Need advice on pre owned XK8 Jag
We have never owned a Jag. We live in the SF Bay Area, CA
We are thinking of buying a pre owned XK8 Convertible.
Model year 1998 to 2003.
The prices seems to range from $18,000 to $30,000.
We are not sure which model year we will end up with...
it will depend on the deal we get.
We are undecided as which XK8 to get..convertible or hard top ?
We would like to get a convertible.
Though we have a few friends who say convertibles may bring a set a
1. the rag top may need replacing every so often and that could be an
2. The temp inside the car may not be like a hardtop when it is comes
AC or heating or there may be leaks.
3.There may be a lot of noise.
4.The wear and tear on mechanisim of raising/ lowering the top may be
expensive if it needs attention or replacement. Are these prone to
Can anyone who has had such a car please comment on the above
re:Jag convertibles vs hardtops?
Any advice as which one is better in your opinion?
In terms of model years..are there any that are better than others ?
or any model years to be avoided ?
We would really like to get a convertible.
Any comments on the general reliability of the car ?
Any other tips would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your input.