Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series

Pros

  • Elegant styling, powerful new V-8 engine, and luxurious interior.

Cons

  • High price.

Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series for Sale

Jaguar XJ-Series 1998 XJ8 4dr Sedan
63,125 miles
Used 1998
Jaguar XJ-Series
XJ8
List$5,754
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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Jaguar XJ-Series 1998 XJ8 L 4dr Sedan
105,870 miles
Used 1998
Jaguar XJ-Series
XJ8L
Walis Auto Sales
92.6 mi away
List$3,974
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

Jaguar's successful line of sedans continue to get improvements this year with the addition of the AJV8 engine, first seen in the XK8 coupe and convertible, to all of the sedan models' standard equipment lists. Continuing this year is the XJR, XJ8 (short- and long-wheelbase models) and XJ8 Vanden Plas. All of the XJ8 models have engines making 290 horsepower and 290 foot-pounds of torque. The high-performance XJR sedan has a supercharger strapped to its 4.0-liter V8 motor, helping it make 370 horsepower and 387 foot-pounds of torque. Other improvements to the 1998 XJ8 models include a new instrument panel with new gauges, improved ergonomics and a cool analog clock. Those who have put off purchasing a Jaguar because of the threat of electrical problems will be happy to know that the entire electrical system is new for 1998 as well.

We like Jaguars because of their individuality. Offerings from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus are dime-a-dozen; just check the parking lots of any upscale shopping mall. Jags, however, are a little bit harder to spot. They don't clog the expressways like so many salmon heading upstream to spawn, and they can even create a little excitement in the offices of our been-there-done-that editors. Another reason to consider a Jaguar is their more reasonable price tag. No, this isn't the car for the struggling young newlyweds, but the top of the line Vanden Plas costs thousands less than a similarly equipped BMW 740iL or Mercedes-Benz S500.

In our opinion the XJs are some of the finest looking cars on the road today, expressing individuality without dripping excess. Thanks to Ford, improved quality and reliability insures that these beautiful cars will spend more time on the road than they will in the shop. Look at the XJ sedans before settling for that Bimmer or Benz, you'll be surprised at what these cats have to offer.

1998 Highlights

A new V8 engine, taken from the XK8 Coupe and Convertible, makes its way into the engine bay. A revised instrument panel greatly improves interior ergonomics. Cruise and satellite stereo controls are located on the steering wheel.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Always wanted a '98 Jaguar Vanden Plas
HOF III,12/01/2006
When Ford bought Jag in the mid 90s and made the improvements that had been a concern for previous Jag owners, I really got excited! I remember going to the dealership and seeing the '98 Vanden Plas in Pewter with oyster interior and thought it was the most beautiful car available at the time. I was fortunate to have some friends in the auto industry that go to auctions regularly and they came across a beauty in the Cabernet color with the oyster interior with all the options that had been immaculately cared for. I bought it from them and have had nothing but PURE enjoyment since. Rolls Royce is the only car that compares to the ride and comfort experience in my mind!
Super Vehicle
cwiningar,03/12/2012
This was my first Jaguar and has always been my dream car. I always joked that when I retired I would get a jaguar and guess what, I got one!! It has met every expectation I could of had. I have never driven a car so smooth and beautiful. I sure do get the looks and love every minute of it. I am averaging 26-28 MPG on the highway. I could not ask for a better car and I love love this one.
I will never buy another type of car
Iostream,03/06/2002
I have wanted a Jaguar for quite some time, and finally broke down and bought one. There is really nothing to dislike about the Vanden Plas. I am sold, I will never own another brand of car again.
A lot of car for a little cash.
sleep2much,01/28/2008
So many people like to put down Jaguars, the car not the cat, I would bet good money few of them have owned one or even sat in one, I know my car is knocking on the door of it's 10th year, but you couldn't tell by driving it, the interior is still pretty fresh and I like to look at the car too. I feel like I'm driving an $80,000 car, I know it's only $6000 now, but the luxury feel does not fly away as quick as the forecourt price.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

More about the 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series
Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Overview

The Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series is offered in the following submodels: XJ-Series Sedan. Available styles include XJ8 4dr Sedan, XJ8 L 4dr Sedan, and Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan.

What's a good price on a Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series?

Price comparisons for Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series trim styles:

  • The Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 is priced between $5,754 and$5,754 with odometer readings between 63125 and63125 miles.
  • The Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8L is priced between $3,974 and$3,974 with odometer readings between 105870 and105870 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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