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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
Aug 02, 2001 (10:18 pm)
Yup... 97 Coupe with 45K on it or so is a $26K or so car at the auction.
Well, 3 have sold in the SE recently. all were Blue (!) and all had about 40-45K miles (double !!).
One was $25,800 one was $26,500 one was $29,500 (What were they thinking?)
Sapphire is stunning, I agree! They do not have sunroofs. After about 1997 (When Jaguar built and shipped a bunch) Coupes have become very very scarce. They also trail the convertibles in value quite a bit...
So you may have some looking to do to find one. They are just uncommon cars... But I think they look better than the convertibles. The market is pretty weakon them though..
As far as the 525i, If it's real clean I agree that you ought tobe able to retail it in the $11-12K range I think. You might not be happy to hear wholesale on it... ($8K or so) If you do plan on resale though, I would seriously consider a convertible. They are generally quite easy to resell, coupes can be tricky...
#668 of 2806 Purchase decision question to "brentwoodvolvo Bill" and others
Aug 04, 2001 (8:24 pm)
Bill and others:
A friend is considering the purchase of either a
1996 Mercedes Benz S 320 or a 1996 Jaguar XJ6.
What would you consider the strengths of both?
What price should he pay from a dealer for either comparably equipped?
Aug 05, 2001 (7:28 pm)
My wife wants a jag,I am looking to get into one fairly inexpensively. I see a 1989 xjs in Des Moines with light damage to the front passenger side door. They want just short of 4k and I have a good body man that can fix it. Any idea about whether this vehicle is one to avoid? If so, what would you look at?
Aug 06, 2001 (3:54 pm)
Bill - You are absolutely the BEST! Thanks for the advice. No sunroofs on the coupes? What were they thinking! I can't imagine not having a sunroof on a hardtop. I'll have to re-think the soft top as an option now. Luckily I live in California, land of sunshine and power outages.
Best to you,
Aug 06, 2001 (4:09 pm)
The S-Classes are nice. Heavy tho.. sort of ponderous to drive. Full of gadgets, very solid, strong resale.. dependable. A lot more interior/trunk room.
S320 is underpowered. Gotta do S420 or S500(preferably)
XJ6? Usual rules apply
Aug 06, 2001 (4:10 pm)
Depends what it will cost to fix. $6K or so is top of the market for these really... So I dunno.. under $4K MIGHT be a decent deal if the work canbe done WELL. Poorly done bodywork hurts the car's value.
I'd have the mechanicals checked by someone who knows Jags as well...
Aug 06, 2001 (4:10 pm)
Good call on the ragtop!
And always glad to be of help!
#675 of 2806 rental xj8's . . .
Aug 08, 2001 (6:59 am)
One of my neighbors just purchased a 99'xj8 that was originally a rental car. It has about 23,000 miles on it, and from what I can tell, some body work on one of the doors. He was really happy with the car, and insisted that I drive it around a bit--and it's nice, but doesn't seem quite as "tight" as my own xj's. He got a good price on it, he said he paid around 31,000 for it--but I wonder if he got ripped off b/c it was a rental in it's previous life. Any other owners or experiences with rental xj8's? Are these cars reliable or have they generally been driven so hard that it would be foolhardy if one were not to stay far far away from them? He mentioned that it had been sitting in the dealers lot for about 8 months--so I'm not sure if this is b/c the market is so weak or if it's the car itself.
#676 of 2806 1995 XJS Coupe Neophite
Aug 08, 2001 (6:32 pm)
I am interested in a 95 Coupe 4.0L, with 80K miles. What are the items I should be looking out for? Are the repair bugs all over this model or might I be pleasantly surprised?