The sporty Jaguar’s residual values are so-so for such a desirable car. It holds on to just over half its value over three years when the Porsche 911 will recoup far more after the same time. However, spare parts and servicing are reasonably priced for the class. Insurance and fuel costs will be high. A new XK convertible will arrive later in 2006.
Jaguar XK Sports quality & reliability
The Jaguar’s build and quality of materials are good rather than great but no major headaches should be expected. A handbrake rattle is common but easily fixed, front wheel bearings can groan, too. If you’re buying used, watch out for speed bump damage. Check the car’s history thoroughly, too.
Jaguar XK Sports safety & security
The last time we security tested it, the XK scored 65 points out of 100, as our experts managed to break in but could not drive away within two minutes. The level of standard safety equipment, however, is high, with head and side airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control as standard.