Roadfly.com         Roadfly Home | Features | Car Review Videos | Car Reviews | Cars For Sale | Used Car Parts Classifieds | Forum | Car Review Archives | Forum Archives Index



PDA

View Full Version : Is XJ8 an \"old man\'s car\"?





CPABLUM
01-18-2004, 04:28 PM
This has been the opinion of a few observers. What are your opinions, or better yet, what are your ages? I'm 48!

XJ842SE
01-19-2004, 03:28 AM
This is a common myth that comes from a number of factors not least of which it's an expensive car and so many people can't afford one until a little later in life. It also comes from the fact that the XJ is a graceful car and appears to be wafting along even when well over the speed limit. Therefore many people suggest it is a car driven slowly by old men.

I'm 42, I bought my first XJ when I was 30. While not at all reckless I use the performance of my cars regularly.

Regards,

Dave B, XJ8 4.2 SE.
Wiltshire, UK.
<A HREF="http://www.dandmbr.co.uk/jaguar/" TARGET="_blank">Pictures of my Jaguar</A>

DJ
01-19-2004, 05:00 PM
from: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2003/07/21/cx_dl_0721feat.html">Forbes Top 2004 Luxury Sedans</a>

"And like Audi, Jaguar thinks its new pony [XJ] can run with a younger crowd: a target audience 40-55 years old, mostly executives and the self-employed, with an average household income of over $175,000."

Rebelreiver
01-20-2004, 10:34 AM
I am also 48. I had wanted a Jaguar for some time but being 6'3" tall, it was a snug fit. When the X350 announced, my prayers were answered. This car is everything I had hoped for and I would enjoy it just as much at 35. It is conservative in style but I appreciate that.

charlienmr
01-20-2004, 12:17 PM
Definitely not, since at 52, I don't at all feel like "an old man". I have always enjoyed cars that are luxury and performance oriented. The new XJ certainly fills the bill in that regard. Just wish I felt like I could afford an XJR. Then I could really get in trouble.

PaulNeko
01-20-2004, 02:10 PM
Got my first XJ @ 33. 46 now and 3 XJ6's and 2 XJR's later, I don't think it's an old man's car (especially the XJR). Now if your talking Cadillac DeVille or Pontiac Bonneville, that's a different story.

DJ
01-20-2004, 03:36 PM
I am 32 and just bought a new XJR.
I had heard the "old man car" before, but this car really appealed to me in terms of style and features.
Let others say what they may--I enjoy the car regardless.

BKH
01-20-2004, 06:20 PM
I am 39. I certainly do not feel "old" when I am behind the wheel of this car. I do feel extremely fortunate to be able to afford this magnificant car at my age. When I told people I was looking at cars in this class, I was routinely told that the Lexus LS430 was an "old man's car." No one ever said that about the XJ.

charlienmr
01-21-2004, 03:09 PM
Well, the XJ may not be an old mans car, but all you young'uns with XJR's sure make me feel real old.

DJ
01-22-2004, 06:00 PM
I am sure you are young at heart :-)

BMW.Aaron.TeamF1
02-15-2004, 10:15 AM

Rick
02-21-2004, 04:55 AM

Rick
02-21-2004, 04:57 AM

MEOwner
08-18-2004, 09:54 AM
yeah my dad who is the current owner is 63 but when I am a sophomore in College it will be mine (5 years) and 19 is certainly not old

jago
08-19-2004, 12:12 PM


Roadfly Home | Features | Car Review Videos | Car Reviews | Cars For Sale | Used Car Parts Classifieds | Forum | Car Review Archives | Forum Archives Index