1993 Jaguar XJS Facelift model 4.0 from UK and Ireland
Gorgeous machines! In love!
Electric door locks on the passenger side malfunctioned after six months.
Valve seals on head (common fault) needed to be put in as the engine became smokey - now OK.
Electrical glitch on dashboard.
Rust on floor pan, needed welding, rear trailing arm needed replacement.
All the above needed fixing at end of the first year's ownership. The car was 16 years old when purchased.
No other problems since.
This is one hell of a car to own!
There don't seem to be many about now, so very easy to find in the car park, and a delight to own and drive in every respect.
My only gripe is its turning circle is not very clever, but I just get used to it.
It's extremely comfortable, with lovely leather and walnut interior. She feels rock solid and perfect for long journeys. Since I had a major service last year, it has been 100% reliable, and I feel I got something of a bargain!
She has never failed to start on even the coldest or wettest mornings, & is lovely to drive with incredible road holding.
On motorways/freeways, it goes like a stabbed rat with kickdown, and highly illegal speeds are easily attainable, and it seems to have vast amounts of power on tap!
The four litre engine is an absolute gem, and feels bomb proof.
There is very little not to like about these cars,
and the styling has now come into its own - a true modern classic, and much admired
I would recommend one these cars to anyone - the 4.0 face-lift is the best built of the variants..
Oh, and women love them!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2011