My personal opinion is that low mileage cars are not worth it unless its
below book value.
A 1991 XJ6 was/is a good car, but having a car get that little use is
likely to cause all sorts of problems.
Gas will goo up in things, all the rubber stuff will go,
regular maintenance was likely not done, the antifreeze will not
have been changed every few years, causing the head to erode,
moisture builds up in places and stays, and so on.
A low mileage car is likely more likely to need a lot more work than
a car with normal use and servicing.
A clean 1991 should go for about $4000.00 to $6,000.00
I would guess, with book value about $4000.00.
Someone on the list was selling a 1994 jaguar for $13,500.00 with
about 50,000 miles on it…a very good year, and a very good price,
and a very clean car.
The Jaguars are great to own, if you can do some of the maintenance
yourself, and its easy to do with help from the list.
Parts are available mail-order for a good price, and the cars are easy to
Great to look at, great to drive, easy and fun to work on, and the
Jag-lovers list is like a small community waiting to help out with advice
and parts, etc.
I got my car over 4 years and 60,000 miles ago, and cant see driving
anything else. I have gotten so attached to the car, I wonder what
I will do when I DO have to sell it.
I don’t like the newer Jaguars as much as the older ones…
I’ve always been a Crown Vic kind of person, this week I been
opportunity to acquire a 91 Sovereign with 15,000 miles.
Second owner car,
spent most of the last 8 years in the garage, averaging 1000
miles per year
since the second owner purchased it. Overall condition
except for a dime size ding in the passenger door, although
when I tried
the air conditioning today it would only blow hot air.
I’ve read through the website, didn’t see anything that stood
out as a
reason not to pursue. Any personal experiences with this car ? Am I
opening myself up to a whole new world of repair problems ?
should be looking for, especially as related to a car that’s
seen so little
I have to admit its growing on me, just trying to keep some rational
thought behind this decision. Not just the “Wow that’s cool’” reason.
Any thoughts/opinions appreciated.