Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, Luxury Car appreciation thread (non Cadillac) in General Discussion; Other than Cadillacs, which luxury car brand(s) do you admire/respect/want.
For me it has to be Jaguar, not because they ...
Other than Cadillacs, which luxury car brand(s) do you admire/respect/want.
For me it has to be Jaguar, not because they are British, but because they are Jaguars. They have a feeling like no other car, to ride in a Jaguar is to feel like royalty, I was tempted to put Bentley or Rolls Royce here, but they're for the super rich. Jaguars are for the working man who made it.
My favourite Jaguar sedans are the XJ40 (1986-94 XJ6), the XJ12 (196X-1992) and the Current Jaguar XJR/Super V8.
My favourite Jaguar Coupes are the XJ12C, and the Series III Jaguar E-Type (I would normally choose a Series I but see the terms below for my reason why not).
Your luxury manufacturer(s) must have produced a luxury Sedan(s), Convertible(s) or Coupe(s) with at least FOUR seats
You must give a reason why this is your favourite other than Cadillac
Automobile(s): '93 Cadillac 60 Special; '03 Lincoln TownCar Limited ED
Northern New Jersey
Re: Luxury Car appreciation thread (non Cadillac)
The Acura TL is not classified as a "Luxury Car" ~ with a price of $37,000, it's hardly more than a loaded Buick LeSabre.
My two "other" favorites 'ya all know. Lincoln & Imperial
On the "foreign front" I'd have to go with (in order):-
1. Jaguar S-Type "R"; and XJ
2. Volvo S-80
3. Audi A8 & S8
4. Acura RL
5. Saab 9.5 AERO
Regarding Reason(s) that McCombie asked for, I've owned 3 Lincolns & 6 Imperials and found each
to be as good as a Cadillac, and never had a "lemon".
The 5 foreigners I've never owned, but I like the style and the "presence" each has (granted
all very different) on the road.
I currently own a Lincoln Town Car and while it has given me some problems, I found myself missing it when I was in Michigan last week picking up my SLS. I also owned a 1980 280se Mercedes before and it was nice car.
Other luxury cars I wouldn't mind having would be:
300C, New Imperial(or a 1960's model), 750i(??)BMW, Jaguar Vanden Plas(xj6/xj12??), New Town Car, Rolls Royce Phantom, and the Maybach 57 or 62 series.
I'm with McCombie on the Jags - there is nothing like the road feel of an XJ. However (and I think Sandy will agree) the sweetest Jags of all are from an era long past:
I also have to throw in a vote for the 1973-76 Lincoln Mark Series, particularly the Cartiers and Givenchy designer lines. That long hood and low window line made for an especially fine driving experience on the open road.