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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series

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 Yes

Review of the 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series

  • The XJ8 is authentically Jaguar: big outside, small inside, filled with supple leather and lustrous wood, and hopelessly outdated.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classic exterior styling, classic interior styling and materials, supercharged engine in XKR and Vanden Plas Supercharged.

  • Cons

    Somewhat cramped interior dimensions, sparse feature list, aging platform.

  • What's New for 2001

    Jaguar's premium sedan receives only minor content changes for 2001. The XJ8 and XJ8 L both receive a six-disc CD changer as standard equipment. The Vanden Plas gets a premium sound system with the CD changer as standard, as well as heated front and rear seats. The navigation system is standard on the Vanden Plas Supercharged. For all models, Jaguar has added a new reverse parking control system and strengthened the chassis with new crush tubes, doors, hinges and steering columns. There are also new exterior colors, a new style of wheel for Vanden Plas models and an optional dealer-installed Motorola Timeport digital phone. Topping things off is a new no-cost scheduled maintenance program that covers four regular service visits under the four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Last of the very best

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

I absolutely LOVE my car. It has style, elegance, and a rocket for an engine! For the money, you can't can't get a better car. With under 50K on her, she's pretty much a garage queen. However, she does comes out to play and beat-up on those (vettes, mustangs, merc, etc.) who don't know about her racing spirit often enough to keep in good running condition. Diff went out at around 48k, and cracked motor mounts, fuel pumps, and valve cover gaskets have been replaced under after market warranty. DON'T BUY THIS CAR, without warranty coverage or if you don't have deep pockets, as repairs can be expensive. Other than that, it's still one of the BEST XJ's EVER BUILT!!




Best deal!

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

Bought a used low mileage Jag - now owned it for a year and 15K. NO problems at all. Drives and handles beautifully, and draws looks and comments. I am shocked to find that with snow tires the handling is excellent on snow and ice. (a previous Jag I had was not a good winter handler) LOVE IT! It's a beautifully sculpted car that stands out from the crowd of jellybeans.




I like the car

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

I LIKE the car a lot. Great stereo, great comfort, great accelleration when you want to pass, and you can pass anyone doing less than 150 mph. What's not to like.




My 1st jag

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

..always owned BMW or Mercedes. Never owned black vehicle or Jag..till now. My NEXT vehicle will be a black Jag too. L-O-V-E this car! It's nimble, aggressive when necessary and a real head turner. Next Jag will have the Navigation system too. This one is a CPO car which adds to my driving pleasure and peace of mind.




2001 xj8

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER PURCHASED! I HAVE 2 CLASSIC JAGUARS & LOVE THE FACT THAT THIS CAR WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE. I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR MY MONEY & AFTER SHOPPING OTHE LUXURY CARS, THIS CAR WON HANDS DOWN!




Thrilled

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Vehicle: 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased used with 21,000 miles. Meeting all my expectations. Mainly highway driven. Quiet, comfortable, smooth and fast.



Full 2001 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 2001

Jaguar's premium sedan receives only minor content changes for 2001. The XJ8 and XJ8 L both receive a six-disc CD changer as standard equipment. The Vanden Plas gets a premium sound system with the CD changer as standard, as well as heated front and rear seats. The navigation system is standard on the Vanden Plas Supercharged. For all models, Jaguar has added a new reverse parking control system and strengthened the chassis with new crush tubes, doors, hinges and steering columns. There are also new exterior colors, a new style of wheel for Vanden Plas models and an optional dealer-installed Motorola Timeport digital phone. Topping things off is a new no-cost scheduled maintenance program that covers four regular service visits under the four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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