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2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR

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Jaguar XJ-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 390 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series

  • The styling may not break any new ground, but an all-aluminum body and high-tech air suspension transform this former fat cat into a friskier flagship.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supple ride quality, powerful V8 engines, roomier interior.

  • Cons

    Fussy interior controls, clumsy transmission shifter, CD changer is still in the trunk.

  • What's New for 2004

    Although the exterior styling may look familiar, Jaguar's historic sales leader, the XJ, has been completely redesigned for 2004.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Sexy lady

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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.



5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Be careful with what you

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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. Nope. 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.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Remarkable value. exceptional car

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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.




The best of the lot

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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.




Only a jag can be

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Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

The fit and finish are unlike any other manufacture, if you want luxury with performance the XJR is the way to go. Fun to drive and comfortable.



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Drives nicely, but a piece

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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.



Full 2004 Jaguar XJ-Series Review

What's New for 2004

Although the exterior styling may look familiar, Jaguar's historic sales leader, the XJ, has been completely redesigned for 2004.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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