1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0 litre
One of the greatest luxury cars of 1996
Sunroof assembly failure, tilt/telescope motors failed.
Left/right mirrors failed.
Stereo stopped working, CD changer jammed.
Driver's door handle (interior) broke.
Worn steering column.
Cup holder broke and pops up.
Numerous engine oil leaks, including power steering pump.
Timing chain rattle.
Power door lock.
Memory seating failure.
Clock fades/washes out.
Rear bracket assembly, and interior squeaks and rattles.
Engine and transmission are great. I commute to/from work an hour each day in this car and it's so comfortable. I've also driven this car round trip from California to Washington state, and had no issues. Even today I get compliments on its styling, which seems timeless.
The clock washed out and I had it replaced.
My sunroof assembly went wrong and my mechanic purchased a tested used unit from a salvage yard. It took approximately 4 hours of labor to remove, and 4 hours of labor to replace the assembly.
The stereo fails frequently and I'm told by my mechanic this is common with this model.
Rear bracket assembly rattled and required spot welding.
I visit an independent facility approximately every six months. In my 3 years of ownership I've spent over $10,000 in parts/labor.
An awesome vehicle!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2014