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2004 Jaguar XJ Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 25/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

2004 Jaguar XJ Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 41 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Excellent reliable car

By on Thursday, June 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price for depreciation. Hold value, Powerful"

Cons: "Gas petal position not great for me, long legs"

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

"I purchased my Jag Van D three year ago. It has been totally reliable. Had to replace driver's side strut but otherwise no mechanical or essential electrical problems. I say essential because my multi-changer CD player jams but the car also has a single disk player. DVD unit has failed but I can connect my portable unit and it work fines. It has a smooth comfortable ride. Never road weary after 8 hour drive. Hwy miles good for a powerful V-8 25+ mpg and cruise control."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A dream to drive!

By on Friday, February 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "So much fun to drive!"

Cons: "Can't think of any."

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

"I've never had a car that has so many great features. I love the backup sensors, the integrated phone and navigation systems, heated seats and steering wheel, and overall comfort. It is like nothing else. It handles very well and accelerates fast (almost TOO fast!). I don't know whether I'll ever be able to afford another one, so I'll be very sad someday when I have to say goodbye to this car."

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

One of a Kind

By on Sunday, December 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, very comfortable, stylish"

Cons: "expensive to fix"

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

"I bought this car after finding it online for sale at a dealership in NC in December 2012. I was 19 at the time. I had saved-up, had a perfect driving record, had a passion for large plush-riding cars, and wanted to get something nice. I paid cash in-part and received financing from my bank in-part while still getting it at a year-end deal (a very good deal). So, let me give the bad news first: in the past 3 years, I've had the front air suspension fail, the rear control arms became worn beyond acceptable VA inspection, and the alternator failed. The first two problems mentioned were very expensive, and, very thankfully, my parents and grandparents helped me with the repair. The air suspension was $1,100 and the control arms were $1,400. When the alternator came due, I bought one from a junkyard for $45 on eBay and paid a local shop to install it, coming to $250. With that said, I was lucky, but this is not a car for someone my age, as much as I loved and continue to love it. The good: I bought it with 68,000 miles in 12/12, now it has almost 150k as of 12/15. I've driven it a lot, I graduated college (bought it when I was a sophomore), and am now a law student in SC. I have driven it back and forth from SC to VA several times now at highway speeds with no problems (knock on the real wood trim inside the cabin). The problems I had occurred within the early time of my ownership, but I have enjoyed it for well over a year and a half with absolutely no issues. At almost 150k, she rolls down the road at 75mph like you're driving on raw dough. It's not a bouncing/wavy Lincoln or Cadillac, it handles dibs and bumps with ease. Oh, and even with me being 22 years old, insurance (if you have a flawless record) is quite reasonable, though it has a V8, it's a large sedan. The nav system has (not the screen and all its functions) has since failed, but who uses the car system with phones nowadays anyway. I was so excited about the duel DVD system on the rear headrests, but in these 3 years, they've probably been used 3 times (still work though). In fact, the car has every option offered except for the adaptive cruise control. It was quite the car for a college student (that I bought myself), and still is in early law school. In college, my friends named it "Sophia," after the grandmother from The Golden Girls (long story). Anyway, it's a car that I have many memories with and enjoy it everyday; on the bad, it's a gas guzzler and it can be pricey to fix. It's all about what your priorities are. If you want a stylish car that'll make you smile (apx) 363 days out of the year, this is the car for you."

14 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Has been my dream car!

By on Monday, December 7, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "My second XJ8, so obviously I have loved the Jag."

Cons: "Too low to ground. Grunt!"

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

"I have loved driving this car for the past 5 years. It is a real beauty -- classic Jaguar style in British Racing Green. I still get stopped by people commenting on its beauty. It responds wonderfully -- power when you need it with flawless shifting of gears. Very comfortable ride. Handles incredibly well. What's not to love? It sits too low for a senior citizen like me . Entering -- and especially exiting -- is difficult. And on a highway surrounded by trucks and SUVs, it's difficult to see where you are going. So, unfortunately I'm bidding farewell for an SUV that I hope will be easier to get into and out of and give me better visibility. But I have loved, loved, loved this car!"

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

RUN! DONT BUY IT

By on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Drives nice when it works"

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

"I bought this 2004 XJR on Nov 2014. It drove fine for about 3 months and ever since then I had nightmare problems with the suspension and all kind of lights going on. I put over $2K on it in the last year and had it at the Mechanic's garage for over 3 months. DONT BUY IT!"

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles well, very fast for a big sedan"

Cons: "Interior some typical Jag quirks, nothing major"

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

"This is the best car I've ever owned. I have 95,000 miles on it and still enjoy driving it every day."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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