If you have ever driven a Jaguar, then you already know the feeling
you get when you do. If you haven't, you should treat yourself to
the experience. They inspire confidence with their handling, and
ride so quietly on the road that you will be able to lower your
voice when you carry on conversations. And this car was well loved.
It comes not only with its maintenance records, but with its very
own service manuals too.
The XJ Jaguars have always been good looking cars. They sit low and wide with sculpted body lines that make it look both athletic and beautiful. There is the iconic Leaping Jaguar on the hood, and a Growling Jag badge in the chrome grill. The air cuts a path on the hood between the four headlights, and there is a set of fog lights below the bumper. The view from the side of the car is long, and smooth, and classy. Its highlighted by a pin stripe, and protected by body colored side moldings. The trunk of the car is graced with the Vanden Plas insignia, indicating that it is a premium edition. There are also twin tailpipes reminding you that there is an athletic side to this car, and a bit of chrome along the tops of the bumpers. Good sized wheels with Growling Jag centers add to the athletic look, and assure that the car stays glued to the road.
Open the door and get ready for a real treat, because the premium Vanden Plas treatment is on full display in this interior. It is a two-tone treatment of tan and cream with burled wood accents. It graces the tops of the door panels, and surrounds the window switches. Settle in to the glove leather power seat and make yourself comfortable. Take a moment to check out all the wood that stretches out across the dash. It's like sitting in an office with a nice desk and shelving. But this office has a wood and leather steering wheel too. Controls for everything are clearly labeled, easy to operate switches. Ventilation controls in the center console are couched in more burled wood and surrounded by more stitched leather. Back seat passengers get treated to the same luxury too, with lots of wood, comfortable seats and plenty of convenient storage nooks. All that, plus a trunk large enough to swallow up luggage or golf clubs for a car full of people without having to worry about arranging it carefully to make it fit.
While the interior is cradling you in luxury, and the styling is making a statement, the engine and drivetrain on this car is quietly going about its business so you can enjoy it all. A 4-litre, 6-cylinder, double overhead cam engine is powerful and smooth. Pop the hood, (which hinges at the front in traditional Jaguar fashion), and you will find that everything is neat and clean in the engine compartment due to the proper maintenance that this car has received. Belts, hoses and the battery all have signs of being serviced recently. You can head out on holiday with confidence, in traditional British fashion, and just enjoy the ride. The suspension rides nicely on the interstates, but handles the curves with ease. And If you find yourself trekking up and over serious mountains, the precise steering and the four-wheel power disc, anti-lock brakes will inspire confidence.
Come on down and experience this Jaguar for yourself. You are likely to decide to just keep on driving it.