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Jaguar XF S - first impressions and gallery

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Jaguar XF S - first impressions and gallery

Matt Hubbard
Speedmonkey
September 6, 2013


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I am currently running a Jaguar XF saloon. It's the S model with the petrol powered 3 litre V6, which is boosted with a supercharger. I love superchargers. They give the power of a turbo without that pesky lag.

Jaguar have sorted their touchscreen. The satnav works well, it has DAB radio, it finds my iPhone as soon as I turn it on and the controls are easy to use.

I spent an evening barrelling around Lambourn in the XF recently and it has a wonderful ride. You can tune the suspension somewhat but generally it's best left alone and enjoy the ride.

It is more a ride than a thrill though. After a week with a Subaru BRZ the XF feels much more of a cruiser.

The XF's piece de resistance is its steering. Modern Jaguars have a unique, oily smooth steering feel, that they've somehow managed to carry over from the original E-Type. Marvellous.

The only fly in the ointment so far is my wife. She reckons it is an old man's car. Oh dear. No matter that I point out its power, its looks, its interior, she resists my protestations. In fact she's moved up a level. She called it a grandad's car yesterday. She loves the XKR though.

Take a look at the photos. Do you think the XF is an old man's car?

p.s. You'll notice I haven't included any interior photos. That's because I haven't taken any yet, aside from in the dark

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