"A Flawless Driving Experience"4.5 starson by George Najm
Pros: Stunning exterior, flawless interior, quick and agile cat
Cons: 300 hp not enough, worth the money for XKR
Summary: After testing an array of Germans, I repeatedly left unsatisfied and felt the price was never justified. After testing the XK Coupe, however, I was shocked by it's beauty. The exterior has the presence of an exotic. The interior has such a high level of finish-quality, which is like wiping your ass with the finest silk. The car is so incredibly agile thanks to its stiff aluminum frame and light body. Its throttle, paddle shift transmission, and steering reaction times are instant. The driving experience left me feeling giddy for weeks.
The XK has sufficient power, but not quite enough to make it thrillig. The XKR, however, should be exhilirating. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel, hit the start button, and hear the intoxicating exhaust note in the XKR! Another great note, this car won't be a-dime-a-dozen like SL's or CLS's.
In regards to the negative comment on the sound system I have this to say: First, that comment contradicts the praise the upgraded sound system gets from the editor in the CNET video cast. Second, no matter what car you buy or how expensive, the base sound system is always a disappointment because most people don’t care enough about a sound system for a car company to justify making it a standard feature. Furthermore, from my experience with upgraded Lexus, MB, Audi, and BMW sound systems… all which sound good but not amazing… the system in the Jaguar blew me away. (I use to think the Harman Kardon in my BMW was the best system out there, but due to its low total wattage it only sounded good for a year or two.) Point being that all base sound systems are garbage, so to even mention the base sound system as a “con” shows the writer had trouble coming up with any substantial complaints about this vehicle.