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2009 Jaguar XF First Drive

Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
edited March 2014 in Jaguar
Even in the stark light of the Arizona desert, the skin of the 2009 Jaguar XF shimmers with a life that seems almost liquid. Next to it, any other sport sedan looks as cold and abstract as a lump of coal.

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First Drive: 2009 Jaguar XF

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  • More wood than any Jaguar ever built? I don't think so. Take a look at a 420G with rear "picnic tables" & front pull out writing table, not to mention the trim around the doors. Not even close.
  • irnmdnirnmdn Posts: 245
    Too bad that Jaguar copied Subaru Legacy front for a otherwise good-looking sedan which is breath of fresh air among fugly 5-series and bland E-class.
  • the XF looks like a cheap imitation of the japanese pocket rocket. and what's with that 'tony the tigger' growler? the XF confirms jaguar has truly lost it.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,577
    .....and received a brochure for the new XF. I don't mind the exterior of the car. It looks like a 4 door "coupe" and reflects the new Jaguar styling theme.

    What's turning me off is that the new owner of Jag. is soon to be in a third world country.
  • For those somewhat concerned about Tata Motors buying Jaguar, I would suggest that you visit the website of the parent company: www.tata.com. This is a huge conglomerate of 98 companies. The website is just like any western company website that you would visit. This is no "third world" company. Look at the other businesses they are involved in and read about their CEO. I believe that they can and will do a stellar job of running Jaguar. This was concerning to me before I ordered my XF, but after looking into the company, I think it will be a win-win for Jaguar.

    :)
  • Well you would be pretty ignorant then wouldn't you?

    Do you know anything about Tata besides the fact that it is an Indian based company?

    If the only information you had about a pair of companies was their profit and loss statement which would you prefer?

    Company A: That lost 12.6 billion dollars in 2006 and is projected to lose money in 2007 and 2008.

    Company B: Had three billion dollars in profit for 2005-2006 and four billion for 2006-2007.

    Which company sounds better?
  • yomalyomal Posts: 1
    I have to agree, they could of done a better job on the front headlights (compliments of subaru) other than that, im absolutely in love with this car,it has to be the sexiest car ive seen in a long time. Im going out the second that it comes down to a decent deal and the hype is down and financing it. I usually lease, but this car actually makes me want to be a proud owner. I love the heartbeat thing and the clean crisp interior, and im definetly gonna opt for the sweet supercharged engine. I just hope the service of the car will be as good as my benz ppl. Nothing is worse than having a good car but shi**y service. Hopefully whoever purchases them will follow through on what will be an a amazing car.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,577
    ....seen and closely inspected the interior in person? If so, thoughts? It is the one thing about the car that does not seem very impressive.
  • jaguyjaguy Posts: 3
    I have seen it in both supercharged and naturally aspirated. It is awesome. Big step for my beloved jag. Everything works well and it is a serious competitor. Should level the playing field for Jaguar against the 5 and the E and even the CLS. I am getting people from all different cars coming in to trade on the XF. More than fifty percent of my initial allocation is pre sold. As far as Tata goes, welcome. Pump some money into jaguar and see what you get. I bet this will be a renaissance for the company.
  • Front end resembles a 2000 ford taurus
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