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Jaguar/Daimler XJ 1994 to 2003 – The Essential Buyer’s Guide

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Jaguar/Daimler XJ 1994 to 2003 – The Essential Buyer’s Guide

By Peter Crespin
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Paperback • 64 pages • 195x139mm • 100 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-84584-200-0

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- Full coverage of all 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder models
- In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
- Includes market and model value data
- Advice on choosing the right version and condition
- How to avoid buying a wreck or a 'lemon'
- Like having an XJ expert at your side
- Quick check guide and also a fuller inspection plan
- Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
- Where and how to buy an X300/X308
- Details of club back-up and support organisations


The fabulous, modern, big Jaguars still attract admiration, but you need to know how to buy the best. This highly-illustrated book gives all the practical advice you could wish for when considering a purchase. What to look for, what to avoid, and whether the car is likely to suit your needs, plus relative values and the best places to buy.


The X300 was the first serious model development in collaboration with Ford and the cars benefited in quality terms as a result. Problems do exist, however, especially with the X308 models which followed in 1997. Though they are excellent value today, it is still important to buy the right car if expensive problems are to be avoided.
This handy book will help you decide which car to consider, and having chosen your model it will help pick a sound car from amongst those you locate and inspect. High mileage need not be a deterrent, but you need to avoid neglected cars and know exactly what to look for. Giving you have the insight and expertise to select the best example within your budget, the book has a dedicated evaluation section in which each aspect of the vehicles is given an objective numerical score reflecting the car’s condition. The points are added up to give an overall score supporting a decision to buy or leave. There is no safer way to avoid buying a bad car short of paying for a professional evaluation. In helping you choose the right car this book will surely pay for itself.

Independent Reviews

"These pocket softbacks are well worth a tenner if you're thinking of a car purchase." – Octane

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Models covered:
Jaguar XJ6 and Sovereign 3.2L 1994-1997 • Jaguar XJ6 and Sovereign 4.0L 1994-1997 • Daimler Six 4.0L 1994-1997 • Jaguar XJR6 4.0L 1994-1997 • Jaguar XJ12 6.0L 1994-1997 • Daimler Double Six 6.0L 1994-1997 • Jaguar XJ8 and Sovereign 3.2L 1997-2003 • Jaguar XJ8 and Sovereign 4.0L 1997-2003 • Jaguar XJR8 4.0L 1997-2003 • Daimler V8 4.0L 1997-2003 • Daimler Super V8 4.0L 1997-2003


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