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Old 03-15-2019, 04:13 PM
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I purchased my 2007 XK 4.2 N/A convertible about a month ago and would like to share some of my driving impressions.

The car drives smooth as silk and has plenty of power but.....now I want an "R". I'd add more but what's the use. Now I have to start saving my nickles.

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Yes to the //R. I got stuck driving the kids baby Cherokee today and was leaning forward in the seat waiting for it to accelerate.
 
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................................now I want an "R". I'd add more but what's the use. Now I have to start saving my nickles.

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Aren't you one of the myriad people in here that asked for recommendations and was advised to buy an -R because 'fun'???
 
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Aren't you one of the myriad people in here that asked for recommendations and was advised to buy an -R because 'fun'???
Yes. Take me out and shoot me.
 
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Never underestimate the appeal of the pirate Jags.
 
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If your after more grunt see how you go with a x-pipe, tune and free flowing 200 cell cats these engines respond very well with a few mods it just might satisfy that itch
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:01 PM
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If your after more grunt see how you go with a x-pipe, tune and free flowing 200 cell cats these engines respond very well with a few mods it just might satisfy that itch
Thanks. Sounds good. I'll look into it.
 
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.now I want an "R"
Make sure it is a 5.0 litre R otherwise you might have to make a third purchase
 
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I have not been driving my "R" properly - mostly 12-mile surface street commutes - but I am accustomed to the INSANE punch I get when I need it, especially in Sport mode. Every time I drive another car I almost get into an accident. (OF COURSE I have enough room to pass! OF COURSE I can merge ahead of this agro kid in the Lexus!) If you can afford it... bite the bullet and find a way to get into a 5.0 XKR and don't look back.
 
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I have not been driving my "R" properly - mostly 12-mile surface street commutes - but I am accustomed to the INSANE punch I get when I need it, especially in Sport mode. Every time I drive another car I almost get into an accident. (OF COURSE I have enough room to pass! OF COURSE I can merge ahead of this agro kid in the Lexus!) If you can afford it... bite the bullet and find a way to get into a 5.0 XKR and don't look back.
I too drive the congested streets of Southern California and I know what you're talking about but once I get an open road (like my many trips to Palm Springs) I yearn for more power. A 2010 and up XKR Convertible is just out of the reach of my budget at the moment but come Fall I'll be ready to make a move on a low mileage, rust free beauty. Until then, I'l just settle for dropping the transmission in my 4.2 N/A convertible into Sport and turning off the traction control when I get the urge to blast off.
 
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With traction you are aware that if you hold it down for roughly 10 seconds you'll hear a chime permanently disabling it for that trip
 
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
That's the difference between "Trac DSC" and "Trac Off".

(did I get my verbiage correct?)
 
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First thing I do whenever I get in the car
 
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Originally Posted by steve_k_xk View Post
First thing I do whenever I get in the car
Only problem is forgetting about it and going sideways around the next corner!
 
 
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