1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Consumer Review: Not very reliable

1999 Jaguar XJ-Series - Consumer Review

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Vanden Plas Sedan (4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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8 of 10 people found this review helpful
Not very reliable
By Jimmy on


1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan


I have had this car almost 2 years now without much luck. Unless you have plenty of money to put into it look elsewhere. You can bet you will need a new timing chain kit somewhere starting at 60,000. Poor, poor design on the chain and guides. This is an expensive fix!! Very!! Fixes...Power antenna (of course), driver seat power switch, rear view mirror, vacuum lines, brakes (warped rotors). The check engine light is always coming on, different problem each time. Transmission fluid is $65.00 a quart. No owner service. The car is good looking and very nice to drive, but the problems with it are horrible. There are a lot of nice looking cars out there...I would choose one of them!!

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