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Jaguar XJ-Series Lease Questions

CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Jaguar XJ8. Thanks.

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  • oahzoahz Posts: 2
    Back in the 60s, I had a white 3.0 sedan and later a BRG 3.8s sedan. I loved both of them. Today's S Type are their grand children. But both cars had typical Jaguar problems, and I got away from Jags. I'm retired now and have been thinking about Jags again; especially the aluminum bodied XJ8. 300 horses are plenty for me these days.

    After reading people's comment about various XJ8 problems, I am worried; especially worrisome is the sudden acceleration problem that Jaguar Company don't want to admit. One way to get around my worry is leasing. I would try to negotiate for the shortest possible lease with options. In case I have a lemon, I would be stuck just for a while. But if the car is trouble free, I would either exercise the option to buy, or extend the lease. I think leasing is a wonderful way to ease one's Jag anxiety.

    I love Jags, but only when they are still under factory warranty!
  • jcm57jcm57 Posts: 7
    Hello:
    I just purchased a 2004 X-Type (used, of course) with 23,000 miles, automatic. I've been reading this forum and am extremely concerned that I bought a car with a history of mechanical and reliability problems (of course, I did not do this research until AFTER I bought the car). Given what I am reading about jags, I am looking to get an extended warranty, just to help me sleep at night and give me peace of mind. Any thoughts on extended warranties for jags?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,320
    Nothing more than "Mechanical Insurance". This facet of the insurance industry has yet to be standardized so is subject to a multitude of "fine print" differences. Years ago, one company, Ranger, took in a lot of premium, but went away leaving many folk in the lurch. Read each line of the proposed policy and especially the verbiage under EXCLUSIONS.

    I have never purchased such insurance due to the above reasons.
  • blov8rblov8r Posts: 567
    Thank you all for honest reporting. I've wanted a Jag for ages and was seriously considering finally getting an XJ8 when my Infiniti lease is up ... but I have zero tolerance for aggravation and will likely stay with Infiniti or possibly move to Lexus armed with this information. MB and BMW have been irritatingly unreliable as well so they're out of my equation. I had NO issues with any of the four Caddies I've previously had. Oh, well. Bart :shades:
  • denhamdenham Posts: 76
    I purchased a 1998 xj8 in like new condition, and after reading some of the problems such as the secondary timing tensioners I started calling the Jag.dealers ( I called two) one wanted $4500 if all needed replacement and $2500 if only the secondary tensioners needed replacement. The second dealer wanted $1500 for replacement of the two secondary tensioners only. I also ask about replacing a front wheel bearing and the labor not bearing was over $400. I have a small shop and I relaced the wheel bearing total cost $41.60 in about two hours. The tensioners were next and took less than four hours for replacement as all you need do is remove
    the valve cover and lift up the cam shaft with timing chain and relace the tensioner. (Yes one tensioner was cracked)
    The cost of upkeep and repairs is what hurts most for Jaguar
    cars, if I did not have my on shop and able to make most of my own repairs I would never own a Jaguar of any type.
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Replace that timing chain... trust me.
  • Hi everyone. This particular discussion is for community members to discuss leasing the Jaguar XJ8. Please post any questions and comments that you have about this car's reliability and maintenance over in one of the following discussions: "Jaguar XJ Series Engine questions and issues", "Jaguar XJ Transmission Questions", or "Jaguar XJ-Series". Thanks.

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  • Has anyone leased an 08 and would you be willing to share the details of the deal you got?

    Thanks
  • $4500 down includes first month payment and tax. $930 a month for 39 months.
  • Dear Car_man:
    Could you please help me with the lease details on a Jaguar XF for a 36 month 12,000 mi lease?
    Also the dealership has a new 2008 XJ8 - the salesman says that they cannot lease a 2008 vehicle. Is that true or is he blowing smoke?

    Thanks
  • Hi veebee66. What you were told is correct. Jaguar is not leasing 2008 models any longer. I posted the XF information that you are looking for over in the new "Jaguar XF Lease Questions" discussion. Please check there for my response and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

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  • Thanks car_man. I must have saved 1000s over the years - all thanks to the info you provide.

    Could you also let me know the MF, Residual on a Base XJ8/XJ8L for 36 months and 10,000 miles/year?

    Thanks again.
  • You're very welcome, veebee66. Infortunately, it does not appear as though Jaguar is currently providing any lease support on the XJ8. Its current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Jaguar XJ8 with 10,000 miles per year are an extremely unattractive .00412 and 40%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of an '09 XJ8L are .00412 and 41%.

    It's possible that some independent bank out there has a better lease program than this on the XJ8. If not, don't lease it because this program is terrible. You would be much better off financing it through Chase at 2.9% for 5 years.

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  • nycguy2nycguy2 Posts: 1
    hi everyone..want to lease a vanden plas and need to know what the real best lease rates are. any help is appreciated.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi nycguy2. Jaguar's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas with 15,000 miles per year are an awesome .00005 and a terrible 31%, respectively.

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  • lucillucil Posts: 1
    please help me. I am interested in leasing a 2009 Jag xj8 with 15,000 miles per year, 38 month lease, no down payment. Can anyone help me. I got a buy price from jag,com for 62,000. After reading a few blogs. I think I'm better off leasing. what's a fair leasing price for the model?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi lucil. Jaguar is not currently providing any lease support on the 2009 XJ8. As a result, if you really want to lease one you will have to do so through a bank like US Bank. I am not personally familiar with US Bank's lease program for this model, but I can tell you how to negotiate a good deal.

    The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for or financing them. Look up the dealer invoice price of the exact XJ8 that you want over in the New Vehicle Pricing section of this site, subtract the $7,000 dealer cash that Jag is providing on the on XJ8 ($8,000 on the L) from that, add a couple hundred dollars for the dealer, and use that price as your starting price when negotiating.

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  • Dear Car_man:
    Could you please help me with the lease details on a Jaguar XJ for a 48 month 12,000 mi lease and the price of the car is 78,000.00. I was wonder what the break down of the lease would be and what the monthly payment would be?

    Thank you...
  • Hi jjefferies1. It's fantastic that you know what this car's selling price is. That is a very important number to know when negotiating a lease. However, in order to work up a payment on this car for you I need to know what this car's MSRP is as well. Let me know what it is and I'll crunch some numbers for you.

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  • The MSRP is 82,500 for the car, let me know if you need anything else?

    Thanks...
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