What used Jaguar XJ saloon will I get for my budget?
Heavy depreciation is a used car buyer’s friend, and the Jaguar XJ is a particularly personable beast in this regard.
Prices start at below £2000 for an early petrol-powered XJ6 with lots of miles on it; expect to pay upwards of £3000 for one in good condition with low mileage and the essential full service history.
Diesel versions are more desirable for their lower fuel economy, and thus cost quite a bit more. Expect to pay at least £4000, even for a poor example, while £6000 should secure you one you’d want to own.
If you want the hot XJR version, you’ll probably need to pay around £8,000 to get hold of a good, low-mileage car with full history.
How much does it cost to run a Jaguar XJ saloon?
Servicing won’t be cheap, especially if you go to a Jaguar franchise, but the good news is that there’s an army of knowledgeable Jaguar specialists out there. Choose one of these and you should be able to keep costs down.
The XJ is one of the thirstiest luxury cars around, with the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class all looking notably more economical. Even the diesel struggles to get more than 35mpg in everyday driving, while if you plump for an XJR, don’t expect to see more than 23mpg on average.