1998 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

1998 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 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
"ride" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Desmond writes:
1998 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Review
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4

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Great styling  and drive

Cons

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

Cons

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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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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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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2012 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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2011 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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2010 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

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2009 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Live And Breathe Fir It By Billy

The Jaguar XJ8l is fantastic and I just cant say enough about the distinction and prestige, ellngence that the xj has the wood veener s and interior leather are perfection just that the seats could ... Read More

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