Based on 30 Ratings for the 1995 - 1997 models.Review this car
By Rockin on Sunday, September 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Front seats have cracking leather; front flooring needs carpeting; interior wood veneer chipped; rear drivers side window shattered but can work with buyer to replace. Exterior: blue, small rust spots. Engine is mint condition but needs air conditioning work. Easy fixes for a collector."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By Lion on Thursday, September 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "great price"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"I bought this car as a 2nd car and have only driven it about 11000 miles since purchased in 2007. Still runs great but needs cosmetic repairs."
By MO on Thursday, July 24, 2014
I owned and sold this car
Reason: Buyer another one in different color.
Pros: "Styling. Cheap to own. The compliments you get."
Cons: "Headliner sags. Digital display fails."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned a 1995 XJ6 and a 1997 XJ6 Vanden Plas and I'm now buying another 1997 VP in a color I've not owned previously. Let me say, these are the BEST cars Jaguar has ever made. Period. The in-line six cylinder engine is one of the best automotive power plants ever made by any manufacturer. It will easily run 200k miles without problems (as long as you do regular maintenance). These cars drive silky smooth, they are all the power you could want, and for a European luxury brand, are surprisingly inexpensive to maintain or repair. Prices have stabilized and you can drive a nice clean XJ6 for years and not lose any money on depreciation...even a Toyota Prius will depreciate more than one of these cars. Now, as for styling. The 1995-1997 XJ's are as Road and Track put it, "The most beautiful four door sedans ever created." Pull into the gas station and you'll get compliments almost every visit. The styling is timeless and sadly of another era when form meant more than function. Geoff Lawson, the designer of these cars has passed on, but his work lives in the beautiful sculpture that is an XJ6. Ok, so what's not to like about these cars? Well, here are a few (and only) shortfalls I have found in owning two. The rear headliner tends to sag over time. The readout on the clock will fail after time. And after 60k miles, I had to replace the front suspension bushings ($250) on my Vanden Plas. Other than that, NO problems at all. The father of the owner of my service facility has driven his XJ6 over 200k miles with no major issues. Try doing that in a BMW or Mercedes (not to mention they don't drive/handle anything like an XJ). So my advice to you is to search through the Auto Trader ads and find a 95-97 XJ with under 50k miles (yes, they are out there) and latch onto it. You'll love looking at it. You'll love the way it drives. You'll love the low cost of ownership. And someday when you do finally decide to sell it, you will love the fact that you'll get most, if not all, of your original purchase price back. What car can give you more than that? Oh, and one more detail. A silver cat on your hood is so much sexier than a peace symbol, don't you think?"
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By tjpjag on Friday, June 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 71,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "very reliable, great to drive, head turner."
Cons: "suspension just a bit rough on crumbling city stre"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Nothing is perfect however this car is darn close. I've own probably 12 - 14 cars in my life and thank goodness I've own a 1996 Jaguar XJS convertible. Just a wonderful automobile."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By xk180 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Every positive adjective that comes to mind"
Cons: "What's not to like?"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Owning and driving this Jag causes me to feel good about the world. Feels like silk, people stare at it and want to talk about it. I have owned 20 Jags but this particular one seems to arouse people's passions almost or more so than the E-Types I have owned. Overall sumptuous!"
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful