What alternatives should I consider to a used Jaguar XJ saloon?
The chief rivals to the Jaguar XJ come from Germany. The Mercedes S-Class is the most accomplished car of this type, with one of the most comfortable rides around and far more space than the XJ. it isn’t as sharp to drive though, and because it holds its value very well, you won’t be able to buy as nice an example for your money.
The BMW 7 Series is a little more affordable than the S-Class and similarly spacious, plus it has a more modern, higher-quality interior than the XJ. That said, the 7 Series isn’t as comfortable, and while it is sharp to drive, the XJ is a little more involving.