By on October 2, 2017

1999 Jaguar XJR in California wrecking yard, RH front view - ©2017 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars
Say it’s 1999 and you’re shopping for a powerful and flashy European luxury sedan. Do you spend $51,300 for a new Mercedes-Benz E430? $65,000 for an Audi A8 4.2? A gleaming BMW 740i with a $66,970 price tag? Or do you pony up $68,450 for the Jaguar XJR, knowing it will depreciate faster than Confederate money after Appomattox… and not caring, because you’re such a baller that you know you’ll get another Jag in a couple of years?

Today’s Junkyard Find, spotted in a Northern California self-service yard, shows us what happens to such a car when it ends up in the hands of its third or fourth owner. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • JLThom: lol but so real!
  • JLThom: brand identity, perception, legacy means so much more in the US. M-B, Lexus, BMW can sell utter junk for...
  • FreedMike: Maybe the fuel tank is protesting fuel costs.
  • JLThom: ouch! but seems like you hadn’t really sat in or driven the last K900. i tested a 2020 Kia K900 that...
  • Verbal: Electrical gremlin in a German car? Didn’t see that one coming.

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