1997 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

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    1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sedan Review
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    85

    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

    Pros: Still attracts attention, reliable (Ford fixed electrical problems!)

    Cons: Expensive to fix, when things do ware out.

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    1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Review
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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

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

    Cons: Poor fuel economy

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    1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Review
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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.

    Pros: Practically Perfect in every way

    Cons: Expensive to run. But worth it

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    1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 L Review
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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.

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: parts?

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    1997 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ6 Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: Comfort, Handling, Smooth.

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

    An Absolute Must Have, If You Can Afford It! By BigDaddy_Kansas

    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

    2012 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

    2012 Xj By Mike

    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

    2011 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

    Limo On Steroids By Juan Carlos

    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... By dochylski

    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

    2010 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

    Jaguar Xj Supersport By Umar

    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

    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

    Perfectly The Best Car In The Grand Saloon Segment By Umar

    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

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