*-type Jag - Just a gold dipped Ford?
I've been doing quite a bit of traveling lately, and I get a chance to drive quite a few different cars.
This past week I spent in Vancouver and rented a 2004 *-Type Jag. It appeared to have all of the options, less the V-8, including the 6 speed automatic transmission.
First, I must say how small the car is with the interior dimentions...wow! Myself and one of my assistants traveled with me, and our two suitcases barely fit in the trunk!
Tht engine and the tranny seem to b be the weakest link. The engine sounds great but that is all...there is not much there. The tranny, while smooth, is slow to shift through all those gears...event at WOT. Mind you, the car only had 3500km on it when they first gave it to me.
Going up to Cypress Mountain, the car was constantly switching through the gears even at the same throttle position...annoying.
Things are automatic, but almost to a fault...never did find the button for the door locks, although they locked and unlocked at mostly the right time?
The car draws quite a few glances, more than i expected.
Drop the V-8 in and the car might be different.
For now, I am glad I drove this gold dipped Ford Taurus - and I have a new opinion of those cars.
Anyone else drove one?
(sorry about the typo'* here if they are any...I am typing this with a monitor that is not working...cant see what I am typing!