1980 Jaguar XJ6 Review

1980 Jaguar XJ6 Series II Executive 4.2 from South Africa

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance173000 kilometres
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

Wonderful

Faults:

Wiper Motor

Automatic Gearbox

Automatic Enrichment Device.

General Comments:

One of the best that you can own. All the negatives forgiven after just 5km drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2005

4th Nov 2010, 10:59

I also own a '8O Executive and a '71 Series One. I agree the cars are very elegant in appearance and reasonably reliable. The car is great when running properly and has a huge fan base. But neither car is quite in the league reliability wise with the '75 Ford Granada Coupe and '72 Merc 280 SE that preceded these Jags in my life. Ford and Mercedes I would and did go everywhere in, in absolute confidence. Unfortunately I do not have such confidence in taking the Jags too far from home.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review