[modern] bitten bad

ok, tomorrow i look at the following three cars:

1: 85 xjs at 88k and $8.5k with 2 yr bumper to bumper warranty (which
means two jags will run out of warranty at once – existing is an 89
xj40)

2: 89 xjs coupe v-12 at 82k and $6.3k

or 3: 93 xj6 at $13.7k "very low miles.:

all 3 are at dealers. price is less important than future repair
considerations

why do/don’t i want the 86 (inboard brakes maybe?)

why don’t i want the 89 xjs coupe — burn to the ground maybe?

and why would someone want 13.7k for a 93?

if i buy one of these, the 89 becomes the garden car and gets taken to
the mountains up the forest service road…very slowly up the gravel
15 miles to the cabins. also, the 89 gets run two or three times a week
for a total of about 20 miles of local start up, shut down driving.

i am so seriously hooked it is not funny.

eliot brenner
annandale, va
89 xj40

Hi Eliot

all 3 are at dealers. price is less important than future repair
considerations

It’s absoluetly no contest what so ever, the 93 XJ6 will be the least
expensive to own. Both of the XJS models are presumably V12s, of an age
where you can reasonably expect some fairly serious maintenance costs. Will
a warranty cover replacing fuel lines due to age? I doubt it…

Locally the retail price of a 93 XJ6 varies from around $10,000 to $17,000
depending on mileage and condition. The www.kbb.com retail value of my car
is $17,700, which seems a bit high. $13,000 for a low mileage 93 seems about
right, and good value compared to what else you could get for that.

Good luck

Kevin
93 XJ6 51K
Bothell, WA

Eliot,
I would go for the 1993.
That should be a nice car!
Its only 8 years old!

I suspect the older XJS cars would be best for someone with deep pockets
or a fully equipped garage and a lot of spare time.

The V12 is a pain to work on from what I have seen, takes quite a bit
of maintenance, gets worse gas mileage, and everyone wants one.

Brett
1990 XJ6

Eliot,
Have I missed something here? You’re looking at other Jags. By “bitten
bad”, I suppose you mean you need a different Jag for each day of the
week. Right?
My 89 has been performing perfectly although I did finally decide to
replace the fan clutch. Have a long trip this coming week. Daughters
graduation.
I have also been looking at other Jags. I’ve pretty much narrowed it
down to a 94 XJ6 or a XJS. I found a few xjs’s that really strike my
fancy. How bout a 94 XJS sporting a 6 cyl.? AWESOME!!! I’m only looking
because I think I deserve it. Only have one time around, you know.
Anyways, hope you find exactly what you are looking for. By the way, I
think the 88 is an extremely beautiful XJS. And if you don’t like the 12
cyl., you can always put a 6 cyl. in it. Let me know what you get.
Barnacle Bill
Port Aransas, Texas
89 XJ6 Sedan “cat with no name” 137K
75 41’ Formosa Ketch “Coyote”
83 VW Vanagon
1999 Mini schnauzer “Reebok”
http://members.tripod.com/~barnacle/BARNACLE3.HTM

Barnacle Bill:
Since you already have one XJ6 I can understand your interest in the XJS
line. I don’t think you could go wrong with the '94 XJ6 - I love mine. Of
course, I’ve only owned it about 4 mos. and haven’t had to spend any serious
money on repairs yet. Funny how that seems to influence your opinion of a
vehicle sometimes… Just this weekend I did spend some quality time
getting acquainted with the center console/ski slope area - needed to
replace a few bulbs (in the switches for the map and interior lights and
clock backlighting - also the J-gate and sport/normal/1st gear lockout
switch). Whilst I was in there I replaced other bulbs on the theory that if
some went the others probably wouldn’t be far behind. The value of this web
site and the knowledgeable members that frequent it was really appreciated
by yours truly. Thanks all.
Mike Stone
Jet Black 1994 XJ6
77,xxx miles
Springfield, Missouri USA----- Original Message -----
From: Barnacle Bill billp@CenturyTel.net
To: eliotb@erols.com; Jag-List modern@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 1:59 AM
Subject: RE: [modern] bitten bad

I have also been looking at other Jags. I’ve pretty much narrowed it
down to a 94 XJ6 or a XJS. cyl. in it. Let me know what you get.
Barnacle Bill
Port Aransas, Texas
89 XJ6 Sedan “cat with no name” 137K
75 41’ Formosa Ketch “Coyote”
83 VW Vanagon
1999 Mini schnauzer “Reebok”
http://members.tripod.com/~barnacle/BARNACLE3.HTM

Hi Eliot

ok, tomorrow i look at the following three cars:

1: 85 xjs at 88k and $8.5k with 2 yr bumper to bumper warranty (which
means two jags will run out of warranty at once – existing is an 89
xj40)

2: 89 xjs coupe v-12 at 82k and $6.3k

or 3: 93 xj6 at $13.7k "very low miles.:

all 3 are at dealers. price is less important than future repair
considerations

I’ll join the chorus supporting the '93, for the added reason that you
already know most of the things to look for in the XJ40. BTW, one
“failure” I haven’t seen noted here - on the '93, the rear seat belts
are threaded through slots in the bench. The leather around one of these
slots started to tear on mine (SE Warranty replaced the entire bench).

Good luck
Dick Hamlen
Roanoke VA
98 XJ8L, 16K miles