Written on: 24/08/2013
Having got my first jaguar an x type three years ago I never felt it was a true jag then two months ago and at the age of seventy I purchased a xj executive 2002 reg,although this car has 87000 miles on the clock it drives like new,there isn't a scratch on it inside or out and although I still have my x type there is no comparison at all,even if i'm going nowhere I just take it for a spin for the pleasure of it. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2012
I bought my Masons bl;ack/Oatmeal leather interior Jaguar XJ8 in June 2004 with 70k on the clock. It now has over 300k on the clock and rising by about 30k per annum. The nylon tensioners lasted for over 200k miles and the gearbox a further 50k miles, when a rerfurb was required (just after the oil was changed-coincidence?) No nilasil prtoblems. It goes up and down the motorways all over the country in great comfort and style. BMW? No thanks. They all look the same and there are far to many... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2012 by Townsman (1 review written)
I've had my XJ8 for a few years now as a "weekend car" and still look forward to driving it. Classic styling, adequate power, comfortable and safe, this vehicle has "prescence" in todays lookalike world. Still, remember to renew the timing tensioners, water pump and gear oil - well documented and simple tasks. I'm in the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club so never short of good advice. With low purchase prices, low road tax for pre 1990 cars and low insurance you'll not be too worried about fuel costs... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2012
Fell in love with my XJ Executive when it was just 3 years old sitting on a forecourt looking fantastic. The curves took my breath away. Took it for a test run and was sold; as was the car to me. The salesman had nothing more to do other than agree to my negotiation for £1,000 off the asking price. Just to sit and drive this car cruising gently around in any kind of traffic condition infuses me with total relaxation, calm and feelings of peace to all mankind. Strange that BMW drivers feel... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2011 by Colinbentley
my first Jaguar so no basis for comparison, but what a dream to drive. 12 years old but drives like new having just had the timing chains and guides replaced. Duco and leather interior in top condition. Only a 3.2 litre but ample power for cruising the long stretches of highway in country Victoria in Australia. I plan on keeping this car forever. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2011
I bought my XJ8 as a weekend car, to enjoy and be a bit different. Its a first class vehicle, comfortable stylish and quick, so I'm not disappointed.
Bear in mind that there are certain jobs which must be done but which are well documented. Timing tensioners,water pump and gearbox oil must be renewed for peace of mind. You can get a good example for under £3K and low insurance for agreed milages. I get 30mpg on a run and guaranteed pleasure! (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2010
absolutely fab best car i have owned car is 11 years old and drives like brand new bit thirsty but you cant have power and performance like this andget fifty to the gallon i suffer with my back but could still drive round the world andback no problems anywere joy to drive everyone should have one (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 Before puchasing listen/check carefully for a very slightly lumpy idle. This may well be worn timing chains/tensioners which cost over £450 plus time to fit, I believe early tensioners were made of nylon? which have a tendency to wear/split. The car is otherwise very reliable and if your annual mileage isn't particularly high can be used economically. Extremely comfortable and stylish in every respect, excellent control features on all models, climate control, cruise control... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008 by ccdoshi (1 review written)
There are two cars in the world that I would buy just for their engines. One is a BMW M3, the other a Jaguar XJ8.
Introduced in September 1997 the Jag is fitted with an aluminium V8. Even the smallest 3.2 litre version produces 240bhp, and the standard 4 litre has 290bhp boosted to a whopping 390bhp in the supercharged XJR. Whichever engine you choose, a discreet but glorious burble comes as standard. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2008
I had an 1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 manual for 10 years from 1992 to 2002 and my present XJ8 3.2 since early 2002. The present one is more reliable and slightly better styled but otherwise very similar to the previous one and with the same fuel consumption. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2008
This is one of the best cars on the road, BMW, Merc eat your heart out, this is one of the best British cars ever made with total reliability, but as most V8's drinks like a wine'o, but don ' t let that put you off, if fuels not a problem get this custom British cruiser over any German/Japanese competitor. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2006 by john hannon (1 review written)
If asked to drive to Southern Spain in the car tomorrow I would. It is supremely comfortable, and more importantly, I have 100% faith in its reliability.
A great way to spend £7k.
I can probably sell my Jaguar XJ8 in a year for £5,500.
I call that good value motoring. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2005 by reeac (1 review written)
The Jaguar XJ8 3.2 is much better quality than my previous 1990 XJ6 4.0 manual - no trace of any leakages on the garage floor after 4 years and no consumption of any oils, fluids or coolant. Completely reliable apart from the front suspension wear which was barely detectable when driving but showed up at MOT time. No sign of premature bore wear - that other design defect so maybe now it's all ultralow sulphur petrol that effect no longer applies. (read more)
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