2000 Jaguar XK-Series Review Ratings
2000 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe Review
Style, Performance, Kudos, Overall feel
Not for girls
If You Love Cars, You Wont Be Dissapointed, Buy Sensibly, Get Service History, Look At Lots! — Ive had the XK8 nearly a year now. Ive always loved the look of the XK range and getting the chance to own I car I have admired from afar is kind of a dream come true. Ive bought it to keep as the coupes tend to hold there money very well and the prices are just ever so slightly starting to creep up on them. Before long it will have its classic car status and values will rise considerably. The shape of the XK for me is true classic Jaguar, its a DB7 without the cost of running one. I love the interior, dials and lots of leather with beautiful wood dash. plenty of dials to keep me entertained. Its a car that feels soo good to be in, gives you a real feeling of class. For a Sports GT car the ride is great, firm and very communitive. You feel everything the car does on the road and the steering is superb. Gives you real confidence to push on and use the power. Normal mode the car is very quick and gear chanages are virtually un-noticeable even under hard acceleration. Select Sport mode and the car setup changes to be firmer and the gear response is instant. round the windy back roads the car feels pretty small for such a big coupe. I am looking at changing a few basic things. Im looking at Milltech or a Larini performance exhaust both stainless steel and handbuilt around £600 -£1k and around 25BHP increase. Im also changing the Air intake to a Carbon Cold Air intake duct system which averages around 12 to 15BHP increase. Im fitting a Performance Lifetime Air filter which gives a 5 to 10BHP increase. Next big thing are cross grooved n drilled discs n pads with braided performance brake pipes, lowering kit and wheel spacers. Overall the car will look standard but will be going towards 400 BHP once the ECU is remapped and configured.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2000 Jaguar XK-Series XKR Convertible Review
fantastic acceleration, great handling and extremely smooth ride
Several small issues and tricky to do it yourself fixes
Great Overall — 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 amazing car to drive.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
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A True Grand Touring Convertible.
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
Off The Hook!
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
Beautifully Decent Car
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
Favorite Car Ever!
Great performance.The design is just amazing and sharp.The acceleration is...wow! thats what i gotta say.Usually it's for spirited driving,you know for fun.It's in perfect condition and never really... Read More
Very Nice Cat!!!
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
Close To Being A Super-car!
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
Great All Round Gt
The Jaguar XK is not a porsche, corvette or a mercedes SLK but it does have the best balance between luxury, performance, style, quality and VFM. If you want a car that puts a smile on your face every... Read More