1997 Jaguar XK-Series Consumer Review: Gorgeous, but high maintenance

1997 Jaguar XK-Series - Consumer Review

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XK8 Convertible (4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Gorgeous, but high maintenance!
By Charles on


1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 2dr Convertible


I bought this lovely car with only 64K miles on it and in beautiful condition. It is spectacularly beautiful! It may be even more pretty with its top up than down! I love it. However, during the first month I owned it, it cost me $4,000 in repairs, and that's seeking out the lowest cost for parts and labor possible! Still, it is running great now! I will keep my fingers crossed, because this is a comfortable and wonderful car - when it is working!

Best Features

Looks! Smooth transmission! Great turning radius!

Worst Features

Needs automatic top cover for when the top is down! Kind of a pain to have to put that cover on each time; head liner flops in the wind without the cover.
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