What's the used Jaguar XJ like?
Jaguar believes that its owners prefer engines to growl, so if you want a hushed ride, buy a Lexus. That said, what you do hear sounds cultured and muted unless you spend the whole time with the throttle buried in the carpet.
The XJ floats on air springs, giving you a choice of Ôcomfort' or Ôsport' settings. Whichever you pick, the ride remains supple. As you'd expect, it's a driver's car, so there's direct steering and plenty of power from even the smaller engines.
In contrast to earlier Jags, the cabin is reasonably spacious, and even more so if you buy the long-wheelbase models. Somehow it still feels snug, though. The wood and leather trim looks great, but the quality of some of the switches and minor trim isn't quite what you'd want. And, despite its fair size, the boot is awkwardly shaped, which means that it's no match for a BMW 7 Series or an Audi A8.