.The soft leather wears in the front seats, particularly at the edge where the seat belt rubs the seat. Acceleration and handling can't be beat in a car anything like this size. It's still a good value to spend some money maintaining this classic.
I have owned this car for 2 and a half years, in the winter it has bad acceleration and the accelerator would stick, but it handled very well on ice and snow covered roads. In the summer its a blast, the acceleration is smooth and fast, and having the windows down is enjoyable. But there's many problems, got it at 86,000 and now it has 106,000 miles. Replaced fuel pump twice, has had many times the car wouldnt start due to the battery or random reasons that fixed themselves. Also. the rear end is going on me just a bad experience
This is the best car i've ever purchased. I've had it for nearly ten years and never had any major problems with it. Jaguar dealership always very helpful with everything. I highly recommend this vehicle, or any Jaguar to anyone who is looking for a reliable car.
I bought this for my wife and we are both very pleased. The Jaguar has an excellent ride, more than enough power, and is made almost entirely of steel. We have an '87 SeriesIII Jaguar and that is why we stayed with the line. Parts are easily obtained off the web or otherwise. In my opinion, an excellent value for the very low prices available as used cars.
having owned jag's before , i am amazed by its reliability. although parts are very expensive they are seldom replaced. no horrors like $1000 inboard brake jobs. one major problem--the heater/a/c blowers. they almost always go and dealer parts and labor run $2500--jag has provided no help with this. if you can get by the a/c [max always works]--- this is one of the first good ford influeced years. a reliable jag- very disconcerting!