Bought second hand, and would do it again if I could find! Very very few problems, I've owned for 6 years and I just hit 100k miles. Replacing things per manual and hope it runs as strong as before!
Great car and beautifully styled
This car has more than exceeded expectations. I came upon this car at a shop I was performing services for. To be fair, they elected toake it a part of my work package for the season. I nearly turned it down because it is Anthracite Mica in color. It's black and is very hot in summer sun noatter where you are. This is the S-Type Sport version and was originally purchased as a special order. I traced the history and it has spent most of it's time in Ohio. This beautiful cat came to me with 82,000 miles on it and now just turned over 100,000 after 2 years of ownership. It is a very amazing performer and has the CATS System and that makes it an astounding performer. Maintenance has been usual and very normal. I have studied the Jaguar history and many models extensively and know lots of answers to most questions posed by owners. There are quirks and a temperament that comes with owning Jaguar Automobiles. A sound bank account is a good start. My studies have created a solid knowledge along with the dealer relationship I developed with Kempthorn Motors of Canton and Green, Ohio. After 20 years things are starting to show up and need repairs. There are minor rust issues on some body parts and the headliner is scheduled for replacement in October by a custom interior shop locally. The wheels will need refinished so they return to their former glory. They aren't terrible, just need kept in top shape. There are some subframe bushings and bolts getting replaced on the rear. The passenger window regulator needs replaced, temperature sensors and perhaps system needs replaced. I will be also doing a water pump as a preventative maintenance procedure prior to failure now. A little attention needs paid to the leather on the driver's seat due to wear. I am willing to put the finances into this vehicle as this is the finest car I have ever owned. Nothing rides or performs like Jaguar. I did my homework and studied this model extensively. Jaguar is more than a car or just another vehicle. It is an animal all its own. I am purchasing a other Jaguar and will likely be the XJ8 or XJR. My Jags will get covered and mostly stored for winter and my diesel Ford Truck will be driven. These cars deserve careful consideration and treatment. Nothing lasts forever. All Jags need maintenance. At 20, no complaints here. All vehicles of age require certain forms of expensive maintenance and upkeep. I am a sponsored semi-pro athlete and bicyclist and the S-Type is my bicycle transporter of choice. It gets looks when I drive up and the bicycle comes out for the events I participate in. It is US Air Force Cycling Team Veteran owned and Jaguar also built a military SEPECAT Jaguar and is still in use today.
Nice car for collector needs work
Beautiful car to convert to electric lovely body for a jaguar nicest one I have seen for a while beautiful artist car needs a loving owner who can invest in its up keep then is a lovely car and needs a good home