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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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28 reader reviews for Jaguar XJ Saloon.
  • 2.7 TDVi Sovereign LWB 4dr

    Richard Gibbard , Bucks . Date: 21/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my bosses car my car being a Fiesta. He lent it to me to drive to a client's.

    Wow what a car, a big Jaguar does leather and wood extremely well and it comes loaded with equipment including sat nav and an extremely good sterio.

    The car has plenty of power when you put your foot down and on the open road you do not notice the shaer size of it. It is more noticable when parking but the sensores help.

    One down side is that the boot for such a large car does not have that much room.

    I noticed people look at you different in this car and treat you with respect.

    Long live the classic big Jag they are fantastic

  • 3.0 V6 XJ6 SE 4dr

    ANDREW MURDOCH , LANARKSHIRE . Date: 11/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my second Jaguar 2003 with 45000 miles on the clock last one was back in 1994 a Jaguar sovereign a great car, but this one puts it to shame with relaxing drive posistions with the multiadjust seat, with MPG, 28mpg around the roads in the highlands of Scotland and 30+ on motorway driving at a steady 70mph. Dont be afraid to buy one you wont regret it.

  • 4.2 V8 XJ8 SE 4dr

    David Burgess Date: 13/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought a 2004 / 54 plate in 2007 with 20K miles and have since covered 12K in the car. The longer I own this car the more I appreciate it.

    The obvious things 1) the interior is in a class of it's own with so much more character than German cars, 2) the ride quality is superb, 3) it's supremely comfortable with a seat that adjusts in every direction plus adjustable pedals and steering wheel and 4) Jag dealers do make an effort.

    The not so obvious things.... 1) road holding is excellent for a car of this size with the CATS suspension making a real difference... 2) fuel economy, only 21mpg around town but 30 is EASILY achievable on long runs at 70mph, it drops to high 20's if you have a desire to break the speed limit... 3) running costs - get one with a 2 year warranty like I did and the costs are good as Jag offer big discounts to cars that are over 3 years old (I am still in the frees ervicing period I got when I bought the car but my last service & MOT on the S-Type came to £199.

    Unless you are loaded buying new is a massive hit in the wallet but a 3 or 4 year old model is going to cost about 20K from Jag. Okay the car depreciates but if you are going to buy a new family saloon for 18 to 20K and do 12K miles a year then don't, buy a Jag that is a few years old and enjoy it for the same depreciation (or, as I did opt out of the company car scheme and get one).

    Old mans car..... nope! Buy one.

  • 3.0 V6 XJ6 SE 4dr

    Dolo Miah Date: 24/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car used in 2006 (3 litre V6 petrol) and tried out the current BMW 7 series and Audi A8. All the cars a great, but the XJ just felt right and had a bit of British character to it which swayed it for me.

    The performance from the V6 is excellent - and if I behave on the motorway and stick to 70mph (not easy - the car feels the same between 50 and 90mph), then I can get an easy 34mpg.

    The interior is big (not as big as 70-series, A8 or S-Class though) and the leather seats are very comfortable for long journeys. I have the satnav version which comes with Alpine premium stereo which is absolutely excellent. I need my audio to be high quality and this unit delivers.

    Owning this car has been in the main great but had a couple of minor (not costly to fix) niggles. Main dealer servicing is no more costly than BMW, but 10,000 mile service intervals comes around too quickly.

    All in all, this is the best car I have ever owned (previously had BMW 7,5,3 series, Lexus GS300, Mercedes E-class). I am chuffed to bits that a car designed and built in Britain is this good when up against the best of the best.

    Buy one and ensure the future of Jagaur.

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