I’ve always remarked how badly those old Mercs rust. I kind of like seeing one with holes where wheel arches once were, reminds me that actually the XJ40 doesn’t rust too bad for a car of its era.
Electrics, once again, surely must play up on all cars of this age now. Thankfully, they’re much easier to fix than any modern car!
Has the XJ40 been given a bad reputation it doesn’t deserve? YES!
Just ask anyone who’s owned an XJ40, and they’ll say what a great car it is. The criticism only comes from those who don’t know what they’re talking about, in my experience. Thankfully, I’ve had very little criticism though. Younger people especially love the XJ40. Of course, some will never see it as a true Jaguar, but then what’s one of those anyway??
1993 (92MY) Daimler 4.0 in Kingfisher Blue (667548)
2004 Jaguar S Type 3.0 V6 (daily drive)