Who doesn't love a Jag? The brand conjures up images of luxury, wealth and a sporting pedigree dating back to the late 1930's. Owning one might mean you're just that little bit posh, the funny thing is since 2008 Jaguar has belonged to the Indian Carmaker TATA, possibly last on the list for posh.
TATA, however, re-invigorated the Jaguar brand that had been languishing in the doldrums for twenty odd years. Their low point being the X-Type, to which the Jag fans cried imposter, being that it was based on a Ford Mondeo. That just wouldn't do, TATA recognised this when in 2007 they released the all new XF to much acclaim.
Seeing as the original XF has been in Aus for close on ten years now, some of the early models are now within reach of us schlubs. Fabulous, I know right?
If you're prepared to do your homework and shop around you can find yourself a real peach for $35K AUD or less. Not bad for a car that was $100K AUD plus when new.
While doing our research, we found a mouth watering 5.0-litre V8 XF Premium with just 96,000 kilometres on the clock. That's a whole lot of car, how's this for a spec sheet.
A 5.0-litre V8 producing 283kW @ 6500rpm, peak torque 515Nm @3500rpm and a 0 to 100km/h dash in 5.7 seconds.
Plus you get modern tech, Jag refinement, dynamics and luxury. I think I've just convinced myself to go out and buy one! I've always wanted to tell my significant other, "Let's take the Jaaaaaaggggg!".
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