Used Jaguar XJ Saloon (1994 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 08 Aug 2013
2.5
This XJ continues the Jaguar tradition of grace, pace and luxury. Revisions in 1997 refined it further, with V8 engines and a superb five-speed automatic gearbox.
Jaguar XJ Saloon (94-03)
Massive power, deluxe comfort.
Punishing running costs.

New price range:

£31,624 - £58,935

Used price range:

£439 - £7,570

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

This XJ continues the Jaguar tradition of grace, pace and luxury. Revisions in 1997 refined it further, with V8 engines and a superb five-speed automatic gearbox. But at the competitive top end of the modern luxury car market - and challenged by the Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series - the XJ's image seems just a little old-fashioned. A favourite with Government ministers, but don't let that put you off.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

1 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 I don't think there is anything practical about the car it is just such a joy to drive and in comfort + instant reaction to acceleration and braking.  

5 out of 5

Stanley Pritchard ,   28 Apr 2015    ... read more

 Not a lot, you don't buy Jags for practicality. I just love them - this is my 5th one. Why? Because they have a style that other cars just don't come close to. Mind you I'm not sure I like the latest...  

4 out of 5

Chris Dodson ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Huge space to seat rear passengers. Supremely comfortable.  

4 out of 5

Chris Cawkwell ,   01 Sep 2012    ... read more

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