I would just like to take this opportunity to underline my satisfaction and appreciation
for the work that you folks at Elite & Performance Jags have done for me over the
past 6 month. Specifically the quality of the servicing and subsequent bodywork repairs
and refinishing, were of the very highest order.
Indeed, normally after such work has been carried out, I discover little imperfections
that cause me to ‘fret’. However, after some weeks of reflection and on-going critical
inspection, I’m still as happy as when I first collected the car from you, on each
So my recommendation to all those ‘fussy-as-I-am’ Jaguar owners out there is...when
an idiot runs into you, or you didn’t see that gatepost, or the car just needs to
be brought back up to ‘new condition’ (inside, under-the-bonnet or outside), please
trust my judgement and take a trip up to Elite & Performance Jags in Derby!
David Igham PhD
Nice to see you this morning with my XKR Jaguar repaired and re-tyred in record time.
Since coming to live at Breadsall Manor four year’s ago now your specialist Jaguar
Garage has taken excellent care of my car and always on a value for money basis.
Please feel free to show this letter of commendation from a satisfied customer.
Kind regards and thanks,
G Hinckley, OBE, DL
Dear John & Danny,
Subject: 2004 XK8 Coupe Upgrade
Just a quick note to express my appreciation and gratitude to you and your team for
the professional standards of workmanship that you have demonstrated in performing
the recent transformation of my tired-looking XK8 Coupe to what has now become a
much admired and head-turning vehicle.
Despite the supply problems of the required Jaguar parts, the fact that you managed
to source and obtain them from Germany, U.S.A & Japan and finish the upgrade on schedule
speaks volumes for your contacts and professionalism.
As you are aware it was originally my intention to just upgrade the front end and
sideskirts and have the Elite RR Exhaust system fitted but I am very happy that I
took your advice and updated the rear end with 2005 model year bumper and spoiler
and also had the lowered springs fitted.
The machine polishing performed by your Body Shop staff has ensured that the car
looks showroom new and the new upgraded parts matches perfectly. Please pass on my
thanks and appreciation to the Body Shop staff for a job well done!
Now that the new RR Exhaust system has matured after about 2000 miles of travel,
the sound from the Quad Pipes is so amazing that I find myself switching off the
in car music systems so that I can listen to and appreciate the exhaust note sounds.
Once again many thanks to you all for your hard work and enthusiasm and I would confirm
that I will be recommending your Company and Services to all of my friends and acquaintances.
Having invested in a Jaguar XK8 3 years ago, I invariably wanted to maintain the
car to a high standard. I was first introduced to EAPJ through a Jaguar enthusiast’s
magazine where they received rave reviews. I now have all my maintenance, servicing
& upgrades provided by EAPJ as their service is second to none. During the last three
years EAPJ have transformed the car in both appearance & performance with extensive
improvements & upgrades, inc: full sports exhaust, 20” BBS wheels, lowered suspension,
front grill, internal chrome trims & zenon headlight conversion.
EAPJ isn’t simply a garage that specialises in Jaguar repairs and servicing, it’s
a labour of love where a high quality of service promotes peace of mind!
It was in 2005 that I first approached yourselves regarding attention to my 1990
XJR. I was on the point of giving up Jaguar ownership because I could not find anywhere
who knew what they were doing and would take me seriously. An ongoing problem was
not resolved by various garages, all of whom wanted enormous sums of money and achieved
A brief consultation with yourselves identified the problem and this was rectified
with minimum cost. This was the reason I kept the car, and then had it serviced by
yourselves. I was then able to enjoy my Jaguar fully and subsequently added to it
so that I now have three XJ’s, an XJ40, X300 and X308!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for consistent high standards
in maintaining and servicing my cars. Your ability to identify and remedy any problem,
and particularly the advice as to preventative maintenance, has meant that I have
never experienced a breakdown in all the time you have been maintaining my three
The fact that the newest of them is 9 years old and the oldest 19 years speaks for
itself, many thanks
If you have been happy with our service and would like to let others know please email or send us a testimonial for inclusion on this page.
Ray and myself are proud owners of a couple of S-Type Jaguars. Ray’s is a 2001 V6
3.0 petrol and mine is the 2005 2.7L diesel model. Both cars are running well at
the moment, but it was’nt always the case. Ray bought his a good few months before
me and started having problems with it, and as neither of us are “dealer orientated”
he tried one or two places that seemed to have Jaguar knowledge to get things fixed,
but some of the problems began to reappear, mainly because of computer software.
Ray started to subscribe to Jaguar World magazine where he found an advert for a
Jaguar repair centre called Elite & performance Jags ltd. We went to see them and
found a good clean building in a nice area just outside the city centre. Their workshops
were also clean and well laid out. They only work on Jaguars, which includes bodies,
painting and various kinds of modifications. The car was booked in to see if they
could cure an ongoing problem with steering vibration. The fault was found at last
and corrected. Both of our Jaguars have been into their centre for one reason or
another over the last few months and have always come out running very well, even
when the computer diagnostics have not been able to locate a specific fault.
Ray and myself have nothing but admiration for the staff at “Elite”. They are very
knowledgeable, capable and easy to talk to. The workmanship and service is first
class and above all the prices are very reasonable.
Ray Pickering and Ken Brown
The Roof Rack Centre
Thank you for your help with the recent problems on my car. I was impressed with
how quickly Dan found the two faults. The car now runs better then ever and there
is no longer a hesitation when accelerating. Why the numerous other garages have
never been able to pick up this fault is beyond me. I have consulted two local Jaguar
main dealers in the past and have never been impressed with their level of competence
and service. I have been charged a lot of money in the past by these dealerships
with extortionate hourly rates for work probably carried out by trainee mechanics.
I would be more then happy to leave my vehicle with you and your staff and I would
not hesitate in recommending EAPJ for any work be it mechanical, electrical or bodywork.
I look forward to dealing with you again in the future (but hopefully not too soon).
Thank you again.
Thank you for your quick response in dealing with my car, the exemplary way in which
your guidance and knowledge of Jaguar car’s made my decision much more clear sighted,
it put the Main Xxxxx Jaguar dealer in a different lower league.
I was impressed with the way I was invited into the garage for a personal view of
the differential’s major oil leak which the Main Dealer had not rectified correctly
and your options for repair including used warranted parts.
The work you carried out was done with efficiency at a cost that was affordable,
the car is now running well and I am more than happy with the outcome.
I can recommend your service of high standards to all Jaguar lovers.
Well satisfied customer,
Mr B Spencer
All testimonials on this page are genuine items from satisfied customers, unlike many ‘fabricated’ ones used by our competitors, the original copies are available to view at our premises
Now that I have got some miles under my belt I thought I’d write to give you some
feedback on the improvements I am experiencing following the work you did in fitting
of new springs and brace bars to my XK8.
It has totally transformed the driving experience. I now have much more confidence
in the cars ability to get round corners without drama, cope with undulating road
surfaces and odd camber changes, respond to steering inputs....I am now enjoying
driving the car.
Before it was a case of “sweaty hands” as the car “rocked and rolled” round bends
and ducked and dived under heavy braking.
The car is now planted on the road, the steering is more responsive, the ride is
firmer but not jarring.
You were absolutely right, it was not necessary to change the shocks, or the bushes.
I can see that such an approach could have destroyed the ride.
What I now have is a stylish touring car that is comfortable to cover long distances
in, but which can get me from A-Z on “B” roads in a calm, purposeful and enjoyable
I should also say that I am really enjoying the fabulous soundtrack provided by the
Larini cat back/quad exhaust system you fitted. Talk about awakening a sleeping giant!
The V-8 now gives a rewarding roar under acceleration which never fails to bring
a grin to my face.
Thanks John and Danny, great work.
I purchased an XK8 (alloy bodied car) a few weeks ago and I’m delighted apart from
something missing, the sound!
I watched quite a few video’s on You Tube over a week or so and found yours sounded
better than the others.
So on the strength of this I purchased one from a guy on the phone who was helpful
and polite and bloody nice!
To me this makes such a difference dealing with someone who’s not rude or ignorant.
My pipe arrived and I had it fitted. My God! The video doesn’t do it justice, I grinned
so much my face hurt!
It’s now one week on and I can’t keep out of the car, it’s Awesome, downshifting
on paddle shift makes me giggle like a soppy School girl!
I cannot thank you enough for making my car sound how it should.
Technical Service Department
Hi John & Team,
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the brilliant service provided
today regarding my new performance rear box section. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey
home, whilst caught in traffic jam on the M1 I even had a lorry driver shout out
to me that it would make his day to hear me accelerate again. Noticed the difference
immediately, the improvement in performance is very noticeable and the sound is just
amazing. I cant stop smiling and I would highly recommend this change and your service
to any other Jaguar owners.