2005 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

2005 Jaguar XK-Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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JOEGNsx writes:
2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR Roadster Review
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4

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Power and style

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Fuel economy and cost

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Super Cool Car, Power And Style — The XKR is very powerful and perhaps one of the best looking cars ever. Retro styling like the E-type but much better reliability thank to Ford I suppose, and updated in every way. There is a very good owners website that helps keep ownership from being too expensive, but so far, very few and very minor issues. I believe the supercharged version has better reliability stats than the normally aspirated less powerful engine version.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Review
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5

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Fun and sexy

Cons

We don't use it enoug to justify owning it.

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It Is Not Your Typical Luxury Box Rolling Down The Road, Heads Turn And It's Fun To Drive — A convertible with enough trunk space for luggage! What a concept! Plus it is just a beautiful car. This is a luxury car in a sports car uniform. Take your turn owning a piece of prefection. Surprisingly good highway gas mileage 25-27mpg.

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Paul writes:
2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Roadster Review
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5

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build quality and durability, sizable trunk, noise isolation, overall performance, aesthetics, relative exclusivity, long-range cruise comfort, highway fuel economy

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top-down cowl shake, useless rear seats

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=) — Parent owns it. It's FAST. Taken it up to 130 mph with the top up and down. The standard Pirelli P-Zero "Assymetrico" tires provide tons of grip, but a quiet ride as well. Alpine stereo is more suited for top-down motoring than top-up. Tape deck actually comes in handy for those of us with iPods, and maintains decent enough sound quality. Sound quality from 6-disc changer in the trunk is amazing. Only use the "back seats" from groceries or wind breakers or something; definitely not suited for people with legs. Front seats are soft and supportive, and stayed comfortable after a 5.5 hour drive between LA and Sacramento. Returned about 27 mpg on that same trip with the A/C on and speeds between 75 and 90 (accidental) mph. The cupholders are rather flimsy, so hold on to your Starbucks if you plan on taking off quickly from a stoplight. Brakes are excellent in performance, wear, and pedal feel. Power oversteering is rather encouraged by the dynamics of the car, and stability control is minimally intrusive when switched on. Be careful with it off, however, 320 lb ft is quite a lot to play with! The interior is completely crafted in Burl Walnut, leather, and softly padded surfaces. The top is triple sealed and very durable, and blocks out road and wind noise reasonably up to about 85 mph. Cowl shake is disturbingly present when the top is down, however the structure feels solid as a proper two ton coupe should feel with the top up. To boot, the car is definitely not as status quo as the Mercedes SL, and not as common as the Lexus SC430 or BMW Z4, which helps it maintain its classic and classy image longer than those choices.

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Tucker writes:
2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Review
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Comfortable ride, nice room.

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Not very good looking, but got it in green. Engine wasn't very good.

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Neat Car — A pretty good drive, we owned this before our luxurious XJ in Florida. It was a good car overall, but we've had much better.

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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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