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1997 Jaguar XJR - Consumer Reviews

1997 Jaguar XJR

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Base 4.0L 6-cyl. Supercharger 4-speed Automatic - (3 reviews )

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Oh what a ride it was!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Dolle Dolf
on

Vehicle

1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

The ride, the perfect blend of luxury and road feel for sporty drive. The seat-seems short initially but then became so comfortable. The wood/leather steering wheel. The idiosyncrasies such as the toggle switches in the pods next to the steering wheel. The look. The demeanor. The soul.


Worst Features

A time machine so my old car can be young again. A manual tranny. We know the rear seats lack legroom. The new cars are-IMO-not necessarily an improvement. More useless gizmos, rising vents, projector gauges, GPS, seat massage, etc, and still folks clamor for auto-close doors etc. What's the use?


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XJR
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By marosari00
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Vehicle

1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan


Review

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
your face.

Repairs can be expensive so make sure
the preventive maintenance is taken care
of without fail.

This vehicle keeps bimmers and mercs at bay!


Best Features

Engine is a charm. Adjustable seats outstanding.


Worst Features

A little more space in the rear for 6 foot plus passengers.


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1997 XJR
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By DavidG
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Vehicle

1997 Jaguar XJR 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

The classic rounded headlights, heated seats, FAST! Smooth exterior.


Worst Features

The cup holder is not the best in the world, small trunk. Wish the CD changer was in front.


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