1989 Jaguar XJS 3.6 litre petrol V6 from UK and Ireland
Has lots of weaknesses, but the good looks and good driving positions win your heart
My drivers window will not go down.
The air con will only work on high.
Radio decided to blow up.
Front sub frame rotting badly.
Failed M.O.T in 2004.
Giving off too much co2.
Upholstery rotting and smelling like dead people.
Seats marked too easily.
Mats stained with only a little mud.
Struggles to get passenger window down.
The car is very scary and goes like a rocket, my wife is scared to drive it!
It turns heads as you go down the high street and thus is a babe magnet!
Very rewarding to own if you get a good one, have to pay 6 grand for a good one though.
It makes the Ferrari Dino seem like a piece of s***!
Cabin is a bit cramped and head room is tight.
Boot is not very big for such a big car and unless you are wafer thin the back seats are useless.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2005
23rd May 2005, 12:26
Review very helpful thank you MR. mysterious who wrote this wonderful review.
17th Sep 2008, 05:04
Absolutely agree about being a babe magnet! I pulled with an eighteen year old uni student the other day, and lots more to come I suspect.
Loads of niggling faults as everyone else, but so superb (the Jag not the babe).
Very low oil pressure when hot. Is that normal? Do you put semi, full or mineral oil in. There are so many opinions.
All in all a wonderful thing. Wasn't sure about the image at first. A bit Essex pub landlord or del boy I feared, but definitely more James Bond, luckily.
The real ones that is, not the blonde ugly one that looks like a car worker.
19th Sep 2008, 09:10
Spot on with all those comments. Use a mineral oil for best results and oil pressure is always very low on the v12 when hot.