29th Jan 2009, 20:45
I purchased a 1993 XJ6 in 2008 with 78,000 miles on her. This auto was sitting in a garage crying so I had to save her, so I bought her for 1,500.00. She was injured.
The previous owner had a driven her off the road into a wooded area, which caused under body damage and drivers side body damage, but the Jag runs very well, I will save her. This Jaguar will recover from this abuse. So if you read this comment, I am looking for extra parts for my jaguar, and advice thank you fellow jaguar lovers.
4th Mar 2009, 23:24
Look - don't buy a Jag, especially the older ones, for daily or long commutes unless you're willing to put in lots of time and money.
Know what you want: reliability and peace of mind = new with warranty or any of the consumer best used car.
Style and self loathing / uniqueness = that's why we're all commenting here.
19th Apr 2009, 17:37
I am so shocked with what I'm reading on this post... people saying they love a car that costs thousands a year to maintain. I was looking to buy a 93 XJ6 just for fun... no way that is happening.
Sorry, but when I fork over thousands of dollars for a car I like to believe I'm paying for a little bit of reliability...
4th May 2009, 05:23
A proper luxury car IS supposed to be reliable. I don't subscribe to this separation of luxury and style from reliability and practicality. Buy yourself a late eighties or early nineties BMW or Merc or Volvo and you will know what reliability is.
For 20 years my BMW 518 has been trotting along, and my uncle is still driving in his Mercedes 280 SEL that he bought second hand in 1994, they visit service centers on anniversaries and oil changes, hardly recharged the A/C, and both cars had the factory fitted A/C compressor, radiator, radiator fan, dynamo, engine, transmission etc.
Jaguars are comfortable cars, but the eighties and early nineties had unbelievable pathetic dependability. Newer models are better I hear, but still, it's an English car, people: great styling and enough juice in the engine to just make it over the finish line of the British race, nothing more.
18th Jun 2009, 22:45
I have a 93 Jaguar XJ6 that has no start or no spark. The thing is I cannot find anyone or any place that can tell me how to test the coil and the ignition module. I can't even find anything online and the repair shops around here can't seem to test them either. I'm stumped and I do not want to pour out 500 bucks for a ignition module if it doesn't need one or 100 for a coil. Any help on how to test the coil and module? Thank you.
6th Jan 2010, 01:56
I have owned my XJ6 for 13 months and couldn't be happier with my purchase. My British Racing Green 1996 model had 143000 miles and now has 159000. I drive the heck out of hit and have driven several 700+ mile road trips.
Aside from forgetting to turn off the headlights - causing a dead battery overnight - the car has never let me down. It runs very smooth - engine and transmission work well together. Road noise is very good. Wind noise could be a bit better at high speeds - the sunroof seems to be a big culprit for the noise. I do wish I could buy the car with NO sunroof, at 6'3" tall I only just fit into the car - but still very comfy for long drives.
The car has some know weak spots: memory seats will often not work, steering wheel telescope does not work, sunroof is also problematic, coffee cup holder is temperamental and some of the clock LCD segments are faded.
I bought the car for $3,400. Which is a tad low for the cars real value. I am looking for exactly the same car - but with less than 100k miles on it - if you have one for sale please let me know. Thanks.
29th Jan 2010, 19:39
Hey Jaguar 1993 XJ6 lovers, I am back to give you an update on my restoration project. I am the person who found a 1993 XJ6 Jaguar that was sitting in a garage for years, crying to be rescued, she had been driven off the road, suffering body damage an under carriage damage. Well I went straight to the recycle yards, purchased all the parts etc. She has a fresh paint job, looking and running good... my complete investment was $4,500.00, auto, parts, repairs etc. Wish you could see her, you would be impressed. "So to those willing to save wildlife, find a Jaguar that needs help, you will not be sorry"
16th May 2010, 14:37
In the effort of providing 2 sides to every story, let me deposit my 2 cents. I own a 1990 XJ6 with 69,000 miles on the clock. The car is incredible, and with the exception of oil changes and one rear bearing, the car has performed flawlessly, and considering the luxury and size of the car, very economically.
With this said, when I purchased my car 17 years ago, it was a low mileage, service documented car, and the service has been continued since my ownership. I have never been more satisfied with a driving experience, and have not experienced the challenges so well documented here.
Love mine, and will drive this nameplate as long as I can get my hands on one; nothing compares.
21st Jul 2010, 18:22
The best thing you can do with your JAG is to junk it. Jag is piece of junk and it always has been.
I don't care where you go in the world, everybody knows that Jag is one of the worst cars to own.
If your engine blows, you can install a Chevy 350, and it bolts right up to the tranny, and that my friends is the best you can do for the Cat.
The electrical system in the car is flawed from day one, and do yourself a favor, buy a german luxury car. Nobody beats german engineering, and that is a fact.
Good luck with that bank account breaker...!!!
11th Feb 2011, 21:51
I'm Alex out of San Antonio. I own a 93 JAG. I love it despite the hell it's put me through. I just wanted to know if Chevy engines could also fit a 93? Can somebody let me know please before I purchase a motor.
21st Apr 2011, 16:06
I absolutely love my 1990 XJ6 Jaguar. I paid 5,000, with great upkeep records. Then I spent off and on 10,000 (rebuilt steering, some more expensive stuff).
OK - for 15,000 I have a car that cannot be beat. And, I have not put one cent into it since original fixes, which all came ASAP when I bought it. That is 10 years with only oil changes and cheap check-ups.
The car can blow any other car off the road when it is in sport mode, and the gasoline consumption is astonishing. I average 18.2 miles per gallon and 27 miles per gallon freeway (long haul like I-5 in California). Are you kidding me? That is an original eco car (I hear it is all aluminum, so it is huge but very light). For such a huge cushioned couch riding down the road, yippie skippy! And, driving through tight mountain curves is a dream. (She however does not like altitude nor temps above 85 -- which of course England has neither of those). I commute every day, three hour round trip, and I am in my own quiet, regal ride.