1994 Jaguar XJ6 3.2 I6 from Spain


Retro cool, wears its defects with pride


Boot lock spring broke - £28 on eBay for a whole replacement lock, 15 minutes to fit.

Seat belt buckle broke - spring had popped out, repaired myself.

Rear shocks and bushings - bought on eBay, repaired myself.

Brakes - front and rear discs and pads, replaced myself.

Passenger door card kept getting stuck in door opening, eventually an aggressive pull of the door pulled whole door card off. Just bought clips off eBay, will replace them myself.

Leaking fuel rail, replaced myself with £30 one off eBay.

Two injector seals perished, they are exactly same o-rings as BMW which I had, replaced myself.

Fuel gauge reads inaccurately - twice run out of fuel - always keep it brimmed up!

4 new tyres to replace Chinese winter tyres it had on it (with bulges and all sorts of defects).

General Comments:

Paid £350 for this car; almost a bit of a joke purchase. Loved it from first moment I drove it.

Amazing road presence. It's scruffy and has major lacquer peel on bonnet, roof and boot along with various rust bubbles on roof, but that's part of its "look".

Quite cramped in front despite the size of the thing.

It's cool/retro and I love driving it, coolest car I've had (and by a long shot the cheapest). Bulletproof engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2019

1994 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0 from Lithuania


Yes... name, beauty, history... but just as second car in my garage


Air flow meter (got it very cheap, a used one).

Oil pressure meter (oil started to leak from it, got it used, a very very cheap used one. New; would have to wait for three weeks).

Now reductor is leaking, rear ball bearing needs to be replaced, same rubber parts in suspension need to be replaced.

All electronics are still working.

It has quality new paint finish, done before I bought it, I have done rust prevention under the body... but it rusts everywhere it is not protected. And rusts to holes... it is so sad... such a beautiful car...

General Comments:

It is very beautiful car. That is why I bought it, as a second car. But now I use it every day. Because I have sold my first one.

It uses not much fuel for 4.0 engine. 14-16 l/100km in town, and 8-9 in highways. But it is expensive for me for every day use. Fuel costs its own price every 10 000 km :)

Comfort is low for such a big car, performance is good enough. But with such stiff suspension, it is too little sporty but bumpy.

It is so much fun in snow, it slides slowly enough sideways, so I can do things I couldn't with my BMW, because it was unpredictable in some situations (tires may be). The Jag is big and slow in the corners if compared. It need stiffer suspension and better fuel economy, and rust rust rust....

I like the looks, but it drives like a very heavy car... automatic transmission is good I think, but I miss manual very much. I miss my tail happy BMW 318 ti with KONI adjustable shock absorbers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2010

21st Nov 2019, 20:02

I feel for you. My wife is from Estonia so I guess you have similar weather. Even in the relatively mild UK the road salt and general rain/sun/rain/sun/rain/sun weather rots these. Thankfully, although ours was originally in the UK, it left there in 2006 at only 12 years old and was imported to Gibraltar. So it's survived extremely well. Rust wise I have a slight bubble forming on the leading edge of the front wing and strangely 3 rust spots on the roof; otherwise it's pretty much rust free, which at 24 years old is pretty good going.

1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 V6 from North America


Luxury, elegance, and sport packaged together on wheels!


So far the only trouble has been the wheel caps. Apparently, the wheel caps have a metal ring that holds them to the car. After 15 years those metal rings stop working. I have one missing. Other than that nothing had gone wrong since I got the car. It came with a pull to the right and a little shimmy at 80mph but other than that she is a dream.

General Comments:


I am a big dude - 6'4" and 280lbs... I don't fit that well in this car... my legs are too long and my head touches the ceiling.

This car is close to the ground. I went from a Honda Civic to this and this is closer to the ground than the Civic.

Good Stuff

Comfortable, fast, and pretty. I get comments all the time even though the Jag is 15 years old she is talked about everywhere I go.

This old car has sold me on Jags. I am saving my pennies to buy a newer model!

Like moving from a corner cafe to a five star restaurant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2008

26th Aug 2010, 06:14

Just remember to avoid the Ford V8 engines fitted to these Jags between 1998 and 2000/2001. They had Nikasil cylinder liners that used to wear out far too soon - e.g. after as little as 40,000 miles, resulting in a new engine having to be fitted.

6th Mar 2011, 13:53

Your car is a straight six definitely not a V6.

12th Aug 2011, 22:24

Amen to that!