I'll be 40 in 5 years' time. I completely agree that Jaguar XF is the most good looking car. Tried my best to get it past my OH, but no luck!
Is Audi A6 a front wheel drive car? How can it be fun to drive then?
Yes it's a front well drive!
In my opinion the drive experience with Audi it's like having a sugar coated steering well... It's like an old valve amp...
Just test drive the XF you won't want the other two. It's sensational. Light and presise, nimble, comfatable, good ride and handles brilliantly.
The MB and BMW feels heavy to drive by comparison. They really are that good.
I also think they look good inside and out. ( but that's purely subjective )
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Right, here's what I'll do: test drive the Jag XF, Merc E class & BMW 5 series, hopefully tomorrow and then decide which drives the best. If Merc, then it's easy to convince my OH. Otherwise, I'll have to make an extra effort to convince her!
Heres a Autocar review, Just show here the swively air vents when you start it up, that should do it!!
Got to agree, the XF is the one I'd have if I didn't need a bus. The interior is fabulous, especially. Maybe I could get away with the tourer...
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I know, and so does the shift knob!
What's your opinion on "Jag is for oldies" then (they are the exact words my friend used when I asked his opinion)?
He's obviously never seen a new one. Not being funny but is your OH thinking of the old XJ series, cos the new ones are nothing like them.
Only issue I can see with the Jag is that most reviewers don't much like the 2.0 4cyl diesel engine, the V6 3l diesel is said to be the best of them but may not be economical enough for you.
BTW, to answer an earlier question, if you're doing a regular long(ish, it's peanuts compared to mine) commute then comfort wins over driving pleasure every time, you'll get very bored with a firm ride pretty quickly IME.
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To them, I say "EDITED". Toyota Avensises are for oldies.
The Merc wins on confort.
The BMW has a sharper chassis, providing a great driving experience, if you are the "sporty" kind...
Can't agree with that. My 3 series coupe is MUCH more comfortable than my mates Merc. His seats are like sitting on a rock. Superb economy for my motoring needs (43mpg from 3.0L diesel, YMMV)
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To be fair, my OH is quite reasonable. She thinks this tag of "Jags for oldies" comes from the fact that in older times, only people over 50 could afford a Jag. Things have changed significantly since then. She's not particularly fond of the grill though.
I agree regarding comfort. I did find the 5 series to be a little less comfortable than an E class. Have booked test drives for Jag XF & Merc E class this afternoon. Do I need to carry both parts of my licence?
The Jag is a totaly modern car in looks and tech. I would say its a younger generation who are buying these now and if anything its the E Class which is the "pipe and slippers" car not to mention hat!! Have you seen the old fashioned looking wood in these they look like my grandmas sideboard! These cars are always going to be driven by older people anyway beacuse of cost and family.
Just look at the options large black wheels (not my taste), great interior colours and lighting all aimed at the younger audiance.
Im not kidding i was blown away when i drove them they feel so agile and small yet presise and comfatable. In the Autocar review they talk about the compliant soft ride coupled to the class leading body control.
The BM and the MB fell so heavy by comparison.
The MD next door just chopped in his 535d for one with cream leather he absolutly loves it, i noticed a XK has also appeared in the car park.
Going back to your question by its looks and driving characteristics its aimed at a much newer and younger audiance.
Only thought of the "rising knob" inuendo after i posted i did kick myself.
Can't agree with that. My 3 series coupe is MUCH more comfortable than my mates Merc. His seats are like sitting on a rock.
I think they're talking about the chassis more than the seats tbh.
I really need to get my old Merc going again, I miss the ludicrous wafting old barge...
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