Number 8 piston keeps bashing the electrode on the spark plug, causing it to run on 7, probably crank wear.
Smokes like a chimney on start-up and whilst running.
Air filter box is filling with oil, probably worn bores causing back pressure.
Windscreen wiper parks where it wants to and sets off by itself.
Steering judders and the car has new brakes all round, and has had all bushes checked and steering tracked and wheels balanced.
I have wanted a quick 8 potter for ages and thought that the Jag V8 supercharged would be the one. After having the S-type, I enjoyed the traditional English character and thought of staying with the manufacturer. I am used to running around in run of the mill stuff, for example I had a 180,000 mile 1043cc VW polo and thought now's the time to treat myself, but I wish I hadn't.
The XJR has a full service history up to the last minute, so what the heck is it doing giving me all this grief in so little miles?
My 21 year old 1.0 litre VW Polo was a better workhorse and I treated it like a dog. All I can say is that I am very disappointed and this car has cleaned me out without giving me any fun..
You don't expect to buy a prestigious marque of this calibre and have these types of problems at such a low and well maintained mileage. Beware.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th February, 2006