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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
#2141 of 2806 Re: 1999 Jaguar XJ8 or 1997 Jaguar XJ6? [masteryoda2]
Jun 07, 2005 (8:10 pm)
Let me "throw in some thoughts".
I firmly believe, based on experience, that the late model XJ's >1996-1997- are the very best of the series. They represent the end point in the perfection of the in line 6 which is one of the best, if not the best, engines that Jaguar has built....a true workhorse, long lasting and very reliable.
On the other hand, the "first editions (1998-99 maybe 2000)" of the XJ8's seem to have had some annoying "new edition launch" problems.
Now about Lucus. They have been panned over the years and the butt of many jokes, some of which were "well deserved". But, they have been around for sometime and get blamed for some frustrating problems which as plagued other manufactures under some very good marques.
But, I must say that my expierence over the years has been that Lucus electric in these late models (1996-1997) XJ 6's has been quite good as they perfected ie. -"worked out the bugs" - over the years.
Bottom line is that if I were buying, I would look for and not hesitate buying a "pristine" XJ6 (1996-1997) which evidence some positive Ford influence.
I really do love the "personality" of the XJ6 !
If you like greater and greater Ford influence and the "newer engineering", I would look for a XJ8 in as late a model year as you can afford, preferably the last years before the new aluminium model (2004).
Hope, these personal - "Jag Lover" - thoughts this give you some "good food for thought".
These are really great motorcars with special personalities and demand well deserved TLC.
Jun 08, 2005 (2:49 am)
I was wondering, by your "jag lover" (in quotes) comment, do you frequent that website?
#2143 of 2806 "seminole key" response
Jun 08, 2005 (9:44 pm)
I did put "jag lover" in quotes.
You made a sharp observation.
Interesting site for us "Jag Lovers" !
Jun 11, 2005 (5:07 am)
A questions came up the other day among us Jag owners.
The discussion centered on the following:
Is it wise to switch to a synthetic in older XJ 6 and XJ8 engines as the synthetics are touted as having longer life and better lubrication qualities ?
There were conflicting opinions on this nor did anyone know if there an "official" Jaguar position?
Anyone have an expert opinion / experience ?
#2145 of 2806 Inquiring about "Brentwood Bill"
Jun 11, 2005 (5:16 am)
Over the years one of our best experts on XJ Jags was "Bretwood Bill"
I am wondering if he is still around "the net".
If so, I hope he will log on and give us his sage advice.
#2147 of 2806 Re: Inquiring about "Brentwood Bill" by christchurch
Jun 11, 2005 (5:26 am)
Not sure what happened to Bill - he hasn't been around for quite a while.
I have a question for you. I saw a convertible Jag the other day in a parking lot that had no model name anywhere on it and didn't have the hood ornament, but it had a Jaguar badge instead. I believe it was brand new. It was gorgeous. What model was it, do you know? I haven't looked it up, just thought you might know what it was. It was really beautiful inside and out.
Jun 11, 2005 (6:47 pm)
Does anyone have any info on 2006 changest to the XJ? I assume they would be minor but wanted to see if anyone had heard anything. Thanks in advace.
#2149 of 2806 I read in yesterdays
Jun 12, 2005 (12:52 pm)
paper that Jaguar came in #2, behind Lexus, in JD Power initial quality...Honda dropped to #12...what is going on here???...
#2150 of 2806 Re: I read in yesterdays [marsha7]
Jun 12, 2005 (6:28 pm)
That Initial Quality survey is so widely touted and publicized, yet it means precious little at the numbers it now represents if you break them down. Even between #2 and #12, you're not likely to see more than 1 defect in your car right off the bat, or still, maybe none. Until you get down to the Suzuki level, you'll hardly notice.