1999 Jaguar XJ-Series Top Comparisons

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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Long And Low, Luxurious, Stylishly Appointed, Sports Car. —

For me, the 1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas has long been the best looking car on the road, ever. And finally I came to be the owner of one. The handling, power, comfort, luxury, control features, and safety features, all combine to make this the best car I have ever driven. And the styling makes it the classic beauty of all time. This basic style has been the Jaguar look for decades, and the 1999 refinement of this look, is in my opinion the apex of this style. After 1999, the entire XJ series began to shrink, the classic exterior stainless steel and chrome trim diminished and interior burl walnut and luxury trim began to adopt a more economic appearance in response to the demand for a smaller, more fuel efficient and generally plebeian cars. Years ago, I watched as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles arrived at the National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C. For safety, the Royals always ride in separate cars, and not surprisingly the car reflects rank. The Prince rode in a Jaguar Vanden Plas much like my own, in the signature forrest green of British royal cars. The Queen rode in a majestic, well preserved Rolls-Royce, same color.

Pros: Styling, luxury and comfort features, handling, power, 4 speed Automatic transmission.All Lucas electric parts and the infamous XJ-6 engine were replaced with those designed by Ford.

Cons: The error messages, and computer code results are not specific enough to eliminate the

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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A Big Cat — There’s nothing I don’t like about this car will buy another a few years newer to keep enjoying while cruising. this has just been the best car i have own so far and i will definitely recommended to anybody who enjoy driving while looking their very classy.

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

Pros: grgreat looking luxury car spacious and comfortable with  tremendous power

Cons: There’s nothing I don’t like about this car will buy another a few years newer to keep enjoying while cruising.

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWDReview
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For People With Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget. It's Affordable! — This car is reliable as it is beautiful. It handles well and has power. Just be careful of dips and low driveways because the car sits low. There is plenty trunk space, leg room, and seats five comfortably. Great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great ride.  Excellent for road trips or Sunday drives.  Great cars as long as you keep the maintenance up.  It will last forever.

Cons: The car is low so it's easy to scrape the air dam.

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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A Very Classy Car. — A Jaguar Vanden Plas is the top line for Jaguar cars. The wood grain interior is the highest quality and it shows in the front and back seats. This is a very clean and beautiful car. It drives and rides very smoothly. It is a safe strongly built car.

Pros: Good looking car and a smooth riding car.

Cons: Nothing

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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Jaguar Xjr — This car was an all around excellent car. It performed well, very fast but heavy and powerful. This car turned heads. I purchased it used and had it for four years before I sold it at 84,000 miles. I replaced breaks twice and a fuse thats it. I ended up selling it for a BWM 325XI to increase fuel efficiency and to be better in the snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Too much fun

Cons: Expensive to fill the gas tank

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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Jaguar Xjr — This was a great daily driver for work, 370HP!!! But if you are over 6 ft - you cant fit in it. Plus, they are famous for cam tensioner failures that can cost more to repair than the value of the used car. I caught mine in time! After 5 Jags, i'll be keeping the 66 S Type, but otherwise the XJR was my last.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great performance, looks good pulling up to the Symphony or a nice restaurant.

Cons: No headroom, poor build quality, engine issues that Jaguar should have issued a recall for.

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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I Would Not Recommend It, Unless You Have A Lexus Parked In The Garage For Daily Driving — Jaguar has a very good history, well that's history....nice distinguishable lines, leather interior, but gotta put a BMW engine in it to make it worth driving. Among Luxury car, price drops like a hammer, nice 2 drive. parts are specific to a couple of years

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: they are cheap when bought used

Cons: parts break too often, especially the transmission

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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Great Car. Fun To Drive. Love The Look Of It. Black On Black — purchased my 99 xjr off orig. owner 2yrs.ago with 64,000miles. Have put aprox. 15,000 on car. This car is fast esp. in sport mode. car is tight and handles like a sports car. I ave. around 17.5 mpg. not bad for a super charged v8. Love the look of this car. black on black turns alot of heads. I have to say this car is fun to drive and came with a great stock sound system. I am now in the market for a 2002 because 99 has no gps. If you are looking to buy an xjr go for it..GREAT CAR..

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

Pros: very quick and nice ride

Cons: location of ash tray

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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1999 Jaguar Xj8. — this is a car with great quality and performance. it picks up like a jet, supercharger sounds very sexy too. good on insurance, the little check up every now and then. awesome car to drive, very smooth. highly recommended. great overal car.

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

Pros: performance, quality.

Cons: looks.

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1999 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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1999 Jaguar Xj-8 Vanden Plas — This car did everything but pour your coffee for you. Unfortunately I got this car after some idiot who didn't know how to take care of a German luxury car. You can't just put Wal-mart stuff into these things. Overall though this was a very good car. I would like to have another one someday, maybe an XF next time.

Pros: Fantasticaly smooth ride.

Cons: Premium fuel only.

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