The XKR is a touring car, not a race car. People often get caught up in statistics when evaluating cars in this category. The XKR is heavier than other sports cars so it is slower in 0-60 times and around a track. You do get something though from the weight - leather and wood everywhere. Sitting in an XKR is a thrill in itself let alone driving it. And it is plenty fast with 400bhp. There are some quirks and design flaws on the XKR that you wouldn't find on a German car but the XKR seethes passion unlike its rivals. It is gorgeous to look at and a very rare car, the coupe especially; people will stare. In short, when I feel like getting out of town for a weekend, this car is perfect.
This car has changed my life,liturally!
I no longer stress in traffic jams, I
have the convertible top up or down
with ONE touch of a button,I feel safe
and it almost drives itself. Their are
features to let you know how far you
are behind and in front of and obstacle
with a ring of a ascending bell. My
trunk is HUGE, holds 2 sets of golf
clubs and ALL the Holiday Shopping I
can do in one day! I look forward to
going to the store a quick errand. When
I drive I am wrapped in Performance and
Owning one of these Jags is like
owning a piece of history. Most
people don't realize that the XJ and
XK series are still hand assembled
over in Conventry. All the leather
and woodwork is still done by hand!
Only the British can produce something
so beautiful. I can't tell you how
many people have come up to me on the
street to comment on it's beauty (can
you blame them?) I am very impressed
with Jaguar's realiability
improvements. I don't have to pay for
anything for 4 years, not even oil
changes! I absolutely love this car
and seeing them made in England has
made me a fanatic. I would highly
recommend a tour in Coventry for all
of you Jag lovers.
I just had my 2003XKR break down while
I on a trip. My steering went out.
Jahuar does not keep replacement parts!
They kept telling me "next day" stories
on when it would be fixed. After almost
three weeks I got the car back. Now I
am getting the roal run around on what
they promised to reimbusement for
travel to get back home. Beware...this
company wants to sell you a car, but
does not live up to any of the after
the sale promises. Its' always a story
as to why someone else gave you wron