Like all cars, if you find a trustworthy non-dealership mechanic, you'll save a lot. I spend about $1000 once or twice a year on preventive measures and repair; a lot less than a car note. Leave it to Ford to get it completely right (overheating, guzzling V12 replaced with V6, electrics from hell fixed)in '95-96 and then drop the design altogether for '97! Brilliant! But thanks, now it's a collecters' item - compare the interior with the '97 Aston Martin (virtually identical). It's rare to own a vehicle that goes up in value, both aesthetically and monetarily.
having driven foreign cars for 30 years, the last being a mercedes 380 sl, i find this sjx to be a real head turner. there are so few that they are noticed & appreciated by people with design tendences for luxury. a joy to have and drive. you deserve one!
Going from a MB 380SL to this car was rewarding because it had 12057 miles & was6years old while the MB had 169000 miles. Comfort is superb and it is very stylish. If I was 50 years younger? Wow! Well made and a winner.
I've owned six jags and enjoyed everyone until now. I fell in love and purchsed this 96 when almost near new and it's been nothing but nickle and dime ever since. The warranty just ran out and I had to replace both window switches. The center console bracket will not stay in place, the auto antenna cable just broke, I can see hundreds and even thousands of dollars in repairs from here on out. This jag has always been dealer maintained and just driven around town. I can hardly wait to trade it off but never another jaguar again