1988 Jaguar XJ-S User Reviews

1988 Jaguar XJ-S Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
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"expensive car" 3 reviews
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Toodandy writes:
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5

Pros

Classic origional. Hess & Eisenhardt Convertable. Tungston with a dark blue top (new).
Reciently totally restored by Auto Body Concepts in
Gainsville, Tx.  JCNA National Champion Concours winner.

Cons

Hard to find negatives but this classic requires routine attention. Good mechanics are expensive.

Toodandy
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Award Winning 1988 Jaguar Xj-s — This is a drivers car that turns heads. Handles and feels like the name implies. Hess&Eisenhardt built this very special car for Jaguar. It is beautiful, unique and very impressive in every way. The big Big V-12 delivers great response.

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Daniel writes:
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look,power,comfortability

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when the car has a problem maintenance cost

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Awesome — fun car. head tuner. v-12. finding a mechanic who can fix a V-12 the right way is hard. a rare find. get ready for people to ask questions about this beautiful ride. not something you want to use in the snow

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Robert writes:
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Fast. Handles great

Cons

Expensive to repair. Can be an electrical nightmare.

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Great British Sports Car. — Great looking car. Great handling. Very smooth V-12 engine. Lucas electronics suck. Very fast, but at the cost of poor fuel economy. But hell, it is a V-12. Turns heads everywhere I go. I just hope I can afford to keep it running.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wil writes:
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Looks and power

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Running costs, overall reliability, the whole driving experience.

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My Very Own Lightning Mcqueen — I preferred looking at it than driving it. Great acceleration being that it was a TWR V12, and superb power-slides - wet or dry. Overall though, it was pants. 10mpg, expensive to maintain also. One thing I can give credit for though; we once drove it into central London during a Friday rush-hour. Aside from the hand-brake misbehaving, it ran like a dream. Still wouldn't touch another with a barge-pole. Says it all really.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Carmine writes:
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You would have a great time driving my car.

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Mpg sucks!

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Top Reasons To Love My Car? Everytime I Drive It I'm Having Fun. — I love my car but, it starts to shake around 150 mph. The performance of it is great tho. The mpg sucks so I have to stop at every gas station I go by. Other then that I love driving the car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1992 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

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Love It! But Them I'm Biased, Its My Most Fav Car In The World! ;) By Esta-Jane

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