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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series

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By xjr
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Folks I am 6'2 220lbs, if you have my dimensions don't buy - you will always be uncomfortable in the bucket seats. The car has a very attractive exterior, and the engine will blow anything away in its class, but lets face it folks this is a super ford, and everyone knows it. Remember folks if you drive, and spend time in the car, prepare to hire a massage therapist for your back and thighs. I can't wait to sell the damn car. Just my thoughts.


Best Features

The engine is remarkable, and incomparable to any car in its class.


Worst Features

Get rid of the awful bucket seats.


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2005 XJ8L Review
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Jaguar lover
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my third Jaguar and by far the best. The quality of this car is outstanding. Owning a Jag always meant you had to have a back up auto to drive when your Jag was in the shop. But, not anymore. Class, comfort, reliability and prestige you can't get from a German or Japanese mark. Four good sized adults can fit easily in this car and everyone is happy. The aluminum body, V8 and six speed transmission are light years ahead of the previous design. I love this car. If you're looking for the whole luxury package in a full sized car, check it out.


Best Features

Six disc cd player, heated seats and steering wheel, amazing comfort and power in a big car without the heaviness of the older models.


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Luxury, Performance, Beauty, Value
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By David T.
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Vanden Plas 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I've compared specs with small-block MBs, BMWs, Audis, VWs. The XJ VDP is the roomiest, best ride, highest hp/ton of them all and the best compromise between comfort and sport in the luxury vehicles. It's so quiet and comfortable, yet I can drive it aggressively whenever I need to or want. Rear knee room is huge 'cause the wheelbase is longer than even a Bentley! The riv-bonded aluminum frame is state-of-the-art, so my VDP weighs only about 200 lbs more than my 2000 Firebird. Imagine that! A limo that responds like a sports sedan. My wife loves this car for the comfort and big back seat. All this for much less than the others. This Jag is a very fine automobile.


Best Features

It's a Jag! Aluminum frame, body, engine. Nav. sys. w/UK accent. We even like the J-gate. Cavernous back seat. Effortless speed. Soft, but aggressive, powerful, but quiet, comfortable, yet lithe and athletic. How'd they do this?


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Dream Coach
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Allan Baker
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Super V8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Well, it's been a couple of months since I picked up this 'motor coach' -- that's right, it is not just a car, but a true 'motor coach'. Power, speed, quick feet and sure footing! I had a 2002 Mercedes S500, Sport Sedan - - no comparison! That was a mere car! This is something more! The heads turn and they stare when this motor coach is in their presence. This model is not for the shy and certainly not for the small ego! You have to have driving passion and pride to get in and out this joy!


Best Features

Style; body design, power; Supercharged V-8; touch controls for audio, CD, Climate control; on board DVD; the passengers love it; interior; like a living room; gas mileage; silence inside


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Classy and Quick
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By Dan Derrick
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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The Jaguar is a bit of a paradox. Folks look at the classic Jaguar appearance and make assumptions, but this aluminum XJ is light, quick and responsive. The car handles well, and is comfortable. The cabin has plenty of space, but it also retains a warmth and coziness that is unique to Jaguar


Best Features

Classic appearance, with great performance


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