1981 Jaguar XJ6 Review

1981 Jaguar XJ6 from North America

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo GTV6


Not worth owning, but great to look at


Would not start in cold/damp weather due to a fuel sensor issue that cannot be fixed even with replacements.

Did not stop if you did get it running due to the brake booster not providing proper vacuum. This required the replacement of the unit 3 times and still never fully resolved the problem. Both the starting and stopping issues are really initial design flaws and the infamous Lucas electronics. You cannot fix these problems using actual Jaguar parts or aftermarket parts for that model year.

General Comments:

When it ran, it ran smoother than any other car I've owned, before or since. It is truly a "luxury car". It's fast, great handling, and good looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th December, 2008

Average review marks: 4.2 / 10, based on 1 review