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2011 Jaguar XJ

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Description:
The Jaguar XJ is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the XJ to the XJL Supersport.

Yhe XJ is equipped with a standard 5.0-liter, V8, 385-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. The XJL Supersport is equipped with a standard 5.0-liter, V8, 510-horsepower, supercharged engine.

The 2011 XJ is redesigned for 2011.

Expert Reviews: 2011 Jaguar XJ
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

"Jaguar has scored a perfect 10 on the cabin of the XJ... The rear seats are as comfortable as the fronts, with plenty of front and rear legroom for those over 6 feet tall."



 
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Reviewed by:
Bill


Review Date
July 24, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 124.00 votes

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Review 1 of 39

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 XJ Super Sport

Strengths:
Power, Interior, Stable at all speeds.Very nimble for such a large car. The tightest turning car I have ever driven. Road Service response time, for tire repair, is excellent.

Weaknesses:
Dashboard computer slow. New tires every two years- about 20,000 miles. Some push button controls are to close. High-Test Fuel a must be used for performance.If you want to keep a low profile, this is not the car for you. Back seats are roomy but it is a four person car. No dip sticks. The computer tell you what & when everything that is needed. Speical oil only can be found at Jaguar Dealers. Dealer not in every town.

Summary:
All is as advertized MPG.You can do better then 23 MPG if driven properly.
Power is underrated. Jaguar give a rating about 4.7, 0 to 60. Two Auto Magazines rate the 470hp @ 4.0 & 4.1, 0 to 60mpr.
Easy for XJ SuperSport 510hp 0 to 60 under 4.0.

Similar Products Used:
I did test drive most of the others in this class. The Audi 8 had a nice interior 2nd only to the Jag. The rest were black & silver plastic. The Caddy was nicer then the other imports.



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Reviewed by:
AB


Review Date
January 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.29 of 5, 168.00 votes

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Review 2 of 39

Price Paid:  $60000.00 from Dallas

Year / Model Reviewed:
2005 XJ8

Strengths:
Drives beautifully on the highway when it is running okay. The hood ornament is great.

Weaknesses:
see review above.

Summary:
Junk. I am on my third transmission. Overheated several times due to poorly fitting rad caps. Computer won't "remember" seat settings. Glove compartment doors fits poorly.

Similar Products Used:
Mercedes



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Reviewed by:
timfountain


Review Date
December 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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4.68 of 5, 162.00 votes

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Review 3 of 39

Price Paid:  $20500.00 from Carmax

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Jaguar XJ8

Strengths:
Build quality, engine, interior ambience, performance, economy (for the size of car). Navigation and in-vehicle telmatics are simple to operate and intuitive.

Weaknesses:
Not a DIY car, parts and main dealers can be exensive.
Can cause other drivers to exhibit childish signs of envy and petty behaviour.
Makes people believe you make more than you do!

Summary:
The XJ8 is a superb car, my 5th Jaguar and my 1st XJ8. The best Jaguar yet and a bargain used. The all aluminum body makes it light but strong, the 4.2L V8 is silky smooth and the 6-speed autobox gives me an average of 22MPG in mixed driving and over 30MPG on the freeway.
Jaguar still has an undeserved image of unreliability that is totally out of alignment with the truth. As with all modern complex cars, they are expensive to fix and poor maintenance is the main reason why things break. Look after them and don't skimp on the servicing and the car will reward you.

There is another 'review' of an 05 XJ8 that seems bogus. There are no systemic gearbox or overheating problems with the X350 [MY04 onwards in the US]. The poster reports something like 3 gearboxes in 50K miles, which is absurd and not at all in line with reality. Older XJ and S types did have issues with timing chain tensions, thermostat impellors and XF gearboxes. The first 2 issues could be addressed through proactive maintenance and in the case of the gearbox, one could expect about 100k miles before issues started showing up. Since Jaguar considered the gearbox sealed for life, this lead to replacement rather than repair.

Again this is not an issue on an 04+ XJ8 or S-type.

Similar Products Used:
Jaguar X-type VDP, Jaguar S-type, Jaguar XJ6



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Reviewed by:
radish2002


Review Date
April 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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4.64 of 5, 145.00 votes

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Review 4 of 39

Price Paid:  $109420.00 from Tom Wood Jaguar

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 Jaguar XJR 100

Strengths:
Exterior styling, interior styling, reliable (so far)

Weaknesses:
Navigation system is not extremely helpful and the screen is small.

Summary:
The XJ series from Jaguar is really something. I decided to take a test drive in a Jaguar XJ8 and I was very pleased with its performance. The sales representative told me about the XJR 100 and it sounded excellent. Two weeks later the car arrived and I took it off the lot. The car has had no problems and looks great. Every time I pull it out of the garage I get compliment after compliment. Jaguar has finally turned around and has made a great car.

Similar Products Used:
2002 Lexus LS430, 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600, 2002 Jaguar XKR 100



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Reviewed by:
patrick p. cosgrove


Review Date
January 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.68 of 5, 160.00 votes

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Review 5 of 39

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 XJR 100

Strengths:
It brakes and corners like a dream, accelerates like a bat out of hell and always beats Corvettes especially on steep mountain roads! Superb Brembo cross-drilled brakes! Luxurious (e.g. four heated seats) fast (0-60 in 5.1) great styling car only black/black Commemorates birth of William Lyons, exclusive (only 200 sent to USA) Very satisfying in every way. Best Jag of the thirteen I have owned, each a different model.

Weaknesses:
Very poor on bad road surfaces (at least in terms of replacement parts. You need a felonious uncle in the Spare Parts dept. to keep it tiptop. Rather dismal "smoked bird's-eye maple" wood inside; not much legroom in the back; not (comparably) much trunk space either; needs much better bulbs in headlights. Sunroof not that reliable; parts can be exorbitant!

Summary:
Despite glaring weaknesses, a fast, beautifully-styled comfortable sedan. Woth every miserable dollar. Too, it took me cross country TWICE with NO problems at all.

Similar Products Used:
Mercedes-Benz, Caddy CTS.



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