1997 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

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1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 CoupeReview
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A Classic Jag — This is not a 'real' sports car, compared to my TR4A. Rather it is a superbly comfortable, fast, powerful Grand Touring Car, suitable for long distance driving on Autobahns or motorways. This is one of the earliest models, from the first year in production.

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

Pros: 4 litre engine. Power. Torque. Comfort.

Cons: Expensive to run and repair.

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1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 ConvertibleReview
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Worth The Purchase — Good acceleration and smooth ride. Fantastic rims, full spare, with a few miles. Drove this car to the beach last summer and made it worth the purchase. One year left on a purchased warranty, reprimed hydraulics in the covertible top motor.

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

Pros: Beautiful Car on the Open Road

Cons: Cup holder

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1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 ConvertibleReview
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Got It For The Weekend — Loved driving this vehicle with the top down

Pros: Jaguar so it had a nice deep throaty throttle to the engine

Cons: none

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1997 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 CoupeReview
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A Beautiful Driving And Looking Car. — We purchased this 97 XK8 coupe in 2004. At that time the car had around 25000 miles. Currently we have 55000 mile, but we have added the likes of an original paint job, new leather front seats, new OEM engine, rebuilt suspension, wheel bearings brakes, wheels repainted, power steering pump, water pump housing and the list of " this and that" goes on. The repairs all add up to an expensive proposition, but I still think the car is worth it.

Pros: Timeless beauty, common comforts in a uncommon sport car.

Cons: Cost of ownership?

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Sexy-ist Convrtible Ever Built By STG3

This is a fabulous car that I got for my wife...and we both love it! It is fun and sporty. We constantly get compliments on the "all-black" appearance package. A one of a kind beauty. Very well ... Read More

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

2010 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

My Baby By seemsixty7

Incredible style, inspired by Aston Martin, that will last for years to come. The interior is simple luxury that has lasting style. Plastic pieces covered with simulated chrome are the only downfall t... Read More

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

2009 Jaguar XK-Series Reviews

Pleased With Jaguar By Sherry

I love this car. I bought her in 2011 as a new car from the Jaguar dealer. She had only been used for exhibits, etc. She had 1100 miles on her. She has been very dependable requiring only a new ba... Read More

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

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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