1997 Jaguar XK8 from North America
1997 models have engine engineering flaws
Engine had to be replaced at 67,000 miles.
This automobile was meticulously maintained by Jaguar dealers and no formal explanation for the failure. $11,000 bill of which Jaguar NA contributed $4,000. Terrible experience. $72,000 car with dime store service attitude.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th November, 2003
16th Nov 2003, 16:16
Should have never left BMW! What were you thinking man?
7th Apr 2004, 14:19
They replaced my engine free of charge!
21st Jan 2005, 08:47
Probably left BMW because the Jag is a beautiful car, and the Germans engineer very good machines, but have never built anything pretty in their history?
28th Sep 2006, 20:10
I was hoping that Ford had got Jaguar quality right when I bought my 1997 XK8 with FJSH at 53K, unfortunately I have been proved wrong. I replaced the tensioners straightaway and they were cracked. Since then the traction control is coming on intermittently for no reason shutting down the engine revs usually when I most need them. The final drive clutch pack is rasping/vibrating so it will be a new auto box because this is not repairable. In addition the CATS suspension has failed somewhere and so I am in default mode. After only 9000 miles I am less than impressed. Beautiful car and a good drive, but that's my 7th and last Jaguar they are all way too much trouble, I'm buying Japanese next. From some of the reviews posted elsewhere I can see I am not alone.