by Dolle Dolf on Nov 18, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan
My well-maintained but hi-miles (160k) car died recently (227k) when the supercharger disintegrated and destroyed the engine. Too much $$ to repair. I already have spent $20k in 3 years in repairs, due to expensive parts. ABS/traction control module had to go to UK for reprogramming. Rear hub melted, destroyed a rotor and a drive shaft. A door dent was expensive to fix. some preventative maintenance including tranny fluid lines. The sunroof was $1200+. The seat computer I never bothered with as it conked out whilst in my fave position. etc etc. Still no regrets. These are beautiful, inspired cars and it has been a true joy to own. A perma-smile on my face each time I drove it.
by marosari00 on Feb 26, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan
The XJR is truly a supercar in it's own
right. It is understatement at it's
best. Just possibly looking at the XJR
logo on the vehicle or the 255/45zr17
tires may give away what lurks beneath
the hood. Power is availble on command.
Does well in city driving. Give it an
open road and it will slap a smile on
Repairs can be expensive so make sure
the preventive maintenance is taken care
of without fail.
This vehicle keeps bimmers and mercs at bay!
by DavidG on Dec 23, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan
Buying this car was a dream!
I knew the car had a lot of
horsepower but never fully comprehended
it until I floored it,
two words came out with
the first being "OH....", the 2nd I
will leave off. This car is a dream to
drive and even comfortable on long
drives. This is one of the smoothest
cars I have driven. I had hit 100 on
the interstate and not even notice it
until I looked down. When I pointed
this out to my better half, her
response was "All I am saying is your
son is in the car". I personally think
he liked it.
Apart from gaining a contoured bench seat and three-point seatbelts for rear occupants (as with the rest of the XJ sedans) and losing the heater ducts for the same, the XJR cruises into this year unchanged.