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First Impressions (0-1 years)

Not your dads Jag

Jaguar XJ Review

XJ (X350/NA3) - (2003) | 3.0 i V6 24V (238 Hp)


Car Owner Reviewer -
March 21, 2020, 1:17 p.m.
Reviewer's Score

9.0

Practicality and Comfort (9.0)
Performance and Handling (9.0)
Reliability and Running (9.0)
Looks and Style (9.0)
Features and Technology (9.0)
Model Avg. 9.0 Generation Avg. 9.0 Engine Avg. 9.0

The Review

First Impressions (0-1 years) Saloons Jaguar XJ XJ (X350/NA3) - (2003) 3.0 i V6 24V (238 Hp)

Classic beauty


Summary

For the money this must be the most luxurious, best handling, greatest looking, and most distinctive car on the planet.
These cars are never mistaken for anything but a Jaguar which is a good thing.
A head turner, a timeless classic, I’ve got more compliments in this than in any other car I’ve driven.

Practicality and Comfort

Smooth ride, very comfortable interior.
All mod cons, park sensors front and rear, folding mirrors, heated seats.
I use it for the school run and much prefer it to the multiple Range Rovers always around in terms of class and individuality.

I did need to change the air suspension when I bought it but knew in advance...and it did have 120k miles on the clock.

I’ve taken it to an independent master Jag mechanic who knows these cars backwards and he agrees it runs beautifully.

Performance and Handling

Feels light and responsive, good handling so far but I haven’t really tested it to the limits.
The throttle is very responsive and you get very nice acceleration, even more so in sport mode. Glides at higher speeds.
So quiet, you can’t tell if the engine is on.

Would I recommend it? YES

For sure

Jaguar XJ

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