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1998 Jaguar XJR Sedan

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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 interior ergonomics. Cruise and satellite stereo controls are located on the steering wheel.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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.



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. ...



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