Posts tagged "jaguar"

@GirlintheTrunk: 2014 Jaguar F-Type

@GirlintheTrunk: 2014 Jaguar F-Type
Last night I had the opportunity to check out the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, which lead to the inevitable question: How many Ciminillos will fit in the trunk? I didn’t think they’d actually let me check it out. But they did. And their social media team was on hand to take a vine. Due to the... Read more »

Classic cars in @instagram

I know this isn’t strictly a Chicago-related post, but I have to think classic cars transcend geographic boundaries. My visit with my parents in Lakeland, Fla., last weekend coincided with the town’s annual car show, The Lake Mirror Classic. This is one of the best auto shows I’ve ever seen, set against the backdrop of... Read more »

Today's Rant: Jaguar XF needle wobble

While I was driving the 2012 Jaguar XF, one of my tweeps asked me if there was anything I didn’t like about the luxury car. I really had to think about that because I LOVED this car. Loved it. So, when it came down to it, there were 2 things that aren’t necessarily a big... Read more »
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Photo gallery: 2012 Jaguar XF

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a Jaguar. I love the way they look. I love the way they sound. And I love the mean kitty emblem. So, it should come as no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed my test time in the 2012 XF.  From the redesigned info screen (again, thank you!)... Read more »

Today's Rave: Jaguar XF home screen

First, let me start by saying THANK YOU, JAGUAR! And, yes, I meant to shout that at the top of my lungs. The home screen has been a particular rant of mine for several years. I just couldn’t understand how it was possible to create such a stunningly beautiful (and expensive!) car and then a... Read more »

How many Ciminillos fit in a Jaguar XF?

How many Ciminillos fit in a Jaguar XF?
The current guess is about 6 Ciminillos, but that is, of course, if you pour me in. I would, however, like to think that at least 3 of me could fit pretty comfortably. With 17.7 cu-ft of cargo volume, the trunk is actually pretty good. My one complaint: I wish the trunk opening was just... Read more »
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Take me with you! Offroading outside Chicago

Take me with you! Offroading outside Chicago
Living in an urban environment, I rarely get the chance to take some of the cooler cars I drive into the elements for which they were created. Not a lot of drag strips, racetracks or off-road courses in the CHI. Which is why I live for the yearly jaunt the Midwest Automotive Media Association takes... Read more »

Photo gallery: Jaguar XKR

Due to popular demand on twitter, I’m posting a photo gallery of the XKR Coupe even though I already posted one on the XKR Convertible. I think the XKR is one of the more beautiful cars out there, and with 510 horsepower, it sounds and performs beautifully as well. Looking for more posts on the... Read more »

Jaguar XKR trunk: a rant and a rave

It wasn’t until the last full day of the test period that I discovered the final two rant and rave items. I hadn’t really lifted the rear hatch much during the test period because I didn’t really need it. But on the last day, I wanted to make sure I got all those last minute... Read more »
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Today's Rant: Jaguar XKR home screen

Today's Rant: Jaguar XKR home screen
There is so much to love about this car; it pains me to complain at all. I mean 510 horsepower. Plush leather seats. Instantaneous acceleration. Fast cornering. And just the all-around cool factor of the car itself. So, what possibly could I complain about? The home screen on the info system. The presentation is just... Read more »