If other examples are as good as mine I'd have rate a used XJR as "performance bargain of the year."
Front wheel bearing failure due to lack of lubricant.
Interior lamp flickering due to dirty switch.
The "Memory" function of the seat works, but not quite correctly.
One of the best bargains on the used car market today. These mid-90s Jags are seriously undervalued.
This car is very powerful... not terrifyingly so, but lots of ooomph in any gear or at any road speed. You get quite a strong pushed-back-in-the-seat feeling when you tromp on it. This combined with the tight suspension and powerful brakes make this sedan more fun to drive than many would expect. The Jaguar styling is just icing on the cake.
In typical Jag fashion the car is quiet and comfortable although, being the short wheelbase model, the rear seat is a bit tight for space.
This is my third Jag and certainly the most enjoyable. After 5 months I've had no significant repair/reliability issues.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2006