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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
May 24, 2005 (9:00 pm)
Just a note to those who still own the last years of the great XJ6's [1996-1997] which are refined and the best of the XJ6's.
I just thought it would be nice to hear if anyone has some notes to share ?
I am amazed at the mileage some have racked up with great reliability and, as always, with so much enjoyment.
I still look forward to driving Jaguar automobiles after all these years !
#2124 of 2801 Re: Saying Hello to Old and New Friends of the XJ Series [christchurch]
May 25, 2005 (3:50 am)
Hi, it's nice to have you back!
May 25, 2005 (7:55 pm)
Last spring we looked at buying a new 04 XJ sedan. List price was about 61K or so and we probably could have bought one for 58K. (We didn't need/want the lwb versions.) The '04 as you know is the latest and best, new alu version. Now in the spring of '05 I see used '04s with asking prices in the low 40s. This too me is a) a tragedy that this great car has such a low resale and b) a great buying opportunity.
#2127 of 2801 Love my XJ6 (except the sunroof)
May 26, 2005 (10:31 pm)
I recently purchased a 1995 XJ6 VP. It only has 62,000 miles and is in excellent condition. I love it!!! However, the first time I pushed the button to retract the sunroof, it went back all but the last 5-6 inches and stopped. When I push the close button, it goes forward a little bit and then reverses to the open position. I have tried the manual closing procedure but it will not budge. Any suggestions?
#2128 of 2801 Re: Love my XJ6 (except the sunroof) [jmabbott]
May 27, 2005 (8:52 am)
I agree that the XJ6 - late models - (XJ8 replaced it in 1998) - are truly "dream
automobiles". They drive and perform superbly !
In regards to the sunroof:
I just had mine repaired a couple of weeks ago for a similar malfunction !
Actually, the sunroof is supposed to retract only to within about 5-6 in. of full open where it meets the second piece ("lid") which looks as though it too should retract, but doesn't.
The mechanism is quite complex and if "forced" or "binds" there are small plastic pieces which will break.
If this has happened, as it did to me and when I decided to be "fix it man", (you too) there is no other alternative than to have the parts - assembly- replaced. "Ouch"
This is the ONLY problem I have ever had.
Your "Jags best friend" beside yourself, of course, is fastidious routine maintance by a top flight Jag specialist mechanic. Jags are sophisticated pieces of machinery well deserving quality care.
The XJ6 is really special. You will enjoy driving your Jag more and more each time you "put it through its paces" !
Keep on "Jagin" !
#2129 of 2801 Re: Love my XJ6 (except the sunroof) [christchurch]
May 27, 2005 (8:54 am)
Thanks for the advice. What was the cost of your repair?
May 27, 2005 (8:31 pm)
Thanks for being with this forum from my first post . You have always overseen the site with steady good judgment. You seem to understand that
Jaguar , owners are quite special automobile enthusiasts.
By the way, how do I access the icons below? They are a neat addition.
Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.
#2131 of 2801 Re: XJ sunroof [imabbott]
May 27, 2005 (9:07 pm)
Further, on the sunroof.....
The repair of a wedged or broken sunroof is rather time consuming and thereby
I had mine repaired at the Jaguar dealer. They have a time estimate of approx.
4 hours of labor. Reason is the entire headliner of the car must be removed to access the sunroof mechanism.
I don't have my invoice with me while sending this e-mail to give you an exact cost, but you can figure dealer labor and parts can and will mount up. Off hand,
I am going give a guessestimate and say it was probably in the $500 range, but I maby be incorrect as I had some other routine items tended to at the same time.
So, the moral to the story is that we should be less impatient and not try to do our own "repairs" which in this case probably made things worse resulting in a repair becoming more costly.
Incidently, let me correct my last post when I said I have never had any other repair as I remember now that I did have "the famous forever-breaking cup holder" replaced. (I have seen them in disrepair in many friends Jags over the years).
Needless to say, I treat it along with the sunroof with "utmost respect" !
But, beyond these "character flaws" the cat has been flawless over the many miles of extraordinarily pleasurable driving.
The Cat continues to purr !
#2132 of 2801 Re: XJ sunroof [christchurch]
May 27, 2005 (9:52 pm)
Thanks...I took a drive today in the beautiful sunshine and the car was as smooth as a baby's bottom. The cupholders on mine are in good shape along with most everything on the automobile.
I will treat my Cat with the tender loving care it deserves.