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How many people use their x300 for everyday use?

 
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I was just wondering how many people use there x300 or xj40 xj for everyday use still. Please specify which model you have.
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I do. 1995 XJ6 4.0. About 80/20% highway/city driving, respectively. Roughly 50 miles per day.
 
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My '95 XJR is my only car, 1500-2000 miles/month.

I'd jump in it tody and drive if from coast to coast without a second thought!

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My '95 XJR is my only car, 1500-2000 miles/month.

I'd jump in it tody and drive if from coast to coast without a second thought!

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How many miles do you have on you 95 XJR? How do you like it? I'm looking into a 95 xjr-6 or xj12 or a 2002 xjr-100.
 
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Originally Posted by JaguarXKR View Post
How many miles do you have on you 95 XJR? How do you like it? I'm looking into a 95 xjr-6 or xj12 or a 2002 xjr-100.


About 120k right now. Bought it a few years ago with 30k. Until 3 years ago I didn't drive much for work but things have changed :-)

It's been a great car and I really enjoy it. It's been dead reliable but hardly trouble-free, if you get the distinction.

Doesn't have the power of the Supercharged V8s, of course, but still has ooomph....and I have a soft spot for straight sixes and Jaguars. They seem to go together like a hand in a glove. I'm a little nostalgic that way :-)

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About 120k right now. Bought it a few years ago with 30k. Until 3 years ago I didn't drive much for work but things have changed :-)

It's been a great car and I really enjoy it. It's been dead reliable but hardly trouble-free, if you get the distinction.

Doesn't have the power of the Supercharged V8s, of course, but still has ooomph....and I have a soft spot for straight sixes and Jaguars. They seem to go together like a hand in a glove. I'm a little nostalgic that way :-)

Cheers
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Do you see many 95 XJR's with low milage anymore? If i were to get a X300 XJR i would get a 95 since they only made 500 XJR's in 95.
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Hi, I just bought my second 96XJR, Loved the first one so much, I searched around and found another one. Our first Cat is black on black Named Stella. she's been a handful, but now that all of her quirks have been worked out, Wow, I love that car. My wife drives it every day now to work or wherever. The second XJR hasn't been named yet, and I'm still working out a few little bugs. I'll be putting her on the road soon, She's Flamenco Red, with a cream colored interior. both are beautiful, Stella has 86000, While Red Has 132000. I will drive either one whenever I can! If you're in the market, up here in the Northeast, it seems the x300 series is a little tough to come by these days, I think I got lucky!
 
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Originally Posted by JaguarXKR View Post
Do you see many 95 XJR's with low milage anymore?


Haven't been looking but even in '05 it was hard finding a low mileage example. When I found mine I had been looking for months....lucky me it was only 50 miles away. As soon as I hung up the phone I scooted down to the dealer with my checkbook!


If i were to get a X300 XJR i would get a 95 since they only made 500 XJR's in 95.
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Hmmmm, where did that number come from?

XJR/6 production
1994 1340
1995 2741
1996 2148
1997 318

Of course, Jaguar production numbers are by calendar year, not model year. Presumably all of the 1994 production and the first few months of 1995 production would've been "1995 model year" by USA standards

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1995 XJ6 VDP: I drive it every weekday, 100 mi/day. Weekends depending on passenger/cargo requirements...but usually don't range far on the weekends - 5 -10 mi one-way trips to town or so.
 
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I drive my '95 X300 to school every day. If I have to drive my wife's car my students ask, "What did you do to OUR Jaguar?" She has 130k on her and still turns heads.
 
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My 96 Xjr is my daily driver. but the gas is killing me these days.
Hence why i cant drive the xjs
 
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Mmmm.

12/95 XJ6 X300 3.2ltr daily driver for ME. Has 186000kms now, and averages 25k kms per year. Owned since 2009.

5/85 XJ-S V12 (real engine) for HER, at 252400kms, and is her daily driver. Owned since 1996.

4/76 XJ12 S2 Infected, was HER DD, now goes out sometimes, and since its the only one with a towbar, does the "real work", and is sitting at 501000kms at the moment. Stole that one in 1994.

ALL our Jags have been daily drives since 1968, NEVER had another brand, is there another brand out there HAHA.

Considering a 2002 XJR, maybe, to replace the XJ-S, or I just might splash for a Bentley Turbo R, just for fun in the retired part of life???.
 
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I use both my xj40 and x300 daily, they're also my only cars. Usually I take one to work and my girlfriend takes the other.
 
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Also should mention, 91 xj6 base 153,000 miles and 95 xj6 128,000 miles
 
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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
Haven't been looking but even in '05 it was hard finding a low mileage example. When I found mine I had been looking for months....lucky me it was only 50 miles away. As soon as I hung up the phone I scooted down to the dealer with my checkbook!





Hmmmm, where did that number come from?

XJR/6 production
1994 1340
1995 2741
1996 2148
1997 318

Of course, Jaguar production numbers are by calendar year, not model year. Presumably all of the 1994 production and the first few months of 1995 production would've been "1995 model year" by USA standards

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I heard the 500 thing on some YouTube show that i was watching. Since they said the 95 XJR was a limited production car for the first year, and said only 500 will be sold within the U.S.
 
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Originally Posted by JaguarXKR View Post
I heard the 500 thing on some YouTube show that i was watching. Since they said the 95 XJR was a limited production car for the first year,


Relative to the total X300 production the "R" was limited production, yes...as were the V12s.


and said only 500 will be sold within the U.S.

Interesting. It would be sorta neat to verify that, if possible. I wouldn't be surprised.

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I use my 95 with 115,000 miles almost as a daily driver. For short trips I use an old pickup. bought it eight years ago with 65,000 miles on it. Only real problem was the shock mounts were shot when I first got it. But I am concerned about the cam cover. I had it off early and cleaned it well and treated it with LPSIII. But it will still not last forever. Have heard the X40 has an aluminum cover. Does anyone know if it will fit?
 
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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
Relative to the total X300 production the "R" was limited production, yes...as were the V12s.





Interesting. It would be sorta neat to verify that, if possible. I wouldn't be surprised.

Cheers
DD
Both XJ12's and XJR's were limited production? I thought the XJ12 was always limited production, not matter what year x300.
 
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Put me down too...'95 XJR. Every day use car, but I do park out way away from other vehicles when possible.
 
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I've used my 1997 Xj6L passionately every day for over 2 years. I've nearly put 40,000 miles on the clock myself, and have nearly broken the 150,000 mark.
 

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