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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Vanden Plas Sedan RWDReview
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Way Below Book Value - Great Car At A Great Price! — Sports car deluxe! Fantastic Jaguar XJ6 with all the Vanden Plas premium upgrades! Rides great and looks great! Soft comfortable leather with burl walnut wood trim everywhere! Very sporty ride! A Jaguar sport sedan classic. Takes the corners with ease and performance 4.0L EFI engine!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fantastic performance and sporty ride.

Cons: Should not avoid this car!  It is great!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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1996 Jaguar XJ-SeriesReview
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If You Want The Ultimate Affordable Luxury Car, This Is Your Car. —

We love our XJ6 Vanden Plas! The quality of materials is exceptional. Soft, supple Connoley leather everywhere. Gorgeous Burled Walnut and chrome. Comfortable front seats and back seats as comfortable as the nicest sofa you've ever sat on! The exterior can only be described as BEAUTIFUL! Jaguar's classic styling, curves in all the right places, shiny chrome accents - you know it's a Jaguar! Our Big Cat has a luxury car ride, but flip the sport switch and the suspension stiffens nicely. Engine has adequate power and the transmission feels good. Stereo system is surprisingly very nice. Steering feels a little vague, but the car goes where you point it. Corners very well for a big car. A little hard to park - this car is long! We've encountered minor problems such as the self dimming mirror, the power seat memory, the console cup holder and the wood steering wheel cracking. Gas mileage is okay (average 20 mpg). Maintenance has been minimal and we have 76K miles on her now. In fact, we're shocked at how reliable both Jaguars have been (we owned a 1992 XJ6 Sovereign a few years ago). Ever time I drive our Big Cat, it makes me smile! This is what a luxury car is suppose to do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: LUXURY, LUXURY, LUXURY

Cons: Gas mileage and size (very long)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Vanden Plas Sedan RWDReview
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Jaguar — I absolutely love Jaguars of all kinds. This one is terrific, it rides as smooth as a sailboat and is surprisingly agile for it's weight class. It's a fun car to drive supported by classic body forms! MY CAT ROCKS!!

Pros: BIG PIMPING>>

Cons: Maintenance price

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Vanden Plas Sedan RWDReview
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Love/hate — Love hate relationship this was our 4th jag and didnt fair so well. Straight 6 had loads of torque and amazing pull at high speeds. Lots of costly repairs and poor mileage. Not too sporty but weight definately soaked up the bumps. Great interior and fantastic seats. Loved the looks and picnic trays, care for some grey pupon?

Pros: looks weight

Cons: weight repairs

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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Great Car, Very Pretty, Very Fast — Great jaguar, meaning great car. Handles like a dream with great acceleration, well furnished interior makes you very comfortable.

Pros: Great engine, great interior

Cons: Not the prettiest jaguar, MPG, expensive parts

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sedan RWDReview
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Classic Luxury Sedan For The Corpgoth — Want one of these in black-on-black. An amazing sedan from what I could tell from my brief encounters with the vehicle. Shot from 100kph to nearly twice that in seconds, and wasn't even near maxing out (shhh, that never happened). Auto transmission switches manually like a dream, and the handling was great. It is a Jaguar, however, so I'm sure there would be some electrical issues. I still want one, however.

Pros: Power, sleek appearance, and command when you roll-up (ego points).

Cons: Jaguar's inevitable electrical issues.

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sedan RWDReview
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Oscar The Grouch! — These cars are very safe, luxury cruisers! Not the fastest vehicles, but once you upgrade the wheel and tire package to 18" rims it handles much better, MPG does suck in these days standards and compared to BMW offerings like the 5 series (lighter then the XJ), the XJ interior is suprisingly small, go figure British built! If you are a taller person like I am at 6'7" tall look to German offerings like the BMW 7-series, Mercedes Big Body S class, Or maybe even the High repair cost Audi A8 with its nice Quattro system AWD. One huge positive though of owning an XJ is the looks you get of status, and also the women of the world love jaguars as they seem to fit women very good, so want to please your girlfriend of wife, get her an XJ sedan instead of that ugly ass minivan to haul around the kids, or if she is a business savvy woman. They call this the English Gentleman's car, but it suits a woman much more then a man for the fit!

Pros: Luxury items like Burlwodd interior, Aluminum accents, SOLID construction, High quality steel used not like that crap Asian Market stell that is rusting out, Also repairs are not as bad as you might think.  Cars can be had inexpensively!  You want Status Jaguar Screems status more then a BMW, Benz, or Audi.  Only Maseratti, Bentley, or Rolls Royce are more Status!  VERY Easy to work on for you DIY mechanics!

Cons: Xj sedans depreciate more then comparable Mercedes, Audi, & BMW offerings!  HEAVY!!! High Speed handeling is not as rock solid as BMW 7-series, Audi A8, or Mercedes S500.  Low Roofline is Stylish, but causes lack of headroom for taller Driers and passengers!

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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Amazing Car For The Size/weight — Drove the early V6 version - still an awesome car, very surprised by the acceleration and handling for a car that weighs over 2 tonnes!

Pros: Luxurious, comfortable ride with the kick of a mule!

Cons: Heavy on the juice ;)

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sedan RWDReview
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Such A Lot Of Car For Such Little Money — Heavy on juice, but I havent got over the "put ya foot down and feel the power" stage yet

Pros: All leather and wood int, very very comfortable, very quite, soooo quick for a big motor.

Cons: At 150 it drinks juice like I do Bud

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1996 Jaguar XJ-Series Review
Classy. Not agile though. Well appointed. Expensive parts and servicing.
vs1996 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe FWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 1996 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe FWD worse.
"Classy traditional Jag look. Cadillac has changed their appearance over the years. This is much improved to the looks of the 80s Caddies."
Family Car Ranked 1996 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe FWD worse.
"Roomier rear. Larger trunk."
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2017 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Review By Guru9LVZTS

Good value for miles , quality, options, design. and was well maintained. Read More

Review By Butchgod

Not a decent price. Mileage and color off. Needs a total clean and polish in and out. Read More

2016 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Review By Theodore

This car is everything I have wanted I would buy it today just need a low down payment I love his vehicle Read More

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looks good cant give you more thin that at this point Read More

2015 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Review By Jonathan

Smoothe comfortable ride eccentric and luxurious definitely a car worth checking out Read More

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Its great sporty and luxury nice fast beautiful Read More

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