1984 Jaguar XJ6 4.3 from North America

Summary:

I love "her"

Faults:

When first purchased needed:

Fuel pump, $200, hard to find problem, but simple to fix.

Front shocks, $200, simple fix.

Paint, $2,000 at shop.

Rust at windows, front and back, included in paint price.

Rack and pinion mount, $40, and easy to get to.

Noise from front hub (needed grease), easy.

Since I owned it:

Ignition (lost my key), $20 "online"

Fog lights (cut out loose wire), easy fix, $0.

Speedometer skips (no clue), not too often though.

Wipers (my fault) broke something somewhere when changing the ignition. Still have to find and fix.

Sunroof... one day it worked, and now it doesn't?... Probably a loose wire or switch...

Need to find a solution for better gas mileage 11-20.

General Comments:

Above all, things that were about to go or were gone. This car is worth EVERY PENNY.

Lots of complements.

This is my SECOND second Series III. Missed my old one.

SMOOTH and relaxing.

Comfortable.

Exotic.

Not a 16 year old boy, but love to work on it like I was 16 again.

Had a 2 year old Lexus RX300, $26,000, and my $5,000 Jag puts it to shame...

Looks a lot better with tinted windows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2011

1984 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Underpriced luxury car with great manners

Faults:

Air conditioning failed and had to be replaced (reasonable cost reconditioned)

Rear drivers side window does not work.

Electric aerial has intermittent fault.

Speedometer stops working for a few seconds now and then.

General Comments:

A real pleasure to own, this car is the subject of interest wherever I go.

Great power delivery, smooth as silk.

Handling is remarkable for a car this big.

Nothing but comfort and luxury inside, the climate control is a bonus in this country.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2002

15th Apr 2005, 02:55

I have exactly the same problems with my 1984 Jaguar XJ6: Driver-side rear window doesn't work, speedometer only works sometimes and air-conditioning doesn't work. I thought these were just age-related problem, but I've read another review somewhere with the same problems. Defaults of that year model? My Jag has no other problems.