Used Jaguar XK8 Convertible (1996 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013
4
The convertible version of the XK8 is a beautiful machine with the electrically-powered hood either up or down. It's been about since 1996, but like all good Jags is timelessly elegant.

Jaguar XK8 Convertible (96-05)
The neighbours will be envious
Unless you're super-rich enough to run it, it'll be on your drive a lot

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£55,350 - £74,950

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£3,503 - £12,117

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The convertible version of the XK8 is a beautiful machine with the electrically-powered hood either up or down. It's been about since 1996, but like all good Jags is timelessly elegant. It's been refreshed over the years to keep it on course dynamically and if you need to be in Saint Tropez in time for cocktails then it's a fine way to get there. With the roof down you can better hear the V8 doing its thing.

An all-new car was launched in 2006.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Hitting the button to lower the roof when the sun shines!!!! Also, for the type of car it is, the boot is very large.  

5 out of 5

Doug Warren ,   29 Mar 2015    ... read more

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