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Horrible snow ride by Dissatisfied Jag owner on 12/06/2002. Trim: 2001 Jaguar XK Series XKR Convertible, Owned 1 year.
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Cons: This car is absolutelly horrible in the slitest snow condition. It has no traction at all. I actually got stuck in a major highway going from NJ to PA. The car's traction feature would not allow any movement. Worst yet, Jag's roadside assistance will not help in taking you out of the predictment stating 'it is a weather related issue' So after 11 hours and $460.00 for a flatbed tow, I'm getting rid of this car. I actually spoke to a dealer who admited this car is no good in the snow. Had I know would I have spent $80k? Absolutely not. Beautiful car, great for year round summer weather like in florida.
Overall review: I traded a 97 MB SL500 Convertible and regreat. The seats where much better, seat controls easier to operate with more option and most definitely more confortable.
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Anglophile's Pride and Lament by Winston on 03/05/2001. Trim: 2001 Jaguar XK Series XK8 Coupe, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Sleek design that reeks of British cool and class. Although not quite the "Shaguar" of the 1960's E-Type, the XK8 is a more mature, elegant, and princely GT version of the legendary sports car. Puts to shame Aston Martins and Ferraris as ridiculously overpriced alternatives. Renders near exotic supercar experience without total bankruptcy.
Cons: Depsite Ford's input, the infamous Jaguar reliability or the lack of, nearly ruins the dreamboat experience of ownership. Be prepared to spend a long time in loaner vehicles as your Jag will be returning again and again to the repair shop quite frequently. Purchasing a used one without some version of a warranty would be financial suicide. JD Powers rating is worthless.
Overall review: Royal anglophiles will remain loyal subjects to this Defender of the Realm from Coventry, England. However, slaves to Teutonic engineering will be severly disappointed and probably will never attempt to annex England again. If you fell in love with the XK8, no amount of problems with the vehicle will stop you from obtaining one. Jaguar owners do have a streak of masochism about them. But despite its problems, I would never turn to Porsches or Mercedes. They just do not have class.
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Beautiful car by Jag owner in Sweden on 12/16/2002. Trim: 2001 Jaguar XK Series XKR Convertible, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The styling in true honouring of the E-type is what will make this car a real classic
Cons: Actually nothing to dislike...to wish for...better brakes...
Overall review: This is the perfect car...
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FUN FUN FUN by JACK CUNNINGHAM SAC CA on 11/13/2001. Trim: 2001 Jaguar XK Series XK8 Convertible, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: VERY QUIET ON THE FREEWAY, LUV TO DART IN AND OUT ON FREEWAY
Cons: IT IS HARD TO SEE NUMBERS ON DASH,BLIND SPOT BACK RIGHT,REAR VIEW MIRRORS COULD COVER MORE AREA
Overall review: I LOVE MY JAG AND WOULD BUY IT AGAIN. JUST THE LOOKS YOU GET WHILE DRIVING IS WORTH THE PRICE. BEST CAR I EVER OWNED
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Had to get one in British Racing Green! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/19/2014. Trim: 2001 Jaguar XK Series XK8 Convertible, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Styling, power, 'cool' factor and handling are superb.
Cons: With a soft-top, there is a bad blind sector over your right shoulder (L-hand drive). And don't go out in the pouring rain. When you open the driver's door all the water on the roof drips straight down onto the driver's seat!
Overall review: Love it to bits. If you know one end of a screwdriver from the other, you can do the majority of maintenance on the vehicle. There are some excellent Jag forums on the internet where you can get free advice for anything from changing the wiper blades to replacing the entire engine. There are also some professional Jag techs on the forum I use who freely volunteer their advice.
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