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Jan 21, 2001 (10:52 pm)
how fast do the 1990 Jaguar go. What is the top speed on the speedometor on the 1990 jaguar. is it 85 or 120 or 140. if you now email me at mkittyinreach.com or post it. ok!
#12 of 20 moderncarmoderncarmodercar
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2001 (9:17 am)
You might try asking this in the Sedans Board. This Board is for classics, i.e., older cars.
#13 of 20 Advice to mbanville88 re potential Jag
Jan 24, 2001 (6:46 pm)
(With a courteous note to Mr. Shiftright: the Edmunds page about the 92 XJ6 Sovereign links directly into this discussion stream - sorry to interrupt but maybe Edmunds should update the link - I cannot find the link you refer to).
ANYWAY. Back to mbanville88 about that 91 Sovereign. I bought a 92 Sovereign last June and it has been nothing but delightful. I do maintain it regularly. She gets an oil change EVERY 3,000 miles for about $65. I have had the bearings re packed ($145). Belts, hoses, air filter (approx $110 plus labor of $128 (probably got ripped off there)). Electronic control module to fix the trip computer and cruise control for $800 (yikes - but that was optional really). New set of beautiful Pirellis for about $600. New Alpine CD changer for $400. Hand wash/wax for $70 a month. The finish is so smooth you can swim right into it.
I have bulb failures in the tail lights so frequently that I keep 5 or 6 handy to change out when they go (50 cents a piece). It drives me crazy to have anything on that car that does not work. Also, the hydraulic system has a leak somewhere that will have to be fixed (Aye carumba!). I keep an extra bottle of HSMO (hydraulic system mineral oil) in the car so I can top it off if necessary. My mechanic doesn't think its too much of a problem.
Find yourself a good mechanic, buy him a bottle of scotch and a box of cigars and he'll be there when you need him.
OK, its a money pit. But reliable and beautiful. Turns heads and makes my heart pound. If the car you are looking at has a well documented service history as mine did you're in for a real treat. And as for speed, if you pass a Jag on the freeway its because you were allowed to.
Jan 25, 2001 (12:26 pm)
how fast do the 1990 Jaguar go. What is the top speed on the
speedometor on the 1990 jaguar. is it 85 or 120 or 140. if you know
email me at mkittyinreach.com or post it. ok!
Do the 1990 Jaguar have a rpm gauge? if so email me at mkittyinreach.com
do the 1990 Jaguar have abs brakes? and is the Jaguar a automatic? if so email me at mkittyinreach
Do the 1990 Jaguar have air bags? and what year did they put air bags in Jaguars.
#15 of 20 re. to cars by cats8
Feb 01, 2001 (7:09 pm)
1990 xj series speedos went to 160mph although i doubt they'll do that. maybe 140.they do have a tach that redlines at 5500rpm and goes to 7000rpm ..never seen a manual trans. jag. they do have abs brakes. at least my xj6vdp does. and no to the air bags. i think they came in about 1995.
#16 of 20 TMV sent me here!!
Feb 08, 2001 (1:21 pm)
Shifty, I tried to find some info and feedback about a 94 vanden plas I'm thinking of buying. When I went to get the TMV, edmunds provides a link to this site, so that may be why so many "sedan" questions about newer cars keep popping up here.
#17 of 20 Answers to questions...
Feb 19, 2001 (10:36 am)
-The first Jaguar sedans to have a driver's side air bag were the 1993 XJ6 and 1993 Van den Pals. A passenger side was added for the 1994 model year.
-The Series III Sedan was introduced in the US during the 1979 model year in 6 cyl. and 12 cyl. form. Not many 1979 Series III XJ6's were sold in the US and only a handful of 1979 XJ12s made it across the Atlantic. Of course, no 12 cyl. Sedans were imported by Jaguar for the 1980-1993 model years. The last Series III model sold in the US was a 1987 model and in late 1987, the '88 "new" XJ6 (internally referred to as the XJ40) was offered for sale. Generally, the '88 and '89 model year cars experienced quite a few problems but by the 1990 model year quality was rapidly improving. As with all cars of these ages, a neglected example with drain your bank account quite hastily, but a well maintained car (especially one that has had many of the original design flaws fixed) can be a joy to own.
Feb 19, 2001 (10:38 am)
Should be "Vanden Plas" not "Van den Pals", a pox on spellcheck!
#19 of 20 1995 XJS V-12 Convertible
Feb 19, 2001 (8:54 pm)
I am considering buying a '95 XJS Convertible with the V12 with 44000 miles. I think this may be a future classic as it is the last xjs with a V12 (96 was last XJS but 6 cyl. only). I wonder if these last V12's were as much trouble as the pre-1990 ones?
Also any comments as to its future value. Any one have production breakout for 1995 XJS? How many V12 coupes & Conv. as well as 6 cyl production?
#20 of 20 Restored 1985 model
Mar 01, 2001 (3:27 pm)
I have the opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored 1985 Series III model. (New paint, engine, transmission, air.) I am not mechanically minded but do take care of my car and am willing to check fluids etc and etc. Should I run the opposite way? What price should I think of paying? Any advice? It is a dream car!