The best car for the money you can ever buy
I have been a Jaguar fanatic forever. I have several Jaguars, including an onyx white/champaign 2002 XJR. I now have 57,000 miles on her. This cat has everything to offer, power, luxury and an affordable price tag. One thing I LOVE about this car, is that when most people look at her, they see a beautiful big car. Almost everyone sees the XJR as the XJ8. Big, heavy, and not THAT fast. But when you put her in sport mode, and put the pedal down, she will leave ALOT of cars on the road today. Its fun to see the expressions on peoples faces as you blast away from them in a car that is twice the weight of their car! Not only do they have a great amount of power for such a car, but it comes with style, class, and elagance. Nothing speaks elagance like a Jaguar. The ride is stiffer than the standard XJ8, but its still ALOT better than most cars out there. One thing that suprised me about this car is the handling. You would not expect a car of this size to be able to handle a really tight curve almost as well as my miata, but she does!(not as good as my miata, but she really truly handles well). Jaguars have a bad reputation for their electronics, and reliability. This is not the case in these cars. If you maintain them as reccomended by Jaguar, they will last a lifetime. Its not that common for something to fault, but if it does, fix it right away! Dont be lazy. Rust is another thing that Jaguar has a bad reputation for. These cars do not rust like they used to. They do have one trouble spot that I know of, and thats in the corners of the rear window. If you drive it in the rain, dry off that rust spot, to try to prevent it. The rest of the car should never get rust. When you buy a Jaguar, you basicaly are joining a club. Other jaguar owners will park next to you, because they know that Jaguar owners care for their car, so they dont have to worry about door dingeys, if they see your keys, they will start a conversation with you, they will smile at you, wave, it's an awesome experience, and I reccomend it 100%. Austin
Better than most new cars for 1/2 the price
The cheapest car I ever bought but by far the best. can't find a cheaper, more comfortable, and more swift car anuwhere else
Velvet gloved iron fist
I now have 53000 miles on my 2002 XJR, it has been in the shop twice for minor repairs, once for a new battery, and once when the sun roof slder plate stuck back and did not come out. I change the oil every 3000 miles and have had no major timing chanin or wear problems. I did modify the exhaust to open it up, and gained about 10 hp on the dyno. The car is a great highway cruiser, nd can surprise some of the 5 series BMW's as well as a lot of the Asian cars. I would buy another, and hope to get a new XKR in the next year.