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Wife Loves It (so do I)!
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By 2ndowner;2ndJag
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2003 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Wife's Xmas present 12/05. She said she always wanted one, and she couldn't believe it when it "appeared" in the driveway 2005 Xmas a.m! She drives it everyday. This is "our" 2nd Jaguar; had an '89 XJS coupe (V12) previously - what an improvement since Ford took over. The '03 is wonderful: 4.2 engine is buttery smooth, and not as fragile as former 4.0 of earlier years' V8s. I put the XK-R wheels on it with all-season Michelins, and these work much better in winter than the 19s with Pirrelli summer/snows -- we have a lot of rough roads in Michigan. KNOW your mechanic, even if just warranty stuff. Not all dealers have "Jaguar certified" ones do work (some go out on own).


Favorite Features

Looks/styling, performance (for a grand tourer), prestige, and features. Wife's "blue baby" is unique in our area, and she sure has fun with that.


Suggested Improvements

For what one looks for in a vehicle such as this, not much can be done to improve it. "Nitpicking" items: cup holders, convertible boot cover, and visibility to the rear (although not much catches up with her!).


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excellent xk8
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jagxk803
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2003 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Love this car for the fact that my father had a e-type back in the 60s and these bring me back to those days. Jag has wonderful services and excellent reliability.


Favorite Features

Love the styling and reverse park control. Also Alpine sound system sounds great.


Suggested Improvements

A retractable hardtop.


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Fun car, build quality weak
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bobsmith
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2003 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Performance and styling are outstanding. The factory quality has declined over the previous jaguar I had. The interior headline is impossibile to keep clean and the boot for the top is antiquated.


Favorite Features

Styling is magnificient, power is great, easy to use top.


Suggested Improvements

Improved build quality and body shake. Need to have an automatic boot for the top.


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