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Jaguar XJ-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear 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 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classic looks, improved quality, and, with the XJR, amazing performance.

  • Cons

    Can't offer the pure driving thrill of BMW's high-line sedans.

  • What's New for 1999

    Jaguar's venerable XJ sedans enter '99 largely unchanged after a major workover in '98.

Full 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 1999

Jaguar's venerable XJ sedans enter '99 largely unchanged after a major workover in '98.

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Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

I've had my xj8 for about 6 months now and it just got past 1000 miles that I put on since I bought it. What can I say? It's an absolute amazing car, just got in a wreck with a Jeep and held up like a champ, I felt completely safe and secure in that car and believe me the same can't be said for the Jeep. The car is a tank, I love it, it's peppy and fast and sexy on the inside. So happy with the results of my purchase. I'm sad that the car was hit, but she is being repaired by the best shop I know specializing in British imports. Love my car, she's the best. Never getting rid of her.

26 days of pure enjoyment

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

My First Jag I had gotten the '99 XJ8 late Sept. 2012 with 109,000 miles on it and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately financed it (separate issue altogether) and got plates about a week before the temps expired. 26 days later exactly on my Cousins wedding on my way to there a deer was hunting me and ran out in front and messed up the driver side fender and totaling it out. pretty much had a 26 day test drive on the vehicle since I got a check after the deductible and loan paid off lol. Gave me a taste of the big cats and my replacement is going to be another Jag this time paid for with CASH! Whoo Hoo! Here Kitty Kitty! PS I'm in my mid to late 20s

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Not very reliable

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan

I have had this car almost 2 years now without much luck. Unless you have plenty of money to put into it look elsewhere. You can bet you will need a new timing chain kit somewhere starting at 60,000. Poor, poor design on the chain and guides. This is an expensive fix!! Very!! Fixes...Power antenna (of course), driver seat power switch, rear view mirror, vacuum lines, brakes (warped rotors). The check engine light is always coming on, different problem each time. Transmission fluid is $65.00 a quart. No owner service. The car is good looking and very nice to drive, but the problems with it are horrible. There are a lot of nice looking cars out there...I would choose one of them!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

A perfect beast

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

After a little over 5 months with this car I can say that my 1999 Jaguar XJ8 is the best car I've ever owned. I was lucky enough to get a one owner, dealer serviced car that was owned by a single male. The back seat was never even sat in. The power is impressive for a 4,100 pound car, but the biggest surprise was the cornering ability and overall road feel of the car. This is not like my Cadillac of old which was a living room on wheels. This car lets you "feel" the driving experience. My friends always want to take my car, despite one owning a 5 series BMW and the other driving a convertible Mustang GT. Who wants to drive a car you see every day...this car is full of character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1999 xj8l solid car

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan

Car was purchased in 2003 just turned four years old with 28,000 miles, interior and exterior were in perfect shape and remain so today even after being driven all through the winters in Buffalo NY, the last six years. Only problem with the car in all that time was a timing chain tensioner went bad and was expensive to repair. All told it has been the best car I have ever owned and with only 81,000 miles it still has a long way to go.

Best car to buy

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan

I purchased my Jaguar in 2006. One of the best decision I have made, the car is perfect, hundred of compliments, little or no problems. My next car will also be a Jaguar.

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I would like to consider a 1999 or later... according to Edmunds list of features, in 2001 the XJ series had adjustable pedals as a standard feature...being of short stature, (but of GREAT mental cap?...

Gas Mileage


  • 15
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  • 22
  • highway
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