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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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Classic — I loved jaguar since I was a young child. Have owned four a 340 sedan, an XJ with a four speed and electric overdrive, a 2000 XJR and have loved them all and yes they all had there own little quirk about them that I had to overcome. But then again they are all Jags.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great touring vehicle love the power, ride and handleing

Cons: The long wheel base on the R model.

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L RWDReview
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Pure Joy — I have owned the car for 10 years and it was a great investment. The repairs were covered under warranty and the vehicle was dependable. I would highly recommend this machine if you enjoy Pure Joy and great driving. Go Get One.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pure Joy

Cons: You tend to get spoiled when you drive a machine like this.  The ride, pick up, and the looks.

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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Excellent Executive Sedan For Less — Fun to drive. Great on long road trips. Some many be put off by the styling but is is a classic British charm and knows when to use good manners and when to get rowdy. Excellent deals available and surprisingly good fuel economy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Excellent value for money. An executive sedan for less.

Cons: Outdated styling

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Super V8 RWDReview
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Perfect Car For An Englishman Abroad — The Jag I always wanted - all the toys, most of them still work, fast enough to have to be careful, rare enough to turn heads, nice to leave with the valet parking, everything you need in a car, only costs £25 to fill the tank :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The whine from the supercharger on kickdown

Cons: A bit fragile in the Dubai heat, repairs starting to get expensive

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ Vanden Plas RWDReview
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2005 Jaguar Xj Vanden Plas — The car drives like a dream. Couldn't ask for more performance or smoother power from the 4.2L V8. More toys than anyone could ever ask for either. Plus - it gets great gas mileage. All in all, the kitty delivers flawlessly.

Pros: Power, Ride, Handling, Features

Cons: Stock Grille

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L RWDReview
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My New Jag Xj8l - 3 Years And Counting . . . — Performance? Man, I live in the wrong State, L0L I nail this baby and I'm 80-90 by the end of the block. Squeaks & Rattles? Only when I take my moms Chryslerout for a spin. Appearance. Well, would you believe i still get the compliments after 3 years. Cost of Ownership - yea, does this baby depreciate fast. But I get astonishing gas mileage. Long trips down the interstate a whopping 36MPG at a steady 80MPH. Normally I get low 20's with each tank although just the 2 mi to work and home pulls me down to 18. Who cares if it takes SuperHi-test. Fun factor. Yes, this car is fun to drive (and comfy too)

Pros: Comfort, style, responsive and reliable.

Cons: Negatives? Hey this is a Jaguar.

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJR Supercharged RWDReview
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Xjr: Breed Of Its Own —

One of the most under-rated cars of all time. I know many people are prejudice about Jaguars in general but this car has completely altered my perception of the company. The engine is one of the smoothest I have ever drive. Power is delivered in massive amounts (400BHP) but it is extremely linear. The car, for its size, is extremely agile as I am able to keep pace with Mini Coopers and S2000's driving at a highly spirited pace in my neighboring canyons. The brakes are infallible...the 14.4 inch rotors are clamped by 4 piston Brembo floating aluminum calipers. This car has not failed me once...no major issues have arose during my four years of ownership. The styling is unique to its own as its distinctiive shape cannot be mistaken for any other car. With only 1,400 made so far, its is a rare breed of car to see. Gas mileage is amazing on the freeway where I can average up to 27.6MPG at an average speed of 85MPH. Maintenance has been covered by Jaguar so I have not paid a penny for anything. Its combination of style, performance, and reliability makes it one of the best cars I have ever driven and owned.

Pros: The car.

Cons: Consumes tires...but that's mostly the drivers' fault. :)

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L RWDReview
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Wonderful Luxurious Car — great car, super fast, super luxurious, everything is electronic and adjustable, nice audible navigation system, even talks.....a lot more extras...luv it.

Pros: wonderful...

Cons: seating is a bit uncomfortable , maybe because it's a sports car. I luv the Murano seats more.

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L RWDReview
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Hired From Hertz In Houston — Great car; acceleration was awesome; cruising at 90 mph on open roads as if you were driving at 50!!!

Pros: British Classic

Cons: wish it was mine

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2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L RWDReview
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Sugar And Spice And Everything Elegant... — Luxurious (not just "stylish"), comfortable, excellent interior design makes it an enjoyable car for drivers of all ages and abilities. Sitting in the backseat is more like sitting on the sofa in your family room - only more comfortable. But don't be taken in by the smooth elegance.... all you have to do is step on the gas to get the full benefit of the Jaguar racing team history. Need to make a left turn onto a busy street to get out of our parking lot or neighborhood? No problem. This jag will have you pulled out and up-to-speed with the traffic flow before you realize it. Simply put, it's elegant performance and enduring style...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Performance, handling, interior design and user interfaces, spaciousness, comfort, stowage and luxury MPG

Cons: Absolutely NOTHING sucks about this car; the only downside is a relative one - if you  are looking for 40+mpg (as Europeans are used to getting in their cars - Americans are still getting ripped off in that category), then you'll be bummed that this car gets only about 28mpg Hwy.  

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This car is great. it runs and drives as smooth as silk. It has all the features a car can offer and was as advertised. Read More

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Stunning car. Drives beautifully. Can feel hard to see out the rear window Read More

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Review By Butchgod

Not a decent price. Mileage and color off. Needs a total clean and polish in and out. Read More

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Absolutely a beauty just gorgeous im speechless about this car Read More

2016 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Review By Alan

Classic luxury. Smooth quiet with power gracefully lines and a muscular stance. Read More

Review By Giovanni61674

I absolutely Love this Vehicle, its got Style, Power, Comes in AWD, Can get the Portfolio which is loaded model and the car is a Phenomenal Value. Read More

2015 Jaguar XJ-Series Reviews

Review By GuruL9HR6

Great deal.. there nothing or no other car comparable Read More

Review By Ron

The car was as advertised, cosmetically and mechanically. Good power and smooth ride! Read More

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