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1998 Jaguar XK Series

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V8, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

1998 Jaguar XK Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 185 Ratings for the 1997 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

Superb driving machine, sexy, high maintenance

By on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fast, sexy, luxury,"

Cons: "Expensive parts and constant need."

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

"Drop dead good looking, The supercharged XKR delivers luxury super car driving fun. Great handling, brakes and power. However, parts are very costly. Repairs seem endless compared to a our Lexus but worth it."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

love car when it is working but electrical bug

By on Saturday, November 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,500

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great ride"

Cons: "electrical gremlins that no one can fix."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"It is a true pleasure to drive when fully operational but it has a electrical bug that no one can figure out and has cost me a lot of money to no avail."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

2004 XKR Conv Special Order Dream Car

By on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

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
9/10

Pros: "Stuningly Sexy .. Breathtaking Performance .."

Cons: "I can't think of any"

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

200 XKR Special Order Convertible

"First of all KBB should have broken the review on the XK8/XKR into two sections. Pre / Post 2003. Pre 2003 Cars have a long list of failure by design problems in the 4.0 Engine which came straight from Ford with the Plastic Tensioners that fail and destroy the Engine, Plastic Water Pump, Throttle Body failures and Mercedes 5 Speed Solenoid Failures. 2003 to 2006 are totally different Bullet Proof designs. Add some R Performance Options like the 20" BBS wheels, Recaro Seating, and Big Cross Drilled Brembos and you will own the sexiest car on the planet! My 04 XKR is going on 12 years old and has seen zero failures. She is 100 percent as it left the factory down to the battery, abeit some fresh tires. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. If your looking for one, pony up for the 4.2 Liter design and avoid a lot of potential expensive failures."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

200 XKR Special Order Convertible

Im not new to Jags

By on Thursday, October 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, very luxurious, design..etc"

Cons: "cup holders are bad, costly to maintain"

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

"I had a 2001 XK8 and always wanted the R eventually I got one. The XKR is way faster I bought had a ton of problems. I spent well over 9k to get it were it is now but it was worth every penny.The design of these cars are very exotic and unique they look much better in person and are big time head turners I get complements all the time. This car is under rated and I have not found one for the price this site suggests but the cost is worth it. I do all the work on my engine myself, if you cannot work on this car it may bankrupt you lol mechanics like to charge more for a exotic car like the XKR."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Style at low purchase cost

By on Saturday, August 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,312

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, luxury and sporty."

Cons: "pricey to fix"

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

"I bought my 1998 black on black coupe last summer(2014) for just over 7K. It had 34K miles on it and I have put about 3,000 miles over the past year. I drove it from Philadelphia to Boston and back, and just tool around on weekends in good weather. The car runs very well and looks great. It is strong but not crazy fast like a Corvette. This car has the niceties from Jaguar and the electrical and other problems that they had were erased by Ford. These actually have pretty good reliability. Don't worry about the Nikosil cylinder lining, that was a problem with cars burning high sulfer fuel and sulfuric acid would form and destroy the engines. Not a problem in North America though, and Porsche now uses Nikosil in their cars. The timing chain tensioners are a problem, but the car will usually give you warning (rough running) before failing, but that is an expensive $3,500 repair. The downside to these cars is that few independents work on them, and the dealers are very expensive. But, it shares engine, transmission etc. with the Aston Martin DB-7 at a fraction of the price. How else can you get into an exotic at this price? There are many more convertibles than coupes, I prefer the looks of the coupe, and it's a bit quieter and has better torsional stiffness, but the convertible is world class also. Comfortable ride for hours on end. It sits low, so getting in and out can be a bit tough, especially for taller people."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned.

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

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
9/10

Pros: "$70,000 car for a fraction of that."

Cons: "Cost of repairs but I haven't had many."

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

Need I say more?

"Can't say any more than it's probably the best buy on the market today if you want a fine, fun luxury sports car."

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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