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Best car I've ever owned
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By Rick
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Amazing vehicle. I have owned A Mercedes S600, a Lexus LS400, a BMW 750il,and a Bently Arnage. None of these cars even comes close to the Jag. I love the engine, it is smoother and more powerful than the V-12s of Mercedes and BMW. I rip apart every mustang and corvette that stops by me at a light. The transmission is amazing. It always shifts very smooth and right on time. I love the beautiful interior, it is much more luxurious than those of its competitors and even my Bently. It's also better looking than them too. You simply can't get any better than a Jaguar Super V8.


Best Features

Everything, but especially the engine with torque that never ends. Also, the luxurious, well appointed, driver-friendly interior.


Worst Features

none


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Bat Out of Hell
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sal1970
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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Handles great. Is fast and fun to drive. Looks like no other car on the road except another Jaguar.


Best Features

I love the way the car handles corners. It's great to have a cassette deck and a CD player.


Worst Features

Add amp and oil pressure gauges.


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Breathtaking Automobile
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By M. Montecelli
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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It is beuatiful, fast, and sexy. When I am cruising down the freeway (once at 260km/h), just smoothly gliding along, listening to that cat purr, I feel like a billion bucks. It is fairly practical, maybe not such as an S- class, but still not bad. But the pure thought of knowing that I am in such respected, hand-built piece of art that rides on four wheels, it does not even compare to a Benz. I can drive my Jag everyday, take it on weekend vacations, and look absolutely 'pimp' compared to everyone else on the road. FABULOUS CAR! PS Buy one, its worth it!


Best Features

Beautiful lines inside and out, great performance for the size, everything about it is great. And do not worry about the reliability, Jags may have a bad rep, but I know many enthusiasts, even Jaguar mechanics, and they agree that Jaguars from 2000, to now are all fine.


Worst Features

People asking me if it always breaks down. You know the answer. I stand by these Jags.


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Work of ART
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By Chris
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Love the engine and drive of the car. With the R1 Performance Package it holds the road as sure footed as a jaguar should be. Not only quite with little wind or tire noise, but smooth ride as well.


Worst Features

Power window switches on 03 models only auto power down, not up. Design in 2004 models much better.


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Great at a good price
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By trexville
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2003 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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I paid $41k for a 2003 XJR in 3/2004 and figured it was a great price to sample a car I have always liked from afar. At $41k I'm super, super pleased but don't know if I would have been so pleased if I had to pay close to the sticker price. The car looks great and drives great. But you get more bells and whistles with the Japanese and German luxury cars, so if that's important, I might look elsewhere. However, there's no beating the Jaguar styling inside and out. This car has big-time personality -- all that wood and leather and its feline exterior make for a scrumptious package.


Best Features

Beautiful exterior and interior styling. Great pickup. Fantastic drive. People see you coming in this one.


Worst Features

Moon roof in addition to sun roof please. CD changer in the trunk?! % @&!* Put it in the glove compartment like everyone else! Larger nav system readout and preferably in color. Better cup holders.


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