XJ XJ12 ( X305 ) 1995 - 1997

95 xj12 or 96 xj12

 
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:02 AM
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found two XJ12
1995 with 51k miles but immaculate engine and tranny well maintained but need 1 k of body work( damaged fender) 6k

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1996
80 K mile immaculate engine and tranny well-maintained 4K

Which one would you go for?
Same color
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I like the 96 but it has 80K versus the 95 51k

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Both are allot of car for the money. A person might go with the best interior, or which ever one has the best service history documentation. Personally, I'd go with the '96... I know big surprise. It's hard to pass on 51k, but it's easy to pass on body work. Or buy them both
 
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Tough call.

If the body repair is *verifiably* just $1000 it must be very minor damage....as $1000 doesn't go very far on body repairs. So, for me, minor body would be no big deal. The '95 is probably a short wheelbase car which I prefer.

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The 96 has a new tranny new alternator new steering rack
but ABS light comes up
and the p.s is leaking
white with perfect interior

Not sure is the 95 is a short or long wheelbase but its looks like a long one
new aluminum radiator new tires new hoses and coolant new steering rack
the quarter panel needs to be fixed most likely can be pulled, and repainted
front and rear bumper have few scratches and need to be repainted
the leather is off white in really good condition though a bit dry so will need to be treated

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How do I know if the car is an LWB or SWB nd does it matter?
Ps the 96 has gold time( front grill and emblems etc)
 
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You can see the extra length in the rear doors....but you might need both cars side by side to notice the extra 3-4". Or browse some pics on the internet. Once you've seen it, though, you'll recognize it in an instant. I like the slightly shorter look...but the extra length is nice for rear seat passengers.

I'm pretty sure all of the '95 USA-market cars were SWB and most of the '96 were LWB

The gold trim is a dealer add-on

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All 96's in the USA are long wheel base. An additional 5" in length and another inch in roof height. Power steering will leak on all XJ's sooner or later. Mostly it will be the lines.
 
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1of 19 your my kind of Jag guy!
The 95's were all short wheel base.
Id go 95 but that's me with a short wheel base.
Want rear room go for the 96
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I was about to purchase this car but due to my working schedule won't be able to commit. It looks like a nice car and the seller is a true gentleman.
Just in case someone is interested here is the link.
 

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