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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series

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Nimble car
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By Terry Brown
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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You can feel the road. A drivers car.


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WOW!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By eshipman
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Sport 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this car last summer (2011) on a whim.
It had 140K miles but only cost 5K.
WOW! FUN to drive.
Even with 140K miles is still tight, dependable, runs great & drives oh so smooth.
I am looking forward to upgrading to a 2008 or 2009 in the next year.


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Style, handling, quiet, power, creature comforts


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Great Vehicle:
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By James
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Sport 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased my XJ8 used with about 34,000 miles on it, and have been extremely pleased with the XJ8 all around, performance, ride and drive, comfort and convenience, and have had no major problems with this vehicle whats so ever it still feels as solid and secure as the 1st day I drove it and was sold buy the way it drove period, and now understand what all these owners have in common and why the reviews are always so good on the 2003 XJ8.


Best Features

The look feel and performance, this vehicle really comes with the complete package.


Worst Features

Rear seat cup holders, I have the Alpine system in my XJ8 and would suggest better speakers.


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2 years and still Smiling
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By Mike J.
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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I traded in a 2003 XJ8 Sovereign for this 2003 SuperV8. I needed the extended wheelbase and extra rear seat leg room. The Super has a few more bells and whistles including a plusher seat package. The main difference is the supercharger. It really brings the V8 to life. The standard engine has plenty of power, this just puts it over the top. Very comfortable, the SuperV8 has a bit stiffer suspension than the standard models but it is still very smooth. The Alpine sound system is superb.


Best Features

The exterior looks. The handling and performance of the CATS active suspension. The car can corner like it is a two seat roadster. The overall build quality.


Worst Features

Cup holders are very sub-par. Yes the car is a luxury vehicle, but if cup holders are offered they should be good ones. The DVD navigation should be offered with yearly updates to the maps.


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The Jag
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By Craig Seifert
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought the car for my wife, but love to drive it when she'll let me. Picked it up in DC and drove it 200 miles on the interstate to get home and was impressed with the comfort, stability, power and control. Two days later, we drove it to Michigan from Virginia Beach. Again, superb is the word. We've owned and driven a lot of high end cars, but the XJs are in a class of their own. The styling is refined from decades of improving on a base design from the late sixties. The engineering has too. The base 300 HP 4.0 L V8 coupled with the 4 speed automatic is powerful but smooth, sophisticated but dependable and pretty efficient (20 mpg), considering that it's pushing a 2.5 ton car.


Best Features

Loaded with class and comfort, ergonomics and function. This car is impeccably crafted.


Worst Features

They've done it all. The new models have all aluminum bodies and engine, lighter and more powerful. The new styling is a little too rounded. I prefer this model.


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