2001 Jaguar XK8
There are 2 user reviews for the Convertible trim shown below
- styling,ride, gas milage
- Repair costs, cramped interior
Purchased As Used
I purchased my Jag this February, when the price for convertibles was right. I was really looking for a 2003 Corvette convertible and after taking a few out decieded that the Vette was not for me. In my opinion the Vette had poor build quality, was very noisy and rode like a truck.
I found this Jag while looking through Cars.com. It was at a local dealer and was on my way to the Casino. My wife and I checked it out, took it for a test drive and bought it on the spot ,after a little price dickering. It is a one owner, 2001 XK8 convertible, 39k miles, dark blue pacific matalic exterior with the oyster white interior and dark blue top.
We have been driving this car all summer and have had a few typical problems for a nine year old car. After owning an 86 Maserati biturbo for 16 years these problems were nothing. I had to replace the original battery and my Jag was nice enough to fail in my garage. The next problem was a loose connection on the anti skid control, which caused the dash error lite to come on. The local Jag dealer in my area is very good and fixed the connection problem. I had a loose window assembly on the driverside that I fixed.
The only real breakdown I had, was caused by a sticking thermostat, on our way back from an outing, which caused the red overheating lite to come on. The car was towed to my Jag dealer for repair, I have AAA 150 mile towing, thank God, as it was a 45 mile trip. While at the dealer for repair, I had the original timing belt and the original water pump replaced along with the sticking thermonstat. They also found an oil leak that was fixed, total cost for everything was only $1,200. So far the Jag is runing very nice. We are looking foreward to checking out the leaves on the remaining nice autum days here in New England, but sorry to say,I will be storeing it for the winter pretty soon.
No matter where we go with our Jag heads turn. People come up and tell us how beautiful the car looks. We are always getting the thumbs up from everybody. We are use to that after owing the Maserati, but this seems alot better. The inside of the Jag is pure luxury with the leather and wood combination. It looks especially beautiful and sporty with the top down.
We joined the local Jaguar club and have been on a few outings with them. We really are having a lot of fun in this car and will probably keep it for a while. I like the XKE styling of this car better than the new series styling in the new Jags. So if you are looking to have a little fun in your life, check out one of these beauties. I think a used Jag XK8 gives more bang for the buck than any other used luxury sport car out there.
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