2001 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews from North America

2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Such a beauty and treat to drive, that it almost should remain a hidden treasure

Faults:

Replaced the water pump about 1 month after I bought it.

Looks like I need to replace the O2 sensor as well.

General Comments:

I'm cheap when it comes to cars. Thus, my 2001 Jaguar XJ8 was my first car that I bought that was manufactured after the Reagan administration.

I'm glad it was my first! What a treat this car is. I was considering buying a Chevy Impala; but when I saw I could buy a Jaguar for the same price, and with lesser miles, why not? I'm glad I did. It is such a treat to drive.

Performance is great, and you'd be surprised at the good gas mileage you get -- especially on the interstates. I admit that it is not the best car to be driving in heavy snowfall; but any rear wheel driven car is not a good car to drive in heavy snow.

I would not hesitate to buy another good, used Jaguar. You can get them for about the same price as a used domestic vehicle; so why not upgrade and turn heads when you drive down the streets. There is nothing like driving a Jaguar with the sunroof open on Lakeshore Drive on a nice, sunny day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2011

2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carBMW Z3 Roadster

Summary:

This car is a great mix of sport and luxury

Faults:

The only failure this Jag has had is the head rest servo motor. It was replaced because it was sending a constant lower signal and drove the battery power down.

General Comments:

This jag is very comfortable. Considering it is a full size 4 door it handles very well. It is a bit quicker than my Z3 in a 0 to 60 sprint. But a 60 -?? it blows the Z off the road. The variable cam makes the car spirited without being difficult in town driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2007

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews