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2003 Jaguar XK-Series

Jaguar XK-Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 390 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Jaguar XK-Series

  • Smooth, sleek and sexy, the XK is more of a gran turismo than a true sports car.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Divine exterior shape, supercharged V8 engine, good balance between luxury and performance.

  • Cons

    Cramped interior space, cheap-o plastics, fussy GPS system.

  • What's New for 2003

    Trying hard to keep up with blossoming competition, Jaguar makes significant modifications to its sports car. Changes to the exterior are limited to different wheels, slightly different badging, available (standard on the R) xenon headlamps and some new colors, including a lovely Jaguar Racing Green. The most important alterations lie under the hood, with two new engines managed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment now includes a stability control system and BrakeAssist. In all, there are 900 changes to Jaguar's beautiful XK.

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Customer Reviews

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The most fun you can

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

THIS CAR IS THE MOST EXCITING CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED AND WILL CONTINUE TO TURN HEADS EVERY WHERE I GO! THE FUNNY THING IS MOST PEOPLE HAVE NEVER REALLY SEEN ONE AND I LOVE IT!




Singing in the rain with

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

This car has changed my life,liturally! I no longer stress in traffic jams, I have the convertible top up or down with ONE touch of a button,I feel safe and it almost drives itself. Their are features to let you know how far you are behind and in front of and obstacle with a ring of a ascending bell. My trunk is HUGE, holds 2 sets of golf clubs and ALL the Holiday Shopping I can do in one day! I look forward to going to the store a quick errand. When I drive I am wrapped in Performance and Luxury.




Bad news when problems happen

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I just had my 2003XKR break down while I on a trip. My steering went out. Jahuar does not keep replacement parts! They kept telling me "next day" stories on when it would be fixed. After almost three weeks I got the car back. Now I am getting the roal run around on what they promised to reimbusement for travel to get back home. Beware...this company wants to sell you a car, but does not live up to any of the after the sale promises. Its' always a story as to why someone else gave you wron information.




Perfection.

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

I would spend my last $85k on this car and have no regrets. In fact, I think I did. Simply the most incredible car I have ever seen, driven, or owned. Makes my previous S55 Benz look like a Yugo. Never has there been a more beautiful shaping of sheet metal in the history of the automobile, add to that the technology and performance and quality and you have a perfect 10.




Sexy, sleek and brutal acceleration

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

Fabulous engine, as much power as most of us could ever handle. Refined and supremely stylish.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)

This car is a great car. It rides very smoothly and you can't feel the ground when you are riding/driving this car. Once I drove this car I never liked another car again.



Full 2003 Jaguar XK-Series Review

What's New for 2003

Trying hard to keep up with blossoming competition, Jaguar makes significant modifications to its sports car. Changes to the exterior are limited to different wheels, slightly different badging, available (standard on the R) xenon headlamps and some new colors, including a lovely Jaguar Racing Green. The most important alterations lie under the hood, with two new engines managed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment now includes a stability control system and BrakeAssist. In all, there are 900 changes to Jaguar's beautiful XK.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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