This car positively devours miles on long road trips. I picked up mine used in NYC and immediately drove it home to Oregon. Amazing drive back through a combination of interstate and back road highways. Very stable all the way up to 155 where the speed limiter puts an end to the locomotive pull. It is surprisingly quiet with the top up. With it down, the optional wind screen with the windows rolled up makes for a very calm cabin at speed. Seats are comfortable even on very long trips. Corners great at all speeds. The paddle shifters work well and are quick and responsive. Brakes scrub off big speed nicely. Active exhaust sound cool when bypassing muffler. You can get two kids (probably up to age 14) in the back but both the driver and passenger need to move the seats up quite a bit. Trunk is one of the smaller I have seen. Back seats make better storage than seats. I've so far put 5K miles on it (in about 3 weeks)and blew out a CV boot ($450 repair). I'm guessing it had something to do with many trips deep into triple digits. Other than that, its been good so far.
Drove 300 mile round trip to country every weekend as well as a daily city commute. The XK never needed anything except a new wiper blade. Biggest problem was keeping it under speed limit. The car is most happy cruising at 80-90 mph. Direction headlights are perfect for country roads.
I finally purchased a 2010 XKR Coupe, after testing Mercedes E63 AMG, BMW Ms, Audi S5/6.. My wife immediately felt in love when she saw it "It's like an Ashton Martin !" she told me, yep we know why, same designer. That was a good start! But not enough for me. On paper the specifications are already very impressive, but it's really when you start to drive it that you realize what it really means. This car has it all ! It can be very soft and you can feel like in a lounge, but in a minute later, you switch on the "S" mode, press the accelerator, and you truly have a race car, and you can't believe you are already over speed limit (noises very well filtered). An eye catcher for sure!
Great Performance, but also the excellent work inside the car to filter road noises Seats are very comfortable, and perfectly adjustable. Strong brakes, good fuel performance (No Gas Guzzler tax), Fantastic Sound system. The Look is very "sexy" (In Ultimate Black with 20 Inch Wheels in particular)
Not impressed by the Nag. System (Previous Generation, DVD base). Need to move to HD base. Back seats are a joke, you can't seat adults (But you don't want anyone to seat behind anyway!) While we have the back parking sensors, I would also want a backup camera to help.