Ownership cost

Used Jaguar XK Convertible 1996 - 2006 review

(1996 - 2006)
Jaguar XK Convertible (96 - 06)
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What used Jaguar XK sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Jaguar XK sports?

If you need to ask, you probably shouldn't be buying. While XK running costs aren't quite in the same league as a Ferrari's, routine servicing is expensive, as are spare parts. And, unfortunately, older XKs tend to need regular repairs.

One way to cut costs is to use a specialist garage rather than pay sky-high main dealer labour rates. You'll find one by joining an enthusiasts' web forum and finding a garage that owners rate highly.

Insurance is expensive, too: the XK8 falls in group 20, and you'll need to contact a specialist for - even more expensive - cover on the XKR.

To cap it all, these cars guzzle petrol. Officially, the XK8 will manage up to 24.9mpg overall, and the XKR 22.9mpg, but you'll need to drive very gently to see anywhere near these figures.