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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 @ 6150 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series

  • The XJ is authentically Jaguar: big outside, small inside, filled with supple leather and lustrous wood, and hopelessly outdated.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive and curvaceous bodywork, rich interior materials, quiet and smooth ride.

  • Cons

    Interior ergonomics are often not what you expect from a luxury sedan, doesn't have much of a sporting intention.

  • What's New for 2000

    A fifth model -- the supercharged Vanden Plas -- has been added. All XJ8 Sedans gain all-speed traction control, improved ABS, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and child seat-anchor brackets as standard equipment. A new navigation system is being offered as optional equipment, as is an upgraded 320-watt Alpine system. The anti-theft system now has an encrypted key transponder. There are two new exterior colors and one new interior color.

    The XJR gains all-speed traction control, improved ABS, rain-sensing windshield wipers, child seat-anchor brackets and an upgraded 320-watt Alpine system as standard equipment. A new navigation system is being offered as optional equipment. The anti-theft system now has an encrypted key transponder. The XJR also gets new 18-inch wheels and a different new style for the seats.

Full 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 2000

A fifth model -- the supercharged Vanden Plas -- has been added. All XJ8 Sedans gain all-speed traction control, improved ABS, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and child seat-anchor brackets as standard equipment. A new navigation system is being offered as optional equipment, as is an upgraded 320-watt Alpine system. The anti-theft system now has an encrypted key transponder. There are two new exterior colors and one new interior color.

The XJR gains all-speed traction control, improved ABS, rain-sensing windshield wipers, child seat-anchor brackets and an upgraded 320-watt Alpine system as standard equipment. A new navigation system is being offered as optional equipment. The anti-theft system now has an encrypted key transponder. The XJR also gets new 18-inch wheels and a different new style for the seats.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Love hurts

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

I absolutely loved this car, was such a classic. However, I had to get rid of it after 2 transmission failures. It kept cracking drums within the transmission. There has yet to be a car designed that captured the stunning class and sophistication displayed by this Jag. Loved it, and as hard as it was to let her go, it proved impractical to keep fixing it over and over. Ford built it, so that should say something.




Babied from birth

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

Truly an excellent automobile. Always did everything I expected of it. Braking, acceleration, handling, etc. Won several awards in appearance.




Bad transmission

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

Purchased from original owner, low mileage. Beautiful car, best ride ever IF you can keep it out of the shop. Never could get the heater to work properly, froze every winter. Difficult time finding a "good" jaguar mechanic that could troubleshoot. It seemed to always be something. Every time it went to the shop it was $600-$1000. The final straw was when the transmission went out at 79K. Resale value was so low I chose to not fix the car. What a shame. I'll never buy another one.




Love my jag.

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

I purchased my XJ8 with 38,000 miles on it have driven it 2500 without any problems. I am now having an issue with the drivers side brake light. The passenger side works. I think it may be a ground problem as it works some time. The 4.0 engine is quiet and powerful,really like driving it. It is my 3rd Jag., and I love it.




Timing chain blown

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan

Timing chain gone at 105,000 miles. Cost to replace engine quoted at $25,000. New car instead.




Jag review

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Vehicle: 2000 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan

Beautiful ride. No issues in the last three years other than replacing brakes. Very dependable.



Talk About The 2000 XJ-Series

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jagboyxtype
jagboyxtype
07-18-2002
Mercedes-Benz is using an "Airmatic" system for their suspension which uses a gas to balance out the car, etc. Lincoln and Cadillac have had air-suspensions for years though, and GMC now ha...


vr88
vr88
11-15-2001
Hi all -...


elsaidst
elsaidst
04-10-2006
I have owned German cars all my life. Porches, BMWs, etc.. My last car was a 2000 BMW 328i fully loaded Estate. I enjoyed every mile on it. Then as I normally do after a while the car bug starts to t?...



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