1997 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

1997 Jaguar XK-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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tpattison writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Review
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5

Pros

4 litre engine. Power. Torque. Comfort.

Cons

Expensive to run and repair.

tpattison
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A Classic Jag — This is not a 'real' sports car, compared to my TR4A. Rather it is a superbly comfortable, fast, powerful Grand Touring Car, suitable for long distance driving on Autobahns or motorways. This is one of the earliest models, from the first year in production.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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artrink writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe Review
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Timeless beauty, common comforts in a uncommon sport car.

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Cost of ownership?

artrink
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A Beautiful Driving And Looking Car. — We purchased this 97 XK8 coupe in 2004. At that time the car had around 25000 miles. Currently we have 55000 mile, but we have added the likes of an original paint job, new leather front seats, new OEM engine, rebuilt suspension, wheel bearings brakes, wheels repainted, power steering pump, water pump housing and the list of " this and that" goes on. The repairs all add up to an expensive proposition, but I still think the car is worth it.

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METFAN78 writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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5

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Beautiful Car on the Open Road

Cons

Cup holder

METFAN78
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Worth The Purchase — Good acceleration and smooth ride. Fantastic rims, full spare, with a few miles. Drove this car to the beach last summer and made it worth the purchase. One year left on a purchased warranty, reprimed hydraulics in the covertible top motor.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Trevor608 writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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Jaguar so it had a nice deep throaty throttle to the engine

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none

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Got It For The Weekend — Loved driving this vehicle with the top down

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Love This Car By StanJoseph

handling, performance, workmanship, looks are superb. i have never had a problem with this car. it is very reliable and attracts people's attention to it since it is a low production model. (not may ... Read More

A True Grand Touring Convertible. By jnredwine

This is the first sports car that my wife likes better than I do, and we both love the car. It is a beautiful machine with classic lines, a throaty V-8 exhaust note, and power to spare. It has a surpr... Read More

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2010 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

It Looks Fast Even When It Is Standing Still. By FreeRanger

It makes long trips amazingly comfortable and enjoyable. It makes short trips shorter. The power is exhilarating. The handling gives one confidence. When passing, the combination of thrust, solidn... Read More

Off The Hook! By JDN

The XKR is an awesome piece of driving machinery. It is super quick w/0-60mph times of 4.3 seconds. It gets close to 20 mpg overall mpg and does not drink a quart of oil every 1,000 miles like my Po... Read More

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2009 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Pleased With Jaguar By Sherry

I love this car. I bought her in 2011 as a new car from the Jaguar dealer. She had only been used for exhibits, etc. She had 1100 miles on her. She has been very dependable requiring only a new ba... Read More

Beautifully Decent Car By Sebastian

Fantastic car to drive, lacking in power a bit, XKR version is completely different. handeling is not too sharp. interior options are amazing many new technological features. its a beautiful car to l... Read More

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2008 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Very Nice Cat!!! By John5520

The R is the one get's everybody excited at the traffic lights!!! the sound off the tailpipes make your hair stand up at the back of your neck!!! Read More

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2007 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Loved It For A While But Now Time To Change.... By mcalderaro

Loved the car's looks and handling; great throat; acceleration on the top range is phenomenal...love punching it at 70 and getting to 100 in no time at all. Everyone loves the way it looks! Handles ... Read More

Close To Being A Super-car! By ShowcaseMtrs

An awesome car to have for the price that they are selling for now. This car is close to being a super car by its looks, strength and style. Amazing handling and a pleasure to drive with the top down.... Read More

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