1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas Reviews from North America

1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas XJ6 4.0

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance100300 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

Stay away from this brand

Faults:

I have replace parts equivalent to 1.2 times the cost of the car. Everything from driver's door handle ($500), cracked headlight assembly ($550), both heater fans ($900), trunk (boot) lock ($500), miscellaneous other parts for $1,500. There are an additional $7,000 of repairs the dealer inspection has identified.

It left me on the side of the road, and been towed, several times.

General Comments:

In short, this Jaguar has been in the shop about half as many times as I have driven it. This brand sells parts for 3 to 4 times the cost of any other car company. Labor at the dealer is $160! The cars were engineered by high school drop outs.

Tomorrow the tow truck comes and hauls it away. It is going to the junk yard. I am a sucker for having bought a piece of trash like a Jaguar. Friends told me it would be this way, yet I heard Jaguar had turned the corner in the years before this was made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2010

1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas XJ6 4.0

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

Looks good

Faults:

Just electrical problems.

General Comments:

Old model was made for getting away fast. In case one needed too. But it ain't a strong car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th March, 2010

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews