by Mplstim from Minnesota on April 4, 2018
As i search for the right XJR, I've been test driving a variety of 2004-2007 XJRs and there is a big difference between those that are well maintained and those that are not. A well sorted one is supremely smooth and just plain fun to drive. "Spirited" driving on twisty roads with the supercharger whining and responsive, solid steering feel will put a grin on your face. Relaxed cruising is quiet, comfortable and silky smooth. The leather and wood trimmings are very stately. I'm finding the black interiors just seem to age better, but a very clean tan one impresses. Don't be surprised if headliners are saggy, they all seem to give way no matter what after 10 years. I plan to upgrade mine to the new suede-like fabrics. Also, look for upgrades to the air suspension struts as most need replacement around 100,000 miles. Arnott is a good name to look for and a replacement to all 4 corners is about $2500. Arnott struts have a lifetime guarantee so if it's done, you have no future worries. This is an amazing vehicle and I really recommend driving the normal XJ8 as well to feel and hear the difference the supercharger makes. The R is a different cat that will make you smile!!
Does recommend this car!!
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