The Jaguar XJS V12 Is the Cheapest V12 Sports Car On Earth


SNORKYMEDIA
SNORKYMEDIA

when you hood(bonnet) there is no plastic cover - yep exactly like EVERY other car of that era

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A-Vids Car Channel
A-Vids Car Channel

still manages to get almost 1 million views on this type of video

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jeremy fine
jeremy fine

People shouldn't be allowed to comment on Jaguars if they can't pronounce the animal's name for starters. Then there is the literacy thang. If you're going to divulge brochure info let's show that you can read. The pictures match the words. XJS-C is a convertible and the XJ-SC is a targa-top. Cars that have a hood/bonnet that hinges at the front usually have a mechanism that is not a spring loaded latch. This car really didn't have any 'quirks' ... til DDM sat in it. I think the chrome wheels were something one of the owners had done and not Coventry being cheap with the spare.

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Cal Garian
Cal Garian

This review was shit. Any 30 year old car is going to have that much in service records.

Vor 19 Stunden
Jordan Martin
Jordan Martin

I have an 88 XJS C V12 with 41000KM on it. its in Cambridge Ontario Canada and has never seen snow or rain. it has not turned a wheel in 10 years.....in the garage lol my dad bought it new in 1988 and its British Racing Green. you should see it

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bunning63
bunning63

No expert, but suggest those wheels have been polished, the one in the boot remains original, and painted. They are alloy.

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Lesiba Phokela
Lesiba Phokela

Reminds me of Jet Li`s movie, Bodyguard from Beijing, the lady he was guarding was driving this Jaguar in the movie.

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Prickly
Prickly

Has Daddy Doug reviewed the 1984 (50th anniversary) 300 ZX Turbo?

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Radu Oleniuc
Radu Oleniuc

Not fast? Try to use that acceleration at 100 miles per hour, on the motorway. Driving in the city after a corner and you want to feel all 500 bhp? Sure. The car is idiot proof but you did not realized.

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Dan MacFarlane
Dan MacFarlane

You need to do some homework ,I worked for jaguar for years and any car that was sold with chrome wheels was done by the dealer not manufacturers . These cars were not unreliable if you drove them everyday ,only the garage queens were the problem cars . So get out there and use them .

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Hak Bak
Hak Bak

The reason it has so much service history is because it’s a Jaguar.

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Karl Slicher
Karl Slicher

A mate ran one of these through more banger races than any other car he's temporarily resurrected over the years. That said, for £35k there's a company down south booked wall to wall with rebuilding the XJS as it could be when made to current standards but retaining all its original intentions. James May did a segment about it well worth a look if you have £40k spare and want a good base before you hook up a massive N2O kit and shame everything at the quarter mile.

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BrokenGrunt86
BrokenGrunt86

My 635csi has the same procedure for the hood.

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Liam Review
Liam Review

Doug... the jaaaaaagg has a long gear ratio. You take off in 1st and STAY in first till you hit 80km's.... it will RIP your head off. You dont use 2nd until you hit 80kms otherwise it will just plod along. For a v12 in the 80's it had a very respectable 0-60, you've simply driven it badly.

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Philip J
Philip J

Man, that's a pretty sweet Sea Dogs shirt.

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Ferenc Gyurcsány
Ferenc Gyurcsány

jagwwahr

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hex しッド
hex しッド

T H I S H I S

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Peter Alan Clark
Peter Alan Clark

Was this the XJS that had a short run on the Ark Royal?

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Chris Orton
Chris Orton

Doug is obviously tall, with big, wide feet. No Doug, the car isn't hilarious.

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Michael Skube
Michael Skube

My 2012 Honda Odyssey trip computer wont roll over to 001 after it reaches 999.9 either, it is really dumb, and my wife never resets it so it is always at 999.9

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Troy Tempest
Troy Tempest

Doug, did I see a red jumper cable in the boot? Was that standard? If so, that's not very reassuring

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richboy900
richboy900

Doug the kind of guy to get a cab from his house to his car

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Aristides Balanos
Aristides Balanos

You have no clue Doug... Did you really put it in second and floored it ?... because it will keep accelerating on the same gear until 200kph.... and 7.000rpm... and if you did that you wouldn't have said what you said... especially if you went over 4.000rpm...

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Arlis Bartlett
Arlis Bartlett

Mine had a Corvette Lt1 swap and it was fast. Promised road worthy but ended up being an unfinished nightmare. But I did take in the highway uninspected once and topped at 171mph

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sky driver
sky driver

this is a gorgeous car

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Anton
Anton

The comment section. Didn't know jag people get so easily butt hurt lol

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Direction lock
Direction lock

Film a video of a Lamborghini huracan

Vor 9 Tage
keirfree senior
keirfree senior

this narrator is such a vocal and mental Wanker! The Jaguar a native feline to the S American Forest, is never pronunced by the indigenous dwellers, with a false French accent! Wonder how he would cope with Guatamala ?

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Rat Lives Matter
Rat Lives Matter

This guy is literally a live, walking version of the Happy Merchant.

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Deep Heat
Deep Heat

From the bad old days before Thatcher sorted the union movement out who were effectively, with the help of proud socialist Tony Benn who nationalised the industry, running the company into the ground. Lovely to look at but don't go within a 100 miles of one. There is a connector component on every single one that is substandard & destined to catastrophically fail at some stage rendering the car a write off!

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rodney kitchen
rodney kitchen

Don't like your sarcastic, mocking send up of this car, very annoying

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Philip Howard
Philip Howard

Jaguar Builds cars today with four-cylinder engines Because of a bunch af Politically correct garbage they should bring back the V-12 Inch engine I would pay good money for that

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WhereverHugo
WhereverHugo

The reason why it has so little miles is because most of the 30 years has been spent in a garage. The owners simply didn't have time to drive the car.

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Billy Wild
Billy Wild

Rated most annoying video. Please put your hands in your pockets and duct tape your mouth. Otherwise, great video.

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Michael Pegasiou
Michael Pegasiou

7.4 to 60 gets a 1 out of 10 he’s been driving too many Teslas.

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Steven Walker
Steven Walker

You can have a decent drinking game playing drink when he says "a car of this era" and "Jagwaar"

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Adam Davidson
Adam Davidson

Was there something wrong with your Jag? It was never a sports car but 299 bhp & 318ftlb of torque aught to make it shift a little? Is it because it was a heavy car or perhaps just not performing as it will have done when new? By 1988 it had been around a while and Corvettes had began to shift but in 1981 when it came out Corvettes and stuff were really slow.

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Philip Ng
Philip Ng

have some respect for technology in the 80's kiddo...

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Reece bowman
Reece bowman

The XJSC isn't rare

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Manoel Oliveira
Manoel Oliveira

I would love to see a video about the XJ220

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BlueGinge 123
BlueGinge 123

I drive by this one guys yard everyday to get to school, and all i could see were 2 of these, sitting in some grass, rotting. I am sad for those cars now.

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Kevron Harris
Kevron Harris

The jaguar XJS looks nice

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5280Click Online Marketing LLC
5280Click Online Marketing LLC

I purchased my 1984 XJS in 1994 for $9500 and spent $1800 in repairs and sold 8 months later for $6500. What an expensive 400 miles!

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Dave Simms
Dave Simms

This bloke is a bit of a knob.

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Monkey Famous
Monkey Famous

Doug, the type of guy to have his parents read him the Jaguar owner manual as a bed time story.

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Kevron Harris
Kevron Harris

Interior looks ugly. The steering wheel looks like it came straight out of a Russian Volga or Lada.

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Zeelley Moon
Zeelley Moon

Just a small thing; you mention the non-matching spare wheel but I think the wheels on your example have been polished later. The spare is as they came. Great and entertaining reviews!

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CB1000FP1
CB1000FP1

Britain is not, never was and never will be European end of story.

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electroborg
electroborg

The european version (no oversized fugly bumpers) was also one of the few cars in that decade which looked good. The 80s and 90s were terrible for car body shapes. Terrible.

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METALBUG999
METALBUG999

cheapest V12 for a reason.

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riproar11
riproar11

Yuck! The blue leather interior.

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xavier burton
xavier burton

300 horsepower from a v12? I’m not about to play with you 😂🤦🏽‍♂️

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DANKIUS
DANKIUS

It's a very small v12. 5.3L. A ls1 is a 5.7 and makes the same power, even though the ls1 is 25 years newer

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Gaza P
Gaza P

A review by an american on a British car 😍 funny as yank v-8,s produce less power per ton than many English sports cars , even our mini cooper can out pace a yank tank on the track 😍. And you should never slam a door boot bonnet , its called being appreciative of proper engineering . worst jag video ever

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AM Bragg
AM Bragg

I'm sensing upset Brits in the comments section.

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- Minuano -
- Minuano -

Touring car BOI! (In the famous words of Jezza, it’s a JAAAAAG)!

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Cymon Cyrado
Cymon Cyrado

I had one of these that was very reliable and I only paid 4.5K for it.... It was a Chevy 350 conversion. :p

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Darren Parke
Darren Parke

Wow. Its had to have a few jobs done over the last 30 years. Who'd have thought!

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Willie Boon
Willie Boon

Sorrry Doug i couldnot finish this video. It s flat out boring with this car.. I like your channel though.

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Richard P
Richard P

In 2008 I bought a Jaguar Daimler Double Six, a super luxury v12 6.0 lt Jag with hand finished calf skin interior and walnut champagne tables, in superb condition, for £800 ($1000US). Wonderful, wonderful car. The argument that you shouldn't but an xjs v12 because it is 'unreliable' misses the point. Any v12 car will cost a fortune to run unless you have mechanical skills, tools and time to keep it on the road. These vehicles are 30 years old now and are classics. Any 30 year old vehicle of this complexity probably shouldn't be relied on as your daily driver unless you really know what you are doing. The xjs has some design faults, the most infuriating thing are the plethora of fittings and fixtures, nuts and bolts of different sizes. I counted about 20 plus different ones, from imperial sized left over from pre 1970s British auto industry to metric and every different thread pattern used in the UK auto industry over 60 years. This is because, when the xjs was designed and built, Jaguar was just recovering from the disastrous nationalisation of the British car industry of the 1970s. As a result, the design was superb but compromised here and there and the screwing together was economised by using parts from the old British Leyland parts bin. If you do buy one of these, then make sure you stock up on GENUINE Lucas electrics because most on the market are Chinese knock offs and 1/3 off all components made thus are broken before they leave the factory.

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Stuart Young
Stuart Young

Doug should probably only review cars no older than he is. He obviously doesn't know the historical context of why Jaguar - the actual founder of Jaguar at that, Sir William Lyons - wanted to move from the E-type supercar to the XJ-S gran turismo - unfortunately released just as the second oil crisis occurred. He also doesn't know that the XJ-S had a lower coefficient of drag than that of the E-Type - and that the "tunnel" rear window created turbulence, hence downforce, keeping the car on the ground when fastbacks (most notoriously the initial model of Lamborghini Miura) tended to want to become airborne. In European trim, the XJ-S was truly a potent car for its time: 0-60 in 6.8 sec (now not at all unusual for econoboxes, I know), and top speed of 150 - the latter reliably reached by production cars - NOT by specially factory-prepared cars, as in the case of the E-type, which was falsely marketed as "true" 150 mph cars. (Sounds like I am down on E-types - I am not: doing a front brake job, then test-driving, a Series 1 4.2 coupe is one of my treasured experiences). I enjoy Doug's videos - but perhaps he should refrain from reviewing cars older than those designed and produced from the '80s on. Leave the classics to those who lived with them, loved them, hated them, knew their histories and that of their competition, etc.

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BillnYou1
BillnYou1

I had one EXACTLY like this same color same wheels .. mine was a 1984 XJS-HE V12 and plate was from a Deep Purple song - HIGHWY*

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Peter Evans
Peter Evans

Of course he is right. I've had a couple and they are terrible. Look around you. How many do you see on the roads today? Even later models. Try to find say an XJ8? Now look at all the Benz there are. Or BMW. And both hold their value relatively speaking. Jag are idiots for not taking care of their problems as they happened even after warranty. Jags worth more dead than alive...i.e for parts.

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Alien Schumer
Alien Schumer

28 + years ago it was common to see these in AZ with Chevy 350 swaps in them. Always liked the looks.

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David Wilson
David Wilson

Very good revue. I had a 1986 XJS and lots of maintenance issues. I tried working on it myself, big mistake they are so complicated that almost impossible to do the work. I purchased it in 2000 for $8000 and put $6000 in repairs - sold it in 2002 for $4000 just to end the repairs.

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Mikey Mike
Mikey Mike

Thissss 😭

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Adrian
Adrian

it's "coupè" (mind the "è") not "coup"

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David Street
David Street

What this car was is very specific. It's the car your kid's orthodontist bought after his divorce. I know this is true because when I was a kid, my orthodontist got one. After he dumped his wife. The sad truth is that cars have gotten so much better in the years since, that cars from this era really only have nostalgia and styling going for them.

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PD Tech
PD Tech

Oh I remember these when they were new, beautiful cars. When I was an apprentice, many many moons ago one of our customers had one and I always admired it, thinking maybe one day I would own one! 😎 Years later, in the late 90s I walked past a very tired looking xjs on the way to work on the side of the road, it had a hand written for sale sign in the window, £900 ono!! I was quite surprised how cheap it was for a v12 luxury car, very tempted to buy it but glad I didn't, I think it would have been a money pit! 😳😁 By the look of all that pipework, wiring and hoses, it would be a nightmare to work on or diagnose any leaks such as vacuum leaks etc

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thedub007
thedub007

Looks like you've made a lot of Brits mad again, Doug. You should know better than to be American and poke light fun at something from England. For shame!

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Stephen White
Stephen White

This is an English car made by an English manufacturer called “Jaguar” and not Jagwarr. Now if you can’t even get the name right then !!!! ,

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Knights of ni
Knights of ni

Not enough space in the footwell for your feet. Well i thought you would be used to stuff like that seeing as there's not enough space in your mouth for your tongue.

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Skrutinizr
Skrutinizr

Sure- yet another "if it's British it's unreliable" bullshit. Just because it's above your level to maintain or understand doesn't mean it is the car's fault. Those engines are bulletproof, but if they break you have to have someone with more training and skill than a typical gas station guy to work on it.

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Callum Leigh Montgomery
Callum Leigh Montgomery

My car does 0-60 in 14 seconds...mine would be a -5/10 on acceleration

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tubbs666
tubbs666

I guess if i had 2.3m subscribers I would end every sentence on an upwards inflection and draw out words like "tape. deck. cleanerrrrr". You are fucking the English language to death, get elocution lessons.

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Alan Wayte
Alan Wayte

What a terrible ill informed review,,,playing to typical stereotypes...embarrassing

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Steve Tyng
Steve Tyng

Had a 90 XJS convertible with an aftermarket 5 speed Getrag tranny. Put in a new radiator, refinished all the wood, new injector harness, new top, new tires, AC compressor, reconditioned and dyed the leather, and a ton of little projects. Finally had enough when the AC core needed replacement which is a nightmare job on the XJS. Without working AC, the XJS convertible will suffer vapor lock to no end. The engine bay is so hot on the V12 XJS, vapor lock is the result without working AC (which is tapped to cool the fuel before it hits the injectors). Beautiful car though (the pre-Ford convertible that is).

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111mcivor
111mcivor

This guy is a tool, I have owned my 1978 XJS V12 for 23 years and has required nothing more than the regular maintenance any car would enjoy. Like any car, get a good one and you will smile every time you drive it.

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frank rumble
frank rumble

this is guy is wanker

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frank rumble
frank rumble

it is very painful to look at the that gay jew guy in this video.... I almost puked up....,..

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Marc B.
Marc B.

The E-type and the XJS type are both just beautiful. This nut picks on the stupidest things. That E-brake lever is made the SAME way as in the Fiero,...recall that? Automatic seat belts is a surprise? Ever get in a late 80's-90's car?!! It isn't that odd. The fact it is in such great cond. shows the 2 owners took care of it. And didnt want a cookie cutter crap car of today. Stuffed with a stupid 'infotainment center,a 10 sped automatic, and the fact you dont SLAM the hood and trunk, is what keeps it from falling apart, its made of real metal! Not plastic or paper thin metal. It is a CAR of style and seeing one is just beautiful. Seems being 'civilized ' is a 4 letter word to Doug.

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pure cinnamon roll
pure cinnamon roll

defensive brits out in force for some reason lmao

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primecreator
primecreator

Doug's the type of guy that would slam shut the trunk and hood on a XJS

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Badass Tracks
Badass Tracks

And it's JagYooar notJagwarr

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Jooo J
Jooo J

Good God, will you Americans ever learn that a coop is a place where chickens live and a sport car is a Coupé?

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Jan Bujnowski
Jan Bujnowski

A reasonably entertaining presentation. Sadly, it misses the point of a car like the Jaguar XJS. I owned a 1989 V12 XJS convertible for quite a few years and still miss it - the engine sound, the spontaneous by-passers' comments on the gorgeous looks, plus the usual pleasures of open-air motoring. By the way, reliability was not the reason I decided to sell!

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Richard
Richard

The big dog is the XJRS 6.0 which still kicks ass at 150mph

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Allan Dunsmuir
Allan Dunsmuir

Why is he talking like that,. Very annoying and artificial.

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MrDuncl
MrDuncl

I had that many receipts when I scrapped my Vauxhall Vectra at 99000 miles. Added up maintenance and repairs was £4000 on a car that cost me £8000 when 1 year old. I have to say it never left me stranded at the side of the road though unlike the VW I have now.

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Kama 2
Kama 2

rear seat passangers can smoke :D only kid fits there

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Kama 2
Kama 2

this interior is ugly as hell what the fuck is wrong with that steering wheel it looks like from russian volga

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Kristen555
Kristen555

Damn ugly car, even by 70's standards

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Rick Sanders
Rick Sanders

So many butthurt britcucks in the comments lol

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Oggy
Oggy

Didn't the US get the Manual?

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Oggy
Oggy

+Kevron Harris I know of two in a 30km radius of my small town in NZ thats why i thought they were more common than they were. If i'd known there was only 350 made i would never have sold mine. I'll just put it on the list of vehicles i wish i never sold. :-(

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Kevron Harris
Kevron Harris

Only 350 of the XJS's were made with the manual transmission. Therefore, it's very rare and impossible to find one with a manual transmission in USA.

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Oggy
Oggy

+Citizen X The weird thing is I know a guy with another manual XJS not 15 minutes from me, Thats why I thought they were more common than they are.

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Citizen X
Citizen X

+Oggy Ow, you sold it! That IS why he's refusing to sell it. If you're in NZ, then it's highly likely that it's the ONLY one there. Bad luck man

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Oggy
Oggy

Citizen X Yes mine was a 4 Spd, I didn't realise they were so rare maybe that's why the guy I sold it to refuses to sell it. I do know it was brought to NZ by its original owner in the early 80s when he emigrated. It sure wasn't slow, but then the one in the review is a California model and most likely clogged up by anti smog crap.

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Arjun Swaminathan
Arjun Swaminathan

Doug has somehow managed to gain exponentially in terms of subscribers but at the same time lost his charm

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Oggy
Oggy

I had a manual 5.3 XJS and it was awesome, never let me down. It also didnt have those god awful plastic bumper extenders or weird seatbelts. WTF America. ;-)

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Citizen X
Citizen X

Oh, I just replied to your earlier comment Oggy. Sounds like you know all about the manuals!!!

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Curtis Lee
Curtis Lee

Only slightly less likely to burn to the ground like a Lamborghini

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Rafat Shareef
Rafat Shareef

I think it looks really good

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Victoria Louden
Victoria Louden

65,000 is when they start falling apart put a L.S. motor and u would have a great time driving it.

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jstevenson7121
jstevenson7121

Anyone saying how great this car was forgets (or never knew) the truly great Jags of the previous 15 yrs. M 1, Mk 2, E-type, XJ6. I was around then...after those cars there was so much anticipation for the XJS and....what a let down. Horrible flying butresses, plasticy inside, shoddy build. True, they got a bit better, and the looks actually have aged well, but you would have been far better with an SL Merc.

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Z
Z

unfortunately , the 'type' (no offense meant here please) of folks that owned these back in the day were often the victims of unscrupulous service providers . (Still are actually) . That said , these cars can be built into a supercar with a few modifications .......

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