Used Jaguar XK8 Coupe (1996 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013
4
The XK8 may have been on our roads since 1996 but you still give it a look as it goes past, don't you? It's got James Bond looks, with performance to match. Grand Touring ability makes it a pleasure over long distances.

Jaguar XK8 Coupe (96-05)
Makes you feel like a film star
Running costs need a film star's salary

New price range:

£48,545 - £69,795

Used price range:

£3,575 - £9,230

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The XK8 may have been on our roads since 1996 but you still give it a look as it goes past, don't you? It's got James Bond looks, with performance to match. Grand Touring ability makes it a pleasure over long distances. The supercharged R version is seriously rapid and makes a good budget alternative to an Aston Martin or a Ferrari GT. Thankfully in the UK it deals just effectively with traffic jams and the golf club car park.

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

2.5 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

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 There is very little which is practical about this car.  

5 out of 5

Paul Swain ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Not a lot but I didn't buy it for practicality. Only kids or small people in the back seats! It's surprising how much you can get in the boot.  

5 out of 5

Ian Champion ,   11 Nov 2012    ... read more

 For a coupe it's got a good sized boot, so going away for weekends, or trips to the airport for work isn't a problem unlike some other Coupe's or convertables I've had in the past.  

4 out of 5

Rod Boothman ,   16 Aug 2012    ... read more

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