1993 Jaguar XJ6 Reviews

1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0 litre from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance167000 kilometres
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

I like my Jaguar

Faults:

This vehicle has been very good. The only things that I've had to replace are the tires, an A/C compressor and a lower radiator hose.

General Comments:

This vehicle is very comfortable, rides and handles beautifully and has lots of power; not only from a standing start, but at the top end too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2010

1993 Jaguar XJ6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

The car is a luxury vehicle which may require "luxuriously" priced maintenance

Faults:

The handles on the rear passenger doors have stopped working. They possibly need new clip springs.

The fuel pump went bad at 127,000 miles.

General Comments:

I bought this car from a friend who owned a dealership shortly after I graduated college. I had always wanted this style Jaguar, and was pleased it was as inexpensive as previous posts mention.

I have a soft spot for older cars, and knew what I was getting myself into (as far as maintenance is concerned) when buying my Jag.

I was actually pleasantly surprised with my purchase. I drove it for over a year with the top open at the beach, and it is one of the most comfortably riding cars I've owned. The handles on the rear doors would not open the door sometime after, but I attributed this to the car being older. Plus I'm the only one who rides in my car, so the handles on the back didn't matter.

When the fuel pump went bad however, I went the cheap route and bought aftermarket. The car didn't run with the aftermarket part, and the Jaguar dealer stated that the car wouldn't run or at least not run for long without an OEM part. I ended up purchasing a remanufactured part and the car is running great again. My advice would be to only put original parts on the car, even if you have to buy used to save the cash.

I have had no electrical problems as of yet, but know this is something Jaguars of this year are known for. I will be keeping my Jaguar however... I think I bought a good one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2010

1993 Jaguar XJ6 3.2 from Thailand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

It is all about love and hate

Faults:

Come on face it... this is a 17 year old car, for any make... it should have some faults by now with normal wear and tear...

We had the old radiator fan replaced, added an additional fan (Japan made) for the extreme hot summer here in Bangkok. Some gaskets replaced, coolant reserve cap replaced, several light bulbs, a new set of tires.

All the cost around $600USD, which is considerably way below my expectation of upkeep.

General Comments:

The car drives like a giant oversize sofa on the roads, it is big and feel big. The rear room is much less than I would expect. Although Jaguar's build quality cannot match the Benz, which I also own, and I feel less "secure" inside the Jaguar than my daily Toyota, knowing it might break down anytime.... but, Jaguar is the most beautiful car that I have ever owned before.

Whenever I have a chance, I will take it out of garage and make a short trip to the neighborhood 7-11.

Not much a street racer and even at highway touring, it does show its age with vibration beyond 110km/hr.

But it has presence... huge presence.

It is LOVE and HATE relationship.

I love it... will I buy another Jaguar again?

Maybe not... but I am keeping this one for sure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2010

26th May 2010, 09:15

Part 2 from above.

The cat just had a serious work done on its engine, after smoke puffing out from the exhaust and amble light up "check engine". It cost around 1500 USD for the complete gasket and valve work, with few sensors repaired.

It sounds all different after the work, smoother for sure. Seemingly eager to pump out more horsepower.

A lot of money spent, but well worth it.

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