by indiansummer on Sep 9, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Bought this car in January of 2011 with 13k miles on it. Always wanted this model. I knew what I was getting myself into but was stubbornly optimistic. I wanted to believe Jag had improved their reliability over the years but was quickly disappointed. The performance is beyond reproach and I admit I am now spoiled with its power and plush interior. But by 20K, one of the shocks blew. By 30k, the air suspension compressor died. By 40k, another shock blew. By 45k, the car died mid-ride (thank God I wasn't on the freeway). The dreaded "engine systems fault" light illuminated. Dealer couldn't figure out the problem and it magically cured itself; promptly traded it for reliable Lexus.
by litty1 on Jul 24, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I purchased this in 2009 with 37,000 miles. It now has 138,000 miles and runs and feels just like I remember it performing when I purchased it.
I have had to invest a minimum amount of money in the maintenance and repair to keep it running great
by orjohn on Dec 6, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I have owned my XJ8 2004 for 3 years and I still love every time I drive this car.
It is truley a wonderful design and very well built and for me has been one light bulb reliable.
I may get another one for my family, its that good.
Price is almost too good to comprehend.
The aluminum chassis and body makes it great on gas with 28-30 on the highway. For a V8 - really? - yes it is true.
A gem of a car, now almost 10 years new...
by ruyg7 on Jul 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I have never owned more than three of any brand in succesion, but my Jaguars have been an exception.
My current 2004 XJ 8 was purchased with 73000 miles 18 months ago, it now has 114000 miles on the odometer
It is the MOST dependable used car i have ever owned, except for my new Dodge trucks.
This Jaguar routinely gets 28-30 mpg at highway speeds, and 20 mpg in city driving.
It has been a dream to own, and has never let me down. The car is dead reliable, a pleasure to drive , and very quick.
The interior is very plush, and is resistant to wear and tear.
Dont believe the nay sayers about Jaguar reliability, I have owned BMW's and Mercedes cars that were a lot more problamatic than my Jaguars.
by smayuga on Oct 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Purchased 2004 Jaguar XJ8 Select Edition with 25K miles in 12/05. The car still looks and runs like new at 96K miles in 10/12. Car has been a dream, very reliable, repairs few and far between.
Never been stuck due to breakdown.
My 2004 is most reliable car ever.
Quality of ride and handling, interior leather and paint are stunning; Comfort and Class personified.
Not an all out sports car (I still have my E-Type for that) but for a sedan I've never found it wanting for speed, handling, cornering or any other "normal" performance requirement.
You can pick up used ones for around $10-12K an amazing bargain.
Car should not have major repair issues till closer to 200K in miles.
by skingsr on Sep 25, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I've owned my 2004 xj8 since early 2009. I bought it with a little over 30,000 miles. I have approx 92, 000 miles to date and this car is a beauty. A head turner. I'm constantly getting compliments. It drives magnificently and the interior is first class. Just complete luxury at its finest. I've had a few issues mechanically, windshield wiper motor and throttle position sensor. Other than that, I am a proud jag owner and loving it
is the delayed launch of the new, now-2004 XJ-Series. Jaguar calculates that it could have made a certain amount on each of those cars, but as the new XJ is unavailable because of its set-back launc...
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