Of all the cars I have owned or will own, this will always be my favorite
My '87 XJ6 Jaguar would die when I stopped at a red light or intersection. It became harder and harder to keep running. Finally it died for good. The starter was replaced. Then it became harder and harder to start. The ignition switch was replaced twice. Then it wouldn't start and was draining the battery every night. It was towed to an obscure non-jaguar dealer or independent mechanic, and it was found that a wire to the starter was loose. It cost me $96 to repair. I often wonder if that was the only problem all along, and I was being exploited for the $2,000 it cost me to "resolve" the problem.
The vehicle is a dream to drive now that I've worked out most of the bugs. It is a luxury sports car, designed for touring the country. I can drive for 12 hours and feel no need to stop, rest or stretch. It is the best handling car I've ever driven on winding, mountain roads. The cost to maintain is high, if it is not cared for, which this one was not until I bought it. I recently rode in a newer Mercedes, which didn't compare to the luxury of sitting in the cockpit of my older Jaguar. It's personality is quirky - one day the automatic door locks, back window, antenna, trip computer, etc., will work perfectly; the next day they won't, for no apparent reason. Eventually, they decide to behave properly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th November, 2006