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JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2003‑2009

4.6
Based on 55 reviews
JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2003‑2009

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omfs1954

Jaguar XJ350 2.7 owner for over two years

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive 4dr Auto (Review date: 27th August '14)

4.5

Bought a 2007 plate 2.7 some two years ago,

Excellent handling and comfort, but beware if your only doing small journeys go for petrol due to issues with the PDF system on the diesel (it does not like constant small trips).

Common problems are Air suspension pump, Wishbone bushes, and the dreaded flexi joints at the cat convertor.

Other issues exist with paint work (corrosion under the paint) check the car over fully (front windscreen posts) roof and edges of all doors, look for any paint bubbles.

Advise anyone buying one with more than 50K on the clock to keep another 2k in reserve for any repairs.

Don’t use a Jaguar garage use an independent garage for repairs, basic servicing can be done by anyone who is mechanically minded and plenty of advice can be found on many of the jaguar forum sites on the web.

One good example of the savings that can be made was the Flexi pipe leaking at the Cat, Jaguar wanted some 1500 UK pounds to supply and fit.

Independent garage sourced an aftermarket repair kit and did both cats for 200 UK pounds

The overall style (to me) still looks better that the latest XJ and I have had several people approach me offering to buy the vehicle along with plenty just have a look.

So if you want one of the best cars around on the second hand market, get out there now / take your time and inspect the vehicle well before you buy.

Cheers OMFS

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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andyuk

Superb

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sport Premium 4dr Auto (Review date: 4th July '14)

4.8

I always wanted to own an XJ, probably because my dad had one when I was a kid. I bought the last of the what I call genuine shaped XJ (2008/2009 model). I looked around for a few months until I found one I really liked and have loved owning it. Yes it is large, if you use sport mode and have a heavy foot the MPG is not great but what a car. They can be docile and ultra comfortable and the old oil burner will leave a lot of so called fast cars for dead if you want to drive fast. It will also do over 40MPG if you so wish.

Would I buy another - Yes

Would I recommend - Yes

Would I sell mine - Not until I find something else this good

I think they look gorgeous and individual in this day and age of generic sterile looking German alternatives. Buy a good one with history and it will be fairly bullet proof and will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. I know it has that effect on me!

Andy

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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adventurer

Jaguar XJ8 & XJ6

JAGUAR XJ XJ8 3.5 V8 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 29th April '14)

4.8

REAL looking Jaguars...

I have recently bought two Jaguars, the other being an XJ6 2004 aluminium 3.0 V6. My other car is a Bentley Arnage....

I cant fault either really, the XJ8 is a motorway mile cruncher and so quiet as I sit in it fully enjoying the comfortable ride. Yes it does use a lot of petrol but if I wanted to save money I would have bought a Fiat 500.

Just paid short of #### for 4 new tyres on the XJ6 inc wheel alignment. The Jaguar unlike the Bentley is easy to park. My XJ6 also has an LPG conversion so I get maybe 60mpg for the same cost of petrol.

What amazes me is I dont feel I have stepped down too much when exchanging the Bentley especially for the XJ8 which is a luxury car full stop.

Choose your used Jaguar with care & get it HPI checked plus FSH & to be honest, I think you will be delighted with it. Personally, I love my Jags...

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jagxj350d

Jaguar xj350 sovereign 2.7diesel twin turbo

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 5th April '14)

5

This car is fully loaded and I mean fully , all you would expect from jaguar , all electrics , air ### , cruise , sat nav , blue tooth phone connection and DVD in the rear h/rests, disc player in front and six disc in rear, soft full cream piped leather , memory heated seats , front and rear , this car could be a dream but it's real !!!

This car is brill on fuel (36 town ) 42on m,way , it handles like a dream and Easley manoeuvrable, I'm struggling to fault this motor .

Prestige Luxury and economy , used daily for work and trips at wk ends , don't have to think about fuel , just get up and go , she'll be ready when you are , the get up and go is fantastic , very reliable , you'll be surprised .....!!!!!

Chip as chips ! To run ! Get one now !!!! Lol

Look after her !

She'll look after you !!!,

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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doddles

Wow, a true supercar...... If!

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive 4dr Auto (Review date: 22nd December '13)

4.5

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.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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reggie-rock

Jaguar xj Sovereign (X350) 3.0 V6 petrol

JAGUAR XJ XJ6 3.0 V6 Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 9th October '13)

4.8

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 £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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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andrew14

JAGUAR XJ 350

JAGUAR XJ XJ6 3.0 V6 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 19th July '13)

5

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

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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rangeroverhater

XJ DIESEL

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Executive 4dr Auto (Review date: 5th May '13)

4.3

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.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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vahidj

MRV

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 15th March '13)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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petesb

Jaguar 2.7 XJ Sovereign LWB (2009)

JAGUAR XJ XJ 2.7 TDVi Sovereign 4dr Auto (Review date: 19th February '13)

4.3

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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