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1998 Jaguar XJ Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 27 Ratings for the 1998 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10
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This is a 17-year-old car I bought 15 yrs. ago

By on Monday, March 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 223,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Smooth, fast, 15 yrs. of high performance"

Cons: "watch alignment, expensive tires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car with 23K miles in 2000. I change the oil on 3Kmi.It has over 223,0000 mi.and I don't even think of replacing it. It is an instrument, built by FORD, and it has endured my heavy foot which really likes a supercharger when needed. Maintenance was originally expensive when I used the dealer, which has an obvious desire to keep customers happy and less wealthy, but a knowledgeable mechanic can save plenty nowadays. Replaced the trans. years ago but overall average maintenance. Rotating and alignment is a must. It is very reliable, beautiful, and still makes me know that I am driving something special. Handling is comfort in hand. My next car may be another of the same with less miles, but who knows when that might be? This vintage with its (undeserved) reputation will be a good buy."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I throughly enjoyed owning this car!

By on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Retired

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun, Comfortable ride"

Cons: "Stability Control acted up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

A real Beauty!

"This is a car that was made for the open highway-it LOVES to run FAST. A comfortable ride with interior appointments that were just right. The driver panel has all the gadgets in easy reach with touch-access on the steering wheel for the radio and speed control. The back seat was quite comfortable and roomy for passengers and featured rear-AC vents for added comfort. Mechanically, there were a few issues in the early years of ownership but the Jaguar coverage and service was excellent. Biggest negative was with the stability control-it repeatedly 'went-out'. I finally determined it was not really required for safety so I ignored the 'panel-light' and kept driving with no issue."

6 people out of 14 found this review helpful

A real Beauty!

Exceptionally clean inside out sapphire blue

By on Thursday, December 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive head turner"

Cons: "expensive fluid changes"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car has all new 3rd generation timing chain tensioners newly rebuilt tranny in dec 2013 8600 dollars worth of preventive maintenance (tensioners , intake water pump and many others ....have all receipts new tires all matching clean must see only thing that doesnt work is sunroof and antenna . Has 6 cd changer in trunk and cassette Ac will freeze you out must see to appreciate Unique Sapphire blue with beige interior . Drives like a dream. Head turner. Must see under the hood very clean ......122000 miles"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

owned for 16 years. loved it

By on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable to drive"

Cons: "not good for in the city. too big. very large tu"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"expensive gasoline. comfortable once you are in, but low to the ground, so hard to get in or out."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

best car i ever owned smooth ride very comfortable

By on Monday, September 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "it turns heads"

Cons: "a little expensive for maintnace"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"in a class by itself in style just beautiful"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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