I have a 1994 XJ6, BRG, 52,000 on the clock. I realize that this is not an
XJS, but I will put in my two pence anyway.
I have had the car for four months, with one minor problem, when an AC hose
came adrift, and that was repaired under warranty. The dealer service was
horrible, btw. I will never return to the Jag dealer in Austin, TX.
I have had absolutely no problems with this car other than that, and have
driven it extensively. My brother is a Jag dealer (www.silveymotors.com -
unsolicited Jag advert here) and has assured me that these models are very
bulletproof, especially the engine. I had a Jag mechanic check it out, and
it passed with flawless marks. I had the same mechanic do a full 45,000 mile
service, and he said there were no surprises in the oil, trans fluid, or
diff fluid. I have been totally happy with the car, as has my wife. We both
love it. They are a lot of car for the money.
I have one fog light out, which I understand is common.
Ross, my brother, says that the 89-92 models had somewhat more problems than
this model. He also says 93 models are very good. Ford bought Jag in 1989,
and sunk billions into the company. I am not surprised that the 94 models
are good, since Ford has been working on Jag quality control for a half
dozen years now. I am very happy with mine, and would not hesitate to but
I also checked out this car on the internet before purchase, and
carpoint.msn.com, which is Microsoft’s car site, gave the 1994 XJ6 five out
of five stars. Very strong. I have just looked at this site for the 1994
XJS, and it too gets five out of five stars. The one downfall of the XJS,
according to this site is
"An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Heater-Air
Conditioning (A/C) Blower Motors. The cost to repair the Heater-A/C
Blower Motors is estimated* at $710.00 (right) or $585.00 (left) for parts
and $117.00 each for labor. "
which I have heard of before on earlier models. My XJ6 has two blower
motors, I think, and one or the other has a tendency to fail. You still have
AC, just not as much.
Before you do anything, take it to a JAG mechanic. The peace of mind that
comes from having it checked out by an expert is worth the money. Also, I
always do a full service on my new cars. That way, I know the car is good
and I can start with a clean slate.
Go over to carpoint.msn.com and check out the car, and take it to a Jag
From: Ward, Rob (Los Angeles) email@example.com
To: ‘XJS JagLovers’ firstname.lastname@example.org; ‘email@example.com’
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 12:58 PM
Subject: [modern] Jags Must Be Reliable After All!
About a week ago I posted a request for any suggestions regarding the
kind of problems I might begin to “proactively avoid” with my car as it
approaches 50,000 miles and the end of it’s warranty. I’ve paid my dues
with a previous and unbelievably unreliable V12 XJS, and a Series 3 XJ6,
and I want my money’s worth out of this warranty.
As a reminder, it’s a 94 XJS, with the AJ6 engine.
It would seem that I have nothing to worry about at all, I can spend my
money on Boddingtons and Malt Scotch.
I got just one single response to my question - thanks Ray - telling of
Is this car bulletproof after all, or did I do something to upset you