by ferious on Jul 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
well well i have driven many bmw mb lexuses and infiniti and i have now owned this xjr
for 3 mths and i must say without a doubt this is truly one of the best vehicles i have driven.i think my fellow jag lovers we should really keep this
one as our secret weapon,few cars can really hang with it.
by mr_dearborn on Jan 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
The car is pretty to look at, has a fantastic engine, and rides like a dream.
These were the things I was looking for in a car.
I was hoping that Ford's $3 billion investment several years before this car would resolve reliability issues.
This car had a number of advancements that didn't quite work and are expensive to fix: 1) electric parking break, 2) air suspension, 3) aluminum unibody (rust), 4) transmission leaks.
I've dropped $11K on my $18K car thus far.
It has 50K miles.
Also, the handling isn't quite on par with the German cars; it does't love curves and corners.
In short, be careful with your expectations on this one.
by razrover on Apr 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
This car has to be the best value on the market. It get a respectable 24 MPG with 400 horses under the hood. This is not your dad's jag. It feels light and responsive. When you hit the sport button the throttle is very responsive and you feel extremely fast. The interior is perfect. Everything that looks like leather IS leather and everything that look like metal IS metal. Things you expect when your original sticker is $90k. Ridiculous depreciation that is mostly due to the sins of the past make this car a remarkable value. Currently the car has 85,000 miles and I've had it for 3 years. Buy an extended waranty and pat yourself on the back for buying one of the greatest cars ever.
by Paul on Feb 25, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
I am a CPA from Tampa and have used the XJR for business and pleasure. I have owned Caddy STS, MB CLK/AMG, a host of Vettes thru C5, and currently a 911/997 Porsche Carrera S. Aside from the 911, a very different car, the 2004 XJR is, overall, the best car I have driven. In 3.5 years, I have had no problems aside from one visit for front brake scuffing and two recalls. I did have the heat element disconnected from the steering wheel - it was too hot to hold! The supercharged performance is top notch and the exterior style is fitting of its market as is its interior. I cannot understand the problems/ratings that several other posts have made. It is certainly not my experience.
by fenn on Dec 1, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
The XJR drives nicely and is very quick. However, it is a poorly built hunk of junk. My car spends almost as much time at the dealership as it does in my garage. The quality is very poor, and it is unreliable.
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