1997 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

1997 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"style" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Ivan writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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4

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Comfort, Handling, Smooth.

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Parking, still some reliability issues, not as much space as you'd expect, but v cosy.

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Last Brit Xj — Possibly not quite as sinister as the series III XJ, this has more equipment and slightly better build quality. The Diamond Jubilee special edition adds a couple of toys, and brilliant hot-pot style alloys (mmm). 3.6 more economical but not quite as soulful as before. Same virtues as earlier XJs, though less evocative. Worth considering as it predates Ford's takeover.

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Chris writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 L Review
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EVERYTHING

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parts?

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Lwb And Proud — The last of the LWB Jags with the Inline 6 still make in the UK! In all ways, we love this car. Styling is superb, the inline six has great fuel mileage with still having enough power to throw you in the back of the seat. No small task for this GIGANTIC car! The Vanden Plas Two-tone doeskin interior is attractive and comfortable! Parts when needed can be tricky to find, but this car for 11 years old still turns heads, and still turns the wheels well.

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Angus writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Review
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5

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Practically Perfect in every way

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Expensive to run. But worth it

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What A Machine — It is a real car. If you ever drive one you will feel like you cannot drive anything less. Cost of ownership is pretty high although the actual car itself is cheap enough to just throw away and get another if something goes wrong.

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Jerry writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Review
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4

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Great touring car with Jaguar performance, handling, looks.  Trouble free ownership.

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Poor fuel economy

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Black Beauty Ii — I sold this car to but a smaller X-Type when I moved into the hills and needed the AWD. I miss the quiet luxury this car provided when driving around town or on the highway. 1997 was the last year of the six-cylinder (4.0L) XJ's. If I had space, I would own another one, I miss the comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bicycle writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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Still attracts attention, reliable (Ford fixed electrical problems!)

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Expensive to fix, when things do ware out.

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Bought Used, So Good Value For 10 Years Of Service! — Reliable, which may surprise some people! Comfy highway car, with a great, peppy engine. Got 27 mpg on a trip from Detroit to Central N.Y. Will only part with this car for a lower, cheaper to repair car ( Lincoln MKZ).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jec00k47 writes:
1997 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ6 Sedan Review
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Classic styling, color, and comfort

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Simple dash board controls

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One Of A Kind; Not Being Made Like This Anymore — High labor cost, even from 3rd party mechanics. But it rides like a dream on the highway, like taking your couch out for a ride. Acceleration, handling, and braking make this a fun, safe car to drive. And people stop to look and love the classic style.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1976 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

The Best Sedan Based Car Jaguar Built! By Jerry

How many cars do you realize that after you sold it, it was the wrong thing to do? How many times do you get to own the car you wished you never sold back again? I am the third and fifth owner of th... Read More

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1983 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

I Love It By Brian

It has one of the best suspensions ever built ( original jaguar ) with one of the best drive trains ever built ( Chevy 400 with th400 tranny ) it is a very fast and fun car that turns heads everywhere... Read More

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1990 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Never Get Tired Looking At It Or Showing It. By bennybob

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... Read More

Flawed But Beautiful By Raoul

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 c... Read More

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1991 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Ok, But I Prefer German Engineering By Matt

OK, but the V12 could use a proper 4 or 5 speed tranny either it be an auto or manual. The climate control is sub par in engineering design. Also be sure you replace fuel rail short hoses, when they f... Read More

1991 Jaguar Xj-6 By Matt

1991 jaguar xj-6 sovereign with a 4.0 straight six. its midnight blue with grayish interior . its powerful and fun but its really not me i would pick a dodge dart over it any day of the week but its... Read More

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1992 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

It's A Cute Fun Little Car, Built For Comfort And Luxury. By Melissa

Acceleration, braking and handling are all average if not above average. Quality is above average, however costs of maintenance and repairs are higher than average as well. Appearance is classy and ... Read More

It Is A Good Car And Holds Its Value Well. By Curtis

The care looks, runs, and drives great. It is sporty and is really good on gas. It is not big on the inside. If you are a not a small person, you will have problems. But it is way before its tim... Read More

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