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Wonderful Jag !
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By gmayfield
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Vehicle

2008 Jaguar XJ-Series Sedan Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Very fun to drive.
Not sure about reliability as
it only has 14k miles.
Drives like a dream & very responsive handling and acceleration.
2 quirks I will mention:
No back-up camera in navigation system. "beep" signal
is very adequate though
Rear seat headrests hinder rear outward vision
TREMENDOUSLY !!!
I wish they could flip down
out of the way or could be removed easily.
The headrests enlarge the blindspots on both sides, therefore you must rely heavily on rear view side
mirrors when changing lanes.
Make sure mirrors are adjusted correctly or you WILL
cut someone off when changing lanes.
Otherwise,
one of my most memorable cars to
drive & to look at.


Best Features

Acceleration Handling Fit & finish Interior comfort Navigation system Stereo


Worst Features

Removeable rear seat headrests Back-up camera in rear view mirror or navigation system


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Not your Dad's Jag!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Steve-o
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2008 Jaguar XJ-Series Sedan Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The car is really big, but feels much more nimble that you would expect. The power in the non-supercharged engines is adequate for the car's weight. The acceleration is a bit better than my 2006 Mercedes S-350 with slightly better fuel economy.


Best Features

The updated look that pays homage to the Jags of the past. The cavernous back seat. The fuel economy.


Worst Features

Better shifting gate design. Needs more room between the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal. Get the DVD player out of the trunk and into the cabin.


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Jaguar Vanden Plas (Boca Raton, FL)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By J. Lo Re (Florida)
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Vehicle

2008 Jaguar XJ-Series Sedan Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

This car is an absolute dream to drive with a ton of features and a new sportier exterior design in the 2008 model. The interior is beautifully crafted with 2 tone leather seats and elm wood finish. The car just handles extremely smooth and is very comfortable with a long body for tall passengers in the back seat. The drive is very luxurious while it has a feeling of plenty of power (I have the 300 HP version) since the aluminum design makes it lighter than ever. It just handles very well overall and corners extremely well. I have had 2 BMWs previously and this stacks up extremely well (maybe a tad better) to BMW.


Best Features

The liquid cooled seats are great in Florida and the Sirius stereo is a nice addition as well as the iPod connectivity.


Worst Features

Rear video controlled park control would be a nice addition.


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