by Jagman on Jan 28, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Swapped my 2002 XKR for this 2005 XKR. Definite upgrade & improvement. Since both cars were black, most don't realize it is not the same car. However, the increased horse power and extra gear (6th) give a different driving experience and improved performance over the previous model. This car can be driven all day and averages close to 20 mpg, not that I care, but it is impressive. Best car I have ever owned.
by Jagman on Jul 29, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Five months ago I traded my 2002 XKR conv. for the 2005. The only available was the same color: black. I can pass it off as the same car, if I want. The upgrades are subtle but significant. I thought the 2002 was the best car I ever owned, the 2005 is now the BEST. More power, more torque, 1 more gear, better handling, better looking exterior. I really look forward to driving every day. This car has the power available when you want it. It is also very comfortable on long trips. The 2008 may be next, when my warranty expires in two more years.
by GOKITTY on May 21, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
I have wanted a Jag for over 30 years. Well, it was finally time. Just to make sure, I drove every conceiveable competitor. Corvette, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Aston Martin, Lexus - you name it. The XKR is the best overall choice. It is stunning. Strangers drool. It is THE gentleman's sportscar. And the service from Hennessy was unbelieveable. Top notch.