Overall reader verdict 5 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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14 reader reviews for Jaguar XK Coupe.
  • 4.2 XK 2dr

    Mark Elliott , Kent . Date: 27/07/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    I've owned my car nearly 9 years. OK the mileage is low at 60,000 but in that time it's had 2 new sets of rear tyres, one set of rear brake pads, a new battery and a set of wiper blades. That's all!

    I've had one repair done, a new door latch which cost £275 fitted. That was the only part to fail. Routine servicing is less than my Audi A6 cost!

    Insurance costs me nothing much (OK I'm 60 with a clean license, but it's still under £200 a year). Fuel consumption depends so much on how you drive, but I've been from London to Edinburgh and back averaging 38mpg, and depreciation? Well my car has lost £38,000 in those 9 years so that's hardly troubling.

    So, if anyone says these are expensive to run, all I can say is my one is one of the cheapest cars to own I've ever had!

    And yes the rear seats are useless, the satnav is clunky and it's nowhere near as fast as you'd expect, especially getting away from traffic lights. The spec is a bit low by modern standards too.

    Other than that no complaints at all!

  • 5.0 V8 R 2dr

    Jonathan Passmore , . Date: 18/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
    • Average MPG
      22.8

    My car

    Just watched the Whatcar 'practical supercar' review. I have to comment on their findings, especially placing the Jaguar last and the grounds for doing so.

    I bought my car new in September 2013 and looked at the new 911 (Carrera 4S) and the R8. THe R8 was a non-starter once I found I could not actually fit in at - at 6' 4" my head was tilted sideways and I could not see acceptably. It had no luggage space, no room for occasional use for children, and the ride was exceptionally hard, it was not credible. It may be faster off the line but above 30mph - at overtaking speeds - it was insipid compared to the XKR.

    THe 911 was whole different proposition. The new 911 rides far better than previously and was just about good enough for the long drives I do. Space was great and performance fantastic but it was still noticeably slower at overtaking speeds than the XKR. Comparing 0-60 times in a discussion about everyday use, is rather missing the point!

    I would have gone for the 911 because the Jag feels heavy by comparison, and the difference in quality is significant. There is not a lot wrong with the XKR apart from the infotainment / nav system but the 911 feels like it is hewn from granite.

    Why did I buy the XKR then? Whatcar's price target team need to buck up. Specced to what I wanted, my OTR price difference was £28.5k. I took the Jag and kept the £28.5k. Depreciation and fuel are irrelevant; it was an easy win for the XKR and it is also the best GT regard

  • 5.0 V8 Portfolio 2dr

    Mark Vasey , Hertfordshire . Date: 13/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      23

    My car

    I've had my 5.0 Portfolio for 4 months now, so about time to review. Frankly, its a great car. Genuinely can't think of anything better in the class/price bracket. When I got it, I was swapping my Lotus Evora, so wasn't particular excited by the Jag, but its proving to be an able performer. Handling is crisp, engine is responsive and doesn't lack power - its not nible, but it is a big car. Coming from a perfectly balanced sports car, I was worried that the weighty 5.0 would lead to understeer, but so far haven't noticed it as the power through the rear balances it well. Its fun, quick and refined - unless you can stump up the extra for a DB9 (or possibly a GTC) then I have no idea what you would choose in its place. 3 stars from Whatcar...hmmm...

  • 4.2 XKR 2dr

    Tim Ingram , . Date: 22/09/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    I own an XKR and it's both superb to drive and stunning to look at. It turns heads in ways that (Daddy's) Porsche can't and has all the silky smooth performance that you'd ever need. It's much easier to drive than a 911 and is far more comfortable over any distance. These cars aren't intended to be particularly practical yet the XKR has sufficient space to function as a true GT.

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