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!
Dealer prices for everything. More reasonable and more people would get their cars serviced and repaired at them.
Beautiful car, great ride, wonderful handling, expensive to maintain. Between 55K and 75K miles - fuel pump, transmission, brakes, shocks, timing chain, water pump. Replaced all the plastic timing chain tension parts with new metal parts. A simple seal is $80. Same seal with my Infiniti is $15. Jag must figure if you can afford the car, then you will be willing to pay through the nose for their parts. I keep saying what else can go wrong with this car? And, something expensive always does.
Outstanding looks, ride and handling.
The mechanical quality of this car is just bad. How Jag dealers can look a person in the eye and sell them this car is amazing.
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 ...
Heated seats, traction control, cruise control and power - great highway car.
Let's not forget the original asking
price of this piece of art....and now
let's be quite happy that a very
nice '98 VDP (with less than 40k miles
on the ticker) can be had for about
20k. Absolutely stunning. Smooth
running. Took it on a 650 mile trip--
unbelievable ride. Driven Mercedes (E
series) and they are not even in the
same ball park as far as comfort
level. Enough power to get you in
The stereo, heated seats (very good),
and the soft leather. The fact that
most people that buy a VDP take VERY
good care of them.
A compass would be nice....have to
agree with that. Otherwise, the '04
model has probably addressed any other
concerns for further creature comforts.