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1990 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

1990 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"cheap car" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"wire" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Raoul writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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3

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Exceptional when it worked

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Was in the shop most of the time

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Flawed But Beautiful — Another Pininfarina design, and in my opinion one of the most beautiful sedans ever built. Exceptional appearance, and ride quality, and classic British interior. However, awful quality and this car cost me more money and spent more time in the shop than any other car I ever owned. Eventually had to cut my losses and sell it to avoid a divorce.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Danny writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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3

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Fast, Fun, and Pretty

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Repairs expensive, Hard to find garages to fix them, especially wiring/electtricals.

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Expensive To Own, But Very Very Worth It If You Can Afford It. — Performance - Fast acceleration. Too heavy to spin the tires. Top speed of 140, not bad for an inline 6. Handling could be better, but it is sporty. Build Quality - Good everywhere except the wiring, British cars are notorious for faulty wiring and Jaguar felt the need for separate fuses for both sides. Typical repairs for a 20+ y/o car. Appearance - Beautiful car, commands attention on the road. Somewhat of a muscle car stance. Interior was well done, but lacks cupholders (not a single one in the whole car!!!) Cost Of Ownership - Only takes premium gas, when I say only, I MEAN only. tried 91 and she spits a sputters, had to put octane booster to rid of the faulty gas. Repairs are few and far between, but expensive when you get them. Fun Factor - Hellishly fun to drive, stock its nearly impossible to spin the tires, which could be good or bad depending on how you look at it. Handling is typical for a big car, but nice and sporty. Engine has a nice roar to it and revving high while parked will shift the car back and forth nicely xD

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

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Ozzie writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sovereign Sedan Review
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3

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Handles nicely and has a plush ride, Inline 6 is a great motor

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WIRING!!! every reliability issue I had stemmed from wiring problems

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If You Hate The Look Of A Cadillac And The Thought Of Reliability, This Car Is For You — My Jaguar was a great driving car, it looked awesome and drove awesome... when It would start. It wasn't very reliable, and that means a lot coming from someone that has owned more than one British car. The interior felt cheap, and the wiring was just plain stupidly engineered. Mileage was only mediocre for an inline 6 and it was geared so high that acceleration was hardly an option. Also the fluid for the Hydraulic ride control was super expensive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Review
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4

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Impressive,Flashy,

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Prone to Electrical Troubles. But easy to fix if you ignore Jaguars Fright tactics to leave it to a Jag Tech.

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A Car For All Occassions.. — Very Fast if you don't mind kickin it.Smoked a 2008 Bentley left it like it was standing still. He opened it up We laughed said ok bud here we go, and within two blocks I cleaned his A** damnn Bentley sounded like a Mortified Lawnmower.. On a bad note not enough road to open the car full. 232 mph before I ran outta straight road, had to back down..The car is a Dream to drive though.Cruisin,long runs,weddings, funerals,car shows..If you can maintain it it's well worth it.

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

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Avtar writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Review
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4

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looks sweet back in the day, memorable drive

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mainetnance is crazy, and no rersale value

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I Would Like To Get A Newer Version, Afterall, A Jag Is A Jag — was good for its time with the pullout tablesin the back seats to entertain drinking buddies in the back, right down to the uk mobster look for the designgood handling, when the bearings and brakes go, be prepared to dish out cash, body rots suprisingly quick, love the seats, not good on fuel but if you want that, remember, it Aint a smart car, a blast from the past, sweet to drive though

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paolo writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr Sovereign Review
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5

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Like nothing on earth, amazing crash resistance, feel good factor

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Electrical issues, MPG & rust.

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1 Of The Worlds Best Cars — Pro`s easily outweigh the cons, buy a good one & you`ll fall in love, buy a bad one & watch your bank ballance plummet. Economy is the biggest issue, expect 14mpg in town, 25mph cruising on the motorway...

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bennybob writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Vanden Majestic Sedan Review
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4

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It is my show car and attracts a lot of attention as I have won 4 trophies with it. Was love at first sight! Wonderful exterior color and beautiful interior, exclusivity of this particular model

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not great mpg, somewhat expensive to repair

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Never Get Tired Looking At It Or Showing It. — Jaguar outdid themselves with this car, producing only 527 VANDEN PLAS MAJESTICS, and only for the US market in 1990. The classic style, outstanding Regency Red Metallic finish and impressive Magnolia Leather and Burled Walnut interior make it a very impressive show car.

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Bob writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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Nothing!

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Everything!

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I Wish They Had Cash For Clunkers When I Owned This Lemon! — What they say about Jaguar cars is true.. You DO need two of them.. One to drive whilkst the other one is in the shop being fixed.. I had an XJ 6 series 3 .. and it blew up the motor twice before we allowed someone else to enjoy her.. and In my stupidity I ( some years later) bough an XJ SAries 3 V 12. Youd thin k a man would learn>>?? Nope.. another Dud.. Never again!~

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jan writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Review
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cheap entrance to english luxery

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electrical problems

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I Love It — A beautyful car with the most luxerious interiour you can find. With a powerful engine. I love this car. It is relaxing to drive. The seats are exceptional and after 1000km pr day you stil are fresh. The whole car gives a distingquist impression

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anees writes:
1990 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr Vanden Plas Review
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it is Jaguar

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it made by Jag

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I Don't Want To Say It Jag — I like only it Jaguar, Performace is ok, A great car to have, But have electrical problems, Brake are not good have to be,Interior is ok not great, It give 19 mil in citiy hwy 26, I have only I like it

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

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2011 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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2010 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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2009 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Live And Breathe Fir It By Billy

The Jaguar XJ8l is fantastic and I just cant say enough about the distinction and prestige, ellngence that the xj has the wood veener s and interior leather are perfection just that the seats could ... Read More

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