What is it like?

Used Jaguar XK Coupe 1996 - 2006 review

(1996 - 2006)
Jaguar XK Coupe (96 - 06)
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What's the used Jaguar XK coupe like?

It's a two-plus-two coupe in the classic mould - a dead ringer for the Aston Martin DB7, but much cheaper to buy. The eight-cylinder engine burbles heartily and unleashes powerful acceleration with a prod of the throttle.

However, driving an XK8 is all about covering big distances effortlessly rather than charging about town, although 300bhp is enough to make it quick enough. If you want more, however, there's the 400bhp XKR, although these are rare and incredibly expensive to run.

The leather-and-wood cabin is as sumptuous as you'd expect of a luxury Jaguar, but it's also cramped. There's no legroom to speak of for passengers in the back, while space up front isn't that generous. The roof is very low, and unlike in the convertible, you can't throw it back if you start to feel too claustrophobic.