1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0 from UK and Ireland
So far so good
I had not had many problems with this car so far.
A few bulbs have blown.
The car refused to start once which turned out to be as simple as a build up of unburnt fuel.
The car can sometimes smoke a little on startup. This does not seem be be oil as it uses none. I suspect it is the unburnt fuel problem again.
I have just been advised that the following needs to be done to get it through its MOT: 1) new rear discs, pads and link cable 2) new rear bump stops 3) new front sub-frame mounts.
I have a small power steering pump leak.
The engine has a slight rattle when very cold. This disappears after a few minutes. I think it is a worn timing chain tensioner.
The engine stalled a few times when I first had the car. This has since become much less of a problem.
I am getting a bit of minor rust which I need to sort out. This seems mainly cosmetic so far. The underside of the car still seems sound.
The electric aerial was replaced.
The current problem with the front sub-frame mounts means the tracking needs reseting more often than it should. Left unchecked it causes uneven tyre wear.
This is a great car. It's huge, but great to drive.
A fantastic ride, with tremendous mid range power. Mega smooth and makes nice noises.
Performance is something else for a car of this size. It can be a cruiser. Or drop it down into sport mode for some serious fun. I have lost track of the number of reps and boy racers I have left behind (when in the mood).
The brakes are amazingly powerful.
This car will pass most things on the road apart from petrol stations. I use the car every day for commuting and get around 20 - 23 mpg around town. This equates to about 30 pounds a week in unleaded. But I do get better mpg on a run with the cruise control on.
I love the looks. It so imposing when it's parked or cruising at night. I think the wheelbase is slightly longer than standard too.
I have just purchased some 18 inch XJR wheels for the car to add to the effect.
Insurance is reasonable, given that it is a group 17 car. I am 24 years old and pay 700 pounds a year for third party fire and theft cover.
I have all the toys on this car and they all still work. These include: leather, ABS, power windows, power seats, power steering, air con, cruise control etc.
Overall a great bargain. This car was over 45k when new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2002
21st Nov 2003, 16:24
Third party, fire and theft on a jag. Pushing your luck mate, if you haave a smash and it is your faukt then you have lost your jag. Still if you can get away with it then good luck and enjoy. LUCKY GIT!!!
22nd Jul 2004, 09:15
Where did you go for your insurance? sounds a good deal. I am 26 and looking to buy an xj6. got to find the right one, but would be interested to hear where you went for your insurance.
I AM THE EQUALISER.
20th Nov 2004, 16:05
Excellent!!! I am in the actf buying a cherry 1990 XJ6 Sovereign edition here states side.
I love the Jags... Kinda makes up for Triumph not being around anymore./
27th Dec 2010, 06:03
Hi, I've just bought a Jag 1991 4 ltr, it's a cracker! Nice dark red! Does anyone know whether it has remote central locking? I've got both the keys, but no fob!
28th Jul 2018, 20:17
My 1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0 Vanden Plas has it, but they are sort of gimmicky; you have to be up next to the door to unlock it.