1976 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6C Review
The Best Sedan Based Car Jaguar Built! — 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 this XJC. Of all the Jaguars I have owned and there have been many, this is the one I wished I never sold. When the opportunity came to buy it again, I jumped at it. Besides the fact that these are spectacular looking cars and that they are uber rare, they are lots of fun to drive. I have fitted my car with wider tires using Jaguar XJS rims and an XJS front sway bar. This has improved the already decent handling and made it a great car to throw around on twisty back roads. Mind you, modern sedans may corner and brake as well, may even be its equal in horsepower and speed, but none looks as good doing it!
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: The XJC is one of the best looking coupes ever built. The pillarless door design gives the appearance of a convertible. Trusty 4.2L Jaguar DOHC six-cylinder. A great deal of fun to drive! We take ours on long trips regularly.
Cons: Wind noise has plauged these cars from new. Build quality is not the best because they were made when Jaguar was a part of British Leyland and the British car industry was at its lowest point. Properly sorted however, these are reliable cars.
Looking for a Used XJ-Series in your area?
CarGurus has 2,818 nationwide XJ-Series listings starting at $2,500.
Reviews From Other Years
An Absolute Must Have, If You Can Afford It!
Having owned the XFR (Supercharged XF series) prior to this, I was very upset moving to this car. It wasn't something I really wanted to do. I was VERY happy with the XFR. However, I didn't want to dr... Read More
Bought the car 12/12 to replace the 7 series. Sharp styling, and great performance with this one. Hoping this jaguar is going to be a lot of fun for many years to come. Really impressed with the techn... Read More
Limo On Steroids
I have had the privileged of driving many luxury cars. BMW's, Benz, and Jaguars. This car is superior in every way to its predecessors and to its competition. It sets the bar very high for the next ge... Read More
If I Were Not Such A Car Snob It Would Be Great; However, I Am A Car Snob...
Beautiful looking, attractive car. Ride is okay, handling is a bit challenging. Other heavy imports are better on curves. Shifting in full auto leaves a bit to be desired. I get a lot of complimen... Read More
Jaguar Xj Supersport
its a whole new dramatic looking car on the road with the latest technology and good dynamics...it is all alluminium built and features a 5.0litre petrol engine...the interior is extremely luxurious a... Read More
Live And Breathe Fir It
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
Perfectly The Best Car In The Grand Saloon Segment
its a bit old school jag but have you seen the next jag xj,the 2010 one...its awesome.performance is simply what a jaguar susposed to be which is GREAT and fast.the car is seriously fun on open roads ... Read More