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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L Sedan RWDReview
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Unreal Vehicle — I love everything about this car I give it a 9.5 out of ten it would get a ten if the gas milage was better in the city. On the highway with the cruise set at 70 I was getting 26.4 average. The city and I live in Boston where it's grid lock most of the day the mileage suffered. It can take about 20 to 30 min just to drive 4 or 5 miles. My car turned heads! It might have been a 98 but it as in showroom condition. It was so nice it was put on the cover of the New England Jaguar clubs news letter the Coventry Cat.

Pros: I got this car over 4 years ago for a very reasonable price. The car was pretty much trouble free aside from replacing one wheel bearing, new tires, battery and the brakes most normal wear and tear items it's been very cheap to own.

Cons: I haven't found one thing bad about these. My car was just stolen and wrecked. I am looking for another because the car has been better than any other car I have owned and I have owned many!

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 Sedan RWDReview
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Prestigious Unique Car — This is the finest car I have every owned - maybe not the best - but finest. Truly a great driving car. I am glad I own it. Jaguar has a less than stellar reputation, but my experience has been great - the maintenance I have done is normal for an older car and the maintenance costs are in line with other cars. I do research the best prices and parts and my mechanic will use parts I provide

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great styling  and drive

Cons: RWD

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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B.e.a.utiful — Call me a traditionalist but this body style from a sedan is one of my most favorites. So much so this is the second one I’ve owned and can tell you I’m not a fan of the 2011 XJ’s. I love the ride and sportiness of the XJR. The only downside I can say has been I have to travel too far to have serviced by a mechanic who knows jaguars. I will eventually graduate to a Super V8 and keep forever.

Pros: In my opinion one of the best styled sedans ever...

Cons: not enough garages who know how to work on them

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L Sedan RWDReview
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Jag Xj8 — Amazing. Great buld. Great engine. There is some problems with overheating, but none that are overall in the make of the car. Cost of ownership is decent. It's an amazingly fun car to drive. I would suggest buying this care.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power

Cons: Nothing

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 Sedan RWDReview
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Jaguar Xj8 1998 — The Jaguar XJ8 has to be one of the most beautiful cars around. Its performance is excellent and ride comfort is out of this world. Can anyone beat the British for sumptuous use of wood and leather in a car's cabin. There's little to rival the growl of a 4 litre V8 when you turn the key and every drive feels like an occasion!

Pros: Gentlemen's club on wheels

Cons: Fuel consumption, but what do you expect? It isn't a Prius!

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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Greatest Performance Luxury Sedan — I loved this car, it would hold a hard corner at 80 mph and could even hold a power slide before correcting itself. The drivers seat was the most comfortable, and the interior was excellent. But the small things were the things that would break, for instance the telescoping mechanism in the steering column

Pros: Unbelievable performance, very luxurious, very nice car

Cons: only one windshield wiper, and too many small things that can go wrong

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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1998 Jaguar Xjr — Unbelieveable acceleration, solid handling. Likes to kick the back end out on wet corners and round-abouts! Brakes could be bigger for such a heavy, powerful car. Build quality is solid but has required a few small, 'niggly' repairs. The most beautiful car on the road - grace, space and pace! Cost of ownership - Astronomical rather than Economical. Fun Factor - Makes me grin like an idiot every time i drive it! 0-60 in 5 seconds - i rest my case!

Pros: Blistering acceleration, Comfort, Highly appointed, Image, Class

Cons: Running Costs

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 Sedan RWDReview
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May Be The Handling Wasn't So Great - Or May Be That Was Just Me — Only buy one off the jag dealer, so if it needs fixing it will get fixed properly. Mine had gearbox trouble at 50K. But it is such a beautiful car, i'd buy one again. It's a real event to drive.

Pros: Gorgeous

Cons: gas guzzler

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged Sedan RWDReview
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A Lot Of Car For Not A Lot Of Money Supercar Saloon A Shoe String — Hits the limiter at 165 on the speedo and still wants to go. MPG is around the mid to late teens knocking around, although it will do 23-28 MPG on a run. A lot of car for not a lot of money very comfortable and feels special I would defo have another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, comfort

Cons: Fuel, reliability

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1998 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 Sedan RWDReview
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Lovely Cars For Not Much Money — Performance - Very fast and powerful V8 engine, lovely smooth auto box Build Quality - Well built and tough Appearance - Retro good looks, still look very expensive and posh, loads of toys inside and very nice leather Cost Of Ownership - Very expensive, drinks petrol, average about 16 - 18 mpg around town and 25 - 30mpg on a run, parts expensive too from jaguar so buy on Ebay for bits and bobs Fun Factor - Obviously not a sporty looking car as it was built for luxury but has the performance. Very fast and powerful. Holds the road like glue for such a massive car, but the big fat tyres help.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks very posh

Cons: Very expensive to run

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