1995 Jaguar XJ6 from North America
A smooth, powerful steady performer, that will look as classy in 2021 as it does now!
Seat adjuster on the driver's side.
Throttle linkage sticking even after a clean out at a single spot near the beginning of its range. Solved by inserting a nylon tie at that point, thus bypassing it.
Seat adjuster on the passenger side does not go back far enough.
Emissions issue never resolved, so it has been given a "pleasure" designation so as to pass. Has reduced gas mileage to around 15.5/18 MPG.
Interior trim pieces - self repaired.
clock has dimmed and is no longer readable
undercarriage came loose from chassis nearly caused severe accident but mechanic caught it and re-bolted.
seats are showing age (some cracked leather on drivers bucket)
This car has been remarkably reliable, and maintenance has been pretty good, especially given the undeservedly poor reputation. I get admiring glances and comments all the time, all out of proportion to its actual cost/value. This was a dealer's car, and has upgrades such as wire wheels, built-in GPS, enhanced Bosch electronics, custom dual exhausts, high flow air intake.
Running on new Michelin Pilots, it is very smooth, especially on the highway with the occasional age appropriate rattle.
Purchase for $12,500 in 1995, and have driven nearly 40,000 miles. Investment in repairs may be as high as $6,000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2011