The Jaguar XJ 12 Does Not Disappoint

The epitome of elegance, the Jaguar XJ 12 was first introduced in 1972 as the ultimate luxury sedan and it has lived up to its billing.  With a 5.3 liter V12 engine pouring out 301 horsepower, the top end speed for this flagship automobile was 147 miles per hour, making it at the time the…

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The Jaguar X-Type Sport Really Tried Hard

What do the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class, and BMW 3 Series all have in common?  They are all direct competitors to the Jaguar X-Type Sport Premium and in subtle ways better cars. Not that there was anything inherently bad about the Jag X-Type Sport; it was just knee-deep in some very tough competition and that European…

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The Jaguar S-Type Pays Homage To The Past

In with the old and out with the new.  Or is that the other way around?  That little quandary perfectly summarizes the Jaguar S-Type from its debut in 2000 to its demise in 2008.  Heavily leaning on tradition yet eager to make a distinguishing mark on modern times, this was a model of midsize luxury…

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The Jaguar Roadster:The American Dream On Wheels

Look up the definition of a roadster in the dictionary and you will find it to be a two-seat car without a fixed roof with an emphasis on sporty handling.  There was no better example of a roadster than the Jaguar Roadsters produced from 1961-1974.  In fact, if one didn’t know better, one would think…

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The Jaguar E-Type: A Car For The Ages

Once or twice in a generation does a car come along, so revolutionary in appearance and performance, that it instantly becomes a classic.  Such a car appeared on the automotive scene in 1961 with the introduction of the Jaguar E-Type, and the general public’s image of what a sports car should look like changed forever.…

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The Jaguar 2000 S-Type Overstayed Its Welcome

Classic styling and inherited pedigree added up to make the Jaguar 2000 S-Type a very fine automobile in the midlevel luxury sedan genre.  Unfortunately, it simply did not know when to quit while at the top. The S-Type was introduced in 2000 and finally ended its run in 2008.  When it first came out this…

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The Isuzu Rodeo: A Proven Winner

In case you haven’t noticed, everybody and their brother has an SUV today.  Okay, that might be somewhat of an exaggeration, but still, pretty close.  However, as hard as it might be to believe, it hasn’t always been that way.  Back in the early 90’s, owning an SUV was a novelty, and the competition was…

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The Ignition Coil Ignites!

Today we will discuss an engine part that is in no way sexy but is in every way crucial to the performance of your engine.  We speak today about the ignition coil, without which you would be dead in the proverbial water. The ignition coil transforms low voltage from the battery into the thousands of…

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