A Carrera won't pull off those numbers. My friend owns one and my 95 Trans Am beats it slighty in both the 0-60 and 1/4 mile. A Carrera 4 might do those numbers, but even then I would have to see it to believe it.
Unless you're 17 years old, it's not all about 0 to 60 times! The Jag beats the Aston over many areas which makes it a better car all round. Being many thousands of pounds cheaper has a lot to do with it as well.
It's not all about speed you Ninnys. It's about Luxury, Styling, and PRICE!!! Then the speed thing becomes a factor. You can't get an ole tanker with leather seats and a jag badge. Wouldn't mind a XJR.
My 1998 jaguar xk8 is the best overall value in any automobile I have ever owned in terms of design, margue, performance and pure enjoyment. I find I drive slower, so the trip will last longer. If my car was a woman, I would marry her in a heartbeat. As far as curb appeal is concerned, you will be almost self conscious with all the attention you receive.
I owned a 98 xk8 convert for three years, had no problems and loved the car. Bought new with 15 miles, now its 7 years later and I'm looking to buy another, love the xkr, but thinking of buying a 2000 xk8 coupe with low miles to save any extra bucks, anyone have any idea of the total production numbers of the 2000 coupe? Any help thanks so much...
Just bought a 1999 unmarked XK8 coupe for a touch under 17k from a trader. only 16k miles with meticulous dealer history. A minute into the test drive and I was hooked. This is a quick car, but it's the smooth and silent way in which it progresses that's so impressive. Unlike a Porsche or say, BMW 330/M3, the car insists that you relax behind the controls, rather than adopt the white knuckles. The handling is surprisingly excellent and ride is Bentley-like.
I'm made up! What a motor for remarkably little money... will be spending lots more time at the petrol pump bt I live in Jersey, so what the heck!
I've owned a 1997 XK8 for 9 months now, having bought it for 13.8k with 120k miles. Incredible car for the money. Maintenance costs have been high... almost 5k for a transmission, but the car does have 120k on it, so no surprise. The heads turn constantly, and the car is quite comfortable for two. This design by Geoff Lawson will go down as one of the classic automobiles of the late 20th century, no doubt. It exists simply to look at like the piece of art it is, and not a bad driver either. If you've seen the new XK8, you'll no doubt realize this is the last year for excellence in design from Jaguar for the XK8.
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2000xk8 coupe (76k miles) in excellent condition. Never owned a jag. Your thoughts on this particular vehicle would be appreciated.
Go for it, you only live once. The Jaguar XK is an incredibly fine car to drive and own. Beware if you don’t like attention, this car leaves many people in awe!
The new XK is already out I believe which means the value of the old ones will depreciate further, making the old XKs an even greater bargain.
I agree that the XK is a work of art. The interior layout is comfortable, with the controls where you expect them. The stereo is great considering a convertible has a limited place to hang your woofers. But the style, the ride. the sheer performance of this machine should make Coventry very proud. I am sure I am probably the only one who thinks the 97 - 06 models are prettier than the new 2007. But that's just me.
Just bought a 2000 XK8 coupe with 46k miles, after driving an XJ6 for 13 years. What a dream, what a step up, what a bargain. It will always be far better looking than the 2007 model.
I have owned a few XK8's and currently have one that has 170K miles on it. It is immaculate and has been very well maintained by the dealership every 3K miles or so. I want to get a newer one or an XKR, but it seems like no dealership will give me anywhere near what I want for my current one (at least 9.5 - 12K), instead I get ridiculous offers of 4 - 6K on it. I have put over 5k just in recent upgrades & maintaining the "new-feel" of the performance on this car.
I have had it serviced, maintained, upgraded, and it is a RARE XK8 COUPE (looks like new).
Help me out guys, should I sell this private party and try to get what I owe on it, or should I just keep it and buy a second one? & if your interested, contact me at email@example.com for pics.
Thanks for the advice in advance.
Your post is pretty funny.
You claim to have owned many of these vehicles, but now you are shocked that they have horrible resale values.
Well, if you knew anything about Jaguars you would know every single modern modern falls like a rock the second you drive it off the lot, no matter how "rare" it is.
Best to be more realistic by what your car is worth rather than pretend you know what it's worth.
Unlike your comment above, I do know about the XK8 & R's - inside and out. The "rare" quality of the coupes (and getting them for great prices upfront) has always allowed me to break even, or even make some money on the deal.
It appears you don't own an XK, maybe an x-type that you're not happy with? Because my question specifically asked for advice on whether I should sell or keep it (because the new ones have come out, thus reducing the market for older coupes since the body style has changed).
So again - to restate my question:
"can anyone be helpful in giving some advice, in my shoes - would you sell it or keep it and just buy another one that will last as well?"
No comments about how much resale value, blah blah - no one that buys a jag buys it to get resale value... they are beautiful cars that are rare (coupes especially) - it's not a toyota or a honda, you pay more than bluebook because you can rarely find the one you want.. and when you do.. it will cost you.
Enough said. I look forward to any helpful comments..
All the best.
I am the Future owner of a used XK-8 to be used as my personal car that will be driven less than 2,500 miles per year (95% of my driving time is in a company car - Ford Escape..yuk). From my research, it appears that there were a number of upgrades in the 2003 model year (tranny and motor). I would be happy with an earlier model, but I wonder if those upgrades are worth paying for? It looks like '03's are still in the mid $30's and that's more than I can handle, but maybe in another 3 years the '03's will be in the low to mid $20's. Any comments or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!