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Jaguar XJ-Series

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  • melmel2melmel2 Posts: 6
    Figaromd, I don't think Jaguar do enough advertisment, but I think sales will increase
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    figaromd,

    The new XJ has a curve that starts in the rear door, like older Jaguars. The previous XJ did NOT have a curve that started in its rear door.

    The new aluminum XJ's outer headlights are bigger than the inner headlights, like the original XJ. Both of the previous XJ's headlights were the same size.

    Have you driven the new aluminum XJ?

    Which Motor Trend issue says the ride quality sucks?

    I have driven a 2004 Jaguar XJR and was very impressed. I loved the view from the driver's seat of the hood. Brembo brakes are STANDARD on the new XJR and Super V8, unlike the previous XJ.

    The new XJ uses magnesium in the seat frames.

    "The complete body with weighs 650 pounds compared with an estimated 1,058 pounds for the same car in steel, 952 pounds for a Mercedes-Benz S-class, and 955 pounds for a 7-series BMW."

    - from The Inside Guide to the all-new aluminum Jaguar XJ by Automobile Magazine

    The new aluminum XJ's chassis is 40 % lighter and 60 % stiffer than if it were steel.

    I think the new XJ is gorgeous. Here is a 2004 XJR in Zircon.

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    The 2005 Jaguar Super V8, the XJ flagship, weighs over 800 pounds less than the BMW 760Li. It is shown below.

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    XJ's aluminum chassis

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    The 2005 Jaguar XKR is also gorgeous.

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    Jaguar's 4.2 V-8 does not have the potential timing chain tensioner or nikasil problems of 4.0 V-8 from the 97-00 XK8 and 98-00 XJ8. It is MUCH smoother than the 4.0 V-8. Here is Jaguar's 4.2 390 hp supercharged V-8

    The 6 speed ZF automatic transmission used in new V-8-powered Jaguars is much smoother and responsive than the previous 5 speed automatic transmission used in older V-8-powered Jaguars.

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    The next-generation Jaguar XK8 will use the new XJ's aluminum chassis. It will have to meet new European pedestrian safety regulations. The next S-Type will likely also use the new XJ's aluminum chassis.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Jaguar needs to advertise more pictures of the XJ's aluminum chassis and facts about it.
  • figaromdfigaromd Posts: 18
    very impressive specs indeed for a Ford.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The new aluminum XJ is all-Jaguar. British Leyland certainly didn't help Jaguar much in the 1970s and 1980s. They gave them the horrible reliability that they are known for to this day. Millions were invested in the 1995-1997 XJ and it is still a very reliable car.

    Jaguar's V-8 is an all-Jaguar V-8. The new 4.2 V-8 does not have the potential timing chain tensioner or nikasil problems of the 98-00 XJ8. Check the following link:

    http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/v8_performance.html

    I find it sad for someone to write off a car without showing any facts or even driving the car. Which issue of Motor Trend said that the ride quality of the new XJ sucks?

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  • figaromdfigaromd Posts: 18
    Here is the link to Edmunds article --

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=103844

    An excerpt --
    ...Something else to think about: ride quality. Generally, the long-wheelbase XJ treats its occupants to a smooth, luxurious ride. However, the suspension loses too much composure over bumps, dips and highway expansion joints — to the point that these impacts become an event for rear passengers. Heard from the Jag's backseat on one two-hour drive: "This car doesn't ride too well, does it?"
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    And I thought the drive and the ride were exceptional myself..... YMMV, of course.
  • This is extremly off topic. But this was the most recent forum that people were responding to. So Im hoping that you can help me. First of all. Im not rich. I would love to own one of the super v8s. But... Im only 16!! Maybe once im working for jag, and making the big bucks I will own one. NE way. As I said, Im 16. And the time has come for me to buy a car. I wanted somthing that was good on gas and would turn heads. So I have descided on buying an xjs. But I have the choice of a v6 or a v12(obviously the latter being the less economonal). The v6 would give me the fuel economy I want. And the v12 would surly show everybody up... including the teachers!! But what I want to know, is if there are any products that will save fuel for the v12. OR, are there any performance parts for the v6 that improve the perforance drastically. I have been looking for ever. But cannot find any performance parts or stuff like that. I also want some stuff to make it look cooler, like... body kits, hood scoops, wings, ect.( but nothing that will disrupt the smooth lines of the caror make it look fast and the furiousey). CAn any body help a desperate kid???

    thnx
    (if ne body helps)
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    First off - the 6 isn't a v6, it's inline. The only Vs offered in Jags that are 6s are in the X and S types of late. No XJs had them that I know of. Get the 12, because fuel economy will be your last concern. Repairs will be your biggest expense - these fine cats are wonderful, but not cheap to maintain. They are very finely crafted machines, but need a lot of love and maintenance to keep running, and all European cars of that vintage did. Get the 12. You'll love it.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    one review of the XJ says the ride quality isn't great. Who cares?
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    for a 16-year-old, try something that costs less.

    A 1995-1997 XJ6 is reliable and much more affordable.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    information on it

    The new aluminum XJ's chassis is 40 % lighter and 60 % stiffer than if it were steel.

    "The complete body with weighs 650 pounds compared with an estimated 1,058 pounds for the same car in steel, 952 pounds for a Mercedes-Benz S-class, and 955 pounds for a 7-series BMW."

    - from The Inside Guide to the all-new aluminum Jaguar XJ by Automobile Magazine

    XJR

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    2005 Jaguar Super V8

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  • abarlow1abarlow1 Posts: 1
    I also have a 202 XJ sport I love the ride here in southern ohio. I do have a question have you had problems with your car using oil? I am using a lot lately. My dealer is a hundred miles away, but my local mechanic told me it sounds like a problem with the PCV valve. Any thoughts?
    abarlow1.
  • coopergcooperg Posts: 1
    Hello, I am new to this forum but am in dire need of help. I own a 1993 Jaguar XJ6 and when my RPMs are low (idle) my oil pressure gauge drops down to "0" and and the low oil pressure light on the dash lights up. However, when I rev the engine to above 20 grand, it goes right back up to where it should be "4". I checked the oil and there is definantly the right amount of oil in the car. The engine sounds pretty good but don't want to drive it with an oil problem and then cause a much worse problem. Thank you very much.

    Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

    CooperG
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,674
    are you revving the engine to 20 grand or 2 grand???...20 garnd rpm seems a little fast for a six cylinder...
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Is she knocking or tiicking or rattling at all at any time? Cause, you likely just have a bad sending unit. BUT - you could have a bad pump too...... If you hear any strange noises at all, quit revving the motor and call the Dr right away.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Has your new Jaguar XJ8 been reliable so far?
  • Definitely. :) 16 months, 27,000 miles plus on an 04 XJ8, ebony and warm charcoal. On delivery, had a couple of cosmetic issues. Both minor and fixed promptly under warranty. Had a rattle coming from the rear shelf at about 10,000 miles. Turned out to be the speaker grill. Replaced under warranty. Only other problem was a bad relay preventing the wipers from working at 26,000 miles. Warranty again. (In my younger days, I used to replace relays in my cars, along with fuses, spark plugs, oil filters, ... Ah those were the days.)

    So, nothing major so far. Two problems in almost 30,000 miles, both minor. I love the car.
  • aeisneraeisner Posts: 1
    I had a very similar problem on my 1992 xj6....it required a new oil gauge relay switch....cost me $500 to fix because the old relay was frozen...wish I had a toyota!
  • dan100dan100 Posts: 3
    Hi, I have a brand new XJ SUPER 8 that has welds on the B+C pillars coming apart. Has anyone else experienced these issues? Need to compare notes.

    Car has been taken apart to "try " and chemical weld it together !
    A nightmare of a situation......Rusnak trying very hard, but having to follow Jaguar USA guidelines...very unresponsive to our needs. Roof / pillar welds are spliting apart and they are saying "its OK" , we'll glue it back together !
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I've never heard of a single new Jaguar XJ with those problems.

    Was the car damaged before you took delivery?

    The new Jaguar XJ has few welds.
  • dan100dan100 Posts: 3
    Yes...it has "glue type chemical welds that hold many of the body and structure frame parts together.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Aluminum underbody components are fastened together with aerospace-grade epoxy adhesives and some 3,200 self-piercing rivets to create the new XJ's chassis.

    check "The New Aluminum Jaguars" thread for information on how the XJ's aluminum chassis is assembled."
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    was your XJ damaged before delivery?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Glue type chemical welds? Not sure I like the sound of that.........
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    As I said before,

    Aluminum underbody components are fastened together with aerospace-grade epoxy adhesives and some 3,200 self-piercing rivets to create the new XJ's chassis.

    It is high-tech stuff.

    check the "New aluminum Jaguars" thread for information on how the XJ is assembled.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    But I'm in current negotiations on an XJ, and read above about the B and C pillars coming apart-I'm understandably concerned.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I'd like to see proof of this report.

    I'd also like to know if this XJ was damaged before delivery.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I'd be interested in that too. Damage pre-delivery would be hard to prove from a customer's position I think.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I can't find it, xkss - where would it be?
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