2000 Jaguar XK8 Reviews

2000 Jaguar XK8 4.2 Litre Gasoline from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.2 Litre Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

I would buy one again, and love every minute of driving it

Faults:

Leather seats wear prematurely.

Needed belt idler pulley.

Left headlamp unit leaks water.

Poor traction in snow.

General Comments:

Incredibly fun to drive.

All the power and speed my driver's liscense can tolerate.

Suspension handles bad Michigan roads just fine.

Turns a lot of heads due to styling.

Interior layout predictable and elegant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2006

2000 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.0L AJ-V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L AJ-V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired450 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Range Rover

Summary:

A work of art in motion

Faults:

Engine rumbles violently when restarted 1 hour of rest after a long distance run (>2hours). Coventry is aware of this problem, but no solutions as of 2003. It's just one of those British eccentricities you have to live with if you love British cars. Otherwise, despite this fear inducing glitch, all other machine parts functioning without heartaches.

General Comments:

Beautiful work of art that also happens to be an automobile. Reeks of British class and cool. Up until recently, shamed Aston Martin as overpriced imitation. Only the rear design fails to live up to the rest, which looks too generic and Ford-like. Performance is respectable and can compete with non-turbo 911 Carrera. Supercar feel without supercar bankruptcy. Clearly a superior choice over Aston Martin DB7.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2003

1st Jul 2003, 17:01

The performance cannot compare with a Carrera. Carrera coupes run stock 4.8 in 0-60 and the quarter in 13.2. The XK8 coupe has a 5.7-5.9 0-60 and a quarter in 14.0. It also does not compare to the DB7, which 375+hp (actually lots more) and V12 engine would leave the Jag in the dust; with better resale value and a nicer interior. It sounds to me like you are trying to convince yourself the Jaguar is better.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews