Which xj8 v8- 3.2 or 4.0 - geoffster
I'm considering a used Jag xj8 v8 1999-2000 vintage. Does anybody have experience of 3.2 & 4.0 versions (not xjr). Has the 3.2 got enough mid-range go,is the 4.0 too thirsty? Looking around 4.0 seems rarer.Is it worth hunting one out. Do either have a scary service cost at certain mileage. I'm trying to find an independent opinion from you knowledgeable people out there.
Which xj8 v8- 3.2 or 4.0 - Humpy
Father's just bought a 98 xj8 3.2 sport. He took it for its first service at Jaguar (which he insists on doing even though it costs him an arm and a leg) and they told him it needed a new engine but that they would pay for it (block problems - car-by-car breakdown).

In general it seems to have plenty of grunt, far more that the old straight six. I don't know what you used to but it seems to have plenty of mid range pace to me. The dealer he uses in kingston-upon-thames is very good but you do pay for it!! Having said that, if he'd gone to a specialist instead he wouldn't have got his new engine.

I think he had a lot of trouble finding a non-sovereign with the 4l and settled for the 3.2.
Which xj8 v8- 3.2 or 4.0 - geoffster
Thanks for the info. Any more Jag people out there with ideas or opinions? Honest John is a bit of a Jag man I believe.
 

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