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Old 01-03-2006, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
dorian
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1988 XJS

Looking for advice on 1988 XJS. I really want a coupe, something different
to the norm and have been looking at mercs and porsches, but saw an xjs and
really like the look and feel.

Okay, so I understand that the fuel consumption will such, but I ride a
motorbike to work daily, so it wont be a daily driver.

In Australia,xjs seem to range from $10,000 to about $25000. Just how much
trouble can I get into with a cheaper one?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers



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Old 01-03-2006, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
dave Robbie
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Re: 1988 XJS

Hi,

You dont mention whether it is a V12 or straight 6. If its a V12 take it for
a long drive to make sure it doesent overheat. Check for rust around the
chassis where the rear radius arms are secured. Most faults will be obvious
after a test drive and thorough inspection.

Dave

"dorian" <ijobbins@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> Looking for advice on 1988 XJS. I really want a coupe, something

different
> to the norm and have been looking at mercs and porsches, but saw an xjs

and
> really like the look and feel.
>
> Okay, so I understand that the fuel consumption will such, but I ride a
> motorbike to work daily, so it wont be a daily driver.
>
> In Australia,xjs seem to range from $10,000 to about $25000. Just how

much
> trouble can I get into with a cheaper one?
>
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>
>
>



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Old 01-03-2006, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
WayneC
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Re: 1988 XJS

dorian wrote:
> Looking for advice on 1988 XJS. I really want a coupe, something different
> to the norm and have been looking at mercs and porsches, but saw an xjs and
> really like the look and feel.
>
> Okay, so I understand that the fuel consumption will such, but I ride a
> motorbike to work daily, so it wont be a daily driver.
>
> In Australia,xjs seem to range from $10,000 to about $25000. Just how much
> trouble can I get into with a cheaper one?
>
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>
>
>

Out of curiousity, why did you settle on a 1988?

To add to what Dave said... Like any car, the newer the better. 6
cylinder versions are more reliable and economical, but there's nothing
like the smooth-feeling power of a V12. Find a local shop that
specializes in Jaguars, and do not buy one unless you first have the
shop do a thorough checkout. Many shops don't want to bother trying to
keep the older cars running right, another reason to get the newest one
you can. Be sure you check the operation of every electrical
accessory/device, because these cars tend to have gremlins.
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