2005 Jaguar XJR Reviews

2005 Jaguar XJR 4.2L supercharged from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.2L supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJS

Summary:

Best car on the planet

Faults:

Bought the car with broken air shocks. Very easily replaced for much cheaper than the dealer was asking.

Sunroof broke at around 84000 miles, but it's not a necessity.

The car is flawless other than that.

General Comments:

This was my dream car for the longest time. I finally took the plunge and stopped buying cars that were older than I was, and jumped into the XJR. I am so happy I did. I have not only the nicest car of all my friends, but by a wide margin the most luxurious and fastest car they have ever seen! My friends can watch DVDs in the back with heated seats and dual climate control, while I cruise at 90mph, and it feels like we are going 50.

The car self-lowers itself at high speed to reduce under-car drag, and boy is it smooth. In sport mode, this car cannot be beat. Maybe if you find a car that is ONLY speed, but I have beaten turbo Mazdas, turbo Crossfires. Every Mustang, Camaro, BMW that I have come across. All the while sitting in the lap of luxury.

I was worried about the running costs of the car, it only takes premium gas, and it is a Jaguar. However the dealer is actually pretty reasonable, and VERY VERY helpful. I used to be a Chevy guy, but after my past two cars... I am a die hard Jaguar man!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2012

2nd Jan 2012, 08:54

Just where are you doing this racing? If on the street and not on a track, please stop at the nearest police station and ask them to shred your driver's license. There are innocent people on the roads, are you aware of that? Or are you too caught up in the my car is faster than your car mode?

2005 Jaguar XJR 4.2 supercharged V8 from Hong Kong

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.2 supercharged V8 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous carJaguar XJS

Summary:

A hugely satisfying car to own and drive with beautiful looks and a terrific driving experience

Faults:

No faults. Still under factory warranty.

General Comments:

I have a black XJR with a red leather interior loaded with all the options. It has the optional wide 20 spoke alloys and sits low on the ground. It just looks superb and "malevolent".

It handles beautifully and the 4.2 V8 supercharged engine delivers blistering acceleration with huge pace, but in a smooth and refined manner.

Road holding is excellent and you get sports car performance with all the convenience and practicality of a large luxury saloon car.

Ride comfort is great and the ergonomics of the cabin are excellent.

Hong Kong has very steep hills, but the XJR just shrugs it all off with ease. Despite Hong Kong being stuffed full of exotic high performance cars the XJR gets lots of looks of admiration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2007

Average review marks: 4.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews