What used Jaguar XK coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Jaguar XK coupe?
Despite the modest price for a car this good, it's not going to be cheap to run. Fuel, maintenance and insurance bills are all going to be high, yet should prove more palatable than those of rivals such as the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Official fuel economy ranges from 25mpg and 22.9mpg for the original models, while the 5.0-litre cars manage 25.2mpg and 23mpg. However, if you exploit the engines' power, that quickly drops off.
The good news is that, if you buy a used XK at the right price, you shouldn't lose a fortune through depreciation. Regular maintenance by someone who knows what they're doing is essential. Jaguar dealers have a good reputation for customer satisfaction and, although you don't have to use them, it will help to prop up the car's future value. Use a good independent garage to save money once the car is out of warranty.