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Gorgeous, true head-turner!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Evan W.
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Coupe


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I've owned 4 cars (3 Jaguars) and this XK8 has been my best one so far. It has 70k miles currently and runs very smoothly. The driving dynamics are very luxurious and the exterior and interior are nothing short of beautiful; the coupe gets a lot of looks and head-turns. The power is ample and the torque is nice and low RPM. The real power comes in once you're at about 40mph and slam on the gas, all the while it feels smooth, linear, and effortless. Had one problem with the cooling system (was a common problem) and cost me $500; I have had no problems since then aside from a malfunctioning CD changer. Beautiful car that, if well maintained, is absolutely timeless!


Favorite Features

Beautiful interior appointments (soft leather and lots of glossed wood), sleek coupe design, transmission smoothness, noticeable available torque. Great stock Alpine sound system as well!


Suggested Improvements

Some electronic improvements (CD player, antenna, top rear brake light).


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Best looking car made in 2000!
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Scott
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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Always wanted an XK but was afraid of Jaguar quality. The 98 and 99 had pretty good reviews so I took the chance on a low mile 2000. Great vehicle!!! Very few issues and way fun to drive.


Favorite Features

The design is like no other vehicle - I love it! The handling is smooth, smooth, smooth. Cornering is excellent and acceleration is very good. Stereo and power are also good. The convertible top operates smoothly and quickly.


Suggested Improvements

Remove the useless back seats. Also, would love a 6 speed stick versus the automatic.


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Favorite Car
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Chadwick
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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I decided to take a chance on a Jaguar and it is by far the best car I have ever owned. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it is responsive and a joy to drive. Select the sport function and this baby is a rocket. As fun to drive as my 911, but in a different way. A real head turner!


Favorite Features

Interior styling and handling


Suggested Improvements

Rear seats are useless, but who cares.


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5 Years Old and Still Purrs Like a Kitten
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jagboi
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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All you can say is the design is now 8 years old, and it's still one of the best looking cars on the road today. I've only had the car for a year and a half, but have been very pleased with it. The performance, handling, build quality, and reliability are all exceptional. I don't typically keep cars for more than a year, but I'm making an exception with this one. Just can't seem to find another one that I think has better styling.


Favorite Features

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it an 11 on the 'fun to drive' scale. The navigation system is great, and the 18" wheels look great when they're chromed. The convertible top doesn't stow away as well as other current luxury convertibles, but I think it gives it a nice retro look.


Suggested Improvements

Resale value on the Jags isn't the best as of late, buying pre-owned is most definitely the way to go.


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A Great Car without problems
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By stan kase
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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The appearance still turns heads even though the design has been on the road for seven years. Mechanically no problems . Even my knew Mercedes has given me more problems in 1 year of ownership.


Favorite Features

Apearance and get 21 mpg + on highway and 17 in local driving. Not bad for a 290 HP car.


Suggested Improvements

The 2 plus 2 is a joke. Can only fit a 2 year old child or 4 small packages in back seats. Don't try to be what it is not.


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Awesome styling and performance
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Pletzman
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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There is only one Jaguar experience and the XK8 Convertible is it. Inpired by the XKE design, the XK8 Convertible offers quantum improvements in every mechanical and electrical area as well as superb fit and finish. Timeless British Jaguar styling and road feel give this Euorpean touring sports convertible a permanent place in the pantheon of classic automobiles. So far, I have experienced no mechanical problems. I would be remiss if I did not point out that the XK8 Convertible is also a remarkable babe magnet.


Favorite Features

Superb convertible top. Classic retro Jag styling. Lots of torque. Burled walnut interior. Gossamer smooth transmission. British racing green paint. Sumptous leather interior.


Suggested Improvements

Needs improved cup holder. Offer a stick shift model. Larger instrument cluster around steering wheel. How about a little growl in the exhaust.


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Georgious to look at fun to drive
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By Atlanta
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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I bought my ’99 XK8 used with about 30,000 miles on it and have been happy with it. While not in the same category of vehicle, my decision came down to a BMW540 or the XK8.


Favorite Features

The XK8 is the sexiest car on the street, handles nice and drives smooth. But, it's no BMW. The Jag handles like the grand touring, luxury convertible that it is. The interior and exterior styling are beautiful. For the money (second hand),there isn't a better luxury convertible.


Suggested Improvements

I have had issues with the rear lights and have no patients for such basic problems in a luxury vehicle. The car is heavy and acceleration could be better. The lag time between the time you press your foot on the accelerator and the car actually reacting is disappointingly slow.


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Don't get a Lemon!
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By donnyb
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2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


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Car in the shop for a total of 2.5 months in the first three years (every third month the car is in the shop). Poor electrical system and poor support. WOULD NOT BUY AGAIN...!!!


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