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Would you recommend me buying 1988 xj40 jaguar? overall the car works, and I have given it a test drive, but it seemed heavy and the steering was a little bit hard. The engine ran good I guess, and the transmission was not that smooth but I don't really know...

I am not sure what are the major things to look for in this car, can anyone help?

Thanks This is a link to the online seller.

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  • It seemed heavy - cars built back then had less plastic c**p, steering hard - again car designers have bent to the will of the feeble population and made the controls so light a 10 year old can drive a car - physically anyway (not suggesting they should, but I learnt at 10 with a vehicle that did not have power steering, power brakes etc etc and if some people were given that to drive they would not be able to... – Solar Mike Dec 18 '17 at 0:42
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    Best place for info is one of the jaguar forums - and they have facs about buying etc... – Solar Mike Dec 18 '17 at 0:44
  • try here : jaguarforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=96 – Solar Mike Dec 18 '17 at 8:56
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An XJ40 weighs nearly 2 tons, so no wonder it feels heavy. It has power-assisted everything so the steering shouldn't feel heavy, so you might have a leak in the power steering circuit.
If it has the early digital dashboard (with a screen that shows all the warnings as large icons), that dashboard is prone to problems, so check if that works well.

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