1997 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

1997 Jaguar XK-Series Review Ratings

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  • 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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METFAN78 writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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Pros

Beautiful Car on the Open Road

Cons

Cup holder

METFAN78
35

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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tpattison writes:
1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Review
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5

Pros

4 litre engine. Power. Torque. Comfort.

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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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Pros

Timeless beauty, common comforts in a uncommon sport car.

Cons

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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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

65

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

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1998 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Pay To Play ! By MRCOLLECTUS

Regardless.... it is AWSOME to drive ! I don't beat on my cars. I have Not seen many in my travels, and I do travel. It's a Beautiful looking car and I get compliments all the time. That being said it... Read More

Great Sporty Luxury Convertible By GOLFSKI

Easy to drive, nice looking, lots of luggage space, great mileage, good overall value if you are not the first owner, $75,000 car new that lost 50% of its value in 3 years. Fantastic value for the ne... Read More

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1999 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Dream Car By Got2bserene

Great style in and out. Not the color for everyone but I love the uniqueness.... I believe it is called Phoenix....a deep burnt orange...with white interior and beige convertible top. Very good co... Read More

Great Car, Certainly Eye Catching By onlybuyjags

I love everything about this car. The only problem is the cup holder! Leather is of great quality. Fairly large comprehensive online database of innovations and servicing assistance. Upgrading the... Read More

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2000 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Supercharged Xkr By Brent

This sleek car handles like a dream and accelerates like a mussel car. The maintenance costs are high so resale is low. So if you can twist you own wrenches you can pick up a used super car for a s... Read More

Great Overall By myshack

The ability to ride smoothly is unparalleled. Jaguar handling is phenomenal. You do have to dig around if you are a diyer. Power and acceleration are exactly what you expect from a Jaguar. it is a ama... Read More

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2001 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Fantastic Sports Car And Real Looker By Brev

This car is my fun car. Really love driving and looking at it. Everyone comments on what a great looking car it is. They think it is still new. Fun to drive and comfortable enough for longer trips ... Read More

Terriffic By stevepaa

1998-2005 xk series cars are the best bargain out there. Good looks, lots of power, loads of trunk space and beautiful interior. This is my second one after the first was totalled when a steel plat... Read More

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2002 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Sexy By mikewing

I fell in love with this car the moment I saw it. Although it is a few years old now I still think that no other Jag comes close to the looks of the beauty and the compliments never stop coming. Read More

This Is The Most "fun" Car I Have Ever Owne. By autobandit

This car drives like it is "on rails". I have owned other high performance cars but this one out performs even my favorite Corvette. More importantly, it does it in total quiet and comfort that you ... Read More

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