2002 XJ8

Consumer Reviews

2002 Jaguar XJ8

2002 Jaguar XJ8

Review Score

3.6 out of 5 stars

3.6

9 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

best bang for buck!

by sonny from Phila.,PA on Wed Aug 24 2011

excellent made auto w/all quirks removed. Prices have never been any better for a high line car such as this. Who wants or needs a Honda/Toy??? Best design up to 2005 ....still very classy and looks just right!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Smooth, comfortable and beautiful

by Brody from Santa Barbara, CA on Sat Jun 28 2014

This is the last truly beautiful Jaguar design. In the past 20 years the bodies got bulkier and less slick. The car is gorgeous, sits low and drives like a dream. If you take care of it it won't let you down!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great Bay for the Money

by Andy from Indianapolis In on Tue Mar 11 2014

This car will make you feel special every time you sit down and drive . Its fast ,smooth its a head turner . Its not a car you want to drive in the snow conditions .Its a perfect spring ,summer car and I just love it !!! It has that old style charm and its drive great

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Huge value for the $$$

by rome23 from SF, CA on Fri Dec 07 2012

For under $10,000, you can have a wonderful performance luxury sedan. Best value for your hard earned money anywhere!!!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Graceful Cat

by Big Mike from Seattle on Thu Jan 03 2008

I bought a 2002 XJ8 Sport in 2005. What a deal; original cost $60,000 plus, can be bought for a third of that. Smooth, fast and beautiful. No quality issues, Ford fixed all the electrical and cooling issues. Imagine that, Ford made Jaguar better! Man Jaguar must have been pretty bad to begin with! Big Mike

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Cars

by DJHAN from Springfield, IL on Tue Nov 13 2012

I have had several of these XJ8 series cars. No problems, superior good styling, excellent blend of comfort, luxury and sportiness - something the Germans haven't figured out to this day - except maybe Audi, and they cost $5000 more at least for less in the performance domain. You should know that the pre-2004 versions need to look at timing chain tensioners, but other than that they are practically bullet proof other than normal maintenance. You should ALWAYS have one inspected by someone with Jaguar experieince before buying.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

DO NOT BUY JAGUAR XJ8

by cigan from Florida on Wed Feb 29 2012

I purchased 1 2 years ago with 70k miles, it now has 88k and the transmission is dead.A new transmission is 6500, and even a rebuilt or used you'd have to still take to them so they could open it up and program it. I researched online and found out that the transmission failure is common and other jaguars have had their transmissions die by 45k, one even had 3 die by 40k. DO NOT BUY, beautiful car, but even a fiat is superior when considering its lifespan.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Bigest mistake I ever did

by Fine car admirer from New York, NY on Fri Mar 11 2011

You might take all the time as necesary before you buy a car. Do not go just because looks nice. Do not sign anything till you check out every detail of the car you want to buy.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Most beautiful car I've owned

by rogerdodger from Lynchburg, VA on Sat Oct 13 2018

My first Jaguar. BRG with Saddle interior. First problem was heated seats. Driver's side did not work. Repaired under warranty. Second problem was sun/moon roof. Stuck open. Was able to get it closed then repaired under warranty. Third problem, eats tires. Regardless of brand or type 25-30K was average mileage. Fourth problem was CD magazine changer. Replaced under warranty. Power to weight ratio is not great. 290HP vs steel frame/body meant good handling but not excellent performance. 2004 X350 at 300HP and aluminum frame/body is excellent, but body lacks panache and low, sleek styling of X308.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2002 Jaguar XJ8

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