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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: XF or 911?

April 18, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

The other day I was working from home and Tweeting. Yes, Twitter is part of my job. I had our long-term Porsche 911 and I could see on my Twitter feed that Magrath had the Jaguar XF Supercharged. I sometimes hog the Jaguar for a week at a time. I'm sure that makes me real popular around the office. But when the car sign-out board comes around, the 911 is usually spoken for. I rarely get a chance and I jumped on it.

So, here's our Twitter conversation, because an UnTwittered life is not worth living. I think Socrates said that.

Mike Magrath @Mike_Magrath
Getting lunch on Sunset, four Z8s have passed. I love LA.

Donna DeRosa @donnaderosa
@Mike_Magrath But what are you driving?

Mike Magrath @Mike_Magrath
@donnaderosa I'm sitting in a lovely metal chair watching. The Jaaaaaaaaaag is parked.

Donna DeRosa @donnaderosa
@Mike_Magrath My favorite.

Mike Magrath @Mike_Magrath
@donnaderosa more than the 911??

Donna DeRosa @donnaderosa
@Mike_Magrath I think so because I'm old now. But the 911 is pretty sweet. Is that terrible?

Mike Magrath @Mike_Magrath
@donnaderosa ha. Nope, there's a lot to like here...especially the motor.

He's right. There is a lot to like about this Jaguar XF, especially with the Supercharger. But then I got into the Porsche 911 and I instantly felt younger and cooler. It sounds so special. And I can pretend I'm in my twenties again and I have some place to go that's fun and interesting, like lunch on Sunset.

Then I got back into the Jaguar XF last night. The accelerator felt so much looser than the 911's. I had to control my right foot. Porsche adds some much needed resistance to its right pedal so hotshots don't take off into a telephone pole.

Both cars are fantastic. But, kidding aside, now that I'm a little bit older, the luxury hotshot suits me better. And it's much easier to get my weary bones into the driver seat.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    Donna you crack me up. Are there any editors other than Dan over 40?!! Two excellent choices of rides--for commuting I would have to go Jag also. Can't believe I said that, though

  • dderosa dderosa Posts:

    I'm over 40. Don't tell anyone I said that :)

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    my kneejerk reaction was to prefer the porsche... but after thinking about it a few minutes, i'd take this specific jag over this specific porsche. there are, however, several other porsche models i would prefer.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    "... because an UnTwittered life is not worth living. " Put your analyst on danger money.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    ^Someone paid attention in philosophy, although I guess that line is well-known enough to have been learned anywhere...

  • mnorm1_ mnorm1_ Posts:

    fools twitter, where angels fear tread

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