1988 Jaguar XJ40 3.6 petrol
Everything a man could want. Power. Grace. Style
Front wheel bearings.
Driver's door outside handle.
Boot air struts.
Aircon and heater work, but I suspect they are less efficient than when the car was new.
Slight miss on one cylinder when cold, yet to be diagnosed.
Pace, grace, space, says most of it, although space in the back is a little less than generous. I would add beauty and style as it's a really great looking car.
My XJ40's two prior owners had both the inclination and the money to keep it garaged and in excellent condition, and to properly fix the faults which arose from time to time. I am continuing with this and will spend whatever it takes in time and money to keep it in top condition.
The leather and walnut interior is still near perfect. It has absolutely no rust. It looks like it came out of the factory a few weeks ago.
On the highway it burns less fuel than both my Porsche 924 and my Series 3 Land Rover.
It has never stopped on me or failed to start.
It handles beautifully for a two ton car, and has adequate power for today's traffic.
I've owned a succession of classic old cars, and this is my keeper.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2015