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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For A soft-top sophisticate with pedigree, panache and plenty of pace.

Against Running costs aren’t cheap, and the rear seats are almost useless.

Verdict The classiest way to get the wind in your hair – without it costing a king’s ransom

Go for… 4.2

Avoid… n/a

Jaguar XK Convertible
  • 1. The XK’s advanced aluminium construction gives the Jag a very stiff (and light) chassis, so it’s great to drive for a convertible.
  • 2. Despite the modest price for a used version, the XK Convertible isn’t going to be cheap to run. Fuel, maintenance and insurance costs are all high, even though they’re more palatable than those of riv
  • 3. Claimed average economy is 25.0mpg for the 4.2 V8 and 22.9mpg for the 4.2 R, and 25.2mpg for the 5.0 V8 and 23.0mpg for the 5.0 R. A word of warning, though: exploit the engines’ power and those figur
  • 4. The aluminium body isn’t particularly hard to repair, if the garage has the skill and correct spare parts. Be on your guard for botched work, and anything that doesn’t look like it came from the facto
  • 5. The fabric roof has also been known to freeze. Inspect the hood for signs of cuts or tears, and check the cabin for signs of leaks.
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