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#2022 of 2806 Jaguar will not build 2005 XJ8
Feb 09, 2005 (7:26 am)
I've been shopping for a new Jaguar XJ8 (short wheelbase, non-supercharged). Couldn't find the color and options I want on a "leftover" 2004 model, so I decided to order a new 2005 XJ8.
Guess what? My dealer told me that Jag will not be building any 2005 XJ8 short-wheelbase cars. Yes, the supercharged "R" version of the short-wheelbase XJ8 will be available, but that's not what I want.
Can anyone else confirm this story?
#2023 of 2806 I can't believe that's correct.......
Feb 09, 2005 (4:09 pm)
I wonder if your dealer is just trying to sell you what he has or can get right now?
Feb 09, 2005 (5:09 pm)
Jaguar's web site shows the short wheel base XJ8. I did find it interesting that at the Houston Auto Show, there was a Vanden Plas and an L. But I can't believe they would have it on the web site if they weren't selling the car. .
Feb 09, 2005 (5:11 pm)
I saw an XJ8L at the car show and loved it. It looks more impressive in person. The one issue I saw was trunk space. The trunk looked reasonably large, but not very wide. If anyone has an '04 or '05, can you let me know if you have problems putting golf clubs in the trunk? I know Audi's have this issue, the trunks are not very wide, and from the looks of it the XJ8 had the same type of design. In my wife's 2002 A6, I have to take the woods out and put them at an angle to get the clubs in. Luckily I rarely travel with her car when I'm playing golf (although I think sometimes she's chasing after me in it.)
#2026 of 2806 Re: Me either. . [wbreaux1]
Feb 10, 2005 (6:46 am)
I sent an e-mail directly to Jaguar about this peculiar situation. I'll post their reply here -- when I receive one.
#2027 of 2806 '98-03 XJ Experiences
Feb 13, 2005 (5:18 pm)
I'm a long-time Lexus owner that has posted on this Jag board before..What have your long term experiences been with the last gen XJ? (Reliability, Customer Service, etc)..
With my kids finishing college I'm really gunning for a last generation XJ8..This car has to be one of the best deals out there in terms of bang for the buck. I love the look, but don't know whether I can live with the "Supposed" issues these cars come with. Looking at the JDP surveys, Jag has made huge leaps from where it used to be. I've heard about the Nikasil, water pump, and timing tensioner chain issues..But those seem to be one off things..The car I'd likely get is a 2003..
Your thoughts please,
#2028 of 2806 Cancelling Valet button
Feb 13, 2005 (6:10 pm)
Ok, my old professor says there are not stupid questions, only stupid people; so I'll let you decide for yourself which this is:
Got my "new" 04 XJ8 today for my wife's birthday. She loves the car, and tried out all the switches, including the Valet button (which locks the glove compartment, where the instruction book is that tells you how to unlock the glove compartment!)
Would somebody please tell me how to cancel Valet so I don't have to ask the salesman (he's already not real sure about me as a Jag owner).
Feb 14, 2005 (11:42 am)
to cancel valet mode press the unlock button on the remote.