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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series

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A bargain exotic sedan if you're careful
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By John Mulvihill
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

This car is a bargain in the used marketplace, with excellent performance and reliability. But there are a few weak areas. Make sure the plastic timing gear has been replaced with factory metal components. And, that the plastic water pump has been replaced with the factory metal unit.

Do not buy an XJ that's been through an overheat.

The ZF automatic is "sealed for life" and prone to failure over 100K miles unless thoroughly cleaned out.

Buy one of these cars only if you know of a non-dealer Jaguar speciality shop that can service it. (Check with your local Jaguar club.)


Best Features

Excellent performance, classic styling, great handling for a big car. If you're a car guy, this is a thoroughbred sedan. Superb comfort provided by the 14-way seats and multilink suspension. Top-notch reliability and durability. At 136K miles my XJR's engine still gives 5K miles to a quart of Mobil 1.


Worst Features

Fuel economy is poor: 15 mpg around town and 21 at 70 mph cruise, premium gas required. Interior space is tight if you're over 6' tall. Not much rear-seat legroom. Not a big trunk. Not a drag racer! If you boot it frequently from a stop, the differential will fail.


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Bad cat, worst pick of the litter
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By mad lawyer
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I've owned many luxury cars, all American, hence I never had a jag before. Bought this one used because it was just so pretty sitting on the lot. From day one, I've had nothing but extremely expensive repair bills from the most wide variety of areas, including, windows, sun roof, shocks, transmission, wheel bearings and finally the engine. In just over 3 years I spent over $10k on repairs, including $3500 for trans., and now they want $7k for a new engine, as I was stranded out on a quiet freeway in a corn field when the engine died last month. I would never recommend this vehicle.


Best Features

The car is unquestionably as beautiful as any car on the road. I got many compliments and comments, during those few days it wasn't in the shop.


Worst Features

The windshield wiper switch is always getting hit and turned on inadvertently. Another change they have already made, when they changed the design from one blade to two, which is helpful here in Michigan. just overall bad quality in mechanical durability. Too weak of a car to be that expensive.


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Last of the very best 2001 XJR!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Cat-walk
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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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 Features

0 to 60 in under 6 seconds! Elegance, Styling, and comfort!


Worst Features

Let me take mine to heaven with me.


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Best deal!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jagfan
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Looks and handling


Worst Features

Smallish trunk, somewhat tight interior. On later models this is fixed, to the detriment of the looks. Prefer this model.


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I Love It!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kewt
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this car used with 30,000 miles on it. It has been wonderful. We haven't had a moment's trouble with it. We took a six-week cross-country trip in it and it couldn't have been more comfortable. We average about 27 MPG on the highway and anywhere from 12 to 16 in town. It's also a real head-turner. Lots of fun! I would recommend this car in a heartbeat.


Best Features

Comfort and appearance.


Worst Features

A bigger trunk.


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