XJ-R v XJ6 or 8?

XJ-R v XJ6 or 8?

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burriana500

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16,556 posts

224 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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Sorry if this has been done to death in the past, but I have a quick question:

I am opting out of the co car scheme in April and the sensible option (for me) is to get an XJ6 Sport or an XJ8, question is, I have lusted after an 'R' for ages.

So, does anyone have a rough idea of how big the difference in running costs / insurance is between the standard XJ saloons and the 'R'. I have run XJs before and, apart from maybe bigger tyres and brake disks, I wouldn't have thought the running costs would be massively different, but I may be wrong

Marki

15,763 posts

240 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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Hi
i dont know about the J`s but i ran an XKR for a couple of totally trouble free years , servicing is cheap as chips about 180- for the once a year or 15,000- km i guess as they get older thisgs will need fixing like disks and the like but i would not think the cost will be very different from the R to the J
Go for it you know you need the extra 77

Sparks

1,217 posts

249 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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Don't know about running costs, as the wife shot down my suggestion of an XJR (available from as little as 5K!) but Auto express had an article a few months ago, that showed you could run an normal XJ (second hand, can't remember how old) over three years for the same cost as a brand new astra

This was down to the huge depreciation of the astra. I think total costs for 3 years was 12-13K (dep, fuel, service, insurance, everything)

If I can find the article I will post more details

Sparks

FourWheelDrift

82,973 posts

254 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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Are you think of a 6 cylinder XJR or a V8 XJR?

burriana500

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16,556 posts

224 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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An XJ-R8 is tempting but I don't think I would get a decent one below 14k ish, whereas I can get a bloody good XJ-R6 for under 10k.

So, It would be a late R6 or a sporty looking early XJ8.

I tend to think that the only significant difference will be on insurance?

al.

>> Edited by burriana500 on Thursday 23 October 17:55

FourWheelDrift

82,973 posts

254 months

Thursday 23rd October 2003
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XJR - V8

Apart from a tendamcy to go through front tyres on mine.

The last service was - 317 all in.

Insurance - 32yr old, garaged, no points, full no claims - 700 (could probably find cheaper if I tried too).

Fuel - average 14mpg (heavy right foot)

burriana500

Original Poster:

16,556 posts

224 months

Friday 24th October 2003
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Hmm, it's the petrol that might knacker the idea Darren, depending where we end up moving I could be up to 160 mile round trip a day... even with Co petrol, there's a limit!

Could be a diesel Range Rover after all!

Thanks for info and hope the badgers are keeping well

Hairy Cornflake

631 posts

221 months

Friday 24th October 2003
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I have a 96 XJR6, as the previous post it eats tyres, if you opt for the soft PZERO's look at ~ 700 per 10,000 miles, servicing for the R or the J is the same. I bought the R for the supercharger, the extra power is noticeable but in my case rarely used. I might flick the sports switch for overtaking in country lanes now and again. Cruising at 90 is under 3000 revs.

Fuel usage 14 mpg around town 21 on a run, insurance for me 36 full no claims DN22 6 postcode 530 from TESCO with protected no claims.

A fun luxury weekday car. And now affordable. Have fun!

HC