Vintage British class that can't be matched
Door handle broke; $150.00 for a used one.
AC hose in trunk rusted out, causing water to leak into the trunk.
Bearings on all 4 hubs replaced; $700.
Rust bubbling around trunk chrome, rear window, and front quarter panels.
Manifold intake gasket needed to be replaced; $600.00.
Annoying constant "Bulb Failure" light never went out. Why Jaguar made the warning lights so large beats me. Looked a "Space Invaders" video game.
Wood grain cracked on ash tray, impossible to find trim pieces for.
Constantly replacing fuses.
Radio antenna wouldn't go down, needed to be replaced, $250.
What can I say, I got this car for less than $2000, a bargain and a half. I couldn't buy a Yugo for that!
It was a striking dark gray with Burgundy interior and birds eye maple wood grain, just gorgeous! There was a lot of little things, but the car was beautiful.
The leather was OK, only a small tear in the driver's seat, and the back seat was like a couch.
I absolutely loved this car. This is the car that got me into Jags, and away from Mercedes and Japanese mass produced rice burners. 1988-89 was the last years of the "true Jaguars" before Ford took over.
The car ran great once I replace the manifold gasket and changed the plugs; fast, agile and quick for its age.
This cat sat for a while, and was happy to be out on the road again. Unfortunately, she was hit in front of my house and was totalled, so I never got to restore her to her full potential. When she was gone it was like losing a friend.
I loved the car and sought frantically to replace it, and landed a '93 Vanden Plas.
If you take care of your Jag; maintenance, care, a lot of TLC, they will serve you well. If you don't, well the car knows it, and will break down in a hail storm in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone reception, and 30 miles to the nearest garage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2012