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JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2003‑2009
51 owner reviews for JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2003‑2009
Wow, a true supercar...... If!
JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive 4dr Auto (Review date: 22nd December '13)
This is the first review I have ever written and it was wrung from me because of the phenomenal experience of owning this brilliant car.
If you want perfect strangers to approach you with comments on how beautiful the car is, this is the one for you. If you want superb performance and still get over 42mph, this is the one for you. If you want to visit a classic car meet in France and then return to your car in the car park and find a bigger crowd around the Jag; see swivel-necked goggle-eyed kids trying to get a better look at the car as you pass them; envious looks from neighbours and get out as fresh as a daisy after 100's of miles, this is the one for you.
If you are looking to be wafted across european countries in absolute luxury; this is the car for you..... as long as you only want to take a small suitcase and a vanity case. Anything more, buy a van.
Jaguar xj Sovereign (X350) 3.0 V6 petrol
JAGUAR XJ XJ6 3.0 V6 Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 9th October '13)
I am living the dream every time I drive this car as I have loved this mark since the original XJ6 came out in 1968 when I was 13 years old and always boasted one day I will own one of these.
Well all those early cars had terrible rust problems due to poor build quality until they produced the aluminium XJ in 2003 with the fantastic CATS suspention.
This car feels nimble smooth and refined and far better than my previous Mercedes or BMW cars, and a lot more comfortable as well.
It is not perfect as you must be aware although the body is not steel you can still have minor body rot problems, which affects some cars so inspect the body well and the gear box oil must be changed at 50,000 miles and then every 30,000 miles, an expensive job but should prolong its life many times over, and the wishbone bushes are expensive to change.
I found mine from a private seller had done 44,000 miles with full service history and have spent almost Â£2,000 on the work I have mentioned but is worth every penny.
These cars are excellent value so the cost of any repairs maybe high but you are getting a lot of car in the first place, so the most important thing is to inspect any XJ very very well and buy the best one you can afford.
JAGUAR XJ 350
JAGUAR XJ XJ6 3.0 V6 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 19th July '13)
NORMALLY ONLY BUY BMW & MERCEDES BUT NOW HAVE A JAGUAR XJ 350 AS THESE ARE MUCH IMPROVED ALONG WITH THE XF THINK THESE ARE THE BEST JAGUARS TO BUY AVOID X TYPE (GLORIFIED MONDEO) OR S TYPE (UGLY FRONT) ALSO THE NEW XJ SHAPE LOOKS AWFUL WITH THAT REAR THE XF IS A MUCH NICER SHAPE SO I THINK ANYONE BUYING A JAGUAR SHOULD EITHER BUY AN XJ350 OR AN XF
JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive 4dr Auto (Review date: 5th May '13)
Top car - all the Jag benefits - smooth, extremely comfortable, fast, great brakes and loads of kit. Also you get more respect from other drivers - no tailgating, and they are much more inclined to move over on motorways - so a really safe car. 55 mpg on motorways, 31 mpg around town - better than the wife's Mercedes 150. Downside - Jaguar dealers. They have so many really rich customers who take what they say as gospel, and approve unnecessary repairs. Six months ago, my car was in for a minor repair. I was informed that I needed 2 new front tyres, and the battery was not holding its charge. Six months later my car sailed through the MOT, and it starts first time every-time. Great car, arrogant greedy dealers.
JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 15th March '13)
This is my 4th Jaguar started with SJS then XJR an X type now a XJ 2.7d.(2008 model) Have only one issue with the car . The diffrential started leaking after 93000 Jaguar dealer changed the seal twice but 3rd time they said I need a new dif. Costing £3000. I just found out that it is a design fault but Jaguar say no they just changed manufacturers that is why the new diffrential is so diferent to the old one. Searching about the problem apparantly some develope this before 100k but they all do it between 125k to 130k. This is defenatly a design fault . So not happy that Jaguar does not agree with all the evidence that it is design fault and I have to pay for the repairs.
Lovely car shame on Jaguar customer service.
Jaguar 2.7 XJ Sovereign LWB (2009)
JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 19th February '13)
Love the Jag great drive I use it for chauffeur work and the diesel is ideal good on fuel especially long distance. Have just done 300 miles and still got half a tank of fuel
I have the LWB model which is loved by my clients.
I went for the old shape as this what a jaguar should look like,
I always use genuine Jaguar parts but get the car repaired by an independent garage
One bit of a problem is the electronic parking brake. Just before the end of the warranty warning light came on and I stopped and put it into park. That was a mistake wouldn't come out of park. Jaguar support came and the car had to go into a dealer for repair. Unfortunately it's been in four times for the same fault.
Service by jaguar is very expensive.
Soooo much fun!!
JAGUAR XJ 4.2 V8 XJR Portfolio Supercharged 4dr Auto (Review date: 11th February '13)
Having had an XKR Cabrio, the XJR whilst more practical is faster!!
It must be down the to all alloy build and stiffer chasis, but having owned the car now for 2 years, I am glad I had the dentle work done.
Economy is better than can be expected, but the residuals are horrendous. But hey a small price to pay.
I am just sorry Jaguar have badged a Mondeo lookalike as its replacement.
I think I shall moth ball mine as it will be a future classic.
Boyhood dream come true
JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 1st January '13)
I always liked jags, everyone of them, never thought I'd ever be able to afford one. But buying a car last year, after I'd looked at the Fords and Vauxhall, Beemers and volkswagen, I had a peek at the Jags.
For less than the price I was willing to pay for a Ford I could have an XJ, a few years old to be sure, but not very old,insurance was reasonable, tax a little higher, but I can live with it.
I'm driving a Jag, and it hasn't disappointed, not once.
It looks fabulous, and I never tire of looking at it, it drives fabulous, and when it needs to it can really shift as well.
I have everything on auto, so I switch it on, put it into go mode and forget about everything else, it just rocks.
We call him, his jagness, apart from my wife and children, his jagness is the best decision in my life I have ever made. I may in future buy a new xj, when they drop in price a bit, but not for a good few years. On the other hand I may not, I love this car, if your'e in doubt, just buy one, you won't regret it.
This is a true supercar awsome performance and value
JAGUAR XJ 4.2 V8 XJR Supercharged 4dr Auto (Review date: 2nd December '12)
PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS !!!
This is my first revue of anything ever.
I have owned 45 cars from BMW's to Jeeps to Motorbikes to scooters. I have also been in many supercars in my time, M£s, M5s, early lambo's, Bently turbo's.....however my XJR in dusty blue with 40,000 miles recently bought is the most amazingly fast and comfortable car I have ever had. This was originally a 74k car I bought for 8k !!! Privately. I spend a grand on new pads disks and a service with a friend who specialises in Jags( he has 30 jags built 5 from parts and knows more about them that any technical dealer I know - Yes he has the 35k diagnostic computer as well to service them). He has looked over the car and its mint.
The acceleration of the XJR is absolutely UNREAL!!!! The power delivery is totally out of this world. Nothing in this price bracket will give you such satisfaction. M5's are frighteningly expensive and most have been thrashed : there’s simply nothing else.
I have ridden bikes for 7 years and this is as fast as a Yamaha Fazer 1000. You will be able to sniff the backside of an R6 and keep up with an Audi R8 ( with the lambo engine), however you can poodle along at 30. Whatever, you will travel in style and comfort, feel extremely privileged.
I have spent years looking for my perfect car and I never knew that it was staring me in my face. For anyone that has a desire to have one of the fastest engines in the world behind you for the price of a small car, start your crusade now. This car with its aluminium light body epitomises everything that other manufactures and tried to emulate. For the money an XJR costs (2003-2004), This is the Ultimate Driving Experience, simple and definitely one for the bucket list, believe me.
A JOY !!
JAGUAR XJ XJ6 3.0 V6 Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 21st July '12)
After much searching around I finally found the jag I wanted, and it is everything I wanted and more. After previously owning Rollers, Range Rovers, and Mercs, this is definately the quietest and smoothest drive I have ever had. Because of the double glazed windows the noise outside is massively reduced. Inside it is pure luxury. I love that 'old man' style inside. So much nicer than the new Jags. My one still retains that English, classy ambience. In town I get 22mpg but on a run recently I got 35mpg. Don't trust the computer as it's far easier and more accurate to work the mileage out with a calculator.
The only downside is that the car was initially registered in April 2006 thus making the road tax a massive £460, which is £200 more than it would have been had it been registered the day before due to the ridiculous CO2 calculations !
I can't think of another luxury car for the money (paid £8500 for a six year old fully loaded car) that I would rather have. This has to be one of the best secondhand luxury cars that money can buy.