1999 Jaguar XK-Series Consumer Review: Worth the headaches

1999 Jaguar XK-Series - Consumer Review

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XK8 Convertible (4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Worth the headaches
By Sutzme on


1999 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


Bought this gem used with 21K miles on it. Good thing I had an extended warranty. Plenty of electrical problem, traction control fail, antilock brake fail, convertible top lines fractured (not covered), fuel pump fail, starter fail, etc. In spite of all that, this car is just fab. It drives like a dream now that everything is fixed. She is a thing of beauty. I never get tired of starting the engine. She handles so well on the road and is great on the highway (gets 26 mpg believe it or not). These cars have lots of computer glitches. You have to get used to them. Thing you need most is a mechanic you trust who can keep your gem running smoothly. Dealerships are not always the best at this.

Best Features

I love the convertible top. That's the whole reason you would buy this car. You need to drive with the top down AND the boot cover ON. This keeps everything clean. It is not a big deal to put it on. Yeah, it's not as slick as other models, but that was the way it was in 1999. HK stereo is awesome.

Worst Features

It is a classic car. It is what it is. Buy one because you love it. I plan to keep this one forever. People offer me money for it all the time. Plastic parts do wear out after 10 years so be prepared to replace them (cup holder and sun visor makeup mirror).
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