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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
#1904 of 2806 CURRENTLY OWN CADILLAC DEVILLE THINKING OF JAGUAR SEDAN FOR MY NEXT CAR
Mar 10, 2004 (10:15 pm)
I currently own a 1998 Cadillac Deville with 35,000 miles on it. I generally trade cars when they reach around 50,000 miles. I am thinking of a Jaguar Sedan for my next car, probably 2001-02 model. Are there any members of this conference that have owned both Cadillac and Jaguar? Would appreciate owners comments regarding: build quality, reliability, comfort, maintenance costs and any other factor you would consider relevant to a decision.
My Cadillac has been to this point very reliable and only repair has been replacement of an alternator. I like the Jaguar body style better than Cadillac but have heard that maintenance costs are higher for Jaguar.
Any comments by those with experience with both Cadillac and Jaguar sedans much appreciated.
Mar 11, 2004 (8:47 am)
I think you're right, maintenance will be higher on the Jag, but so will the refinement, the driving experience, feel and style. It's a totally different experience, believe me.
The Jags are reliable, not prone to breaking down, yet there are "things" that need attention probably more than with the Cadillac, and they may cost a bit more to fix too.
The trade off is in the fun. If the Jag moves you, it's worth the bother. If maintenance is your first priority, get a Lexus.
#1906 of 2806 I'm slightly hijacking this discussion
Mar 12, 2004 (1:11 pm)
but my question applies to XJ owners too. I have a 2001 XK8 with the DVD-based navigation system. I need to get an updated DVD. My local Jag dealer wants $398 for it. The system is a NavTech, but I don't see the XK (or XJ) Jag listed on their web site as a model that they have updated DVDs for. Does anyone know where to get one for only 1 arm or 1 leg, instead of one of each? Thanks.
#1907 of 2806 need some feedback
Apr 14, 2004 (7:22 pm)
I drove a VDP this afternoon and thought it was a great ride. Can someone tell me how the XJR rides? I am curious to see if it's too stiff for everyday commute. Dealer's don't seem to stock them much or perhaps they sell too fast.
Apr 20, 2004 (6:59 am)
I drive an XJR to and from work every day. I have owned Mercedes, Lexus's, and a bunch of other "luxury" cars. After awhile they become just cars, but I look forward to driving my XJR every day. Not real fuel efficient, but I love it
Bill A Dallas
#1909 of 2806 My landlord has one....
Apr 20, 2004 (4:08 pm)
As well as an Escalade, a Boxter and a S 55 AMG. The XJR is his favorite, and he's had no trouble with it, unlike the others.
#1910 of 2806 Any experience with Texascarsdirect
May 03, 2004 (7:11 pm)
I'm planning to buy a 2002 VDP. Texascarsdirect in Dallas occasionally has some interesting listings. Has anyone had any experience with them re. reputation? quality of vehicles? willing to deal?
I'd appreciate any info about them.
#1911 of 2806 Re: XJ8 Engine Stalling [lesliejoy #293]
May 29, 2004 (6:13 pm)
I too have just recently purchased a 1998 XJ8 with on 34,000 miles on it and the same thing has happened to me. I too took it to my mechanic and he told me that the throttle body was probably gone out, but he didn't have the machinery to check it out, only the dealer has such equipment.
I took it to a reputable Jag repair shop in West Holly wood and they cleaned out the throttle body. They told me that many times it just needs to be cleaned out. He ran a diagnostic test on the car and found two "codes", both relating to the transmission. I then took it to a transmission shop and they are quoting me $4200 to replace the trans. They said that it can cause the car to "turn off" while driving. It's happened to me 3 times, all while I was on the freeway, the latest time en route to Palm Springs going 80....had to coast to the shoulder where I had to let it sit for 10 minutes before it would start.
I'm frustrated as I still dont know exactly what is wrong with the car.
Let me know if you have shed any light on the situation.
#1912 of 2806 Re: Any experience with Texascarsdirect [exit16 #1910]
May 29, 2004 (6:18 pm)
Although I didn't purchase my car thru them, I did fly to Dallas (I live in LA) to check out their facilities. The cars all seemed to be in VERY good condition, and their enclosed showroom was very clean. The car that I actually went to see ended up selling the day before (just my luck), but I was impressed with the quality and low mileage of most of the cars.
Hopes this helps some.