My little oddment tray has the same affliction as yours, although I hope your non-slip material has a nice coefficient of friction with your garage remote - I can't see much staying in that tray with an aggressive launch from the lights! That said, a very conservative sprint got me a nice even 8.0s to 100km/h (just a mash of the throttles in drive, albeit with sport mode engaged), so maybe your remote is safe! On that note, 1st shifted out at closer to 5500rpm than 6000rpm, and I certainly didn't load up any revs in neutral prior to shifting to drive, so I'm not dissatisfied with the pace. Besides, I'll let the XJ12 boys deal with the races - it's no environment for a Daimler
I've put 8000km on the DD6, and so far no dramas. We're slurping fuel at 14.4L every 100km, and the cassette player has packed it in, so the iPhone via cassette adaptor is out of action, but I'm surprised how well 6 CDs can serve me. The new Polk speakers have been a massive improvement there.
Headlining still needs doing, I need to look at that heater blend motor (I keep getting external air on my feet whether hot or cold - face vents are good) and the timber on the sunroof control panel needs a little adhesive at the corners.
On the plus side, these XJ81s are fantastic. No contest with an X308 (XJR) for sprint performance, but they feel much more "Jaguar" - the X305 is right up there too. The ride is lovely, and even the comfort of the Daimler suspension will accept a hell of a lot of loading up in corners - just perhaps not as sharp as an XJ12 in slalom-style corners.
I'm looking at aftermarket ECU for fuel and spark for the XJS (with a view to a 7.5L rebuild within 12 months), so it is getting the $ love at the moment, but the DD6 is getting the other love (kms).