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2002 Jaguar XJ Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 28 Ratings for the 1998 - 2002 models.

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  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10
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THE MOST COMFORTABLE CAR I'VE EVER OWNED

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Best car ever for comfort, ride and excelleration."

Cons: "If needs dealers repairs it can be pretty pricey"

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

"I purchased this car right out of lease so I was able to get a 2 1/2 year old super luxury car for an affordable price. I always loved the classic classy style of the Jaguar XJ8. It is a pleasure to drive whether you snake around on twisty roads, need quick excelleration on the highways or for the most comfortable ride for long trips I've ever had. Plus it has that great classic look. It is really a pleasure to drive. Since I now have 100K miles I've been diligently looking for a newer car to replace it, but I cannot find a car with seats as comfortable or a ride as nice, not even in the new Jags. It's a problem. Plus, it's been very dependable. Just a note, my previous car was a Jaguar XJS ( 12 cylinder sports car) So because I bought another Jaguar It obvious I enjoy Jaguars."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great car for events

By on Saturday, September 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "real nice car for the price"

Cons: "not a sports car"

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

"this car has never needed dealer repair since it came off warranty. Ford built this model. Ford V8"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

fun to drive- reliable . love looks of this model

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"new in 2002. only 50,000 miles. comfortable.a pleasure to drive"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Long-term reliable, IF . . .

By on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Exterior design, interior, ride, power, all tops"

Cons: "Plastic cam tensioners & water pump - replace!"

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

"If you swap out the plastic timing chain tensioners and water pump with metal factory replacements, this car's biggest problem areas will disappear. My 2001 XJR has 124k miles on the clock and remains reliable. It's superior-quality paint and leather are holding up well, keeping the car fresh. It remains structurally tight and drives nearly as new. The engine requires only 1 quart of oil (synthetic) between 10k mile changes. My only concern is the transmission, a 5-speed ZF unit known to fail beyond 80k miles. My shop, Continental Imports in Oakland CA, is trying to preserve it by changing the fluid and filters every 15,000 miles. But even if I need to fork over $5k for a rebuilt transmission, the car is such a bargain, I'll still be dollars ahead."

28 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Very fast...a head turner

By on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Expensive oil changes."

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

"The Vanden Plas is the limo version of the Jaguar. It has the grace of a luxury sedan with the power of a Hemi. I recently drove a brand new Lexus. When I handed the keys to the gloating owner he asked how I liked his car. Truthfully, I explained to him my older Jag drove better than his new Lexus. It is, after all, a Jaguar. I love my kitty."

13 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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