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Dream Coach
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By Allan Baker
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Well, it's been a couple of months since I picked up this 'motor coach' -- that's right, it is not just a car, but a true 'motor coach'. Power, speed, quick feet and sure footing! I had a 2002 Mercedes S500, Sport Sedan - - no comparison! That was a mere car! This is something more! The heads turn and they stare when this motor coach is in their presence. This model is not for the shy and certainly not for the small ego! You have to have driving passion and pride to get in and out this joy!


Best Features

Style; body design, power; Supercharged V-8; touch controls for audio, CD, Climate control; on board DVD; the passengers love it; interior; like a living room; gas mileage; silence inside


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Classy and Quick
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By Dan Derrick
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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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


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Classic appearance, with great performance


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Best car I've owned
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By Jim
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The XJ8L is probably the best automobile I have owned. Just drove it from Chicago to upstate NY and achieved almost 30 MPG! The ride was great and engine performance excellent. The interior is luxurious and spacious for road trips. After owning two Mercedes Benz E series, I think I've found a winner!


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Balance of Performance and Luxury
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By fenn
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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A sumptuous luxury car that goes from 0- 60 in five seconds! Feels luxurious, but it also feels quick and lively, due to the light weight chassis and body. A nice blend of attributes. The XJR seems like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Feels really quick and sporty when compared to other cars in this price range. A similarly equipped A8, LS430, S Class, and BMW 750 will price out at a similar 75-80k price range to the performance version Jaguar XJR, and they seem much less lively,


Best Features

Great quickness, luxury and decent gas mileage for a big car,


Worst Features

The accelerator and brake pedal seem close together. Improve headliner material.


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Ex-Mercedes CL600 driver
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By flighttest
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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I have had Mercedes CLs for the past 10 years. My last one, a 2002 CL600, was in the shop more than in my garage. I decided to try the JAG. Being a retired pilot I wanted performance over comfort so I opted for the Super V8. WOW!!! What a car. Great performance along with an amazing ride. No mechanicals up to this point. Highly recommend.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling, and great ride for a luxury muscle car. Very tight, no body noise of any kind.


Worst Features

DVD should be in the car, not the trunk. Front seats are hard to get into because of the hard hump on the edge.


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