1988 Jaguar XJ40 3.6L from North America
More than worth the money
Coolant Leak: I had to spend a fortune (for the labor charges) to get the coolant leak fixed.
Power Hydraulic Leak: Ever since the coolant leak rip-off, I have started working on the car myself. I am trying to figure out the source of the leak, though its intermittent and minimal. The brakes work good otherwise, but has a low pressure every now and then.
Door Handles: The rear door handles are a problem for all xj40's. They go bad and have to be replaced, if one wants to open the rear doors from the outside.
Its not a big deal to change the same or open the doors from the inside.
Air conditioning: The heater for the car works very fine, but the Air conditioning is very poor. It takes a while to start blow out cool air. It doesn't bother me a lot, as I can always lower the windows/sunroof and get some fresh hot Arizona air. :)
If you like a Jaguar and can spend time, money, energy, all your patience, your love & affection and maintain her well, then she can be a beauty.
An xj40, specially the 1988 & 1989 are notorious for breaking down & draining your bank balance. But, its not always true. If she is maintained well and taken good care of, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
An xj40 is totally awesome to drive. She is smooth, quick, comfortable, spacious and seductive.
The xj40 is available at a great price. However, it doesn't end there. You would have to spend a lot more for her to run well, as most of them around aren't maintained well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2002