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      06-16-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Jaguar XK-RS 5

Anyone have thoughts or experience with the Jag? It's a possible upgrade choice from my E90.
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      06-17-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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With a price tag of 150k should be a nice upgrade....but there are better options for that kind of money
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I love that new Jag! It's a fast GT, looks hot and sounds wonderful! I can understand the interest. Although at that price point, I'd be looking at something else.
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What if I said I might be able to get a new one for about $30K less than that price? Might make it a little more feasible
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      06-18-2012, 05:08 AM   #5
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What if I said I might be able to get a new one for about $30K less than that price? Might make it a little more feasible
You know better what you like...not for me though, even with 30k less than list price it's still expensive for what it is.
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Looks good, sounds good, not a great performer, but no slouch nonetheless! Not really a track car, but an awesome GT though. If you like it, go for it
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I would love to hear from someone that has a Jag XK__ (any really) to give their opinion as to why they chose the Jag over its competitors. When I see them on the road the look great, the performance reviews are positive as to what they can do, but the price points always seem to me to be too high. Like mentioned above, when you look at its competitors for the price, there are much better options IMO.
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Thanks for the feedback all. I will let you know my thoughts after my test drive tomorrow. Heading out to drive a GTR in an hour
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So I test drove the Jaguar XKR-S yesterday and it was a great experience. Tons of torque and power, very luxuirous interior when compared to even a maserati, and the price is great. The only problem I am having with it is the fact that it is bright blue
Don't get me wrong, I think the color is striking and looks great on the car, its just really in your face. I want to make a statement, but not sure if I want to make that big of a statement!
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      06-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
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So I test drove the Jaguar XKR-S yesterday and it was a great experience. Tons of torque and power, very luxuirous interior when compared to even a maserati, and the price is great. The only problem I am having with it is the fact that it is bright blue
Don't get me wrong, I think the color is striking and looks great on the car, its just really in your face. I want to make a statement, but not sure if I want to make that big of a statement!
It comes in other colors, no?
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Not here in Hawaii, its the only one on the island

Also a limited production car, only 300 made. Supposedly only 50 in that color.
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I would love to hear from someone that has a Jag XK__ (any really) to give their opinion as to why they chose the Jag over its competitors. When I see them on the road the look great, the performance reviews are positive as to what they can do, but the price points always seem to me to be too high. Like mentioned above, when you look at its competitors for the price, there are much better options IMO.
I have a 335i and my wife has an XK-R. They are both great cars but the Jag has a level of refinement that the BMW can't really compete with. Considering the fact that the Jag was almost twice the price of the BMW that is not really surprising.

Last fall I drove an XKR-S at Lime Rock back to back with an XKR-S. The BMW is a better track car but neither is what I would be intersested for serious track use. The XKR-S is designed to be a high performance GT and that is exactly what it is. It does not really compete directly against the M3. It's most direct competitors would be cars like the M6 and the Maserati GT and I doubt that the people buying the XKR-S are concerned about the fact that an M3 is faster around a track.

That being said it would probably not be my first choice in that price range.

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Last fall I drove an XKR-S at Lime Rock back to back with an XKR-S. The BMW is a better track car but neither is what I would be intersested for serious track use. The XKR-S is designed to be a high performance GT and that is exactly what it is. It does not really compete directly against the M3. It's most direct competitors would be cars like the M6 and the Maserati GT and I doubt that the people buying the XKR-S are concerned about the fact that an M3 is faster around a track.
Exactly! Also not to mention Aston Martin. In this group, I really like the Jag.

When I think of cars competing on a performance level of even/better to the M3, I think Porsche.
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With a price tag of 150k should be a nice upgrade....but there are better options for that kind of money
Funny how much pricing differs between Canada and the US.

I inquired locally about the Jag about a year and a half ago. Considering that up here it's roughly in the price range of an M6...I sure don't see it as being overpriced. I know what I'd pick...and it wouldn't be the roundel.
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I have a 335i and my wife has an XK-R. They are both great cars but the Jag has a level of refinement that the BMW can't really compete with. Considering the fact that the Jag was almost twice the price of the BMW that is not really surprising.

Last fall I drove an XKR-S at Lime Rock back to back with an XKR-S. The BMW is a better track car but neither is what I would be intersested for serious track use. The XKR-S is designed to be a high performance GT and that is exactly what it is. It does not really compete directly against the M3. It's most direct competitors would be cars like the M6 and the Maserati GT and I doubt that the people buying the XKR-S are concerned about the fact that an M3 is faster around a track.

That being said it would probably not be my first choice in that price range.

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Great input, thanks! I really do like the Jag and have driven all the "competitors" in that GT group (Maserati, 650I (no M6 yet)) and I do prefer the Jag over them all as far as GT cars go. Just don't think I can handle that French Blue for the long term
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Exactly! Also not to mention Aston Martin. In this group, I really like the Jag.

When I think of cars competing on a performance level of even/better to the M3, I think Porsche.
Yes, I do agree. I drove a 911S and was not that impressed considering they are around $120K and don't really "blow" away the M3. Add $40K for a turbo and thats a different story, but then you are WAY up there in price and might as well look at used Ferrari's or Lambo's.
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      06-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #17
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I had a ride in one a couple months ago and was impressed. Great performance and the sound ... unreal! Agree with others that for this price I would look elsewhere but seems to have much more personality than an equivalent Aston, SL, M6 (though I haven't driven the new one), or Maser.

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French Blue that the dealership is trying to get me to buy.
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I love the color, looks a little like the laguna seca. I wouldn't drive it daily but I would definitely buy it, color is beautiful and sporty.
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Nice pics! I like this XKR-S and would go with the FRB.

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I love the color, looks a little like the laguna seca. I wouldn't drive it daily but I would definitely buy it, color is beautiful and sporty.
Unfortunately this would be a daily driver for me
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Love that car!!! I believe it's faster around the track than an AM V8 Vantage as well.
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