1988 Jaguar XJS -V12 5.3 from North America
Great Luxury Sports Car for the Money
Aside from the basic "quirks" with a classic sports car, I have found no major problems with the vehicle.
If you are looking for speed, this is your car. It does 0-100 in 10 seconds and doesn't even breath hard. Solid smooth ride. Seating is a little tight for long legged people. Stereo in mine is LAME! It would buy another one tomorrow, a real head-turner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2002
3rd Sep 2009, 03:30
We need an "autobahn" here in Canada for our Jaguar XJSs.
24th Jul 2010, 01:41
Definite head turner; the average person has no idea what an XJS is, but loves them anyways.
Love the speed and the balance in time. There is just enough of everything, and you feel really connected to the car, even though it's from the 80s.
If you don't have much funds, but want a classic, and have never experienced a V12, get one! Or at least go for a test drive.
I'm still working on mine after I bought it where it had been parked for almost 15 years, but it is on the road, and needs minor things.
Jags have a way of fixing themselves if you treat them right, and if you maintain them, they are happy and go forever.
Love the Connolly leather and balance of wood inside.
Only negative I can say is they have useless back seats. Even I at 5'9 cannot sit in without my head bumping. But I guess it's expected.
Besides, you only need room for yourself and your lady friend... although there is room for 2-3 bodies in the trunk.