Re: Question about fuel consumption ... (ish)
David is pretty right on the mark. My 18 year old son drives my '88 XJ40
and we have been keeping track. It does 27 Hwy (70 MPH) and about 19-20
City. (US gallon) If you are buying a car on petrol mileage then go
elsewhere. These are BIG heavy cars and you are going to sacrifice mileage
for that. Stay away from the 2.9 or the 3.2 and go with the 3.6 from '87 to
'89 or the 4.0 from '90 to '94. They are better built and the mileage
variation is not worth the aggravation with the smaller engine.
A LARGE number of XJ40 owners in the UK have converted to dual fuel
petrol/LPG. This has brought the cost per gallon down a tremendous amount
and since you aren't looking for rocket take-offs this may be the way for
you to go. You do sacrifice some boot space, however.
When it all comes down to it, it is simple a matter of what you want. I
have a friend in Sussex who drives a '91 or '92 Daimler double Six and
wouldn't think of getting rid of it!!
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi guys,
> I asked this on another Jaguar forum before I realised they were nearly
> all American so if I'm allowed, I'll ask again here where proper people
> hang out, lol.
> I have a hankering for a 2.9 or 3.2 XJ6 of about 1988 to 1992 vintage
> but 'Er indoors says it will be way too expensive to run.
> I have convinced her that the insurance won't be much difference and it
> wasn't all that big a lie because we are both in our late 50's with
> full no claims.
> So it really boils down to fuel consumption.
> I have tried to explain that figures in a leaflet are not really
> accurate and that you need answers from the people who actually drive
> Jaguars every day, both for a run down to the shops and a 300 mile
> motorway cruise.
> So, what I'm looking for is Fuel economy figures from people who drive
> Jaguars. Preferably people who, like me, drive as though there is a
> raw egg under the accelerator.
> One of my joys in life, and there aren't many, is watching the trip
> computer click up to an average of 57.0 MPG, lol.
> So c'mon, Guys.
> Help me get a Jag.