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Jaguar XJR Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 370 hp @ 6150 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Jaguar XJR

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  • Pros

    Elegant styling, powerful new V8 engine, luxurious interior.

  • Cons

    High price.

  • What's New for 1998

    A new V8 engine, taken from the XK8 Coupe and Convertible, makes its way into the engine bay. A revised instrument panel greatly improves…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


Oh what a ride it

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR

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.




Xjr

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR

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!




1997 xjr

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Vehicle: 1997 Jaguar XJR

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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 15
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 1998 Jaguar XJR Review

What's New for 1998

A new V8 engine, taken from the XK8 Coupe and Convertible, makes its way into the engine bay. A revised instrument panel greatly improves interior ergonomics. Cruise and satellite stereo controls are located on the steering wheel.

Talk About The 1998 XJR

1998 Jaguar XJR Discussions See all Started By

98XJRmybabe
98XJRmybabe
01-25-2009
I have just moved to the Arlington, Virginia area and am looking for a good Mechanic for some work on my Jag XJR 1998. Purchased the car about 2 months ago and been reading about some problems with th...


pathdoc
pathdoc
07-30-2003
As a current owner of a 2001 XKR convertible and previous owner of a 1998 XK8 convertible I say go for the XJR! I find the added acceleration invigorating. The handling is also better. The only down ...


exjaglover
exjaglover
04-08-2008
I purchased a 1998 carnival red xjr 48000k in 2003. I adored this car and the many extras I added for a xjr different from the rest. 18 inch jag 5 spoke replaced the center caps red to match the car. ...