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Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Winding Road , May 2008, pages 87-93. http://magazine.windingroad.com/windingroad/200805/?folio=87...
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    2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS


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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Interesting comparo, and having Jag/Land Rover dealer just up the street, I have seen SO many different XF's being uloaded, sitting on the lot, out driving, etc. in the past week or so, it seems like a standout as well...but at least in styling, still can't touch the new CTS.

    Regardless, great again when a Jag and Cadillac are compared and both spoken of highly.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    will probably go with 2009 Jaguar XF

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    XF looks nice, but is 15k more than CTS

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    the Jag looks nice, but i like my CTS better right now...and i only paid $4,200 after tax & registration at 4.9% interest rate, so it's a no-brainer 4 me.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    It's a joy to read a compare like that and realize that you own such a highly
    regarded vehicle.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Since Ford just sold Jaguar and Land Rover to an Indian Company I'm not sure if their quality in the future will be the same.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Interesting review. I wouls say the comparison is fair. I am always trying to be objective though I have to admitt I do have a soft spot for Ferrari (my dream car) and Jaguar. But in this case CTS is a better car. The styling, performance, price....

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks View Post
    Since Ford just sold Jaguar and Land Rover to an Indian Company I'm not sure if their quality in the future will be the same.
    Yeah...meet Jaguar/LandRover's
    new stable mate:



    the 4-seater 625cc Tata Nano,
    world's cheapest automobile,
    about $2500 USD.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks View Post
    Since Ford just sold Jaguar and Land Rover to an Indian Company I'm not sure if their quality in the future will be the same.
    I'm not sure what you are meaning. Do you think it might actually get worse than the infamous "Lucas - Prince of Darkness" days, or the "Fix Or Repair Daily" days???

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    This is a tough one for me. I like the styling of the exterior with the CTS and it's new DI V6. But after getting in one I felt cramped. I also and falling for the XF with every day that passes. I didn't like it at first but it has grown on me. After seeing the Top Gear video when they reviewed the XF that really made it an easy decision between the two of these cars to say which one has the "bling" aspect and that is where the XF shines. The only point I could come down to would be test driving both and hoping that one drove worse then the other so I could have a definitive answer. But I'd be happy with either one of them in driveway

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Top Gear almost always likes Jags, even the XJ diesel. I rely on TG for entertainment, not information.

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    Top Gear almost always likes Jags, even the XJ diesel. I rely on TG for entertainment, not information.
    I could careless if they liked the car or not. But they did show off it's "bling" when they were using it with the automatic fold away A/C vents, the shifter being a turn knob the pops up from under the dash, and then the Start Button beats red just like a heart. Cool stuff http://forums.gametrailers.com/showthread.php?t=263767

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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    As much as I like the new CTS, I think I'd probably go with the XF though.....that car is just DEAD sexy....in a much different way than the CTS is. The CTS is all hard edged, muscular and masculine. The XF is lithe, feminine, sleek....dead sexy. But the CTS is a bargain when compared to the Jag. But I don't know how much I trust Jag's now that they're made by a Indian owned company.
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    Re: 2009 Jaguar XF vs. 2008 CADILLAC CTS

    Let me put a different spin on things, as a former Jaguar owner (XJ-S Coupe V12) I have a soft spot for the most exotic car I have ever owned. While I remember some of the horror stories of the problematic Lucas Electronics (actually a chemical issue of sulfur corroding the wires, now solved by FORD), my XJ-S never gave me a single day of trouble.

    As a long time multiple Cadillac owner, I love both Brands and am completely heartbroken with the selling of Jaguar to TATA. I know that TATA bought the company only for LAND ROVER, and believe Jaguar will be treated like a step child.

    Comparing the CTS and the XF doesn’t really make sense as the CTS is an entry level model and the XF is a Flagship model. This comparison tantamount to yet another of ongoing: “Apples and Oranges scenario.” As nice as the CTS is it doesn’t compare in terms of: Size, character, luxury, and power train refinement of the XF. The difference in the design materials and technology are better comparable to the STS V8, with MRC and performance adaptive transmission operation. Even though the STS is getting long in the tooth, performance wise it is a better competitor to the XF. Even with the DI V6, in terms of NVH the CTS fails short against the soon to be released; State of the Art XF.

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