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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Sedan

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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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

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.

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Wonderful to drive, when it

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

I cannot believe how many 10s I see for reliability. After 2.5 yrs and 40k mileage, I replaced several motor mounts, an entire motor, a transmission rebuild, throttle body, window/skylight, buggy gas gauge, engine coolant leak, cup holders, paint is going despite regular waxing (monthly), SOO MANY MOTOR MOUNTS, brakes, I spend minimum $10,000/year in maintenance. Bad choice for a college student other than I can bounce from San Diego to Sac easily, comfortably, and super fast! Super smooth, powerful, elegant, get lots of looks and girls FIEND for it. You will spend more in maintenance than gas tho, and it costs me about 850/month in gas. Don't buy it unless your rich!

My first jag - won't

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

Purchased my car with 61,000 miles. I've put 10,000 on it relatively quickly. It's been very reliable with the excpeption of a coil gone bad. Ext. warranty paid for it. I had the timing belt tensioners replaced as this came HIGHLY recommended by Jag mechanic. Valve cover gaskets replaced. Most things covered under warranty... overall, this car is great. Powerful when you need it to be, fuel efficient on long trips. I'm tempted to pick up an XJR in the next year or so. What a luxurious ride this car is and it does turn heads....

Dream car

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Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

I’ve owned over 30 vehicles in my day and I purchased my XJ8 used approximately 2 years ago. It has honestly been one of the best cars that I’ve owned. Sleek elegance with dependability! I’m in the process of purchasing an XK8 convertible just so my XJ won’t get lonely in the garage. I highly recommend Jaguar to all my friends!

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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Gas Mileage


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  • 22
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