1999 Jaguar XJ8 4 liter V8 from North America
Beautiful, fast, but still very far from perfect
Excessive wind noise above 60 m.p.h.
Interior and exterior trim parts loose and rattling.
Drive train harmonic vibration at 55 m.p.h.
Chassis shake at 75 m.p.h.
Erratic and jerky transmission shifts.
The car is beautiful inside and out, with excellent materials used in construction, particularly the interior.
The cockpit is low and cramped, difficult to get in and out of if you are 6 feet tall and not much leg room in back.
Far too much wind noise for a car of this caliber.
Excellent, smooth V8 engine with amazing acceleration and reasonable fuel consumption.
Poor automatic transmission which is reluctant to downshift and quite jerky and erratic in operation for a car of this class.
I had several problems with this car at delivery and annoying ones like the chassis/drive train vibration are difficult to pinpoint and correct.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th May, 2002