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Unbelievable Value!! by MF from Tempe on 06/29/2003. Trim: 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I love the fact that the leather in my VP is the same as in a Bently and Rolls...impeccable!! The fit, finish, and overall quality of this vehicle is astounding!! The stereo is better than my old 'S-Class' MB as is the air conditioning and arm-rest cup holders. Much more of a distinctive, less-common look than the MB or BMW. The back seat room (long wheel base) is unbelievable...almost like a limo.
Cons: If you don't think about what you're going to do with your feet before you slide into the driver's seat you'll get them tangled in the foot pedals. With the full sized spare tire taking up so much room in the back the trunk space is somewhat limited. The turning radius is not as tight as the MB or BMW. Front-end alignments can only be performed by Jaguar technicians.
Overall review: Since Ford made some serious changes in the electronics (switched to Bosch parts) in 1995 this brand of vehicle has gone from #18 in quality to #2--right behind Lexus (MB is #10). My advice to anyone interested in purchasing in the near future is to BUY USED!! The rest of the world still thinks these cars are 'maintenance nightmares' so they depreciate quickly! The XJ Series is an awsome value for anyone who wants what British Royalty ride in. But...purchase an extended warranty with the car. They are somewhat expensive to maintain (but very seldom break).
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