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You are in the Jaguar XJ-Series
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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
#2629 of 2806 Re: Why not buy? [foster1]
Sep 06, 2007 (2:17 pm)
The 1990 xj and others of its model were fraught with self-inflicted problems. (Jaguar engineers/designers, either didn't know or didn't care about what they were doing); so, the results are well known but the overall style of the car still had its litheness of line that has always attracted so many admirers. The last year for this feline look was 2004. Since then, the xj has developed a portly look to accomodate the increasing girth of North Americans. Now, it's just another BIG car. Maybe if they could recapture sporting feline look of the past, and continue its present quality, things would look up>
#2630 of 2806 Electrical Problem with Windows
Sep 09, 2007 (4:59 am)
We just yesterday purchased a XJ8 1999.
We had windows tinted. There was water dampness inside car from process.
On way home, one window automatically went down anf the steering wheel moved.
Returned and dealer said it would be okay when it dried out.
Today it is still doing these things.
Has damage been done? If not, what should or can be done?
Taking it back tomorrow to dealer.
Appreciate your direction.
#2631 of 2806 '05 XJ8L - cracking/creaking noises overhead
Sep 11, 2007 (6:29 am)
hello! i have read several of your entries and i am so glad you guys are here to help us jag newbies. we purchased an '05 XJ8L a month ago with 34,000 miles. the car is absolutely gorgeous but we are hearing a cracking/creaking noise overhead around both driver and passenger doors. its not a constant noise, but loud enough that you can hear it over music playing quite loudly. has anyone experienced this annoying in your ear noise. i am taking my car to the dealer on friday, i would appreciate any experience you can share.
#2632 of 2806 Re: '05 XJ8L - cracking/creaking noises overhead [happygirl54]
Sep 11, 2007 (6:41 am)
Welcome new Jag owner! Just some info that you will benefit from: Go to jag-lovers.com and post your question. You purchased an "X350" That is the Jag technical despription for your XJ. Go to the X300 forum which includes the X300 ('90 - '97), X308 ('98 - '03) and X350 ('04 to present) and you will have your question answered by a very technically inclined audience. Good luck! I use it all the time and have found so much useful info and answers to my questions there.
#2633 of 2806 Re: Electrical Problem with Windows [madonnadj]
Sep 12, 2007 (9:20 am)
Note:You talked with the dealer and he said it
would be ok when it dried out? I left my window
down on the drive side and it rained and had the
about the same problem. I would open all windows about half way and put a fan in the car overnight. The windows half way
down will work best.
#2634 of 2806 Re: Electrical Problem with Windows [denham]
Sep 12, 2007 (9:30 am)
Thank you for the tip.
I returned it to the seller, and I believe he is going to replace the "mother board" just to be sure.
Can I assume you have had no lasting effects from the dampness?
#2635 of 2806 Re: '05 XJ8L - cracking/creaking noises overhead [hofiii]
Sep 12, 2007 (3:11 pm)
hofiii, Thanks so much i am on my way to jag-lovers.com. Edmunds.com has been an invaluable source of excellent advice and problem solving with my chrysler. i look forward to chatting with you guys regularly, hopefully, no because there is problem.
#2636 of 2806 '05 XJ8L - area around gear shift feels warm
Sep 12, 2007 (7:20 pm)
Hello Guys! i noticed that after a 20 mile drive, the area around the shift knob (where the p,n,r, and d are located) was warm/hot to the touch. should i be concerned about this? has anyone else experienced this. thanks!
Sep 13, 2007 (7:10 pm)
The Jag boards here are dead. (I guess minus 40% in sales of XJ according to JD Powers is the cause). Anyway, I need to get some prices on the 07 and 08 VDP. Maybe the host can help me here but I don't understand the Edmunds TMV pricing of "what others are paying". It shows about a $700 discount on a car that I've been offered 13K off (07). How can I find out what the real market is for both a new one for both years?
#2638 of 2806 Re: Prices on XJ [topspin628]
Sep 14, 2007 (4:18 am)
Note: First I would check for best dealer price and service.
The best price is not always best, and good dealer service is not easy found.