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Jaguar XJ8 Reviews and Owner Comments
2004 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Denver, CO, April 08, 2013 08:34I've had my '04 XJ8 for 8 months, 53,000, replaced Air Ride Compressor and 2 front shocks and the relay....very expensive and still receiving error 95% of the time. Window washer not working, parking sensor is now silent. Received the "parking brake error- DSC not available and the car shut off.... Restarted 2x's and error went away. Googled it and stated throttle body needs to be cleaned and or replaced. That could be dangerous especially if comming down a mountain in snow or ice or any inclemment conditions. Love the car but if there are more repairs in the future might trade it in. Cannot believe the transmission pan is plastic...go figure. The front windshield has swirls in it from the factory. How can this be with a $ 69,000 vehicle with only 53,373 miles on it.
2004 Jaguar XJ8Oldcarguy1, Bristol, IN, October 17, 2012 13:11Bought used 2004 Model and have driven for 10,000 miles with no problems except for a loose wiper arm that I repaired myself. The fancy lug nuts tend to break so get a spare. Also replaced front brake pads. Seems much more reliable and probably cheaper to repair than my previous Mercedes E320. Drives beautifully and very comfortable. My magic carpet ride.Enthusiast
2001 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 23, 2012 18:29my fuel pump no electri feed is comeing to the pump what must do
1999 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Apex, NC, October 10, 2011 16:26Bought mine in 2000 and have loved it ever since. Drove it for 10 years with hardly any problems. This year had to have the timing chain replaced and thermastat earlier this year, which was NOT cheap. It needed towed today, and we think it might be the fuel pump.... Even with that said.... LOVE LOVE LOVE my car!
2000 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Altoona, IA, May 19, 2011 08:58I would encourage any XJ-8 (1998-2003) owner to replace the plastic timing belt tensioners with the much more reliable metal tensioners that became standard in 2004 and newer models. I broke a tensioner (plastic) three weeks ago and the total repair bill was in excess of $3,000.00. If you like the car (and I really do) PLEASE HAVE THIS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE DONE BEFORE THE CAR BREAKS YOUR HEART!
2004 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Floresville, TX, February 18, 2011 20:05had to change engine, waterpump, air suspenssion strut, water resovoir, brakes, lug nut studs, headlights, side marker, undertray, trunk air supporters, transmission garket, extremely toooooo many repairs, extremelly toooooooooooo expensive
2006 Jaguar XJ8Shell3232, Riverdale, GA, December 04, 2010 12:22Love this carRookie
1999 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Hayward, CA, October 12, 2010 00:55i have 1999 jaguar xj8,had lot of work done but run very well now
2002 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Akron, OH, July 26, 2010 12:07The suspension is not good. Wheel bearings and brakes are a problem also.
1998 Jaguar XJ8thegee357, Sacramento, CA, July 06, 2010 15:00d someone to fix my 1998 jaguar it started missing everytime I stopped at the light or stopped sign. I replace the spark plugs and the valve cover gakets on both side after completion it was missing more and while driving it around cornor it back fire it been sitting every sinceRookie
2000 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Sharpsburg, GA, June 21, 2010 11:05I have really enjoyed my 2000 XJ8 and have had only minor things done, like spark plugs once. Now that it has 130000 miles, the A/C cooling fans are being replaced. Cost about $800 including labor and new tubing and antifreeze. I just love the car. I will never go to Hennessey to have it repaired again...they are outrageous in price and did not do a good job. Found a great repair shop.
2004 Jaguar XJ8Visitor, Chino, CA, April 24, 2010 10:18Brakes went out at 10,000 miles, Sterring rack went out at 15,000 miles, Water pump went out at 25,000 miles, What is left?
2000 Jaguar XJ8madness, New York, NY, January 05, 2010 02:30I like the car alot, I have only one real problem with this vehicle and that is documentation or written vehicle support. Getting information about repair is harder than finding out military secrets. On the other side if you own a OBD2 checker and mantain your vehicle this vehicle will last you forever.Enthusiast