XK V8 summary
Added: 13th of March 2020
I have owned this normally aspirated XK for 3 years and put 32000 miles on it in that time in mostly daily use. Now on 41000 miles. Reliability has been very good - discs and pads changed plus I changed the battery this winter so routine things. A front parking sensor needed replacing for £80 and that resolved dashboard alerts. Performance is great from the big v8 not Supercar levels but big surges of acceleration plus a quick changing paddle shift box is an effective combo if you are going for it. Way more than anyone needs unless you are a track warrior. Lovely cruiser and very relaxing to drive at lower speeds. It's easy to get 30 mpg on a trip so in my book that's good fuel economy for a 5 litre. There is enough room for a fair amount of holiday luggage etc and so it's more practical than most sports cars. The seats are excellent. It's all I hoped for from a big Jag, and it looks very cool indeed.