1988 Jaguar XJ6 Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.6L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired91555 miles
Most recent distance92888 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Toronado

Summary:

This car is a fantastic luxury bargain!

Faults:

To say at the very least, the 1988 Jaguar XJ6 - 4 door sedan is quite a find. I wanted to replace my other car, a 1989 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo, in wonderful condition, (124,000 miles on the engine) only because I needed a 4 door sedan instead of a 2 door coupe.

Also, I always wanted a Jaguar, in particular, the 1988 XJ6.

Upon buying the Jaguar XJ6 there were a few things to deal with such as it needed to have a new rack and pinion and also new front gas shocks installed.

The paint is very good with the exception of 5 "silver-dollar rust spots on the body panels due to the fact that the previous owner did not care for the body correctly, most likely during winter months. Which is a little confusing because the paint which is a beautiful glossy "British Racing Green" color looks fantastic otherwise.

I have also spent under $60.00 for new hub caps (the old caps' paint has faded off.

General Comments:

This car is 90% back to it's original condition from when it was new. I bought the car at about 75% original condition. After the body work is completed and the paint up to par, I will be showing it off more.

A very interesting thing is that where we live in Illinois, there have only been two instances in the last two years where I have seen this type of car.

Let me tell you, this Jaguar, even in it's present condition, which is good, is a real head-turner. People definitely look and are curious as to it's nature and what type of vehicle it is. Especially when I turn at a street corner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

11th Sep 2005, 09:05

Don't forget the low brake pressure problems these cars are notorious for. Needless to say, repair can get rather costly.

1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles

Summary:

A super powered cat at an affordable price

Faults:

The car's door handles are very stiff.

Occasionally a light bulb will burn out and some fuses as well.

General Comments:

The car handles like a race car just out of "Le Mans".

The leather seats are very comfortable, especially the rear seat, its like an Italian leather couch. the cabin is very light and roomy, but there isn't as much rear leg room as you would expect from a car of this size.

The dual zone heater is very nice, everyone can he either be cool or hot.

However, when it is raining the one windshield wiper has a hard time keeping up with the rain/snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 Auto from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.6 Auto Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Cannot be beaten... for 2k, British at it's best

Faults:

All door handles are stiff, the radio is very poor, albeit original.

Slight inperfections in the coachwork around the bottom of the wings behind the wheels, the wheels are slightly marked.

General Comments:

This car came with full Jag service history, all MOT certificates, all the TAX disc's, all the service bills, other bills for repairs carried out from new, and it still has it's tool kit with everything in it.

Superb...all this for two grand.

She purrs like a big cat should, and the sound of the acceleration is a dream, without a doubt, the best buy ever.

I have a question... In order to avoid a mishap, when should the timing belt be changed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2002

31st Jan 2003, 07:27

No need to change the cam belt. 3.6 has a twin chain which isn't a servicable item.

1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired77020 miles
Most recent distance84500 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Speed and luxury like nothing else

Faults:

Well, nothing much really, except for some bulb failures, blown fuses and the brake ball accumulator.

General Comments:

This car is incredible. It handles nimbly and is quick as a Jaguar! It is also very luxurious. The sound system is a blast! I would say "This car is magnificent".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2001

1988 Jaguar XJ6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

Lovely car, but expensive to keep looks and running

Faults:

The electronic parts need some help. Such as the antennae.

The most important thing to mention is the engine seized on a long trip from Delaware to W. Virginia, more specifically on the way back. Had to have my husband come out and tow it back home. Has been sitting out front waiting for a rebuild of the engine (bottom end) or another used engine. I was told that this engine is the best, so I will probably see about a rebuild. Beautiful car with great comfort and style.

I still drive my Mercedes (1992 190E) which is a more sound and economical car. When I bought it someone key scratched half of it while I still had a T-Tag on the car. Unreal. That was the most expense for this car. It bothers me about those who have a problem with the American made issue. American made cars do not have a history of lasting up to 300,000 miles. And the only American made right now that I know of is the Mercedes SUV.

Well back to my lovely Jaguar. We had the headliner redone. Paint and bodywork redone at parts cost only. Otherwise, the car has been driven by me only for 3 months. This car was a Christmas present from my husband in 2000! :)

General Comments:

Great sound system.

Great performance.

Beautiful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 13 reviews