Jaguar Vanden Plas Review from Australia and New Zealand

1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L V8 Supercharged

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23030 kilometres
Most recent distance89460 kilometres
Previous carBMW 7 Series


I like my Jag!


I just had a little problem with the radio, one of the switches had some difficulty to work well.

Apart from that, I never had amechanical problem, my previous car, a BMW 7 series, had too much trouble, that's why I bought my Vanden Plas.

General Comments:

My Vanden Plas is reliable and comfortable.

The car and the comfort are smooth, the same thing for the suspension. I had a Jaguar E-type (a long time ago) and I was really fed-up with this lemon from 1969! I had almost everything, engine, transmission... The Vanden Plas is a big car and needs a lot of fuel!

The car is the same like a XJR, but the car is longer!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2001

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review