Jaguar XJ

Recently I celebrated a birthday.  I didn’t think much of it, the kids had fun, but otherwise it was uneventful.  It is one of those birthdays whose number you don’t make common knowledge / so I’ll leave it out here.  Seriously though, I didn’t think much of it.  UNTIL this week when I was treated to (one of the benefits of this job) the fun of driving a Jaguar XJ6.  Really a nice car.  I’m sure, of course, that its British ness gave it more appeal to me (since I’m of British heritage) but what I told the car’s owner when I gave it back to him was “That is a really nice car to drive.  I must be getting older.”  (Hopefully that wasn’t somehow insulting – I didn’t think of that at the time..)  Anyway – I must be getting old.

I drive a lot of high-end cars (that job-benefit thing again) including the XJ’s main competitors:  BMW 7-series, Mercedes S-Classes, Audi A8s, Cadillacs, Lincolns, Lexus, even the odd Rolls-Royce.  They are all great cars and very nice to drive.  But there is something different with the Jaguar, I think it’s the British ness – it creates a natural advantage with things opulent.

Am I right? Well, Jaguar are taking another swing at it with an all-new XJ – here are some links to articles on the new car:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ_%28X351%29

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100326/carnews/100329919/car-pictures&template=photo

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/jaguar-xj/ke1206.html

 

Beautiful car!