A Certain Je Ne Sais Quois - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: A Certain Je Ne Sais Quois

April 26, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

When our long-term Jaguar XF sits in the sun for a while, like in my driveway at home, it develops a certain je ne sais quois, that intangible quality the French use to describe that which we cannot describe. That's my polite way of saying this car gets a little stinky.

There's a lot of leather in this car but leather has a pleasant aroma. I blame the alcantara, which is a polite way of saying fake suede. It gets a little ripe if you know what I mean. It's amazing how earthy an artificial substance can smell.

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

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Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 21,747 miles

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