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2004 Jaguar XJ8 with 2 bad air bags

$2500.00 by ChiCarGuy in Joliet, Nov 13
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 with 2 bad air bags in Joliet

Make: Jaguar
Model: XJ8
Year: 2004
Miles:173,298
Color: Black
Transmission: V8 Automatic
Upholstery: Leather

At This time, I am saddened that I have to get a divorce from my favorite vehicle that I ever owned! My wallet at this time of COVID-19 can no longer afford to repair my Jaguar.

(Also Willing to Barter! Make an offer..... I don't bite...)
In August of 2019, I took my Jaguar to Mr. Transmission to find out why my air ride suspension was not lifting my vehicle properly. I had not driven it in 6 months, so I purchased a new battery and put it in the hands of the pros. Prior to testing the air ride suspension, the mechanics noticed that the vehicle was having a hard time starting, instead of cutting corners, I purchased a brand new fuel pump($865.00). After purchasing 3 used air compressors for the air ride suspension that didn't work, I purchased a brand new one from Jaguar($857.00). The thought was, this was the day I would take the Jaguar home. The mechanic started the vehicle after installing the new equipment, and boom! The left rear air bag was not holding air and the front right air bag was not even raising up.
Disappointed, I asked how much more would it cost to fix those issues. The quote was $1599.00 to replace the two air bags or $1999 to totally remove the air ride suspension and replace it with regular shocks and struts. There was only one option as the wife will not drive the Jaguar without the air ride suspension, and after being laid off due to this pandemic, I could not afford to sink $2,000.00 MORE DOLLARS into my beloved Jaguar. So, My lack of funds is your gain! I have to either trade or sell my Jaguar and cut my losses.


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Description:Vehicle specifics

2004 Jaguar XJ8 RWD

Vin: SAJWA71C54SG16767

173,298 Miles



173,298 original miles

Rear Wheel Drive

4.2L V8 w/294 HP

6 Speed Automatic W/OD

Power Windows/Doors

8 Way Power Seats

Lumbar Support

Heated Seats

Dual Climate Control

In Dash CD player

Premium Leather Seats

18 MPG City/ 28 MPG Highway

Fog Lights

8 Speakers
5 Passenger Capacity
Chrome Grille
17 inch Aluminum Wheels
Touch Screen Entertainment System
Navigation System
Dual Zone Climate Control
Leather/Wood Grain Steering wheel
Power Moon-roof
Premium Sound System
Built in Amplifier
Keyless Entry
Vanity Key
All original factory parts
The Facts
The Good:
Only serviced by ASE Certified mechanics (I work in dealerships)
All service records can be found at Crest Hill Auto
Brand new Air Ride Compressor
New Fuel Pump
New Serpentine Belt
New Battery
Tires have less than 5K miles since purchased
0 Accidents
Clean/Clear Title
Sparkling clean inside/out
Garage kept
Adult Driven and maintained
Highway miles mostly
No rust/dents/dings
Never been smoked in
All parts that were replaced were purchased through Jaguar, no copycat parts in this vehicle
The Bad:
Needs Rear(left), Front(Right) Air ride suspension bags (Quote: $1,599.00)
Alternatively~ Non-Air Suspension system can be installed (Quote: $1999.00)
Needs new Hood latch (Quote: $49.99+Labor)
Emissions (You will need to visit the emissions testing facility if you decide to fix this vehicle ~ The good news is I far exceeded the minimum amount necessary to avoid taking the test, I will give you service records so that you can bypass the line and drive immediately)
Needs to be towed away
*All of the price quotes above were made by Milex/Mr. Transmission in Crest Hill who serviced my vehicle for the last 4 years.

For more information go here ----> https://homietv.wixsite.com/3togo/jaguar

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