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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Jaguar XJ-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 290 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Elegant styling, powerful new V-8 engine, and luxurious interior.

  • Cons

    High price.

  • What's New for 1998

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Super vehicle

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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.



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1998 jag xjl

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Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

This is the 3rd Jag I have owned and it is the best so far. The V8 engine is actually no better than the 4 liter 6 cyl eng, but it has a better reliability factor. Change oil at 4-5000 miles, rotate tires every 5000, wash and wax regularly. Wonderful family car with LOTS of room.




Amazing car

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Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

From the exterior design to the comfort and performance this car is A+++++ Just make sure you service it by a qualified mechanic and update the cooling system with a new water pump and hoses and you shouldn't have a problem. Also, buy parts ONLINE only; save you a ton of money!




1998 xj8l

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Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

Excellent car. Bought used the week of 9/11/01 and had to drive daughter 16 hours to school (no planes flying) and turn around and drive back 16 hours next day. Couldn't have survived that trip with anything less than this car. Smooth, quiet, better gas mileage than my 94 XJ6, with loads more power. Heated seats and traction control very nice on cold and/or slippery mornings. No major mechanical issues. Trunk is limited - hard to do golf bag and suitcases ...




1998 xj8l

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Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

The car was purchased used as a 3 year old Select Edition with 28,000 miles in 2001. In the past 3 years the only repairs were a wheel bearing replacement and adjustment of the sn roof. A very dependable car.




What a great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

I'd admired the Jaguar for years, but was always hesitant because of the mechanical/electrical reputation. Bought one used, with the extended warranty and at a great price. Have been driving it for two years, what a great pleasure. I find myself driving it a lot more than any other car I've owned, and will find any excuse to do so.



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Full 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 1998

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.

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Talk About The 1998 XJ-Series

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Discussions See all Started By

christchurch
christchurch
02-21-2001
I am considering buying an XJ series Jag - say from 1995 to 1998....


jagboyxtype
jagboyxtype
12-30-2002
he and those same teams styled the 1998 - 2003 XJ-Series, the S-type, the XK-Series, and the much of the X-type. After Lawson's death, Ian Callum came in from Aston Martin (DB7 stylist) and finished...



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