Jaguar XJR Review from United Arab Emirates

1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0 Supercharged

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Discovery


Best drive ever - be sure your rich to own one!


Interior roof lining sagged at rear and needed to be re-glued.

Driver seat electronics are intermittent, and front height adjust has stopped working.

Seat memory is very forgetful... and often does not work at all.

Side mirror electrics failed.

Signs of rust around sun-roof which was repaired under the 5 year warranty.

The radio has stuck on one channel, with no volume adjustment - I cannot even switch it off.

Steering stiffens randomly, as if there is no power steering or the engine has gone off - this almost caused a crash as I was going round a roundabout.

General Comments:

This is the best car ever to drive, but Jaguar seem to have cut corners on the electronics as just about everything seems to fail.

It is very expensive to service - about US$4,000 per year minimum.

Miles per gallon is 17mpg - which is better than my previous Land Rover Discovery.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review