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Black Cat
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By RMM
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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Have wanted this car for many years - love the look and the class that it has. For the money, the best looking car on the road. Relatively new owner and love everything about it so far. People always are telling me how beautiful it is...

08/30/16 - Still in love - the more I drive this car, the more I enjoy it. Extremely tight, solid feel - quick and responsive. Wonderful to drive on long trips and short ones too... I always get nice compliments about the car. Truly a great touring car...
08/31/17 - Still in love - the car has been almost perfect - I actually had someone leave their business card on my windshield in a parking lot recently asking me if I wanted to sell it to them! Still enjoying everything about the car... Planning to go on several long road trips with it this fall.
03/1/18 - Had the top down all last weekend and enjoyed the spring drives. Still in love with this beautiful car! No issues to report.


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Limited Edition Carbon Fiber
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Pam Washkewicz
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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought this car for its looks and fuel economy. I love the 19" wheels and the fact that this was a limited edition. The only thing that really bothers me about this car is that there is no cd player on the dash, and I have to go in the trunk to change the cd's.


Best Features

19" wheels


Worst Features

put a cd player on the dash and get rid of the tape player


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An unexpected pleasure
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By NewJagLover
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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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While shopping for sports cars, I
happened to rent an XK convertible on
a trip to California. Unbelievable,
great trunk space (considering the
size of Mercedes and BMW trunks)
and "elegant performance". Whatever
it was, I was sold. Other cars might
be able to post higher g-ratings in
the skidpad or faster 0-60, but you'll
find passion in a Jag. Found a great
dealer in my home state that got me
the color combination I wanted. I
have never smiled so much driving in
my life! Even better with the top
down -- that way the climate control
system gets exercised.


Best Features

Too many to mention. Especially good is the six-speed auto, and the tuned exhaust. The trunk is copious -- took two big bags and three carry-ons with no problem


Worst Features

Could use a single CD changer in the dash and an extra power outlet -- one for the cellphone, one for the radar detector.


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XK8 1999 to the XK8 2005
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By ric
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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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We have a 2004 S type R very fast, we
also had the 1999 XK8 and sold it to
buy the 2005 XK8. What a step up from
the 1999.
The 2005 ride is a lot better and the
car is better built. The 99 was a very
good car but the 2005 is so much better.
I use to drive the S type R but now my
wife drives it and I have taken to
driveing the 2005 XK8


Best Features

Fun and fast, nice ride.


Worst Features

Could be 400 hp like our S type R That would make the XK8 a 12 up from a 10


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Nothing beats a Jag
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Gebhardt
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2005 Jaguar XK-Series Convertible XK8 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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When I went looking for a car for my
wife, I never anticipated buying a
Jag. When I walked in, I knew the XK8
was the best looking car I had ever
seen, and it handled just like I
thought it would. A fantastic buy, and
I have never been more happy with a car
in my life, and my wife is thrilled by
her georgeous convertible. My only
problem is I drive too fast in it.


Best Features

The looks of this car just cannot be beat. With the top down, fantastic.


Worst Features

None I have found yet.


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