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Jaguar Xjr-s — Jaguar XJR-S sports, 5.3, V12 supercharged, 1989 they only made 350 of these cars with the 5.3 engine in very quick British sports car, and with rear seats and a big boot it can be used for every day use. just brought this car as it was cheap to buy and it have a privet plate that is worth £500

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

Pros: looks and speed

Cons: drinks fuel

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Love It (without The Original, Boat Anchor, Engine) — The drive is very comfortable. It handles very well for a big car and even well for a small car. With the engine upgrade, it weight about 3,600lb. It has a large, 24 gallon gas tank and a large trunk. Small back seats. The Lucas electronics are a pain to keep running, sometimes

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very Classy, comfortable & powerful

Cons: Age brings maintenance requirements.

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Future Plans — Great plans for this car. The current underpowered I-6 will soon be removed to be replaced with an LT1 or LS1. Haven't desided which yet. Will also convert it to a manuel, with either a 3 speed or 5 speed. The rear hydraulic suspension will be changed into a coil over spring set up to prevent the sagging rear end this car was plauged with. Looking forward to driving this car in the future!

Pros: Styling

Cons: Rear Suspension, Underpowered inline-6

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One Of The Best Cars Ever Made — Nothing. Thought the engine may overheat at times at peak performance, with careful driving, a good maintenance with quality oils for trans and engine you can keep this car running for ever, it´s a fantastic v12 car to drive!

Pros: Most affordable V12 available

Cons: nothing

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Breathtaking. — There are only three things in a perfect world. Peace, Love, and the Jaguar XJ-S. There are no words to describe this car- it is simply amazing. The styling is gorgeous (although the quad headlights on other models absolutely ruin the front... the euro lights that i have are MUCH better.) and the engine performs beautifully... when it isn't broken. I will never (willingly) give this car up, but the cost and frequency of repairs can get annoying, especially when you don't have any money!

Pros: Amazing styling, gorgeous interior, an enormous amount of power

Cons: The car spends more time in the garage than on the road, plain and simple. Finding the parts it needs is hard, and finding a mechanic for it is even harder. There was a time where it hadn't even gotten out of the front gate of the dealership before it broke again. Bottom line: don't get one unless you're either loaded, can fix it yourself, or are prepared to have it sit for a while while you scrape up some cash.

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Reviews From Other Years

1995 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

Truly A Luxury Vehicle With More Than A Little Nostalgia. By catzpro

A certain person buys a Jaguar and you feel that when you drive it. You are in the club, a VIP, a secret society of members who just know what you know. Not sure of it is the racing history or the "ah... Read More

My Xjs By Ryan

I loved the design but It was a pain in the ass because it was low to the ground. But I had a large straight six so that was fun! I turned head but usually people that were middle-aged or older. Read More

1994 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

Amazing Piece Of British Engineering By William

the xjs is an amazing car you can get super car performance for the price of a small used four cylinder I personaly have the 4.0 straight 6 cylinder engine model. I would however recomend getting the ... Read More

1993 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

Top Down And Ready To Drive By mtrimmins

This is a rare find - not many made with the manufacturers 5 speed manual transmission. Has a superb look and the color is an eye catcher. Drives well and easy to manage in traffic. Looks great the... Read More

Good Purchase 18 Years Ago With No Regrets By paulshashaty

The car has been really good to me over the years. The finish needs some cleaning up, but for an 18 year old car it looks great. I expect it to look a lot better after I do a good cleaning and polishi... Read More

1992 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

Beautifull Looking And Riding Car By parklinerich

I pretty much summed it up already. It is a beautifull looking and riding car. Just take it out for a ride and stop for coffee you will not get out of the parking lot. Everyone wants to look at the ca... Read More

Budget Luxury Supercar With All The Toys. By Andy

able to keep up with all but the fastest, or most modified cars costing god knows how much more. 4 litre straight six able to be tweaked and still maintain 28mpg or more on long motorwaty cruising. od... Read More

1991 Jaguar XJ-S Reviews

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

Very fun cars with imo a fantastically unique look. Performance - I have the 4.0l with a 0-60 currently of 6.9, although I hope to mod the engine one day. Build quality - well mine has been bought ... Read More

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