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Old 12-30-2018, 12:09 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forum. It seems like this is the most active Jaguar forum and I've been perusing all of the great info! I got into British cars in the late 70's. Moved into the German cars, then Italian, and a few others. I love cars and I love most of the marquis that produced some nice / fun cars. The different approaches they each have is a nice experience to get to know and understand.

Anyway, as you can see in the picture I have a 63 MK2 and as of last night a 2001 XJR. I chose the X308 over the X300 & X350 after reading everything I could find and driving all of them.

I got away from the Jag's for a couple of decades or more and didn't know they were making such nice cars as these generations are.

It's good to be back in the seat of a beautiful Jag!

 
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Congrats! She looks great.
 
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Thanks! Z07Brandon. So, the first 24 hrs. have been fun getting to know this big cat and I'm loving it! Compared to BMW's 7 series and Mercedes S class … it's not as roomy inside, but has a much more personalized feeling. I'm not sure if that explains it correctly, but the Jag has a different feel / perspective from the drivers seat that is quite different then the other German marquis. Anyway, it's great to have a nice XJR and it's nice to be here on this forum. I've been reading, reading & reading!
 
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Looks very, very nice Jagster, welcome to the forum!
 
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Your car is beautiful. Congratulations and welcome! :-)
 
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Welcome to the pack !
 
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In the first two weeks, I've driven just under 2000 miles and it's an awesome car. I've been driving a few cars with big V8's the past few years and when on the road I've always found myself driving way over the speed limit. But, something is very different in the Jag. I find myself in a more relaxed mood … content to cruise at speed limits or maybe just a little faster. I find this very interesting and enjoy the more relaxed mood I'm in when driving the Jaguar.

Anyone else feel the same when they are driving their Jags vs other cars?



NorCal after a long drive from SoCal

 
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Very nice looking cat.

Love the color.
 
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I agree! I even play different music in my Jag vs. the Vette. 60's Motown and Jazz in the Jag, Rock n Roll in the Vett.
 
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Originally Posted by grantorino62 View Post
I agree! I even play different music in my Jag vs. the Vette. 60's Motown and Jazz in the Jag, Rock n Roll in the Vett.
LOL, Yep! I forgot to mention that also. I have found myself listening to music that I haven't listened to in 30 years!
 
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