1998 Jaguar XJ8 consumer reviews

$59,750–$63,800 MSRP range
side view of 1998 XJ8 Jaguar
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4
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reliability very good,nothing spent on it yet

Its a old car now,had it a long time,worth nothing to trade,but still turns heads,V8 and goes like a cut cat, still fun to drive,feels like a sports car to drive.They are so cheap to buy now, and still with low K/m.look one over with a fine eye,and its history,you can buy a lot of car for a few thousand.


Most comfortable car i have driven.

Good every day driving car, Smooth comfortable ride, Not bad on Gas mileage,Plenty of leg room front and back, Big Trunk space and Leather Interior.


Incredible Car to Own and Drive

This 1998 Jaguar with under 100K miles was beautiful, well loved and cared for. The interior was a comfortable soft smooth tan leather seating in perfect condition. The engine, being a V8, had great pick up and go power. A very smooth handling car to drive also giving you that extremely safe feeling of a great vehicle. A large trunk to be able to hold your spare tire, accessories with additional room for all your personal item needs.


For Comfort and Reliability

This Car met all my needs. Reliable, Seating offers nice Comfort, Love the Sunroof, Large Trunk Space, GREAT Power, Secure Safe Feeling , A/C has various speeds and runs very cold.


The best car i`ve had the pleasue to own

Beautiful, awesome, sexy. I find myself smiling every minute i drive this car. It is very dependable and i find, easy to maintain. When repairs are needed, shop around, Jaguar parts are no more costly than anyone else.


Neautiful anf most comfortable I have ever owned

I love this car and is the easiest and most comfortable car I have ever driven. Am now 84 years and cannot find myself giving it up. Have 8500 miles on it. I really Hate all the new cars designs. They are so boxy and cumbersome looking. This Jaguar's overall viewing field is so much better than any other car I have tried to drive. I keep hoping JAGUAR WILL REDESIGN THEIR CARS MORE IN THIS FASHION. Until than I keep praying my JAGUAR will hang in there with me.


Smoothest, most comfortable care I've ever owned.

I bought my 1999 Jaguar Xj8 Van Den Plas used from a private seller, so I saved big time on the depreciation aspect. This car runs smooth, shifts flawlessly. the gas mileage is good for a heavy car. But the heaviness is nice and really make you feel safe around all of these big SUV's and Trucks. The kids like the trays in the back seat. The sound system is great and I was able to install custom tires and stereo. It has only required minimal maintenance. I would definitely recommend this car to a friend or family member!


Most driver satisfied car.

I have had many continental cars, to name a few:- 1. Volvo 244 gl 1983 model 2. Mercedes Benz 230 e 1985 model. 3. Peugeout 405sri 1997 model. 4. Opel vectra 1998 model 5. Mercedes benz e220 1994 model. 6. BMW 523i 1997 model. But the most satisfying has been the jaguar xj8 longwheel base 3.2 cc 1998 model. I picked up a low mileage second hand unit and been having it for 4 years now. It has been a shher pleasure , especially on long distance trips, I have covered nort , south , and east malaysia and she has not disappointed me at all.


Don't Do It

We purchased a 98 Vaden Plas in 2005 used with 65k miles. The car was beautiful inside and out and ran great for 2 years and the 100k mile point. After that came the timeing chain and a litney of other problems. This car is the gift that won't stop giving headache after headache. Just had the transmission go at 139k miles. Bottom line is this car is a money pit, stay away!!!!


Superb classy ride

I had a 1998 VDP and ran it over 85,000 miles. Everyone stared and everyone loved the back seat, but that's because I hogged the driver's seat. Flawless 5 speed on this one. The supercharged version is amazing. It lacks the pure performance of a BMW but is far more classy and far more comfy, without the squisy boredom of other luxury cars. Perfect mix of performance and class in my opinion.