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2013 Jaguar XK 2dr Cpe Touring User Reviews
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Best car I have ever owned. Period.By Matt in Houston, Sep 6, 2013So today I picked up a used British Racing Green 2012 XKR-S convertible with around 6000k miles on the clock. I drove up from Houston to Dallas in a modified 525hp C5 Corvette Z06 which I parted with in trade. For some background, I am also the former owner of a 2006 supercharged Lotus Elise and a 2006 Porsche Carrera S. I have some experience with a Panamera PDK while my Carrera was in the shop getting some paint work. Lastly, I have also logged 16, 20-min track sessions under my belt in the Lotus. I am still greatly a noob and it has been a couple of years since I have been back on the track. I am not going to write a long essay, as there are MANY reviews of this car if you do a Google search. Instead, I thought I would simply list some points that came to my mind as I drove back to Houston with a friend. 1. Fit and finish of the interior is superb. Couldnt find a flaw. Great layout. Wish the tach was larger and in the center of the gauge pod. Wish I could change the digital clock in between the tach and speedometer to a larger digital speed read out. 2. Touch screen isnt NEAR as bad or slow as some make it out to be. Another suprise since I had prepared for the worse. 3. I LOVE manuals, but this "automatic" transmission is by FAR the best I have ever experienced. I didnt like the Panamera PDK in traffic, but the Jag ZF is smooth as butter. But it is also VERY snappy when you want it to be, and changes gears quickly. I was unable to confuse it. Downshifting to each traffic light is addicting. Throttle blips are perfect. A+ 4. If you are short like me, 5'7, and have a small kid, the back seats have more room than I thought. Just scoot both front seats forward. I was actually a little suprised, as I expected less. 5. The XKR-S Sport seats are awesome. The amount of adjustment is amazing, and the 3 memory settings will come in handy. A+ 6. Power is comparable to the vette but MUCH smoother and easier to drive. Car feels quick from a stop but faster still once it is in motion. 7. VERY hard to drive the speed limit, car felt so smooth at times I thought I was doing 60 and I was doing 90. Seriously. I had to keep cruise control on just to avoid getting a ticket I think. Great GT suspension A+. 8. Steering is better/heavier than I thought it would be. Some reviews speak about too light of steering. While its true this is a far cry from Lotus (probably the most direct in the biz), it didnt leave me wanting. This is a proper GT and the steering is great with enough weight in my opinion. Steering is also more responsive than I planned for. 9. Just enough attention, nothing more, nothing less. Very classy and unique car. Darker color XKR-S's still appear more understated in my opinion. Saw plenty of admirers but not a bunch of cell phones and crazy attention like in the Lotus. The French Racing Blue will probably draw more attention if that is what you want. 10. Car initally felt very big on the test drive, but once I adjusted the seats and LOWERED them all the way to the floor, everything started to come together. Car started to shrink around me and the mass felt smaller. It all started to click as I got more time driving it. Still a nice roomy cabin, but somehow snug and solid around you. To date, easily the best car I have ever owned. Maybe the fastest but not the quickest...I'm SO glad I went this route. I have to say I think if more people would consider an XK and test drive this car there would be a lot more fans. Thank you all for reading...and I hope maybe these observations may help someone who is on the fence. All I can say is come on over. ...morePower, Fit and Finish, ZF Transmission, Exhaust note, Suspension, Styling, Seating.
Vehicle weight, MPGTrim 2013 Jaguar XK 2dr Conv XKR-S
Age Group 25-34
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