After our Sunday evening church service, I stood by the glass doors looking out at the parking lot. Seeing the lights of cars pulling away in the darkness, reminded me of the days when we still owned the Jaguar XJ-S. That was a special car. Except for the fact that it was truly a two-seater (with enough rear seating for maybe two Chinchillas) I wouldn’t mind owning one again.* One of the primary reasons was the beautiful design of the car. There’s just something about a Jaguar that you can’t get over. People still think so today. Take it from an automotive writer who drove the new super-charged Jaguar XF for an extended test drive.
“We were continually surprised by how much attention the car attracted, even after nine months on the road. “I came out of the dry cleaner’s to find a man standing just gazing at it,” said one staffer. “He asked me what model it was and kept repeating, ‘Beautiful, just beautiful,’ and actually stood there and watched as I pulled away.” The design simply draws people in, and the Jaguar name is still magical to many folks.”
Natalie Neff, “Treading Lightly Again: Shedding winter tires brings our Jag back to life,” AUTOWEEK, November 15, 2009, p. 30.
*I conveniently left out the high cost of repairs, the amount of oil the V12 consumed, the collapsed driver’s seat, and a number of other unimportant things. You know what they say … “Love is blind.”