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: