1993 Jaguar XJS Sports 4.0 from UK and Ireland
In love with my XJS
Front sub-frame replaced, plus other welding and suspension parts to tune of £2000 at 120K miles. Also had various hoses etc. done at same time for about £500.
All brake disks replaced for about £300 as 100K miles.
Radius arms replaced at 84K miles for about £360.
Head gasket replaced, plus throttle pot sensor by Jaguar at 126K miles for £1100.
Before getting married in May 2008, I told my wife-to-be that she was not just marrying me, she was marrying my XJS too! I love this car so much that I could never get rid of her (the car, not the wife), no matter how much I have to pay in repair bills etc.
I adore the lines of her body. The way she glides along the road in an effortless symphony of refinement, grace and purpose. I only wish I had the convertible, but I'm still working on the clinching argument that'll make my wife demand I start looking for one to buy immediately!
Ultimately, I adore this car because of its flaws. Things may break or bits stop working over time, but this could be said of us all. Besides, it's not how it makes you feel when things go wrong. It's how it makes you feel when things go right.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2008