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post #61 of 71
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Originally Posted by coolpapaboze View Post
I drove the supercharged XJ and XF yesterday and I have to say I love the XJ (love the XF too). When I first saw pictures of it, like many, my first reaction was WTF? But I like it much better in person and think the old body style was a dead end. I drive a 750 now (disclaimer: I hate it) and the Jag absolutely blows the doors off it. It goes in all gears at all speeds and is very light on its feet. The interior is awesome and the electronics (assuming they don't spontaneously burst into flame at some point) seem intuitive and have all the features I want. I'm seriously considering purchasing and prior to the introduction to the XF, Jag was never on my radar.
What about the 750 don't you like? Is it a 2009 or 2010 750 with 400 hp/450 lb. ft.? I'm surprised to hear that the XJ blows the doors off the BMW.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
What about the 750 don't you like? Is it a 2009 or 2010 750 with 400 hp/450 lb. ft.? I'm surprised to hear that the XJ blows the doors off the BMW.
I have a 2008, which is great for going in a straight line at a high rate of speed for an extended period of time. The problem with the car is driving around town, the transmission is never in the right gear. I understand with a huge car like this, to have sporty driving around town would probably result in 10mpg, but it's really just awful. At lower speeds, if you need to accelerate quickly, you generally get a lag, followed by neck snapping acceleration. I've driven the F01 750 and in spite of the new engine, it has the same problem. My previous car was an E39 540 (which I never should have sold) and it was speedy and responsive in all gears and at any speed. As an obviously larger car, I didn't expect the 750 to be as good as the 540, but I've really disappointed. It drives just like an S class and I expected more of a driver's car. The Jag meets that challenge.
post #63 of 71
^^^Thanks. I definitely need to drive the XJ.
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by coolpapaboze View Post
I have a 2008, which is great for going in a straight line at a high rate of speed for an extended period of time. The problem with the car is driving around town, the transmission is never in the right gear. I understand with a huge car like this, to have sporty driving around town would probably result in 10mpg, but it's really just awful. At lower speeds, if you need to accelerate quickly, you generally get a lag, followed by neck snapping acceleration. I've driven the F01 750 and in spite of the new engine, it has the same problem. My previous car was an E39 540 (which I never should have sold) and it was speedy and responsive in all gears and at any speed. As an obviously larger car, I didn't expect the 750 to be as good as the 540, but I've really disappointed. It drives just like an S class and I expected more of a driver's car. The Jag meets that challenge.
Why don't you just use the tiptronic transmission? You can shift down and up any time you want. The button to select tiptronic is be on the steering wheel while the up and down shifters are behind the wheel.
post #65 of 71
Saw one of the XK coupe's for the first time today. Very sweet:
post #66 of 71
Saw the XJ today. So. Incredibly. Ugly.
post #67 of 71
^^^I kinda liked it at first, but now, the more I see it, the less I like it.
post #68 of 71
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Originally Posted by coolpapaboze View Post
I have a 2008, which is great for going in a straight line at a high rate of speed for an extended period of time. The problem with the car is driving around town, the transmission is never in the right gear. I understand with a huge car like this, to have sporty driving around town would probably result in 10mpg, but it's really just awful. At lower speeds, if you need to accelerate quickly, you generally get a lag, followed by neck snapping acceleration. I've driven the F01 750 and in spite of the new engine, it has the same problem. My previous car was an E39 540 (which I never should have sold) and it was speedy and responsive in all gears and at any speed. As an obviously larger car, I didn't expect the 750 to be as good as the 540, but I've really disappointed. It drives just like an S class and I expected more of a driver's car. The Jag meets that challenge.

simple,its built for the Autobahn,speed and most of the torque is in the higher gear just for that purpose.
a 750 has way too much torque for stop and go city driving,you need another car.
post #69 of 71
Big cars like that will never be light on their feet; but I agree that BMW V8 cars with steptronics tend to lag a bit before the kickdown... and then when they do kick down, yeah, you better hold on to the wheel because it'll start to pull nicely. When I had the 540 I just kind of took that to be part of the car's character and left it at that, it was kind of fun actually.
post #70 of 71
Back end is ghosts of PSA. Front end was penned by a Ssangyong designer on meth. Middle part is meh. Don't much care for the interior either. Whoever among the upper brass decided to abandon classic British look in favor of current design abortions, should be exiled to North Korea.
post #71 of 71
Speaking of Tata.


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