xj8 how many miles is too many.

xj8 how many miles is too many.

Author
Discussion

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Saturday 17th January 2004
quotequote all
I have seen a 99 v reg xj8 4.0 in the local paper in a garages add but the add just says silver xj8 full leather immaculate 11995 it doesn't mention the mileage which probably means it's high.
how many miles is too many for a v reg xj8, iwas thinking of not bothering looking at it if it's over 80000 miles, as i only do 3000 miles a year it would still be under 100,000 in 6 years time.
(i hope its done about 50,000).

silverback mike

11,101 posts

220 months

Saturday 17th January 2004
quotequote all
My xj8 has completed 110k.
The engine is as quiet as a mouse, and in my view can easily do it again
(obviously with correct maintenance)

Sold it today though.

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Saturday 17th January 2004
quotequote all
Thanks for that,I will have a sneaky look at it tommorrow when the garage is shut.(its in the local citroen dealers.)

silverback mike

11,101 posts

220 months

Saturday 17th January 2004
quotequote all
Dug,
You will be past the nicasil bore liner problem then, so thats a bonus.
They are excellent engines.
Mike.

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Sunday 18th January 2004
quotequote all
Saw one in the 'Trader yesterday with 242,000 miles !!!!
Mine has nearly 90000 and is still spot on - as long as it has been looked after I wouldn't worry too much about mileage. If I were you, only doing 3000 miles a year you might be better off buying a high mileage one anyway. It will be cheaper, and if you do keep it for several years, the price differential won't be that much (check out the prices of '93).

Mike

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Monday 19th January 2004
quotequote all
I tried to have a look yesterday but the place was all locked up and it was parked at the back all I could make out is that they must have reduced it because on the windscreen it says 12995.I will have a look today.

Sheepy

3,164 posts

216 months

Monday 19th January 2004
quotequote all
Doug,

TBH, with these cars, engine mileage isn't a problem (imho). As long as the usual things are taken care of, then the engine is pretty bullet-proof for a long life. Jags tend to be let down by things like electrics, body corrosion and tired-looking interior.

I'm rebuilding the AJ6 engine on my XJ-S. 18 years and 117K miles on it, but all twenty-four valves and guides are well within spec, none of the cam-followers are worn, and the valve-seats only needed a little lapping to bring them back to their best.

Sheepy

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Monday 19th January 2004
quotequote all
I have just seen it,it is absolutely gorgeous silver with 5 spoke alloys and immaculate grey leather.BUT the mileage is 93000 which coupled with the price means its overpriced for the mileage.(i have seen one with 83000 on for a grand less navy blue though)so i will keep looking,but the xj remains in my top 3 choices.(The first two are W reg audi convertible last of old shape or v reg saab convertible),but i've allways wanted an xj so i could end up with any of the 3.Thanks for your help guys

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Monday 19th January 2004
quotequote all
Might have my 1999T XJSport 3.2 for sale very soon. 90000 miles, FJSH, Antigua Blue and oatmeal (I think - the creamy one - curse my memory) leather. I'll be asking a lot less than that one too.

Mike

toby tucker

648 posts

231 months

Tuesday 20th January 2004
quotequote all
silverback mike said:
My xj8 has completed 110k.
The engine is as quiet as a mouse, and in my view can easily do it again
(obviously with correct maintenance)

Sold it today though.



What are you replacing it with Mike - XJR6 or XJRV8 ?

Toby

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Tuesday 20th January 2004
quotequote all
cerby_mike said:
Might have my 1999T XJSport 3.2 for sale very soon. 90000 miles, FJSH, Antigua Blue and oatmeal (I think - the creamy one - curse my memory) leather. I'll be asking a lot less than that one too.

Mike

I will have to see whats about when I have sold mine, it,s up for sale as soon as I have the number plate back on retention (probably at the end of the month).
Dougie.

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Tuesday 20th January 2004
quotequote all
I'm going to look at a car on Saturday, so mine may well be up soon.
If you sell your's, e-mail me if you are interested (i'll probably put it in the classifieds anyway).

Cheers
Mike

silverback mike

11,101 posts

220 months

Wednesday 21st January 2004
quotequote all
toby tucker said:

silverback mike said:
My xj8 has completed 110k.
The engine is as quiet as a mouse, and in my view can easily do it again
(obviously with correct maintenance)

Sold it today though.


What are you replacing it with Mike - XJR6 or XJRV8 ?

Toby


Not sure yet Toby, I will have to hang on until I can afford an XJR V8.
At the moment I am driving a white 1.4 astra merit kindly donated by a friend until I find something else!

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Thursday 22nd January 2004
quotequote all
cerby_mike said:
I'm going to look at a car on Saturday, so mine may well be up soon.
If you sell your's, e-mail me if you are interested (i'll probably put it in the classifieds anyway).

Cheers

Mike

O.K Thanks.

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Wednesday 28th January 2004
quotequote all
Available now

Mike

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Thursday 29th January 2004
quotequote all
cerby_mike said:
Available now

Mike

Nice car.(best colour for an xj).Mine is on sale as of today. I will get in touch If it goes before yours could be a while though.
Dougie.

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Thursday 29th January 2004
quotequote all
No worries. Good luck selling.

Mike

cerby_mike

129 posts

213 months

Sunday 1st February 2004
quotequote all
Sold.

Mike

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Monday 2nd February 2004
quotequote all
cerby_mike said:
Sold.

Mike

If you see another one for sale in that colour let me know please.
Dougie.

raf dug

Original Poster:

3,515 posts

221 months

Monday 1st March 2004
quotequote all
anybody know for definite when the nikasil bore problem finished.The original car in this thread is still for sale mike said I should be allright with a 99 but the guy who does my services thinks it might be a problem on cars up to 2000 but he's not sure though.
thanks in advance Dougie.