1998 Jaguar Xj 8
1-8 of 8 reviews
Test drive review

Smoothest, most comfortable care I've ever owned.

by from San Diego on January 6, 2012

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. B...
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!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Most driver satisfied car.

by from Sungai Buloh, selangor on June 21, 2011

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 mod...
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Superb classy ride

by from springfield, IL on November 6, 2010

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 i...
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Don't Do It

by from on November 9, 2010

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 othe...
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!!!!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

For Comfort and Reliability

by from Huntington Beach on November 8, 2017

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.
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

The best car i`ve had the pleasue to own

by from Sullivan, Missouri on October 22, 2017

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 costl...
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Neautiful anf most comfortable I have ever owned

by from Friendswood , TX on October 11, 2017

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. ...
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Incredible Car to Own and Drive

by from Huntington Beach on December 6, 2017

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 grea...
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.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details
Our Expert Review: 1998 Jaguar Xj 8