1992 Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 V12 from UK and Ireland
30 year design is still better than 80% of todays cars
Backlight on trip computer out most of time. Central locking not working for 3 days, but fixed itself.
Absolutely fantastic car. Very Very fast and handles better than most hot hatches. When you decide to drive it sensible, it transforms into a limo.
Only problem I have with this car is fuel economy and interior space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2007
31st Mar 2010, 11:45
Consider swapping your automatic gearbox for a 5- or 6-speed manual provided by The Driven Man.
With the 5-speed, my open road cruising fuel economy jumped from 19.3 mpg (best was 22) to 30.3 mpg (lowest was 28.2). Fuel economy for in-town stop-and-go traffic is up to 21.0.
I have enjoyed the manual gearbox for nearly four years. Mine has the Kiesler "racing flick" spring-loaded option for 3rd and 4th gears. It brought my 1990 XJ-S convertible from an enjoyable constant sedate "limousine" to an on-demand ferocious roadster. It is also much quicker off the mark than it was with the automatic. The manual gearbox made this cat feel many pounds lighter and much more nimble.
4th Jun 2011, 16:29
Cheers, mate. That is something I will be giving some serious thought to. Thanks.