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Originally Posted by Cambo View Post
I don't think that has anything to do with the "weighty feel" of the car though.
Laugh now, but do this test later;
Next time you ride a bike, take one hand off and see if the bike feels heavier.
 
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You look so manly changing your water pump on the side of the road or riding with the car on a rollback. Having chrome trim around the infotainment knobs makes up for though. LOL.
good one

 
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I like my girly car. I do occasionally suffer from supercharger envy, but it passes.
 
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I like my girly car. I do occasionally suffer from supercharger envy, but it passes.
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How can a car with 300 horses be considered "girly"?
 
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How can a car with 300 horses be considered "girly"?
There's always going to be faster cars out there just because of that it surely doesn't make anyone's car less or more girly than the next , heck stock girly Audi TT rs are posting equivilent times to svr f types now
 
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The Audi TT is girly. Boys don't have big TTs.
 
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Went directly from an 09 XK to 13 XK , newer XK just felt more solid , and it did have a little more heavier feel to it that's why I bought it. Of course the extra ummphh had a lot to do with it too. Test drove 4 XKRs and an XKRS. That was really a really tempting time , but too much power for me to use as just a road car. I do get the idea of driving something that gives you a rush after driving those supercharged monsters though , the XKRS was just such a beautiful car too.
 
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Boys don't have big TTs.
I am not a big TT man. I am claustrophobic.
Its like looking out of a letterbox.

 
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Is a letterbox where you put your male?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
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Originally Posted by texjag45
Went directly from an 09 XK to 13 XK , newer XK just felt more solid , and it did have a little more heavier feel to it that's why I bought it. Of course the extra ummphh had a lot to do with it too. Test drove 4 XKRs and an XKRS. That was really a really tempting time , but too much power for me to use as just a road car. I do get the idea of driving something that gives you a rush after driving those supercharged monsters though , the XKRS was just such a beautiful car too.
Thanks for confirming that I'm not crazy.
 
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Originally Posted by Stuart S View Post
The Audi TT is girly. Boys don't have big TTs.
I dunno. I've seen a few sporting a c-cup.
 
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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
I am not a big TT man. I am claustrophobic.
Its like looking out of a letterbox.

Never am I ...I'm proving a point is a XKR 5l now a girly car because a hairdressers car is quicker
 
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The Audi TT is girly. Boys don't have big TTs.
So, as Jag owners, we have big TATAs?
 
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Originally Posted by Joachim1167 View Post
So, as Jag owners, we have big TATAs?


Been avoiding this thread since it went sideways.... But gotta admit that was good!

 
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Been avoiding this thread since it went sideways....
Totally sideways, they started talking about feeling car's weights and other academic things.
Stuart proved we are still fundamentally monkeys.
 
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Totally sideways ...
Stuart proved we are still fundamentally monkeys.
Yep and I'm a believer that Monkees just gotta have fun when they get around in ther little GTO.



Those were the days, my friend!
 
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While the other modern models of Jaguar have topic/post ratios of between 8 and 10, the X150 is at over 14.

Our threads tend to ramble on longer in here than the other models.

My least favourite PS was some big giant of a car but with such strong PS that I would not put my hands on the wheel, but rather just finger tip. Otherwise I'd be making undesired wanderings in the lane.

However, if I had driven the thing aggressively I'm not sure I would describe it as "feeling lighter than my sports cars".

My 4.2L XK at first felt too light, but I've gotten used to it. Now my 944 feels heavy at the steering wheel as I'm used to the more modern car.

For me the way I "feel" a car as heavy or light has to do with tire temperature management.
 

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One of the eye openers I learned from tracking my past cars is to not grip the wheel.
5-point harnesses hold you firmly into the seat, and you begin to realize just how tight your natural grip on the steering wheel is. It made perfect sense, as most drivers use the wheel to not only hold them back in the seat, but also to brace yourself during any hard corners to keep you centered.
The harness took that need away, and you could actually relax your grip, and let the steering wheel tell you everything. Now (without a 5-point) I'm very conscious to how I grip the wheel, and I try to avoid letting it become some sort of 'brace' while driving, so I can actually tell what the tires are doing.

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