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Great Jag
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By Ralph
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan


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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!!!


Favorite Features

Absolutely smooth and quiet acceleration to very fast speeds.


Suggested Improvements

None!!!


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Always Loved the Vanden Plas
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By HOFIII
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan


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Always wanted a Vanden Plas and was finally able to purchase one and have throughly enjoyed it. No other car drives like it. The quiet smoothness and overall feel of luxury surrounds you. The Harman Kardon audio is suberb. I haven't experienced another car like this big Jag. The car has 89,500 miles and drives like new. With proper maintenance in regular intervals, I expect it to perform for years. When driving the Jag, you really feel heads above the rest and receive compliments on its appearrance on a regular basis. I just love it!


Favorite Features

Exterior styling in conjunction with the elegant interior appointments. The smoothness of the transmission, the quietness and the Harman Kardon audio system.


Suggested Improvements

Not really any that haven't been addressed.


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XJ8: Premier Flagship Luxury Sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By W.L. 1
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan


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Wow!! I love my XJ8. Good mileage. Great performance. This is true one of the best luxury sedans from europe. I also love the S-class. The XJ-Series has better styling, performance, & reliability. The S-class W121 is a competitor. The 7-series however is not as luxurious as these two.


Favorite Features

The high quality leather & wood. Advanced steering wheel controls & stability program. Smooth ride & handling.


Suggested Improvements

Higher ceiling inside. Additional horsepower (over 300) for those who rather race this cat.


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Ahh, the cat!
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By al
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan


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I have always stared and the uniqueness of the Jaguars, no other car matches it in the looks department. I upgraded to this model and it has been a pleasure. Contrary to the famed mechanical problems, this car has been rather good. Sure it requires maintenance and it ain't cheap but hey, it is not an economy car!! To drive a luxury car and complain about fuel consumption and maintenance does not make sense. The car has now 80,000 miles and I intend to keep it.


Favorite Features

The design is awesome.


Suggested Improvements

Leather quality is not the greatest:( Also, why insist on putting the cd-changer in the trunk? That is a very dumb design option.


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1998 Jag XJL
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JB Leport
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Highway driving with cruise control delivers about 24-25 mpg in the flatlands. Cruises along with no noise, no effort; just pure luxury.


Suggested Improvements

The glove box/cup holders in these need improvements.


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