2005 Jaguar XJ-Series User Reviews

2005 Jaguar XJ-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Vaughn writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr Vanden Plas Sedan Review
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Power, Ride, Handling, Features

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Stock Grille

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2005 Jaguar Xj Vanden Plas — The car drives like a dream. Couldn't ask for more performance or smoother power from the 4.2L V8. More toys than anyone could ever ask for either. Plus - it gets great gas mileage. All in all, the kitty delivers flawlessly.

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Dorondee writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr Vanden Plas Sedan Review
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Excellent value for money. An executive sedan for less.

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Outdated styling

Dorondee
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Excellent Executive Sedan For Less — Fun to drive. Great on long road trips. Some many be put off by the styling but is is a classic British charm and knows when to use good manners and when to get rowdy. Excellent deals available and surprisingly good fuel economy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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skelmorlie writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 L Review
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5

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Performance, handling, interior design and user interfaces, spaciousness, comfort, stowage and luxury MPG

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Absolutely NOTHING sucks about this car; the only downside is a relative one - if you  are looking for 40+mpg (as Europeans are used to getting in their cars - Americans are still getting ripped off in that category), then you'll be bummed that this car gets only about 28mpg Hwy.  

skelmorlie
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Sugar And Spice And Everything Elegant... — Luxurious (not just "stylish"), comfortable, excellent interior design makes it an enjoyable car for drivers of all ages and abilities. Sitting in the backseat is more like sitting on the sofa in your family room - only more comfortable. But don't be taken in by the smooth elegance.... all you have to do is step on the gas to get the full benefit of the Jaguar racing team history. Need to make a left turn onto a busy street to get out of our parking lot or neighborhood? No problem. This jag will have you pulled out and up-to-speed with the traffic flow before you realize it. Simply put, it's elegant performance and enduring style...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anthony writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr Super V8 Supercharged Sedan Review
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The whine from the supercharger on kickdown

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A bit fragile in the Dubai heat, repairs starting to get expensive

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Perfect Car For An Englishman Abroad — The Jag I always wanted - all the toys, most of them still work, fast enough to have to be careful, rare enough to turn heads, nice to leave with the valet parking, everything you need in a car, only costs £25 to fill the tank :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sarah writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 L Review
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wonderful...

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seating is a bit uncomfortable , maybe because it's a sports car. I luv the Murano seats more.

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Wonderful Luxurious Car — great car, super fast, super luxurious, everything is electronic and adjustable, nice audible navigation system, even talks.....a lot more extras...luv it.

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Duncan writes:
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British Classic

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wish it was mine

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Hired From Hertz In Houston — Great car; acceleration was awesome; cruising at 90 mph on open roads as if you were driving at 50!!!

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Walt writes:
2005 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 L Review
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Comfort, style, responsive and reliable.

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Negatives? Hey this is a Jaguar.

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My New Jag Xj8l - 3 Years And Counting . . . — Performance? Man, I live in the wrong State, L0L I nail this baby and I'm 80-90 by the end of the block. Squeaks & Rattles? Only when I take my moms Chryslerout for a spin. Appearance. Well, would you believe i still get the compliments after 3 years. Cost of Ownership - yea, does this baby depreciate fast. But I get astonishing gas mileage. Long trips down the interstate a whopping 36MPG at a steady 80MPH. Normally I get low 20's with each tank although just the 2 mi to work and home pulls me down to 18. Who cares if it takes SuperHi-test. Fun factor. Yes, this car is fun to drive (and comfy too)

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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

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