April 25, 2009
My 2002 Jaguar XKR convertible, which I purchased used, has turned out to be a great choice. I wasn't too sure originally, given Jaguar's long-standing reputation for producing cool but finicky cars. In this case, I liked the styling, I liked the super-charged engine, and I liked the ride -- especially the acceleration and the smooth cruising. Still, I decided to have it checked by a mechanic before purchasing it. The mechanics were genuinely enthusiastic about the XKR, and gave it a thumbs up. They weren't wrong, and the car has proven to be a great purchase. A few weeks ago, I took it on a 350-mile day trip. It handled perfectly all the way, crusing at an average of 80 mph with no problem. When needed, it could jump up to 100 with ease. I ride in style, comfort, and safety. I have the power to get out of tight spots, and I also have lots of assurance from the powerful brakes. I enjoy this car immensely, and am glad I bought it.