The Lanos: Compact, Yet Spacious

The style of car that a person chooses to drive can indicate a lot about their lifestyle. For example, there are some people who, after driving a car for a couple of years, consider it junk yard quality, and look for the newest thing because they can afford it. Other people, who are on a…

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The Land Rover Range Rover

You get what you pay for; isn’t that the line we all grew up with?  Well, in the case of the Land Rover Range Rover, it may not be true.  Priced high and riding a reputation as rugged, the Range Rover isn’t all it is cracked up to be. Years of dependability issues have followed…

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The Jaguar XKR Blends the Old and the New

Take one of the ten most classic cars ever produced, make it lighter, make it more powerful, and make it more luxurious, and you have the Jaguar XKR.  This European import may not go down in history as an icon, like its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean it lacks charisma. What makes an icon? In…

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The Jaguar XK8 Overshadows Its Competitors

The classic concept of a Jaguar owner being refined and stodgy was turned on its ear in 1996 when Jaguar introduced the XK8 in coupe and convertible models.  Suddenly refined and stodgy became jet set and fast paced with this smooth, powerful new member of the Jag family.  If you look up a description of…

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The Jaguar XK Engine: One For The Ages

So much is said about the “classics” in the automotive industry. Can you name a few? What would be your personal favorite? My personal favorite was one I owned, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, bright yellow with a black racing stripe and 427 horses under the hood. Oh how I loved that car! The same can…

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The Jaguar XJR: Xtra Juiced Refinement

It  is pretty hard to get excited about a model that has been around since 1968 and basically looks the same.  Comfortably familiar, yes, but excited? Not usually!  The Jaguar XJ Series is known for refinement.  It is known for its distinctive appearance, its bloodlines, and its regal bearing. Close to a million of them…

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The Jaguar XJ8 Sprints Ahead Of Its Proud Past

The decision makers at Jaguar have been busy over the years making subtle changes to the XJ Series but in truth it would be very difficult to notice any of those changes.  They have clung to the design of the original XJ since it debuted in 1968 and that has been both a blessing and…

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The Jaguar XJ Series; Out With The Old, In With The New

Let’s take a moment to talk about all that is right with the Jaguar XJ Series.  Introduced in 1968, the Jag XJ was considered the epitome of luxury sedans.  Graced with an uncommon quiet and the ability to make the driver one with the road, the XJ led the world for a number of years. …

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