2003 Jaguar XK-Series User Reviews

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    2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe Review
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    Xk8 4.2 Uk — Liked nearly everything The car has never lacked power, it looks great and is reliable. I didnt like the 20 inch wheels but these were optional and may put on th eoriginals when I get fed up with the 20 inch ones

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Powerful

    Cons: Back Seats

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    2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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    I Want Three Of Them. — This car exceeded my expectations. It has the power of an American muscle car, but the handling and finesse of a European roadster. The black and charcoal styling of this particular car evokes the aura of Jaguars of the past.

    Pros: Great power and dependability.  

    Cons: Too nice to drive everyday.

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    2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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    Love My Jaguar — My car is gorgeous- the face is aggressive and body is muscular and the curves sexy...it is beautiful from all angles and always turn heads as I drive by. I love this model year far more than the new model - very classic looks. Acceleration is smooth but as it is not the supercharged version, not as powerful. Braking and handling are excellent, especially on its 19 inch alloy wheels. It hasn't needed much repairs since I got (one year ago) but service at the dealer repair place is expensive (over 100 bucks per hour). Gas mileage is average, not overly high for a sports car but the use of premium gas does add to one's gas bill. In the summer, driving with the top down is a lot of fun!

    Pros: Sexy beautiful car, fun to drive

    Cons: Expensive if repairs are required.

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    2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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    Sports Car — My perspective.. feels alittle heavy, not great with mileage. could have a better cornering hold. idk... not good at all for winter.

    Pros: preformance, looks, reliability

    Cons: i crashedcrashedcrashed it. :[

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    2003 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible Review
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    Fun Car To Drive On Fast Winding Roads Or Just Styling Around Town. — IF you're willing to accept the relatively high cost of "owning" this rolling piece of art you will love driving this car! Sufficiently powerful engine and handling make this an excellent choice for a GT vehicle! JUST DON'T FORGET TO PURCHASE A COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY!! UPDATE: I finally had enough of the constant mechanical problems with this vehicle. The final straw was the failure of the hydraulic lines on the convertible top. ( Cost to repair is over $3000.00 to replace 2 lines) I left it in the Service Department, walked out to the Sales Department and purchased a 2008 Jaguar XKR Supercharged convertible with 29,000 miles and a 50,000 mile 4 year bumper to bumper warranty. After 6 months of ownership I have experienced ZERO PROBLEMS, and it is a dramatically better vehicle! I can no longer recommend purchase of the previous generation XK8. It is a beautiful car and that about sums it up. You will find the constant problems extremely annoying in the long run. You've been warned!!!!!

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

    Pros: Absolutely beautiful car!! Always get compliments and it's a 11 year old car!  They also are not a dime a dozen so you don't see yourself coming and going all day long. It's surprisingly comfortable even on long trips.  The trunk is HUGE for a GT car.  The drive train starting with the 2002 model is very reliable.  The stiff depreciation on Jags makes the price of admission very reasonable.  Having said that, it is still a very costly vehicle to operate.

    Cons: Cost of maintenance on this vehicle can be staggering!!! There is no way you should purchase one without having some type of Extended Warranty!  While the basic engine and drivetrain are reliable all sorts of other things like the convertible top... (1700.00 to just replace hydraulic lines) will bankrupt you in short order.  Cheap to buy, but expensive to own!!  My warranty has paid out 4500.00 in the past six months. Make certain you do a pre-purchase inspection and have repair records when considering buying one.

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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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