2003 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

2003 Jaguar XK-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 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:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Jagman2003 writes:
2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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4

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Absolutely beautiful car!! Always get compliments and it's a 11 year old car!  They also are not a dime a dozen so you don't see yourself coming and going all day long. It's surprisingly comfortable even on long trips.  The trunk is HUGE for a GT car.  The drive train starting with the 2002 model is very reliable.  The stiff depreciation on Jags makes the price of admission very reasonable.  Having said that, it is still a very costly vehicle to operate.

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Cost of maintenance on this vehicle can be staggering!!! There is no way you should purchase one without having some type of Extended Warranty!  While the basic engine and drivetrain are reliable all sorts of other things like the convertible top... (1700.00 to just replace hydraulic lines) will bankrupt you in short order.  Cheap to buy, but expensive to own!!  My warranty has paid out 4500.00 in the past six months. Make certain you do a pre-purchase inspection and have repair records when considering buying one.

Jagman2003
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Fun Car To Drive On Fast Winding Roads Or Just Styling Around Town. — IF you're willing to accept the relatively high cost of "owning" this rolling piece of art you will love driving this car! Sufficiently powerful engine and handling make this an excellent choice for a GT vehicle! JUST DON'T FORGET TO PURCHASE A COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY!!

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

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Chas_C writes:
2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe Review
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Powerful

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Chas_C
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Xk8 4.2 Uk — Liked nearly everything The car has never lacked power, it looks great and is reliable. I didnt like the 20 inch wheels but these were optional and may put on th eoriginals when I get fed up with the 20 inch ones

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AwesomeJag writes:
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Great power and dependability.  

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Too nice to drive everyday.

AwesomeJag
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I Want Three Of Them. — This car exceeded my expectations. It has the power of an American muscle car, but the handling and finesse of a European roadster. The black and charcoal styling of this particular car evokes the aura of Jaguars of the past.

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Nelson writes:
2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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Sexy beautiful car, fun to drive

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Expensive if repairs are required.

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Love My Jaguar — My car is gorgeous- the face is aggressive and body is muscular and the curves sexy...it is beautiful from all angles and always turn heads as I drive by. I love this model year far more than the new model - very classic looks. Acceleration is smooth but as it is not the supercharged version, not as powerful. Braking and handling are excellent, especially on its 19 inch alloy wheels. It hasn't needed much repairs since I got (one year ago) but service at the dealer repair place is expensive (over 100 bucks per hour). Gas mileage is average, not overly high for a sports car but the use of premium gas does add to one's gas bill. In the summer, driving with the top down is a lot of fun!

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Natalia99 writes:
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preformance, looks, reliability

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i crashedcrashedcrashed it. :[

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Sports Car — My perspective.. feels alittle heavy, not great with mileage. could have a better cornering hold. idk... not good at all for winter.

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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

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

Favorite Car Ever! By Andy

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

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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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