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.