What Drivers Are Saying
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and powerful to drive
by Luxury and Sport Enthusiast
from Naperville, IL
on July 7, 2006
370hp and in excellent condition. This is one of the BEST years for the XJR (outstanding quality and reliability). Equiped with all options (including NAV sys, 6cd changer, sliding moonroof, black leather interior, etc, etc.). This car is the best mesh of sport and luxury on the market.
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5 out of 5 stars
The Most Beautiful Four Door Automobile
by Nate "El Toro"
from San Diego, Ca
on November 12, 2007
I recently purchased a low mileage (about 75,000) 2000 XJR at a price I can now afford. Face it, not everyone can just go out and throw down 70 grand on a new vehicle, especially not on military pay. I purchased my XJR from a private party for less than $16,000. Not bad for a car that still books at over $20,000. Car is in excellent condition both inside and out. The Oatmeal Leather showed very little wear and all mechanical and electrical features were in prime condition. This car has every feature you could ask for, from the 3 set memory seats to the Navigation system, you really can not go wrong. Aside from all the amminities included, lets talk about the style. Classic British styling that you will only find in a Jaguar. This is by far the most beautiful 4 door Sedan on the road today. I would recommend this car to anyone. My only advice is that you shop around for the one that is perfect for you. Take the time to do your research about the vehicle. This isn't a camaro you are buying, there were only so many XJR's produced each year and finding one that is in excellent condition is getting harder by the day. Not to mention that this car is bound to be a classic soon and the price will go up.
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5 out of 5 stars
a bit of advice
by jag man
from rhode island
on June 19, 2011
This is a wonderful automobile beats anything from the competition in terms of style and performance. I cant say enough good things about this car. A word of advice is hang on!! very powerful and very easy to spin tires. Ofcourse because it is the highest performance model jaguar makes expect high part costs which is part of owning a jag yes but the nicest jag made too. This is a performance car for the enthusiast who can afford it not a kids car. Go into it knowing what you are getting dont act so surprised after all it is an XJR
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4 out of 5 stars
Be sure you understand what your getting
from San Jose, CA
on November 16, 2009
This is a long term ownership review of a vehicle purchased off-lease for just under $30,000 in 2004.
It had around 42,000 miles on the odometer at the time of purchase.
First, I'd like to say I love this vehicle. It is a smooth, powerful head turning ride that draws comments from all quarters.
The downside is the inevitable cost of ownership. If you're not able or ready to anti-up to the service bay for the routine maintenance, think again.
Jaguar is not very forgiving of lack of maintenance. The car will let you know when it is ready...you get warned and have time to deal.
But if you decide not to act, you will be doing so when it might not be the best time for you.
One event I'm rather dissappointed about is the instrument cluster going out at 48,000 miles.
From what I understand, there was a MF defect that had the gas peddle or some other moving part in that area rubbing a connector. Once it went out - whammo -$1,000 for a new one.
This should be a recall item, because it is unsafe to not be able to see what speed you are going, once it goes out.
In any case, another somewhat expensive maintenance item is the brakes. You must replace all the rotors every time you get a brake job. That's another hearty $1000. ($250 per tire)
Some of the hoses for the cooling system are very difficult to get to, so having them replaced is very expensive. This cost me over $1,400 when the car only had 60k mi.
The next big whammy was the 90K scheduled maintenance, which includes the catalytic converters.
In California, this is going to knock you back for $2,400 bucks just for the converters. Then you have another $1,200 bucks for the tune up.
My point is: Yes, this is a great car! But it is not a cheap car to maintain. So when you decide to buy one, vet it very carefully...
New Tires? ($1,200)
This car is my daily driver. For the last five years I've driven it over 60k miles and have really enjoyed it.
I also intend to keep it as long as possible, if not just to make use of the extra investments made along the way.
So, if you like to travel in style, have more power than most and can afford the "Jag Tax", go for it. As long as you go in with your eyes open, you'll not be dissappointed.
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