1997 Jaguar XJR Reviews

1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0 supercharged from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 220

Summary:

Hands down, the best car ever built!

Faults:

Had rear end rebuilt when I first bought it.

Twice, over the last year, I have had the anti lock, trac fail, and trac off lights on at the same time. But they have gone off on their own.

General Comments:

Gorgeous black with black leather interior. Very nice shape. Plush like a Lincoln town car. Also handles better than any vehicle I have ever had.

Seems to be very reliable. Gas mileage is not a good as I would have expected, at 21 mpg. That is the only fault I see with this car. She also turns heads wherever we go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2009

1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0 Supercharged from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance51500 miles
Previous carJaguar XJS Convertible

Summary:

The perfect car!!

Faults:

The auto-dimming interior rear view mirror has gone cloudy.

General Comments:

The XJR is the perfect blend of class and performance, the perfect car.

Very driveable in slow traffic but springs smoothly into action at the touch of the throttle, seemingly endless power.

A used XJR is the best value on the road today, compare it with the E55 Mercedes and M5 BMW, it stands out from the crowd.

Handling; Super smooth and sure footed at high speed, corners like it's on rails.

Performance; 322 hp,398 Ft Lbs of torque, the XJR fears only the most hideously expensive cars offered by other manufacturers.

Comfort; Absolute luxury with conolly hide interior and rich Dark Burlwood together with the Harmon Kardon sound system makes this masterpiece one of the worlds classiest sports sedans.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2001

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews