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    04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    Hey wat do u guys think of the 04 (or newer) Jaguar XJ8 and/or Vanden Plas? I was planning on getting an 05 STS V8 but then I saw one of those. Checked it out online, it seemed very nice and luxurious but I personally havent driven or sat in one. What do u prefer? 05 STSv8 or 04 Vanden P?


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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    I will be plain at you, neither ! More correctly I would never change my Seville STS for those .Neither STS nor X350 Jags look as much classy as their previous models .
    Your question is a though one but I think I would go for '05 STS V8

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    Well yeah I do agree with you on that one, the Seville looks much more classy than the new STS. But as much as I don't want to, I'm still going to have to replace my beloved STS because it already has high mileage and its slowly starting to show its age (98). I could get the same body style, like an 02 or 03 STS but I guess I just want something different, but I won't be replacing my Seville atleast for another year so we'll see when the time comes. I know I will be excited to purchase another (newer) car but I'm also going to be very sad when the times comes to sell my car.


    Oh by the way I wasn;t talking about the X350, im looking at the XJ8 or Vanden Plas.

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    The Jags are cheap for a reason, they are out of warranty or going out of warranty.

    If I were you I would go for one with at least 1 year or more of warranty remaining.

    Have you seen the 2003 745i/745Li BMWs that have the 6 year 100K warranty? There are plenty around for around $30K or a little less.
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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    Volkswagen Phaeton FTW! Otherwise a 02 Super V8, XJR or perhaps the Vanden Plas, or I suppse a W220 S55.

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    Hmm... I'm leaning towards the 05 STS.

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    To hell with that, get the Jag, more luxurious, and you'll get better 'exclusivity' factor

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    The best part of Jaguar is the classic design in a world where luxury cars are becoming more and more alike. Also, be aware that they are a higher maintainence vehical and harder to work on if you like doing your own work. I would have to say though, I'd go with the Jaguar when compared to the STS; it has a nice, classic design.

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    Jags are alive. Its not like driving a regular car its just something about them that make them like nothing else.

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    Re: 04 Jag XJ8/Vanden Plas

    I have a 2001 jag van den plas super charge and I 2005 STS they are great I 54, miles on the jag and 58, on the STS they are great STS is bigger and wider but they seat the same amount I love them

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