1987 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 from South Africa
If you buy, check the tyres!
I also had the faulty bulb lights, and sometimes the coolant low one would come on. I would check the coolant and it was fine.
Always had anti-lock brake failure light up, door handles wore out quickly, rubber seals started to fail, boot leaked, and the speakers were shot.
Windscreen intermittent setting would always stick with the wipers half way across the screen (had the motor repaired 5 times).
My double kick down needed repairing to improve acceleration.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM, AND THE REASON I GOT RID WAS... the tyres, the price of new tyres. Only one manufacturer makes the 230/55R390 ZR SP2000E tyre, and that is Dunlop, and they are the only tyres which will fit, the rim is roughly 15.35 inches! They are R4700 each or 370GBP, they are expensive, and also the new SP2000 are very loud on the road, very soft; the original SP100 were much quieter.
I enjoyed the Jag, I enjoyed driving it; it was comfortable, stylish, a nice place to be, but those tyres, I traded mine in, and to this day I don't think the salesman realises that XJ6 tyres are expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2012
6th Jul 2014, 19:34
Did you not think about getting wheels that were able to use normal tyres? They are pretty easy and cheap to get - then you can run normal budget tyres...
8th Sep 2015, 11:29
Using different wheels is OK IF they are the same size. If they are different, it will throw your speedometer off.
21st Nov 2016, 01:10
The wheel size is unimportant, it's the size of the tire that controls the speed and speedometer reading. You can get any size wheel that accepts a tire with the same diameter as the original.