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Old 11-21-2017, 08:48 PM
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But damn she's fun to drive. I get people giving us thumbs up and nice car every time we drive her.
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How fast do you want to go ??? When I overtake a truck and floor it at 95-100 kph, I'm usually hitting 150-160 kph or more when I pull back in.
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But damn she's fun to drive. I get people giving us thumbs up and nice car every time we drive her.
If you want to go faster, you could always upgrade to an R!
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Ain't it grand! I think that's why most of us own one! Have you tried downshifting manually and putting the spurs to it? Mayhaps it's just a buildup of carbon that needs to be blown out. Adding a can of Berryman's B12 Chemtool to the gas tank from time to time helps my cat prowl more smartly...

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I will never forget one time I was at a dealer lot looking at cars, not there to buy just dreaming. Had the Jag parked in a slot. Some kid came up to it it and looked it over and yelled to his mom "Buy this one mom". ha ha ha ha
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Something not right, sports mode kick down they fly. Even mine.
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Maybe I'm just getting old, but it's fast enough for me, besides the fact that it's one of, if not thee sexiest looking cars on the road.

My car is sixteen going on seventeen and it's old technology. The new four cylinder F-type is just as fast (0-60mph) and gets much better fuel economy.

I will drive my XKR until either the wheels fall off or I'm too old to get in/out of it!


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How fast do you want to go ??? When I overtake a truck and floor it at 95-100 kph, I'm usually hitting 150-160 kph or more when I pull back in.
Ok she is fast just not quick. I've had her 120 mph without even trying. I'd love to find a place where I could wake up the computer at 155 mph.
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If you want to go faster, you could always upgrade to an R!
When my wife found it I didn't know anything about Jags. I drove it and fell in love. If I had known I would have looked for an R. But I love the Apollo wheels.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:17 AM
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Ain't it grand! I think that's why most of us own one! Have you tried downshifting manually and putting the spurs to it? Mayhaps it's just a buildup of carbon that needs to be blown out. Adding a can of Berryman's B12 Chemtool to the gas tank from time to time helps my cat prowl more smartly...
I should have said she ain't quick. When she rolling around 40 mph and I get in it 120 mph comes up pretty quick. She's a dog off the line. Then again I'm a exdragracer. The transmission seams lazy.
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I will never forget one time I was at a dealer lot looking at cars, not there to buy just dreaming. Had the Jag parked in a slot. Some kid came up to it it and looked it over and yelled to his mom "Buy this one mom". ha ha ha ha
I get comments every time I drive her. And to be honest I hardly ever drive it fast.
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Something not right, sports mode kick down they fly. Even mine.
Bet the 300 will kick its a$$😎
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Maybe I'm just getting old, but it's fast enough for me, besides the fact that it's one of, if not thee sexiest looking cars on the road.

My car is sixteen going on seventeen and it's old technology. The new four cylinder F-type is just as fast (0-60mph) and gets much better fuel economy.

I will drive my XKR until either the wheels fall off or I'm too old to get in/out of it!


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I had what I felt was sluggish performance but only when applying “typical” acceleration pressure. I took some slack out of the throttle cable (per the posts on this site) and it took care of that issue. Never have had a problem with pedal to the floor acceleration, other than it scaring me a bit. And mines an XK8.
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Throttle slack definitely makes a difference, but if you are used to cars that are set up for the 1/4 mile , the XK8 will seem slow off the line. It's really more of a GT car.
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Sometimes I think I would trade gas mileage for 373 gears...I think ours are 308s maybe. The ones made for Mexico had different diff. gearing. If you had those gears and the ecu from one hmmm. They were 328s or something.
The cars heavy, which I kinda like, but that makes it slower off the line with the gearing. Around the 120's is the most I've gone. That's the roof down as well of course. You could tell there's plenty left, however, there was not for the girlfriend in the passenger seat. That speed is where the weight is a good thing....in ways.
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I am getting old!
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Default I want to switch.

I got a 2008 S-Type for my other car when I don't want to drive the 2004 XK8. They both have the 4.2 6 speed powertrain. The S-type is much quicker. Both cars are well maintained and in good shape. I wish I couls switch the performance. The S-type will chirp into second gear.


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Sometimes I think I would trade gas mileage for 373 gears...I think ours are 308s maybe. The ones made for Mexico had different diff. gearing. If you had those gears and the ecu from one hmmm. They were 328s or something.
The cars heavy, which I kinda like, but that makes it slower off the line with the gearing. Around the 120's is the most I've gone. That's the roof down as well of course. You could tell there's plenty left, however, there was not for the girlfriend in the passenger seat. That speed is where the weight is a good thing....in ways.
Does anyone know the reasoning for the different gearing for the Mexico market cars. They are listed in the spec book. When researching it, i discovered that the ecm is not different. Does the lower gearing help in the hotter climate?
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Sometimes I think I would trade gas mileage for 373 gears...I think ours are 308s maybe. The ones made for Mexico had different diff. gearing. If you had those gears and the ecu from one hmmm. They were 328s or something.
The cars heavy, which I kinda like, but that makes it slower off the line with the gearing. Around the 120's is the most I've gone. That's the roof down as well of course. You could tell there's plenty left, however, there was not for the girlfriend in the passenger seat. That speed is where the weight is a good thing....in ways.
It's my understanding that 2003 and up you can't change the rear gears. Something to do with the computer. 3 years ago I looked into it on this forum. It's just a weekend car. I'd gladly give up mpg.
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