Used 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series
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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 L 4dr Sedan
104,218 miles
Used 1998
Jaguar XJ-Series
XJ8L
Ritchie Auto Sales
48.8 mi away
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Dealer Notes
Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Cruise Control, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Auto, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, Power Steering, Steering Wheel - Power Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Abs - 4-Wheel, Power Brakes, Stability Control, Traction Control, Gauge - Tachometer, Antenna Type - Power, Cassette, Premium Brand, Radio - Am/Fm, Trip Computer, Front Fog Lights, Wheel Diameter - 16 Inch, Wheels - Alloy, Moonroof / Sunroof - Power Glass, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Power Windows, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Side Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Driver Seat Power Adjustments, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments, Upholstery - Leather

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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.

Top consumer reviews

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

Always wanted a '98 Jaguar Vanden Plas
HOF III, 12/1/2006
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, 3/12/2012
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, 3/6/2002
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, 1/28/2008
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
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
MPG
16 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: . Available styles include XJ8 4dr Sedan, XJ8 L 4dr Sedan, and Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan.

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