by Dan Derrick on Jan 10, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
The Jaguar is a bit of a paradox. Folks look at the classic Jaguar appearance and make assumptions, but this aluminum XJ is light, quick and responsive. The car handles well, and is comfortable. The cabin has plenty of space, but it also retains a warmth and coziness that is unique to Jaguar
by dj on Jul 11, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
We purchased an XJ8 for my wife two weeks ago and do far, I have been awed by everything about it. I wanted to purchase the new Lexus GS430, primarily based upon build quality and reliability reputation. The Lexus has nothing on the XJ8 in those areas. Plus, it has similar acceleration, a MUCH better ride, excellent handling and better MPG. So far in a combination of 50% city and 50% highway (usually at 75mph or better), it's averaging 27 MPG! I actually prefer the ergonomics of the Jag to the Lexus. In addition, our experience with the local Jaguar dealer has been on par with Lexus' vaulted reputation.
by Richard Anapolsky on May 7, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I love the vehicle, it's look, ride and performance. The only major problem I have had is the computer system/modules. I find warning lights going on and then the dealer having problems tracing the route of the problem. Changing any of the 8 computer modules doesn't correct the problem. Hopefully the problem will be found and I will be able to enjoy my XJ8 even more. I have also not been able to find a supplier of the trailer hitch that Jaguar says is available for use with this auto. In addition producing an auto that is wired for cellular use and being told by the dealer that to activate it is $1,00- is ridiculous. Jaguar should price the activation to be affordable.
by matthew on Apr 28, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This is one great car to own. It's bizarre how I catch myself driving this car much slower than any previous car I have owned. The reason: I feel like a million bucks driving it, and want to spend as much time behind the wheel as possible.
by Sumner on Apr 22, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
great car to drive... lots of gadgets, can be confusing. Bucket seats could be more comfortable. Excellent fuel mileage, up tp 32 mpg. Superior exterior finsh. Very steady at high rates of speed and difficult to stay within speed limit.
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