Great classic Jag
I just wish I could drive it more, I am handicap and can’t lower myself in car. I own two big Audi SUV’s that I drive
a bit of advice
This is a wonderful automobile beats anything from the competition in terms of style and performance. I cant say enough good things about this car. A word of advice is hang on!! very powerful and very easy to spin tires. Ofcourse because it is the highest performance model jaguar makes expect high part costs which is part of owning a jag yes but the nicest jag made too. This is a performance car for the enthusiast who can afford it not a kids car. Go into it knowing what you are getting dont act so surprised after all it is an XJR
Be sure you understand what your getting
This is a long term ownership review of a vehicle purchased off-lease for just under $30,000 in 2004. It had around 42,000 miles on the odometer at the time of purchase. First, I'd like to say I love this vehicle. It is a smooth, powerful head turning ride that draws comments from all quarters. The downside is the inevitable cost of ownership. If you're not able or ready to anti-up to the service bay for the routine maintenance, think again. Jaguar is not very forgiving of lack of maintenance. The car will let you know when it is ready...you get warned and have time to deal. But if you decide not to act, you will be doing so when it might not be the best time for you. One event I'm rather dissappointed about is the instrument cluster going out at 48,000 miles. From what I understand, there was a MF defect that had the gas peddle or some other moving part in that area rubbing a connector. Once it went out - whammo -$1,000 for a new one. This should be a recall item, because it is unsafe to not be able to see what speed you are going, once it goes out. In any case, another somewhat expensive maintenance item is the brakes. You must replace all the rotors every time you get a brake job. That's another hearty $1000. ($250 per tire) Some of the hoses for the cooling system are very difficult to get to, so having them replaced is very expensive. This cost me over $1,400 when the car only had 60k mi. The next big whammy was the 90K scheduled maintenance, which includes the catalytic converters. In California, this is going to knock you back for $2,400 bucks just for the converters. Then you have another $1,200 bucks for the tune up. My point is: Yes, this is a great car! But it is not a cheap car to maintain. So when you decide to buy one, vet it very carefully... Brakes? New Tires? ($1,200) Other maint.? This car is my daily driver. For the last five years I've driven it over 60k miles and have really enjoyed it. I also intend to keep it as long as possible, if not just to make use of the extra investments made along the way. So, if you like to travel in style, have more power than most and can afford the "Jag Tax", go for it. As long as you go in with your eyes open, you'll not be dissappointed.