Put aside thoughts of its Computer Active Technology Suspension or how quiet it is at cruise or whether the warranty stretches beyond the term of the second mortgage it'll take to buy it. Black On Black — purchased my 99 xjr off orig. My everyday mode of transportation is a little, red, Renault Clio 16V, thus I was extremely aware of the difference in size about 6 feet in every direction and value about £50,000 , of this temporary addition to the family, plus the fact that Nicholas had not even laid eyes on the car yet and should it arrive in a 'bent' fashion, it would not only be the car which would be blue, but the air too. That is to say that there now was noise. When you tramp on the gas and herd this thing to 120 mph in less than 20 seconds, you don't do it with one pinky delicately raised in the air. Whether you're 27 or 77, its stylish, elegant, understated design mixes with a 'who wants to have a good time' ability and smoothness. Such is the case with Jaguar.
Even as the car approaches its electronically limited 156-mph top speed, it remains imperturbable. Every aspect exudes understated elegance and comfort, from the smooth, cream leather seats to the charcoal facia. But where is the head rest? I mean, the car's getting. The boot trunk easily coped with 2 sets of golf clubs and various bags and, with no threat of rain, the roof came down. Not that we were buffeted in any way. The entire design of the car reminded me of a wind-tunnel test and I half expected to see little, aerodynamic arrows shooting over the car to reinforce the predatory nature of the design.
Every head except mine, of course, which was between my knees in the back, sharing with the carpet my breakfast of 2 hours previous. I am now in the market for a 2002 because 99 has no gps. What's amazing is how even-tempered the acceleration is. So are the Mercedes-built five-speed automatic and the 3. This car really is a perfect, cruising machine with enough oomph under the bonnet to have some serious fun on any German autobahn.
Plus, they are famous for cam tensioner failures that can cost more to repair than the value of the used car. Bookmark us and keep checking back for Jaguar cars 0-60 mph updates, since we constantly upload new 0 to 60 mph and quarter mile statistics. With the roof up, I was cosseted in a private, sound-proofed little world, a fact which only struck home when it was no longer present. I went a whole week without filling this car up and I went from Detroit airport to Bay City and. Tilt possibilities - very good. I wonder if they'll give me a part-exchange on the Clio? Still, I revel in what this Jaguar does offer, from its exhilarating power and grip to its gorgeous styling, right down to those little hood vents that visibly radiate heat at stoplights.
A car that can otherwise be driven with such precision deserves a more positively detented shifter. The skies cleared and golf beckoned. As I soon discovered once Nicholas had a drive! This car is fast esp. Love The Look Of It. However, given the foul nature of the weather, the drive itself was extremely enjoyable. By Joel This car was like riding on a cloud.
I'm strongly inclined to pay attention to Dale's pronouncements on this topic, because not only is he the head of Jaguar Cars in North America, he's also just about the last upper-management figure who goes back to the heyday of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. Indeed, I have never encountered so many different wiper speeds in my life! Does Conan stop being Conan just because you dress him up in black tie? Indeed, coifed ladies need fret not about ruining their bouffant since the car sliced through the air, and the traffic, with ease. If you are looking to buy an xjr go for it. I caught mine in time! However, that shifter has no mechanical connection to the transmission it's actually just flipping a switch , and its feel is disconcertingly light. How about wrapping the entire circumference of the steering wheel in grippy leather? But only if there's 2 of you! We decided to drive to see some relatives near Windsor - South West of London, the Queen has a small house there she wasn't the relative, I hasten to add - and go and visit Windsor Great Safari Park. I mean, seriously, aren't all rich people tall and slim like me? I replaced breaks twice and a fuse thats it. Using Jaguar's J-gate shifter to good effect, it's easy to keep the engine in whatever gear the driver's heart desires.
Now, I don't know if it was aided by the presence of 2 young, 20-something girls sliding past in a £67,000 car, but this car does attract attention. The power steering feels like it could be deftly handled using only dental floss tied between one's hands and the steering wheel, and the acceleration appears limitless, no matter what speed one is already doing. I feel it is a relatively important aspect of being on a public road with other road users particularly if, like me, every driver you encounter has made at least 8 attempts to pass their driving test, and they only managed it this time because the examiner felt that others should share in his desperation and contemplation of suicide. Love the look of this car. However, there is one aspect that Jaguar seems destined not to get right. The weekend afforded me a better opportunity with which to truly enjoy driving the car. .
The car had no problem dealing with the excess amounts of water on the road - the traction control not missing a beat throughout - nor on the windscreen. I have to say this car is fun to drive and came with a great stock sound system. Whilst I'm quibbling, another point. Unlike some older Jaguars it has a certain, ageless quality. But who wants to play golf when this fast car is around to drive? But Elizabeth Hurley-wearing- Versace-at-the-Oscars sexy: provocative, confident, not at all trashy, with an upper-class British accent. So, after much illness and cleaning of car, everyone got to go to the park, except me.
None too soon I was behind the wheel and headed for Central London. The interior of the car is luxury itself and if I could hire the designer to have a look at my house, I would do so. Luckily, no articulated lorries were present on the other side of said corners, and evidently these supports play a vital role, but I have not encountered this problem, to such an extent, in other cars. Toe into the accelerator, and there's no telltale sensation that this engine is supercharged other than the massive thrust. The greatest achievement of this fast, beautifully built, transnational sex machine is how completely it's a Jaguar. Whatever their differences, Ford's two M112 supercharged V-8s both yield majestic wells of low-end torque. It used to be that there was such a thing as an identifiable British or Czech or whatever character to a car.
I have to recline the seatback, but then I'm driving in the lying-down position, not something you want to do at the wheel of this rocket. I purchased it used and had it for four years before I sold it at 84,000 miles. Effortless, silent, quick and efficient - and with not a broken nail in sight - it was time to hit the open road. Jaguar Xjr — This car was an all around excellent car. The handling was good along with all the extras that were included. But if you are over 6 ft - you cant fit in it. Short of trying to beat a commuter train across the tracks, it's tough to get into too much trouble.