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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Jaguar XK8 Convertible (96-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

The neighbours will be envious

CONS

Unless you're super-rich enough to run it, it'll be on your drive a lot

At a glance

New price £55,350 - £74,950
Used price £3,460 - £13,555
Used monthly cost £85 - £334
Fuel economy 22 - 24 mpg
Road tax cost £265 - £325
Insurance group 39 - 49 How much is it to insure?

PROS

The neighbours will be envious

CONS

Unless you're super-rich enough to run it, it'll be on your drive a lot

Jaguar XK8 Convertible rivals

The convertible version of the XK8 is a beautiful machine with the electrically-powered hood either up or down. It's been about since 1996, but like all good Jags is timelessly elegant. It's been refreshed over the years to keep it on course dynamically and if you need to be in Saint Tropez in time for cocktails then it's a fine way to get there. With the roof down you can better hear the V8 doing its thing.

An all-new car was launched in 2006.

Jaguar XK8 Convertible rivals

Other Jaguar XK8 (1996 - 2005) models: