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2005 Jaguar XK-Series XKR Roadster RWDReview
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Super Cool Car, Power And Style — The XKR is very powerful and perhaps one of the best looking cars ever. Retro styling like the E-type but much better reliability thank to Ford I suppose, and updated in every way. There is a very good owners website that helps keep ownership from being too expensive, but so far, very few and very minor issues. I believe the supercharged version has better reliability stats than the normally aspirated less powerful engine version.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power and style

Cons: Fuel economy and cost

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2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Roadster RWDReview

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Parent owns it. It's FAST. Taken it up to 130 mph with the top up and down. The standard Pirelli P-Zero "Assymetrico" tires provide tons of grip, but a quiet ride as well. Alpine stereo is more suited for top-down motoring than top-up. Tape deck actually comes in handy for those of us with iPods, and maintains decent enough sound quality. Sound quality from 6-disc changer in the trunk is amazing. Only use the "back seats" from groceries or wind breakers or something; definitely not suited for people with legs. Front seats are soft and supportive, and stayed comfortable after a 5.5 hour drive between LA and Sacramento. Returned about 27 mpg on that same trip with the A/C on and speeds between 75 and 90 (accidental) mph. The cupholders are rather flimsy, so hold on to your Starbucks if you plan on taking off quickly from a stoplight. Brakes are excellent in performance, wear, and pedal feel. Power oversteering is rather encouraged by the dynamics of the car, and stability control is minimally intrusive when switched on. Be careful with it off, however, 320 lb ft is quite a lot to play with! The interior is completely crafted in Burl Walnut, leather, and softly padded surfaces. The top is triple sealed and very durable, and blocks out road and wind noise reasonably up to about 85 mph. Cowl shake is disturbingly present when the top is down, however the structure feels solid as a proper two ton coupe should feel with the top up. To boot, the car is definitely not as status quo as the Mercedes SL, and not as common as the Lexus SC430 or BMW Z4, which helps it maintain its classic and classy image longer than those choices.

Pros: build quality and durability, sizable trunk, noise isolation, overall performance, aesthetics, relative exclusivity, long-range cruise comfort, highway fuel economy

Cons: top-down cowl shake, useless rear seats

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2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe RWDReview

Neat Car — A pretty good drive, we owned this before our luxurious XJ in Florida. It was a good car overall, but we've had much better.

Pros: Comfortable ride, nice room.

Cons: Not very good looking, but got it in green. Engine wasn't very good.

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2005 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Coupe RWDReview

It Is Not Your Typical Luxury Box Rolling Down The Road, Heads Turn And It's Fun To Drive — A convertible with enough trunk space for luggage! What a concept! Plus it is just a beautiful car. This is a luxury car in a sports car uniform. Take your turn owning a piece of prefection. Surprisingly good highway gas mileage 25-27mpg.

Pros: Fun and sexy

Cons: We don't use it enoug to justify owning it.

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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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