1990 Jaguar XJ6 2.9 Manual from UK and Ireland
The best £800 I have ever spent on a car..
Nothing really, central locking on one of the rear doors failed, but I fixed it. Seal on the petrol filler neck had perished and made the boot damp, I replaced it myself. The part cost £4 from a dealer!
I looked at lots of old Jags before choosing this one. My advise is buy the best you can for as little as possible. There are some genuine bargains out there.
Its only a 2.9 and so needs full throttle to get it to move!
But once the old girl gets going it will outrun the average hatchback.
Full leather interior, wood, climate control, chrome and full electrics. I have never experienced a car so luxurious for the money. It can do 28 MPG on the motorway which is not that bad for such a big car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2002
17th Mar 2004, 09:04
I own a 1989 2.9 Jaguar and it does have a problem with detonations which are mentioned in the Jaguar Handbook and only related to the 2.9. When the detonations occur the smoke emitted from the exhausts is of such density that everything behind is totally obscured. Imagine the embarrassment. This model does not like short journeys nor does it like the winter season. It seems that in cold weather the choke causes heavy deposits of carbon which,when the engine heats up and is then placed under load, produces detonations which are caused by the carbon burning off. I have not figured out how it also burns so much oil when these detonations occur.
Cheers - Jerry.
21st Aug 2009, 19:40
For carbon build up and to keep ones economy try Dipetane. This product stabilizes the carbon chain and reduces the co2 emissions.