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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series - Consumer Reviews

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Amazing Car
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By DaveL
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

Everything!


Worst Features

Dealer prices for everything. More reasonable and more people would get their cars serviced and repaired at them.


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We Looooove It!
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By Geoff
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan


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I just purchase this car about four days ago, and I am already in love with it. It has such a smooth ride, and it is a very quiet car. The XJ8 is a b-e-a-u-tiful car to see and to be seen in.


Best Features

the design


Worst Features

it should have a CD player in the dash


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$12K In Repairs and Still Counting
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By Lee
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Outstanding looks, ride and handling.


Worst Features

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.


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1998 xj8L
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By gdb
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan


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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 ...


Best Features

Heated seats, traction control, cruise control and power - great highway car.


Worst Features

Bigger trunk


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What a bargain.
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By Ethree
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan


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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 trouble.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

A compass would be nice....have to agree with that. Otherwise, the '04 model has probably addressed any other concerns for further creature comforts.


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