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    Buying my 1st Jaguar. Which one?

    Hello to everyone I'm new here. Looking for some advice. Always loved Jaguars and now want to buy one. I have 2 choices and really am struggling to decide. So anyone's thoughts on which one would be helpful. Running costs and possible apreciation in value. So the choice is:
    1998 XJR full history 97000 miles or
    1992 XJS V12 5.3 with factory sports body kit 89000 miles almost full service history.
    Both lovely but completely different. What Is the best buy?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Much depends on what you're going to be using the car far, and also the prices of the cars. Both cars are getting on a bit in age, and I for one, would not plunge into V12 ownership, or take on a supercharged V8 as my first Jaguar. Of course, if you are good at DIY or have an excellent Jaguar specialist nearby, then it might be OK.

    If you want a really nice car have you looked at the aluminium XJ saloons from 2003-on ? I have had two of these, both 3 litre V6 petrols and they are very nice cars and not too expensive now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinD View Post
    Running costs and possible apreciation in value.
    Hi JustinD and welcome!

    Appreciation and Jaguars does not generally go together, especially if it is a saloon

    The XJS was not originally seen as anything special but it appears to have aged quite well and prices are firming up, especially if it is a convertible. I would be surprised if they are ever worth a lot but ...

    If you are going to regularly use a V12 XJS, your own oil refinery would be a major advantage. Fuel consumption on those is really old-school.

    So as Fraser said, it depends on your use model. Weekend toy, then XJS. Regular car, then something newer maybe a better bet. However, if the XJR is in great condition, it would also be a nice car to own and could be a better balance between "collectors" car and everyday car.
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    Give us a link to the websites where the cars are.
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