1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Consumer Review: Don't even think about it!!

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series - Consumer Review

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XJ8 Sedan (4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Don't even think about it!!
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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan


Bought 'certified Jag' hoping to get a
good reliable car, no such luck. The
car has a tendancy to loose all power,
I mean ALL POWER while traveling down
the freeway at 70mph. Not a good thing.
Has been in the shop 9 times for
problems ranging from the rear view
mirror dripping chemicals, to
replacing the front ball joints (3
times) and rod ends, to replacing the
throttle assembly (twice - the cause
of the freeway melt down). Fun to
drive when it is up and running.
Havn't had a problem in 7 months.
Fingers crossed!

Best Features

The extended warranty. You will need it. Total repaires in excess of $9,500.00 Jag paid for all repairs. Next car will be a Q45!

Worst Features

Design great. quality interior un surpassed. Mechanical needs to be rethought.
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