Today’s Goo-Net Showdown will pit a quartet of lesser known luxury sedans against each other.
First up is a contender from the UK, this 1996 Daimler Double Six.
This vehicle, based on Jaguar’s XJ, carries the model code ‘X305', has a 6 liter version of Jaguar’s legendary V12 engine, mated to a General Motors 4L80-E 4-speed automatic.
This fine example, with 72,000 km on it is listed for 1,289,000 yen/$12,034.92.
The next contender comes from South Korea, and isn’t a Hyundai or Kia.
This is a 1998 Ssangyong Chairman CM, with a 3.2 liter version of Mercedes-Benz’s M104 inline-6.
This low mileage example with just 59,000 km on it is listed for 999,000 yen/$9,327.29.
The third contender is a combination of British and Japanese engineering, the 1996 Rover 825Si.
Built in the UK and closely related to the Honda Legend, the 800 Series was offered with a variety of engines, including this 825Si’s 2.5 liter V6 (can’t tell if it’s a Honda C25A or a Rover KV6).
With 76,000km on the odometer, this 825Si is listed for 360,000 yen/$3,361.19, the most affordable of the bunch.
Lastly, a home market contender, this 1993 Efini MS-9, known in North America as the Mazda 929 or 929 Serenia.
Under the hood, the less powerful 2.5 liter J5-DE V6, as opposed to the 3 liter JF-ZE V6.
With a really low 40,000km on it, this MS-9 is also the second least expensive contender, listed at 390,000 yen/$3,641.29.
Now, it’s time to decide. Which one would you choose?