I previously owned a new 3.0 S type; a dire car. It was with trepidation, I approached Jaguar ownership for a 2nd time. I needn’t have worried. My 2 owner ‘04 car came with FJSH and 30K miles. It cost over £70K new. I paid just £12K. It is still worth £10K plus a year later. Super to drive with 25mpg in non-motorway driving, it has the go of the R without the silly big wheels not for UK roads. The alloy body makes it lighter than the S and benefits every aspect of performance. Pirelli tyres cost c. £185 and look like lasting 15K miles and Jaguar servicing is £500 with work like pads done at the local garage who source genuine jag parts with 50% less for labour. With my private plate it looks a million dollars! This car has everything from rear audio controls & heated electrically adjustable rear seats to touch screen satnav (updated with a £30 disc from eBay), voice control, active cruise control, (keeps you a set distance from traffic ahead) and all that chrome wood and (ivory) ruche and piped leather. It is hard to conceive a more economic way to own total luxury and power (60 in 5 secs.). How can What Car? say ‘avoid’ to car that cost more than an XJR when new, now costs less now and offers more luxury and the same clout? This is the fastest most luxurious car I have owned and all for £12K and about £2000 a year in tyres, servicing and depreciation. If like me you drive around 10K miles a year, you won’t regret; save the money over the diesel and enjoy real performance?
Beautiful car, but make sure you have the wallet (and the patience) for it. After growing up with them with my dad having XJ's for over 20 years, I got an X-Type to start me off, which was flawless and didnt give me one bit of trouble, so took the leap to the XJ6 which I bought from a main dealer just as it turned 3 years old for over £25k with 26000 miles. It has been back at Jag more times than its been in my driveway. Despite driving like a saint and avoiding potholes so much that its not even funny, the tracking goes off on a monthly basis and shreads the tyres (which are £300 each - ive went through 8 in less than a year and 6000 miles!!!!!), the DPF filter needs purged every 2 months at a cost of over £200, cant ignore it as it goes in to limp home mode, Jag just cant seem to get my car working right, and repairs are never covered under the warranty! Tried to trade it in, but the most they would offer me was £13k, making me a loss of £12k in 9 months. Shocking, as they will resell it for over £19k. Only covered 6000 miles in less than 12 months and its costing an arm and a leg. The Jaguar warranty isnt worth the paper its written on and they had the cheek to try and sell me extended cover. Poor show for a driver of their flag ship model! Amazing car to look at, but thats all that its good for, as it doesnt bloody go! Come on Jag, get a grip!
Having previously owned 2 S-Types and an XK, I purchased this ex-Jaguar car with confidence that I would be buying a fast, classy, reliable and comfortable car. I am certainly not disappointed. It really is perfection to drive - very good acceleration, lot's of space (inc. the back seat passengers), high specification and quality fittings. OK the fuel consumption is not fantastic but it is a 4.2 litre V8 with 300 bhp and is probably equal to my last 3 litre S-Type. I can easily achieve over 30mpg on a long motorway run. I love the car and can only recommend the XJ to any potential purchaser.
I have owned this car, from new, for amost a year now. Long enough to make a reasonable comment on it. First the dislikes. The cup holders in the front are useless, they are in the centre armrest and interfere with the gear selector. Second, the plastic used for the underside of the steering wheel support is horrid. Wood and leather (or a quality material) should be everywhere your fingers fall. A tiny skimp that lets the ambiance down. That's it. It is doing 23 plus to the gallon despite the performance being addictive. Everything still works perfectly. It is extremely comfortable, looks great and is the best car to drive I have ever had. The lovely whoosh from the supercharger gives you a schoolboy grin every time. Nice one Jaguar.
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