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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible

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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 294 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Jaguar XK-Series

  • Smooth, sleek and sexy, the XK maintains considerable appeal despite its advanced age.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Some low-grade interior materials, cowl shake in the convertible, useless rear seats.

  • What's New for 2005

    Subtle refinements for the XK-Series this year include freshened exterior styling elements, new wheel designs and a standard driver-controlled automatic speed limiter.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Limited edition carbon fiber

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

I bought this car for its looks and fuel economy. I love the 19" wheels and the fact that this was a limited edition. The only thing that really bothers me about this car is that there is no cd player on the dash, and I have to go in the trunk to change the cd's.




An unexpected pleasure

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

While shopping for sports cars, I happened to rent an XK convertible on a trip to California. Unbelievable, great trunk space (considering the size of Mercedes and BMW trunks) and "elegant performance". Whatever it was, I was sold. Other cars might be able to post higher g-ratings in the skidpad or faster 0-60, but you'll find passion in a Jag. Found a great dealer in my home state that got me the color combination I wanted. I have never smiled so much driving in my life! Even better with the top down -- that way the climate control system gets exercised.




Xk8 1999 to the xk8

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

We have a 2004 S type R very fast, we also had the 1999 XK8 and sold it to buy the 2005 XK8. What a step up from the 1999. The 2005 ride is a lot better and the car is better built. The 99 was a very good car but the 2005 is so much better. I use to drive the S type R but now my wife drives it and I have taken to driveing the 2005 XK8



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nothing beats a jag

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Vehicle: 2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

When I went looking for a car for my wife, I never anticipated buying a Jag. When I walked in, I knew the XK8 was the best looking car I had ever seen, and it handled just like I thought it would. A fantastic buy, and I have never been more happy with a car in my life, and my wife is thrilled by her georgeous convertible. My only problem is I drive too fast in it.



Full 2005 Jaguar XK-Series Review

What's New for 2005

Subtle refinements for the XK-Series this year include freshened exterior styling elements, new wheel designs and a standard driver-controlled automatic speed limiter.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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