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You are in the Jaguar XJ-Series
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Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar XJR, Sedan
#12 of 29 Re: 95 XJR [Kirksjohnson]
Mar 09, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Interesting, sounds like it led a hard life as a rental! I have a '96 XJR which I bought as a Jaguar Select Edition car from the Jaguar dealer in Willmette, Il back in the fall of '99. It had 17k miles when I bought it and now has 122K miles. It's been the best car I've ever owned. Maintenance has been somewhat pricey but local Indy dealer has let me bring my own parts when I could acquire them elsewhere for less. I'm thinking about replacing it with a 2005 XJR, but only if the price is right since I can't hardly bring myself to part with the '96!
#13 of 29 Re: Good Buy? [freeoppressed]
May 07, 2009 (6:24 pm)
hi, the best years are from 98 to 03,after 03 ford took over and mass them up,like what they did with the landrover. the ford took away the jaguar trademark from them, like the hood how it opens, the gass fill and the mascot , i have the xj8 03 till now I do not have one single problem and I am very happy with it
#14 of 29 Re: Good Buy? [jovell]
May 28, 2009 (5:31 am)
Actually, I think you'll find Ford bought Jaguar in 1989 and sold it in 2008.
#15 of 29 Re: Good Buy? [jovell]
May 31, 2009 (4:12 pm)
Actually the purchase by ford helped the brand. Most of us are old enough to remember the electrical nightmares of the older models. That's why Lucas Electric is called the "Prince of Darkness"
Nov 24, 2009 (9:04 am)
This is a novice question: I have a lovely 2001 XJ8, trouble free except I have no owners manual. Can anyone recommend where to download/purchase? Thank you.
#17 of 29 Re: 2001 XJ Owners Manual [flonightpilot]
Nov 27, 2009 (7:10 am)
Try ebay or call your local Jag dealer. Those manuals are most likely out of print but they may have some old ones lying around. If they do I am sure they would sell you one.
#19 of 29 Re: 2001 XJ Owners Manual [british_rover]
Nov 27, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Thank you. I had contacted the only Jaguar dealership in the Twin Cities, Downtown Jaguar.
Not only were they rude but asked why I didn't buy a car from them and said it would be "weeks" before I received the manual and cost was $125.00+.
I don't mind the cost but their attitude I can live without. 'trying eBay now.
#20 of 29 Re: 2001 XJ Owners Manual [flonightpilot]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 27, 2009 (5:13 pm)
The one on dBay even has the radio manual, and a nice pouch, too.
#21 of 29 2001 XJR Replacement shocks
Jan 13, 2010 (2:14 pm)
My 2001 XJR needs new shocks up front, and will probably need rears soon as well. I've checked the market for different options, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with Koni, Bilstein, or KYB as opposed to the OES in terms of responsiveness, firmness, and overall ride quality? I live in NY, and the roads are full of seams, steel plates, and potholes so big Evil Kneivel was seen trying to jump one in a rocket bike.....so the shocks need to be durable.