by paperman1 on Aug 20, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Coupe
The feeling you get driving this car is unsurpassed by any other vehicle I have owned. It is now a 15 year old car but it still turns heads. I picked mine up from the original owner
for less than 25% of the sticker price. Problems associated with this car can be remedied for a small price if you can do some of the work yourself. example: cam chain tensioners
can be replaced with common hand tools for less than $250. With care and maintenance this car can last for many years to come and is a blast to drive
by sammy500c on Apr 10, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible
I purchased as a second owner... Love the car, it's pure white with tan interior. I have to say that this car gives you a different feeling than any other. I have had many convertibles but none compare to the XK8 and performance.
by Michael M. on Oct 2, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible
Do a web search for secondary timing chain tensioners and you'll read about what happened to my car at 58,000 miles. If I didn't have an extended warranty to pick up the tab for the month long rental car and ~$8000 worth of engine replacement work, this would've been a total nightmare instead of just a bad dream. Look elsewhere unless you want a car that will get you looks as well as get you stranded.
The 1998 XK8 gets automatic on/off headlamps, an engine immobilizer feature as part of the security system and a cellular phone keypad integrated into the stereo controls. Other changes include the addition of two new exterior colors.