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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 (8 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

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!!




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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Superb british luxury automibile!

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

Very awesome car - exceeded my expectations! The best luxury vehicle I have driven - quiet, smooth & comfortable! I have owned few Cadillac & BMW cars in the past, this Jag is more reliable than either one. Not as fun to drive as BMW, but this VDP gives you a feeling of driving Rolls Royce with its elegance, comfort & smooth ride. 1998-2003 VDP models are the best, when Ford bought them - quality & reliability got worse! I personally would not buy any car new - but even 10 year old, with low miles & well taken care of - Vanden Plas is an awesome car! It matters a lot who owns this car - if you take care of it (drive it normally & maintain regularly) - it will drive well for a long time!




My 99 vdp... awesome

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

I purchased my first jag, a 99 VDP about a month ago. It was a high mileage car, 124000. Had my mechanic check it out. Absolutely perfect. I've driven it about 3000 miles so far. I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this car. I don't think I'll ever buy anything but a Jag from now on. I've owned MB and BMW and about 25 other cars. This one is the best overall.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

My priceless vanden plas

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

We absolutely love this car. We have had it for over 6 years now, and besides for a leaking water pump that was replaced under warranty, it has been an excellent car. The ride is second to none, and what more can someone say about the Rolls Royce interior... doesn't get much better. We have since purchase a BMW 7 series, and although this is a nice car, it is no where near as reliable as her Kitty, and both my wife and I still prefer the Vanden Plas ride. It's amazing after 6 years, and 85,000 miles this car still grabs attention everywhere we go... and that the car with just regular maintenance and detailing still looks and drives like the day we drove it off the lot!




My 1999 jaguar vanden plas

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

My experience with the 99 Jag has been excellent. No major problems, few minor ones. Service always good. It has been what I think a classic auto should be in all respects.



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

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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