1997 Jaguar XK8 Consumer Reviews

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1997 Jaguar Xk 8
4.1
Average based on 14 reviews
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Wont find better looking

by from Stratford, Ct. 06615 on October 21, 2010

This car is the cats meow....no pun intended. You feel like royalty tooling around in this SLEEEEK coupe. Mine is ONE OF 44 made in Sapphire Blue. The ZF transmission is as smooth as silk. I have owne...
This car is the cats meow....no pun intended. You feel like royalty tooling around in this SLEEEEK coupe. Mine is ONE OF 44 made in Sapphire Blue. The ZF transmission is as smooth as silk. I have owned it since 2006......ZERO PROBLEMS....knock on wood. This is a one owner dealer maintained car. This stunning cat GROWLS to be floored to unleash the 300 horses under the hood. Top speed is 162 MPH. She sure pulls away from the BMWs. I would buy this car again. I dont have to worry about someone having the same vehicle. This piece is SUPER RARE!!!!Paintxpert Stratford, Ct.
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Does recommend this car

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Love this car!

by from Chicago on May 4, 2013

Beautiful inside and out, love the sound of the engine turning over, solids ride, great handling, so easy and fun to drive. Stereo sounds great even with top down. Does not rattle with top up like all...
Beautiful inside and out, love the sound of the engine turning over, solids ride, great handling, so easy and fun to drive. Stereo sounds great even with top down. Does not rattle with top up like all other convertibles I've been in. Heated seats and lack of rattling make this a year round car.
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Does recommend this car

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A witch that looks like a queen.

by from wa on August 3, 2014

1997 lovely looking car with many mechanical problems.PLASTIC timing chain tensioners,PLASTIC water pump impeller,PLASTIC thermostat housing.All very weak and very costly to replace.I love my car but ...
1997 lovely looking car with many mechanical problems.PLASTIC timing chain tensioners,PLASTIC water pump impeller,PLASTIC thermostat housing.All very weak and very costly to replace.I love my car but hate to always be fixing it!Many problems with 97 and 98 models.Buyer beware.Many other problems too many to list surprised other owners forget to mention these things!
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Purchased a used car

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Does not recommend this car

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Do not buy this car!

by from Protland, OR on February 10, 2015

This is easily the worst car I have ever owned. I can't even begin to count the money I have spent on this thing just to keep it on the road. This car is a disaster!
This is easily the worst car I have ever owned. I can't even begin to count the money I have spent on this thing just to keep it on the road. This car is a disaster!
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Does not recommend this car

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Awesome Auto--but must do your homework

by from Greenville , SC on June 17, 2015

You want a classic sports car auto. A head turner with beauty and power and also a great ride. The Jaguar XK8 Convertible is the beast in British sports cars from 1997. But some here have criticized ...
You want a classic sports car auto. A head turner with beauty and power and also a great ride. The Jaguar XK8 Convertible is the beast in British sports cars from 1997. But some here have criticized its reliability----you have to do your homework and know the used auto you are buying. I have had a 97 Jag XK8 for 12 years and love it.
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nice car

by from wv on November 4, 2013

I bought it 3 weeks ago with 89,000 miles. runs, drives, and handles like new. super style and ride.
I bought it 3 weeks ago with 89,000 miles. runs, drives, and handles like new. super style and ride.
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nice to look at..poor Dealership

by from USA Arkansas on August 9, 2014

the car looked great on the Fidelity Ventures of Dallas Texas..but up close..someone used a power washer on the convertible top.the fibers on the top are cut..and will soon need a new top...they didn'...
the car looked great on the Fidelity Ventures of Dallas Texas..but up close..someone used a power washer on the convertible top.the fibers on the top are cut..and will soon need a new top...they didn't detail the section from trunk top to inside the trunk...the drivers door has a short in it and it will not lock with the single key i have..the dealership refuses to send a key-less entry even though it is clearly advertised in the add.. so here we sit with a car we cant lock..and the closest dealership is 3.5 hours away..the owners manual and the maintenance schedule books were missing...but other incidental documents from previous owners were in the car..kind of odd..and some how from the dealership to my home the license plate holder came up missing as well....all these things from what we can tell costs considerable amounts of cash and time invested to make it right..when it should have been done right the first time with the dealership who refuses to make right whats in black and white..our fault we guess from dealing with shady online dealer
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Buying my second XK-8 Jag

by from Stratford, Ct. on June 12, 2014

I sold my first gorgeous sapphire Blue coupe after owning it Since 2006. I found myself really missing this stunning car. I located another in Vermont about 400 miles away in Pacific Blue. Very RARE C...
I sold my first gorgeous sapphire Blue coupe after owning it Since 2006. I found myself really missing this stunning car. I located another in Vermont about 400 miles away in Pacific Blue. Very RARE Coupe. I bought it without seeing it. Picking it up Saturday. Clean car fax with 72K on the clock. Over 8500.00 in Jag service receipts.Great value in these mildly driven well maintained cats. Ill let you know the outcome, while Im praying for a happy ending. I love these rare Coupes!!! Paintxpert from Stratford, Ct.
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Looks Stunning!

by from Washington on June 23, 2014

Great car good to look at good to drive a wonderful car to own.I fix my own car so i am lucky very unreliable many problems on the 1997 model which i have.If you are not rich or do not do your own rep...
Great car good to look at good to drive a wonderful car to own.I fix my own car so i am lucky very unreliable many problems on the 1997 model which i have.If you are not rich or do not do your own repairs do not buy this car.You have been WARNED!!!
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wow, what a difference since Ford bought Jaguar.

by from midwest on March 9, 2007

I cant believe how good Jaguars have gotten. They used to have a lot of problems. Now they still run & look like a Jag but they're dependable like a Mercedes. Smooth, smooth,smooth, there's no sensati...
I cant believe how good Jaguars have gotten. They used to have a lot of problems. Now they still run & look like a Jag but they're dependable like a Mercedes. Smooth, smooth,smooth, there's no sensation of speed in this car.
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