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2006 Jaguar XK Series

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 24/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V8, 4.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

2006 Jaguar XK Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 181 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

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."

4 people out of 5 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."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Need I say more?

Beats a Corvette for Style!

By on Sunday, June 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,170

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: "Style w/ driving pleasures at an affordable Price!"

Cons: "Shop prices are steep,do your own work when able."

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

"I always wanted a Corvette. When I retired I shopped around and looked a many of them -all of which struck me as the prices did not equal their value. I stumbled across a 2000 Jag XK8 Convertible and it was love at first sight and at good price.(Black w/ Tan Interior.) It's a former FL Executive Corporate lease car turned in around 31,198 It was Purchased by a Lady,it turns out I knew, who put about 27,88 easy miles on it. I have only put 1172 miles on it (since 7/16/13)and have loved every minute behind the wheel. It's a head turner and w/a shiftable auto trans and a Ford V-8 she can boogie!"

16 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Fantastic car for the money! Powerful & luxurious

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Powerful, luxurious, & beautiful."

Cons: "Used parts can be scarce. A little heavy."

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

"I bought this car last month and about 900 miles ago. No problems yet. The power is brilliant and it rides wonderfully. I sold my Honda S2000 to get an XKR and I'm really glad I did. I could have bought two XKR's for what I sold my S2000. Power is effortless. Its extremely comfortable & stylish. It does weigh about half a ton more than the S2000, so it is not as fast around the twisty roads. However, the XKR will blow the doors off of an S2000 in a straight line. The XKR's brakes are fantastic! The bottom line: people are afraid of buying a Jaguar. And you should be too if you are just going to drive to your local dealer every time something goes wrong. I own an OBDII gauge and I know how to work on cars, so this car doesn't scare me...it excites me!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great looking car and strong engine.

By on Sunday, April 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks, performance, stability, funb to drive."

Cons: "Computer touchy at times."

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

"People still "stare" at this car I named "Putty Tat." It is in show room condition and garage kept. I am considering selling it and have offers well above "book" value. Only negative I have found is at times the electrical system (computer) is touchy as to windows and top."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

A witch that looks like a queen!!!

By on Sunday, August 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great looking car nice to drive."

Cons: "Unreliable very expensive to fix."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"1997 Jaguar should never put this car on the market because of so many defects.Timing belt tensioners and guides plastic rubbish.Water pump impeller plastic rubbish.Thermostat housing plastic rubbish.Front end parts need replacing often.Many other problems too many to list!I still love the car lucky i do my own repairs!"

30 people out of 45 found this review helpful

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