1996 Jaguar XJ6
Exhaust system inclusive.
Cat converter twice over 9 years I had this car at £3800.
Starter motor at 76000 miles (£500).
Alternator at 92000 miles (£800).
4 sets of very expensive tyres, Pirelli 6000 at £3200.
4 sets of brake pads at £2000.
2 sets of rotors at 2000.
New auto gearbox at 105000 miles (£3800).
Radiator at 82000 miles (£700).
New battery every 2 years (£1000).
Fuel pump at 90000 miles (£600).
Steering rack at 96000 miles (£900).
Window motors, cost me £1200.
A pair of oxygen sensors at 160 pounds each.
I had this car for 9 years now and as you can see, I have spend a fortune on it.
The problem with Jaguars is built quality, greedy dealers (all repairs on my car were done by friendly dealers). I also found that Jaguar cars attract so many people with mental illness and/or disorders.
The car rots badly, especially the exhaust system.
It's not economical to drive in town or country lanes. My average fuel consumption was 17mpg for a suppose to be economical 3,2 litre engine.
Auto gearbox was (and still is) jerky until it packed up at 105000 miles. New gearbox as jerky as its predecessor.
On motorways it was using fuel at an average of 28mpg, which is not bad for heavy and sluggish car like that.
I would have got rid of this gentleman's car long time ago, but my wife likes it for its leaping cat on the bonnet...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd August, 2009
25th May 2010, 14:10
I am afraid you have formed a bad opinion regarding Jaguars. I have owned seven Jags, and a pal of mine is on his 15th, and we both have driven 100s of thousands of miles with very very little trouble. Yes, there was a period when build quality left a lot to be desired, but they still remain the best value luxury car you can buy. And I have owned two Rolls Royce Shadows; now there's an overrated car!