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Old 04-15-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Florida Road Trip /XK8

Just curious where you rented from?


"Buteo Lagopus" <nospm@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Re-hi Jaguar folks!
>
> It's been awhile since my California "Road Trip" post. But I landed in
> Orlando, FL, Yesterday morning and rented the '05 XK8 convertible. I
> put on approx. 200 miles from Orlando to Ocala and back.
>
> It was another "magic carpet" ride. Although it was raining and I
> didn't get to suntan my way up to Ocala and back, it was fun.
>
> It was amazing driving at 70+ mph speeds (probably up to 95mph in the
> rain with the feeling of complete traction and control.
>
> The front end looked great and in the fast lane got the same "get out
> of the way respect" that the XJ8 got at high mph.
>
> The only downside with the convertible is that with the top up, there
> is a dramatic blindspot in the driver-side rear, to the point where I
> had to severely peek out over my shoulder to see what was clear.
> Naturally top down would be great.
>
> Didn't listen to the stereo since I didn't where I was going and just
> didn't really need to after listening to the iPod on the flight anyway.
>
> It had the same feel as the XJ8. Just smaller and sportier, with maybe
> an added year of technology updates and the same transmission with the
> manual throw shifting for fun!!! Especially came in handy since I never
> knew that Florida actually had hills.
>
> The rear seats are really just for insurance purposes (that put it in a
> lesser sports car class), imho.
>
> I'd agree with another poster that the XKR would be a nicer ride for
> the money, but for a one day road trip testdrive, again, I loved every
> minute, except not putting down the top and some morning and afternoon
> commute traffic, but, hey... into each life, some rain must fall!
>
> And it did.
>
> All the best,
>
> Andy



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Old 04-16-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Florida Road Trip /XK8

"Larry" <lsimon@nospammail.com> wrote in news:6qN7e.4447120$Zm5.698818
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> Just curious where you rented from?
>


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