1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L from North America
Still a beauty to see, drive, and ride
3 sets of Z-rated tires over 10 years.
Replacement of computer module & sensors at 60K/7 yrs.
3 failures of cruise control sensor (currently not working).
Replaced pump/hoses at about 75K/9 yrs.
Replaced front bearings at 85K/10 yrs.
Replaced gaskets at 90K/11 yrs.
Three failed-to-start incidents from flooding due to very short (in-out of garage) operation; understand an ECM upgrade may resolve.
Elegant car inside and out.
Easy, quiet, and responsive to drive.
Extremely comfortable, if constrained, interior.
Limited trunk space.
"L"-model makes for much more comfortable rear seats.
Better than expected reliability, but still a bit of a diva.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th November, 2009