1998 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 L Review
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5

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I got this car over 4 years ago for a very reasonable price. The car was pretty much trouble free aside from replacing one wheel bearing, new tires, battery and the brakes most normal wear and tear items it's been very cheap to own.

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I haven't found one thing bad about these. My car was just stolen and wrecked. I am looking for another because the car has been better than any other car I have owned and I have owned many!

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Unreal Vehicle — I love everything about this car I give it a 9.5 out of ten it would get a ten if the gas milage was better in the city. On the highway with the cruise set at 70 I was getting 26.4 average. The city and I live in Boston where it's grid lock most of the day the mileage suffered. It can take about 20 to 30 min just to drive 4 or 5 miles. My car turned heads! It might have been a 98 but it as in showroom condition. It was so nice it was put on the cover of the New England Jaguar clubs news letter the Coventry Cat.

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Desmond writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review
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Great styling  and drive

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RWD

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Prestigious Unique Car — This is the finest car I have every owned - maybe not the best - but finest. Truly a great driving car. I am glad I own it. Jaguar has a less than stellar reputation, but my experience has been great - the maintenance I have done is normal for an older car and the maintenance costs are in line with other cars. I do research the best prices and parts and my mechanic will use parts I provide

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alastair writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review
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Gorgeous

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gas guzzler

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May Be The Handling Wasn't So Great - Or May Be That Was Just Me — Only buy one off the jag dealer, so if it needs fixing it will get fixed properly. Mine had gearbox trouble at 50K. But it is such a beautiful car, i'd buy one again. It's a real event to drive.

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George writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJR Review
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Blistering acceleration, Comfort, Highly appointed, Image, Class

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Running Costs

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1998 Jaguar Xjr — Unbelieveable acceleration, solid handling. Likes to kick the back end out on wet corners and round-abouts! Brakes could be bigger for such a heavy, powerful car. Build quality is solid but has required a few small, 'niggly' repairs. The most beautiful car on the road - grace, space and pace! Cost of ownership - Astronomical rather than Economical. Fun Factor - Makes me grin like an idiot every time i drive it! 0-60 in 5 seconds - i rest my case!

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Rónán writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review
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Gentlemen's club on wheels

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Fuel consumption, but what do you expect? It isn't a Prius!

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Jaguar Xj8 1998 — The Jaguar XJ8 has to be one of the most beautiful cars around. Its performance is excellent and ride comfort is out of this world. Can anyone beat the British for sumptuous use of wood and leather in a car's cabin. There's little to rival the growl of a 4 litre V8 when you turn the key and every drive feels like an occasion!

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Chris writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 L Review
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Power

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Nothing

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Jag Xj8 — Amazing. Great buld. Great engine. There is some problems with overheating, but none that are overall in the make of the car. Cost of ownership is decent. It's an amazingly fun car to drive. I would suggest buying this care.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Darren writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review
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Looks very posh

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Very expensive to run

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Lovely Cars For Not Much Money — Performance - Very fast and powerful V8 engine, lovely smooth auto box Build Quality - Well built and tough Appearance - Retro good looks, still look very expensive and posh, loads of toys inside and very nice leather Cost Of Ownership - Very expensive, drinks petrol, average about 16 - 18 mpg around town and 25 - 30mpg on a run, parts expensive too from jaguar so buy on Ebay for bits and bobs Fun Factor - Obviously not a sporty looking car as it was built for luxury but has the performance. Very fast and powerful. Holds the road like glue for such a massive car, but the big fat tyres help.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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The Best Sedan Based Car Jaguar Built! By Jerry

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1983 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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1990 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Never Get Tired Looking At It Or Showing It. By bennybob

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1991 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Ok, But I Prefer German Engineering By Matt

OK, but the V12 could use a proper 4 or 5 speed tranny either it be an auto or manual. The climate control is sub par in engineering design. Also be sure you replace fuel rail short hoses, when they f... Read More

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1992 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

It's A Cute Fun Little Car, Built For Comfort And Luxury. By Melissa

Acceleration, braking and handling are all average if not above average. Quality is above average, however costs of maintenance and repairs are higher than average as well. Appearance is classy and ... Read More

It Is A Good Car And Holds Its Value Well. By Curtis

The care looks, runs, and drives great. It is sporty and is really good on gas. It is not big on the inside. If you are a not a small person, you will have problems. But it is way before its tim... Read More

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