This is a true British grand tourer, in the right color. The XK cars were launched in 1996 (as a 97' model) and shared the same platform as the Aston Martin DB7. Beyond that... there's nothing super special. They are, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful modern cars that Jaguar has produced- it's powerful, competent, and comfortable to drive. Pressing the Sport button actually makes a huge difference and wakes the car up- unlike most other cars where I'm pretty sure it's just connected to the blinker fluid reservoir. This one came out of a trip to Iowa- very low milage for its age, but also a lot of minor repairs needed the further in I looked. I think that is the norm for most, and there's always a catch- low mile cars often look good, but also likely have problems are not sorted out yet. Higher milage cars are cheaper, and maybe have had the common issues addressed- but everything has been shaking, bumping, going through hot/cold cycles that many more times. Cars from cold climates have corrosion (unless always stored in winter), cars from hot climates bake under the sun- withering plastics and paint. After a couple months of tinkering and problem solving- this one has turned out great.
- 290 HP
- 4.0L V8
- Curb Weight 3,876 lbs
- Top Speed of 155 MPH
I just like listening to this guy:
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