Growing up, my father drove virtually every North American built sedan there was. I think the only car he didn't have was a Buick Park Avenue. Understandably, the big American sedans were my bread and butter. That was, until I attended my first Auto Show in 1983. It was at that time that I fell in love with everything that was European. I became obsessed with Saab, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and others. All of those brands have remained on my list of favourites (except Saab), but one car company that I fell in and out of love with was Jaguar. I loved the early 80's Jags with their sleek design and opulence. But, then Jaguar lost the plot. I can't remember when it actually happened, but Jags were no longer cool to me. It might have been around the time Ford bought them and produced cars such as this. Well, I'm glad to say that my love affair with Jaguars has returned. In fact, I attended the Auto Show in March, and I have to say, the car that had the biggest impact on me was the Jaguar XF-RS. That thing is wild. I am actually looking forward to seeing the new C-X17 crossover in the flesh. If you are like me, and wrote off Jaguar, it might be time to check out the current line up, because things have improved exponentially over the past decade. Here's my Top 5 Jags, past and present:
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