1988 Jaguar XJ6 from North America
A money pit that you thought was a bargain
Water leaks in the driver and passenger seat, but does cool you off on a hot summer day.
A/C blows cold whenever it wants to, never when I would like it to (for example: 90 degree weather? Nah. 64 degree weather on a rainy day? Sure!) Really have to aggressively push on the window controls to get it going.
Rear passenger door refuses to open.
Bulb failure. Everyone who has this car knows what I'm saying. What bulb has failed? We'll never know, considering most of us won't even bother with the circuit board(s).
Rear speaker blew out; not even gonna try to fix that.
The rear seat area is a living room, period. Smoothest ride in a car I have ever taken.
If you really, really love cars and really love fixing them, have patience, time, and a lot of money, then this is the car for you. This is from my personal experience. I kept up with regular maintenance and all of these problems kept popping up.
It's a really good-looking car, and anyone who drives it instantly looks cool.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2013
3rd Feb 2014, 15:24
Have a neighbor selling his 1988 XJ6 with 29500 miles in awesome condition for 5000. Is it worth it?
19th Aug 2014, 01:19
28th May 2015, 01:12
Owned a 88 Vanden Plas for 17 years. More enjoyable than my Caddy to drive or ride in.
The vehicle is a classic; it's old so there's going to be problems.
If you're going to own one, it will cost, but the pleasure of the feel when you get behind the wheel makes it worth it.
So find a good mechanic and a good body shop, and enjoy the ride.