2005 Jaguar XK8 Review

2005 Jaguar XK8 Convertible 4.2 V8 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carFord Expedition


A beautiful car to own and drive


The main gasket to seal the convertible roof leaked, however Jaguar replaced it with a very professional service at the Jaguar dealer in Cincinnati.

General Comments:

The Jaguar XK8 convertible is a superb blend of design and engineering.

The handling of the car is excellent, and is peerless on a long run. It is a real pleasure to drive and exhilarating from start to finish.

The finish internally is excellent, and the outside shape constantly attracts favourable comments from passers by.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2006

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review