Nice car. The LS was one of my top choices. We drove an Autumn Red 2003 V8; man was that a nice ride! Very nice interior, the cooled seats were awesome. But the fact it has Jaguar parts scared me off. They don't seem to have a great rep, but from what I researched, they are pretty good cars. But I know that no matter how well rated a car is, I'll have problems with it, so I didn't want to have a car that would cost large $$ to fix. That and I decided I didn't want to spend an extra $500 a year on gas with the lower mileage and premium (15K+ miles a year). Good luck with it.
V6 is 220HP and had a hard time keeping up with my uncles 94 SSEi he had
FYI, the previous V6 was 220 HP, but only 215ft-lbs of torque, while the '94 SSEI is 225 and 275. So of course it won't keep up. But then Bonneville'* have one of the best HP to Torque ratios, so not much with similar horsepower will keep up.