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Which XK8 Convertible should I buy?

I'm set on buying a Jaguar XK8 Convertible but am not sure whether to go for the aluminium one or the previous model?

Asked on 12 February 2019 by Andrew Bradshaw

Answered by Keith Moody
Personally, we'd go for the XK100 (1996-2006). The 2003-on XKR got all the toys and is good for nearly 400bhp. The later XK150 used many of the same mechanicals underneath the aluminium body. If you're not sure which is one is right for you, then you need to go and drive both examples back to back at a Jaguar dealer... not a bad way to spend a few hours.
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