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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR - Consumer Reviews

2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR

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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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Vehicle

2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 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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Power to spare
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By JP
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

If you are looking for a car that personifies elegance and style with the power and performance of a sports car, then the 2001 XJR is your ride. With almost 400 horses on my supercharged Jag, it's so much fun watching upstart Mustangs and Maximas recede in my rear view.


Best Features

Plush leather seats and wood panel interior finish. V-8 super-charged engine with 385 HP. Clean stereo sound.


Worst Features

Front windshield fluid ejection is a little messy.


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2001 XJR
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 2001 XJR
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Excellent car!! Fun to drive, great power and handling! Sexy, stylish and elegant! British Racing Green at its best!!


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2001 Jag XJR
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By Panzzax
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Some electrical probs also with engine mgmt system.


Best Features

Fun to drive


Worst Features

Rear leg-room minimal for 4 passenger car


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My XJR
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By jecorbin
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2001 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Review

The problem XJ series is no more. Since
Ford's purchase the quality improvement
is amazing. My XJR runs flawlessly and is
an awesome four door sports car.


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