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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (21 total 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

3 of 4 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!!

Gas Mileage


  • 15
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  • 22
  • highway
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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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