1986 Jaguar XJS Sport 3.6 from UK and Ireland
Fast, pretty, comfortable and unbelievable value for money
Electric windows run slow
Piston in front brake caliper seized.
The car was bought for £600.00 for use as a wedding car (for me).
I spent just over £1000.00 on parts which I expected.
New brake calipers front and rear
New brake disc's front and rear
New master cylinder and brake lines.
2nd Hand window motor.
New front dampers and suspension bushes.
Performance exhaust and throttle body from AJ6 Engineering.
The car handles and rides very well although it is easy to make the tyres squeal.
The performance is very good when over 3500-4000rpm. (which is easy with the 5 speed manual gearbox)
The car has started first time and run without a hiccup on my wedding and since.
The car was going to be sold after the wedding, but I just can't bring myself to sell it, the wife also loves the car.
The best point is the fuel consumption between 23 to 31 mpg average.
Over the 1000+ miles covered on my wedding and honeymoon it returned 28mpg.
Many people said I was mad and should have hired a car for the wedding (it would have cost £1800.00 plus a deposit of £2000.00 for hiring an E-type or similar for a couple of days.
The car has been worth every penny.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2004
26th Apr 2006, 19:15
Sweet and still very true.
3rd Nov 2007, 14:45
I still have the car. It runs like a dream, and always starts first time. The only negative is rust has started on the rear wing and the bottom of the front wings (a new one from a Jaguar dealer has just cost me £227.00; expensive, but not terrible).