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How many people use their x300 for everyday use?

 
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My '95 XJ6 VDP is my daily driver. I drive about 50 miles round trip for work on weekdays and a few miles here and there on the weekend. She had 78,000 miles on her when I bought her a couple of months ago and the odo is at around 80,240 now.
 
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Originally Posted by JaguarXKR View Post
I was just wondering how many people use there x300 or xj40 xj for everyday use still. Please specify which model you have.
Just Curious thanks
1996 4.0 XJ6, BRG. Bought it in August '11. I bought it with 111k, now has 120k.
 
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I would use it more if I could get the A/C working. As it is, it sits in my driveway until my son is home from college and he uses it to get around town.

Car has 203K miles. Amazingly, I have not had to spend all that much on it. When it was new for the first 100K miles I had it serviced at the dealership faithfully.
 
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I drive my '95 XJR almost every day. The fuel costs are killing me though .. 18 liters/100 km = 13 mpg
And it's a miracle I haven't gotten a speeding ticket yet
 
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Daily driver - round trip to work about 24 miles 5 days a week, short trip errands on weekends - 23 MPG combined.

139k miles now, bought it at around 122k, a little over a.year ago.

Runs like it came off the showroom. Just recently replaced:
* EGR
* Cyl. 3 coil
* Valve cover gasket / spark plug well gaskets
 
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Hi drive my xj6 4ltr every day 50 miles+ only get 20mpg, But for the ride i will live with that. no problems yet at 145500 miles...
 
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Mine is a 1997 XJR - purchased October 1, 2011 with 66K on the clock. I just rolled 114K this week. I leave Monday morning for a 3 day business trip which will add another 1800 miles to that total. Excellent car - people really love it and compliment me on it (BRG). I keep it as near to new condition inside and out. I have cycled through many cars over the years, logging 50-60K per year. You find out within a matter of months what wears out - items that would take "normal" owner perhaps a couple of years to deal with. Included in my experience/comparison are an A8, 540i, 325i, 9000 Aero (x2), V8Q (2x), E320, and other lesser cars... The XJR6 has proven to be an exceedingly reliable and sturdy vehicle - not to mention also having the most style/character, power, handling, etc... I would say that only the A8 came close to those points... The Merc and the BMW each required an excessive running list of "to fix" items kept next to the driver seat. Due to the 500-1000 mile single day trips I regularly take in my XJR6, I carry some spares in the boot, including: fuel pump, CPS, fuel filter, spark plugs, coil, all belts, thermostat, front & rear wheel bearing sets and a code scanner. I am recently picking up transmission slipping and occasional codes indicating solenoid B issues. I installed new A and B solenoids to no avail. This leads me to the EPROM upgrade ($56 from the dealer) which I will install next weekend. If that does not help, I may drop the tranny and have it rebuilt. A 4L80E expert in St Paul can rebuild the whole unit in a single day for only $600. I would almost look forward to that... I ordered one of Andy's CPS brackets last October and am a bit ashamed to note that I have yet to install it. Partly due to the fact that at the same time, I also ordered one of "Carl XJR6" SC blanking plates (each was around $110 USD shipped). My plan was to install both at the same time. Carl decided to rob me of my money, however, and has refused to send me the plate or refund my hard-earned money. Its disappointing to learn that there are con artists like Carl even within the Jag community... Cheers to the XJR6!
 
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I used to use my XJR as the daily drive, the only reason I don't so much any more is fuel cost and traffic - now I commute by motorbike. Knocks 15 mins off the commute, each way, and is 45-50mpg rather than nearer 20!

But the car still gets used regularly, and has been great. It's a 1995 X300 XJR, manual gearbox, stainless exhaust, and has served well in various trips as well as the usual day-to-day drives (Scotland twice, Cornwall & Surrey regularly when I was based in Bath, etc).
 
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Hi,

X300 3,2 automatic from 2001. No not a 308. Tag in car says clearly X300, registration papers state also that it was first registered in 2001.

My daily ride, has some 175.000 Km n the clock. Average fuel consumption is about 11 litres per 100 Km, which beats my 1998 Ford Transit diesel van that needs 12 litres/100.

Only problem till now is a very annoying overall suspension rattle on even sightly uneven road surfaces, even at a very slow speed (bushes?).

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I'd bet upper shock bushes. If in front, you should be able to see the deterioration. If in back...not so much.
 
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1995 XJ6 3.2L, used every day. 122,000Km on the clock. Absolutely no isses, but will need new tyres soon. Still on original shocks and suspension bushes.
 
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My 1997 VDP is my daily driver. I default to it ignoring my other cars for the very reasons you guys know all to well. It is quiet, reliable, fuel efficient, serene, competent and the juke box (Hardly Common unit) rocks.
 
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Originally Posted by barondess View Post
My 1997 VDP is my daily driver. I default to it ignoring my other cars for the very reasons you guys know all to well. It is quiet, reliable, fuel efficient, serene, competent and the juke box (Hardly Common unit) rocks.
Fuel efficient - not so much when I walk past my Prius to pick the kids up in the XJ6...LOL
 
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I have a 95 xj6 with 150000 on her and she still drives and runs great


Id say I average about 250 to 300 miles on her each week and I never hesitate to get in it and drive. Ive had it for about two months now and I couldnt be happier. I knew the last 2 POs and they took great care of it as am i. it is also from the south so there isnt a spec of rust either. The one thing i could use tho is new shocks for the rear. i am also looking for springs too!
 
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I put about 30 K per year on my 1990 XJ6. Its been totaled 3 times and I have a rusty old red 90' sovereign in the driveway I use for spare parts.This car has 110,000 miles on it and despite all the accidents, it still runs like a top!
 
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1997 VDP just turned 101k. Got it with 80k on the clock two years ago. It's quiet, competent, reliable and, I think, stunning inside and out. Sherwood Green Pearl Metallic out, Coffee in. Hardly common stereo, heated seats fore and aft, traction control. Fantastically, everything still works. My mantra: Always buy used stuff from rich guys.
 
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Yep, drive my 97 XJR6 120-150 miles every day.

It's a real pleasure


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Originally Posted by al_roethlisberger View Post
Yep, drive my 97 XJR6 120-150 miles every day.

It's a real pleasure

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Hey Al, what kind of mpg's do you get driving that many miles? Is it mainly highway miles? I have about a 75mile commute everyday so I'm hoping to get every mpg I can get out of my 97 XJR6
 
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My 4 litre x300 gets daily use - '95 year - and what a car - 130 K's and not a mark on her burgundy body anywhere - and the only fault EVER has been a malfunction in the Airbag system (which turned out to be a heat injury to the mother board - what fun to diagnose and then find the blessed thing - I put up with that beeping till it nearly drove me mad - BUT now we are friends again.) It's still the least troublesome car I have ever run.
And while I'm on it, I must add that I never could understand why someone would prefer the xjr though - it may not have as much power but I have almost the same acceleration and a much more economical run. My only explanation is that they never drove one of these magnificent AJ16 engines.
That car's only fault is that it's a little too perfect - lacks the character and style of my older Series 2 / 3 , if you know what I mean.
 
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When my wife's car was totaled in In May, she drove my car until we replaced her's. So, for about a month, I drove mine daily. It was nice, very nice. But coming from a Prius (44+mpg), the fuel bills were about the only thing that caused me grief.
 

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