This car is amazing. The dealer is fantastic and I've had very few problems (a/c drainage hose clogged but was easily blown out by dealer and the lighter doesn't work). Otherwise the car has been a dream!
For style, presence, luxury, value and reliability, you can't beat a slightly used XK8!!!
Park distance sensors on the front. It is a little difficult to judge the front end. I've driven most types of cars and this one is the hardest to nose into a parking garage space without being too far or too close to the wall.
At 1/3 the new car cost that is like new,30K miles, documentation, extended 6 yr warranty, just had to get it for my wife. Been great, no problems and she looks great in it!! Brembo brake rotors are very expensive so look at them 1st. Car reminds me of the XKE I had 30 years ago. Great used car value!!
Exterior style is timeless and sexy. Workmanship is very good too.
Antenna is subpar looking when up and seats are not as comfortable as they should be for a grand touring sports coupe (my Vette has sportier, yet more comfortable ones even)
I recently upgraded my xk8 to a 2004 xkr - what a machine! The growl of the supercharged V8 alone, is worth the ownership fee. The Jag is an almost perfect mixture of grace and pace, its truly lovely. Its nice to see people still taking such an interest in the car when you take it out - it just oozes sex appeal.
Engine note, performance, comfort.
Not much, inner light bulb on the speedo is gone, but otherwise ok.
The experience is incredibly positive.
Performance, feel and quality are
better than ever at Jaguar's. I drove
Audis and Mercedes before but they are
no match to the XKR at all. Nice to
let Porsche look strange too.