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The new Jaguar XJ

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by culverwood, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    Damnit, they just messed up the best classic luxury sedan out there.

    The 1996 and 2004 redesigns was brilliant, and this is just... UGH.

    They should have followed BMW and MB with the evolutionary changes, not this ultramodern POS.
     
  2. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    Its funny how different groups react. It got a very positive set of comments from a luxury car forum I look at. I will wait until I see one in the flesh before I react to much but from the photos I am in the Oh No, No, No, group.
     
  3. alan

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    I think the front is what the XF shouldve looked like. I dislike the XFs headlights a lot. It does look Hyundai-ish but i could get sued to the front.

    The back however looks plain ugly.

    The XK looks like crap in pictures imo, but is a bit more imposing and attractive in person, so this might look better IRL as well.
     
  4. The Louche

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    It looks like a bloated XF - not bad, but the last generation was the pinacle of a never-to-be-repeated sort of panache IMO...
     
  5. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    To my eye the 99-01ish XJ was the best looking sedan in recent memory. No idea why everyone was going for the Mercedes/BMW over those beauties.
     
  6. Cavalier

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    I love the idea, and generally love this new design. There's a couple things that could be slightly different, but I think taking inspiration from the current Maserati design as well as the Maybach is a good look for a car that has had horrible sales now for a while
     
  7. SField

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    To my eye the 99-01ish XJ was the best looking sedan in recent memory. No idea why everyone was going for the Mercedes/BMW over those beauties.

    Probably reliability?
     
  8. gnatty8

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    Probably reliability?

    Kind of what I was thinking also..
     
  9. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    Well there is that...
     
  10. The Louche

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    To my eye the 99-01ish XJ was the best looking sedan in recent memory. No idea why everyone was going for the Mercedes/BMW over those beauties.

    Probably reliability?

    That and lesser driving dynamics. All other considerations aside, I'd much rather drive a 740i from that generation than an XJ. I'd venture to say theres no comparison in their poise...
     
  11. HgaleK

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    I'm really disappointed. I've never been the biggest Jaguar fan, but at least they had the design competency to base the xk off of a good looking car like an Aston Martin. It looks like they're channeling Nissan for the XJ...
     
  12. StephenHero

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    I think it's a beautiful car in its own right. I guess the only thing to be disappointed about is that it comes at the expense of a classic model.
     
  13. epb

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    Longtime Jag fan. Not pleased.

    Longtime Jag fan. Thrilled.
     
  14. holyhotdamn

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    This is wrong, they did not base the new XK off of an Aston Martin. It was more of an incremental change from the last generation XK, which was an escape from the hideousness that was the XJS, which followed the XKE. The XKE was ruined in the series II and III incarnations, but the original '61-'67 models were (arguably) the greatest looking car of all time. Although I will admit that the new XJ probably has Henry Lyons rolling in his grave. I'd put money on the idea that within two years the taillights will be fixed, the grill will be less upright, and finally that stupid carbon fiber strip or whatever it is on the rear pillar will be done away with.
     
  15. track309

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    Also, You will take a big hit when trying to trade it in. Jags have horrible depreciation.

    Maybe the only British manufacture to consider would be TVR, atleast they have more creativity.


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    Actually TVR's aren't available in the U.S.[​IMG]
     
  16. Roikins

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    Also, You will take a big hit when trying to trade it in. Jags have horrible depreciation.

    Maybe the only British manufacture to consider would be TVR, atleast they have more creativity.

    Actually TVR's aren't available in the U.S.[​IMG]



    Isn't TVR still owned by that rich Russian kid?
     
  17. yachtie

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    Saw one live. Looks like a Camry.
     
  18. Southern-Nupe

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    Maybe the only British manufacture to consider would be TVR, atleast they have more creativity.



    Actually, I think of the British auto's as one of the more creatively designed cars, especially when compared to the average German, Japanese and American cars.
     
  19. JayJay

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    http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Se...ideo-and-pics/

    A little more modern than the old one!

    I looked at the new XJ today at the dealership. The interior is amazingly nice, one of the nicest I've seen apart from the likes of Bentley and RR. However, the exterior doesn't excite me. The transition from the front to rear seems off, and the faux wrap around rear window fools no one. The dealership had the cars in black, dark green, burgundy, and white. To me, it looks much better in dark colors rather than light, I really hated the looks of the white one.
     
  20. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    Yep the new one is a real nice car. Interior is real nice. But it also makes me appreciate the old ones even more. On the hunt for a series 3 vanden plas right now.
     

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