Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It may be regarded as old fashioned, but it's aluminium body and suspension gives this car a kerb weight to shame most mid size vehicles. It is supremely comfortable and surprisingly lithe thanks to it's low mass. This was an expensive cat to construct and good value cost price of £ 34000 in 2005, far better value and asthetics than the current BMW5, which was the alternative choice, for my then outgoing BMW5 ( E39 ) I,m glad I bought British, and helped keep some jobs in Britain, since we have some of the finest engineers in the world. Jaguars current models appear to vindicate my views

Cost: 2/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A superb vehicle. I suppose all car's in this bracket will 'do the job'. the thing is with the XJ, people usually talk about it in affectionate terms and there is never any snears of envy.

It is a genuine pleasaure to drive and be driven in. I occasionally have a chauffeur and the car is wonderful to travel in.

I usually get at least 38 on mixed running and on a long motorway journey, 41 -44 is not uncommon, even at somewhat high speeds.

I can definitely recommend the vehicle.

Cost: 5/5
2000-reg Petrol

In nearly seven years of ownership, I have had only one major expense (apart from durables, tyres, battery etc.). the car has never let me down and has always got me home. Surprisingly economical for a 3.2 litre v8. rfl is ł240-ish a year due to its age. never failed an mot yet. tyres are expensive but not the worst. this will change for the better as more companies are now making the size. all parts have to be dealer sourced however, and this proves extortionate.

Cost: 3/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Best car I have ever owned, this vehicle replaced a series of bmw's and mercedes models that spent most of their time being repaired at the main dealer under warrenty. I have covered 150,000 miles in the Jaguar and it has never once let me down. It is comfortable, returns 30mpg on the 3.5 litre V8 petrol engine and is whisper quiet. I love the car and will probably cry like a baby when it has to go.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Absolutely brilliant - typical jaguar quality. I believe that driving an everyday classic like a jaguar is the best value for money, it would take me to put a lot of petrol through my car every month to even come near the monthly repayments plus running costs insurance etc I would have to pay for a new car that does 60mpg (no depreciation on a classic).

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

This car is excellent in almost every way with superb handling, performance, comfort, and quietness. the dealerships and the factory customer care are excellent, but very expensive.It has an annoying auto door locking feature which can be changed but at £63 for about 2 minutes re-programming work.
It is cheaper to run than my 2000cc Mazda.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Numerous problems - stuck in park/new j-gate required; broken differential; suspension arm replacements; 2 x new cat converters; "jerky transmission from 2nd gear needed fixing - module placed within gear box; 2 new shock absorbers. Main dealer servicing and parts expensive - althopugh most covered by extended jaguar warranty.

Cost: 2/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

First class reliability. great engine and totally dependable. Although the mpg is low in today's standards, the other running costs offet that. tyres are reasonable if you shop around and I have a great local mechanic in the 'good garage scheme' who looks after servicing for me.

Cost: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It has only let me down once and on that occasion I was still able to drive it slowly to the garage that normally services the car. I knew when I bought the car but was not going to be cheap to run but servicing cost have been below expectations.

Cost: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nothing has ever gone wrong other than items expected through normal wear and tear. Typically with jaguar parts and labour are expensive but normal servicing is not too bad. luckily the reliability off sets the costs of repairs.

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have had Jaguars for the past 15 years and the two main gripes are the lack of legroom in the rear and the size of the boot. Hope the new one is better! Those apart I find the car comfortable,economical and a pleasure to drive.

Cost: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Almost faultless at 105,000 miles. 3 failed ignition coils, front o2 sensors and a couple of shock absorber mounts in 40,000 miles! Service is cheap, mot always passes, fuel not too bad at 25 local and 30 on a motorway trip.

Cost: 3/5
1997-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

The car is fifteen+ years old and is beginning to need replacement parts. The road tax is expensive, parts are expensive and fuel consumption is quite high compared to more modern cars.

Cost: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Still unbeatable value and the best ambience in the luxury car bracket, or any other. British designed, built and maintained it knocks spots of the costlier competition.

Cost: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I always wanted a Jag but feared the reputation. So bought this to test the waters and love it. Now saving for much newer XJR

Cost: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

First class and a really excellent vehicle more than exceeded my expectations as the first diesel engined car I have bought

Cost: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its a great car, and for it's class I would recommend it above te BMW 7 series which I have also owned.

Cost: 3/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Faultless so far! Not the cheapest thing to run but far less expensive than I had anticipated.

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never breaks down. Depreciation is heavy, parts are ok, economy is good.

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

I love my jag in an unhealthy way. I look forward to driving it.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any problems. Never likely to be cheap, but good value.

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Occasional expensive faults. Fuel ok but repairs/parts costly.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

100% reliable to date. Tyres expensive ł250 each approx.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues to date. Parts are not particullarly cheap.

Cost: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Tyres are very expensive I am just on my 3rd set.

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best possible vehicle available for the money.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Its ok! If you buy it cheap then its ok.

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Perfect so far. Perfect so far.

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Very good. Expensive parts.

Cost: 2/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good, so far

Cost: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent !

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

magnificent

Cost: 2/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic

Cost: 2/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

brilliant

Cost: 5/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

thirsty

Cost: 1/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great

Cost: 2/5