1994 Jaguar XJS Reviews from North America

1994 Jaguar XJS 4 Litre 6 cylinder

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4 Litre 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres

Summary:

Magic

Faults:

Replaced both front brakes; one boiled the fluid, and the other leaked.

Repaired leaking power steering hose.

Replaced inboard and outboard rear axle seals.

Re-painted hood.

Corrected sensor issue.

Replaced O2 sensor.

Activated day time running lights.

Added rear child seat belt anchors.

Replaced battery.

General Comments:

An exceedingly inexpensive weekend touring car, purchased for about $5k (3k pounds) from the original first owner. The car had been dry stored for 2 years, hence the seal issue on the back axle.

Runs very smoothly, great power and super comfortable. Took second in class at British Invasion in Stowe (about 20 XJ's).

Body is in fantastic condition.

It helps having a British mechanic in the family.

Have 3 British sports cars; this is the best by far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2012

1994 Jaguar XJS 2+2 Convertible A6

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission A6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

A beautiful, if unreliable, car!

Faults:

Replaced O2 sensor more times than I can count.

Convertible top tears the rear side of the back seat.

Right HVAC blower motor replaced twice.

Replaced valve cover gasket four times.

Very expensive to maintain - spent $20,000 over past ten years in maintenance and repairs.

Over the past 8 years, it seems like the car is always in the shop for something.

General Comments:

At 17 years old, this car is still a head turner. It is black with a tan leather interior. Although it is very pricey to maintain and not what I consider a reliable car, I thoroughly enjoy driving my XJS.

Recently I retired my Jaguar to Sunday driving only after spending $8000 on repairs. The fuel pump broke while driving on the freeway during morning rush hour, which made getting to the side of the road 'exciting', and then a week later the right side HVAC blower motor (it has two) remained on after the ignition was turned off and drained the battery. These were on the heels of several other repairs completed last year.

The leather seats did not hold up too well, so I've replaced the leather on the front seats, arm rests, and console lid, and also replaced the carpet. I have also replaced the convertible top.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2011

1994 Jaguar XJS Convertible 6.0 liter V12

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6.0 liter V12 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired49748 miles
Most recent distance50535 miles
Previous carCadillac Eldorado

Summary:

Great looking car

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

This car has tremendous "cool factor".

It's just a gorgeous car and a privilege to sit in.

Fantastic power and I've averaged 18.5 L-100km on the hwy even with hills.

Seats uncomfortable for long trips.

I bought this low mileage beauty a little over a week ago. The exterior has tremendous appeal and the interior is an experience just to sit in. However, I have found it not comfortable on longer trips. I just got back from a 210 mile each way trip and I'm worn out. Besides the uncomfortable drivers seat, it's a chore to drive unless the highway is perfectly straight.

I've seen other reviews that claim it tears up large amounts of hwy at high speeds and will get you there just as fresh as when you left. To my disappointment I found this was not true with my car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2010

16th Feb 2011, 09:30

After owning this car a little longer, I looked into why the drivers seat was uncomfortable on longer trips and found that the springs were broken and the foam was blown out. So I had the seat repaired and the comfort level is much better.

1994 Jaguar XJS Convertible 4.0 Litre

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired47777 miles
Most recent distance48677 miles
Previous carAcura CL

Summary:

This car is an incredible bargain

Faults:

Needed a heater valve.

Air conditioner needs a recharge.

General Comments:

This is a really fun car to drive. It is fast, looks fantastic and never fails to turn heads as you fly by.

I have the 4.0 litre convertible and it is amazingly quiet with the top up. However, I hardly ever have the top up!

Being a six footer, my right leg gets a bit cramped. But, when it gets uncomfortable I use cruise control for a while and then I'm fine.

The car is fairly economical for its size and weight (4,800 pounds). I average 18 - 19 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the road.

Jaguar dealer service is VERY expensive with even simple repairs costing many hundreds of dollars. Replacing my battery with a Jaguar approved unit cost more than $450.00.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2009

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews