Drives Like a Dream - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: Drives Like a Dream

January 23, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF

This morning as I was leaving for work, I had to jump out of our 2012 Jaguar XF to lock up the driveway gate behind it. Across the street, a neighbor getting out of his work truck waved and said, "I like your car. How does it drive?" But before I could answer, he said, "I bet it drives like a dream, huh?" All I could do was nod while sizing him up. Funny, he didn't look old enough to have been alive during the '50s.

I dunno, something about that description "drives like a dream" struck me as antiquated. I think of big, floaty Caddies. But nowadays, what DO people say to describe how well a car drives? I remember in 1990's Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts described a Lotus Esprit as cornering "like it's on rails." They don't STILL say that either, do they?

I will say that the XF's power is so smooth that it's too easy to get into extra-legal speeds. Woo hoo!

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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