The XJ8 is authentically Jaguar: big outside, small inside, filled with supple leather and lustrous wood, but somewhat outdated. Wait a year for a far more technologically advanced flagship Jaguar sedan to fill its shoes.
by Chris on Mar 15, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)
I purchsed the car new in 2004 with 42 miles on it. No problems to speak of, the dealer did replace brake pads and rotors under warranty at 11,902 miles. one of the most comfortable cars for driver and passager, back seats are cramped, but a small price to pay fo rthis car. Have gotten use to the navigation and really like it now. After owning a Jaguar, it's hard to consider driving anything else. Such a high build quality, high grade materials that you jsut don't see in other cars.
by matt69 on Jul 20, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)
Very happy with the car. Can run with
my Boxster S from 0-60 while giving
you a plush ride. Drove both the 2004
and my 2003 and decided on the 03
because it has the classic XJ looks.
The 04 is a nice car, but it looks
more like a Ford than a Jaguar!
In its final year of production, the current-generation XJ receives two new packages. XJ8s have the option of the Sovereign Package, offered with an Alpine premium sound system and six-disc changer, heated front and rear seats, wood and leather steering wheel and gearshift knob, boxwood-inlaid walnut trim, chrome grille and splitter, chrome mirror caps and door handles and special wheels. Meanwhile the XJR can be optioned with the R1 Performance Package, which includes Brembo brakes and 18-inch modular wheels.