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Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 (1968 - 1992)

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XJ6

reviewed by Johny Ulster on 23 April 2014
3
Overall rating
5
How it drives
1
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the garage or specialist
2
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
3
Overall reliability

Great looks and fun to drive but low market value make this Jag a bargain for enthusiasts.

I've had several Series 3 XJ6s, and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If you like the look and are bitten by the excellent driving quality, you had better be a tinkerer at least, or know of someone with whom you have an excellent rapport who is. Technical complexity makes these cars a labor of love. During their mid-market years, (when the fleet was between 7 and 14 years old) if the object of your desire was not well-maintained, it will have deteriorated considerably. Keep this in mind when buying. The early cars fare better than the Series 3 cars, which suffered greatly during Union/management squabbles that impacted build quality severely. Restored cars are much better than original survivors, with the exception of extremely low mileage examples (which still require serious going-over prior to purchase). I absolutely love these cars and will always have one in my garage (running or otherwise!)

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About this car

Top speed115–150 mph
0-607.5–11.5 s
Power140–289 bhp

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