This is the last great Jaguar that looked classy instead of looking like something the Jetsons would drive. It has a sunroof, a CD player, and a 6-disc CD changer in the trunk, although to play MP3 tracks you must attach either a USB stick or an iPod inside the glove compartment. I advise caution: Its acceleration outstrips its cornering. The suspension does not lower into sportscar mode unless you drive above 115 mph, which you should not do. The car gets about 18 mpg in the city, and 32 mpg on the highway at 65-70 mph. It is the best combination of style, power, comfort, and gas mileage achieved by any automaker, much better than the 2003 XJ8. A Bentley with similar performance gets only half the gas mileage.
The interior is nearly pristine. The driver's side floormat is worn; there are scratches where the key goes into the ignition; there is one crack in the lacquer on the stickshift knob, a few small scratches in the plastic "chrome" trim, and many scratches on the plastic cup-holder (which will accommodate medium but not large drinks); and I think that is all. The exterior is imperfect: The headlight casings are slightly fogged, there is tarnish on the chrome trim, scratches on the end of each external rear-view mirror, fading of the malachite trim on one wheel's hub, a small missing paint chip on the passenger door, and many tiny spots in the trunk's paint sealant.
The climate-control console is elaborate and peculiar; you'll enjoy the car more if you read the manual for it first.I don't know if the latest iPods will work with it. No satellite radio; no rear-seat audio controls. The audio is high quality, but unsuitable for ghetto-blasting. The car has built-in GPS, but the map CD is from 2005 and no longer works reliably. I can provide a new Garmin instead. It has no tow hitch. The trunk is not as large as you might expect.