by cwiningar on Mar 12, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan
This was my first Jaguar and has always been my dream car.
I always joked that when I retired I would get a jaguar and guess what, I got one!!
It has met every expectation I could of had.
I have never driven a car so smooth and beautiful.
I sure do get the looks and love every minute of it.
I am averaging 26-28 MPG on the highway.
I could not ask for a better car and I love love this one.
by shakur10011 on Feb 23, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan
I purchased my 1998 xj8vdp 500 miles away from my home. it was a one owner car and she kept the car very well maintained. all manufacturer suggested maintenance have been performed and documented and every other little thing she had done as well. needless to say, my 5oo mile trip went by too fast and left me wanting to bypass my home to enjoy the ride even more. I had an oil service done the next day and with only 71,000 miles on this "Killer Kat" i know i will be leaping onto the highway soon. so if you live on the east coast you are sure to catch me prowling and growling pass all the other so called luxury sport sedans (bmw, lexus, mercedes), they don't compare.
by Joseph Obuchowski on Feb 25, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan
This is one of the sexiest cars on the road. I have seen other cars trying to race me, and I do not want to race , I just want to cruise and enjoy the ride. Beware when you drive this model, it is a head turner and some people get angry. At the same time some people approach me and say, wow that is a great auto, it happens. I have two 1998 Jags one black and one white, the white one is the "L" version. Do not ask me why but the stereo sound is better in the "L" version, most likely due to the added interior.
by Thom on May 5, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan
Lucky to find a car of this quality with such low mileage. A dream to drive and gets many looks by other drivers. While the off the line performance is less dramatic than expected it accelerates quickly once in second. Road noise is fantastically quiet. Comfort is luxurious and pleasing.
by sleep2much on Jan 28, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan
So many people like to put down Jaguars, the car not the cat, I would bet good money few of them have owned one or even sat in one, I know my car is knocking on the door of it's 10th year, but you couldn't tell by driving it, the interior is still pretty fresh and I like to look at the car too. I feel like I'm driving an $80,000 car, I know it's only $6000 now, but the luxury feel does not fly away as quick as the forecourt price.
by Ralph on Nov 18, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan
This is a great and very classy car. Silky smooth as advertised. This is the first Jaguar I have owned and am open to a second Jag, a drop-top XK. The only precaution for shoppers of 1997-2003 XJ8 models is the requirement for timing chain tensioners at about 75000 miles. This is a spendy repair that is a must. There are update kits available. My car is drop dead gorgeous and a thrill to drive. You turn it on... it turns you on!!!
A new V8 engine, taken from the XK8 Coupe and Convertible, makes its way into the engine bay. A revised instrument panel greatly improves interior ergonomics. Cruise and satellite stereo controls are located on the steering wheel.