1997 Jaguar XJ6 Straight 6 twin cam
Best Jag ever. Would not touch 1998 thru 2003
Front brakes at 51000. Full replacements were $1150.
Best Jaguar ever!
Elegant British racing green oatmeal interior.
I thought my 1987 Series III was pretty good, but the 1997 far exceeds it.
Beware 1998 thru 2003 Jags.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th April, 2017
17th Feb 2018, 22:29
What is the difference with the post-1997 XJs?
4th Apr 2018, 21:32
Actually this should say 1998-2000, as the 2001-2002 were nearly as reliable as the 1995-1997. The big problem was the plastic timing chain tensioners that tended to break and fail prematurely, badly damaging the engine. The 2001-2002 had a revised tensioner that was pretty reliable. The 2000 had an upgrade, but it wasn't good enough. Other than that, there were a few more engine parts that should be replaced with age, but no need to run away from them. The 1995-1997 (I'd stick to the 1996-1997) had the 4.0 inline six that was one of the most bulletproof engines ever. The car electronics and construction were top notch compared to previous Jags.