2011 Jaguar XF Supercharged

Ha, ha, ha, with 470 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque going to the rear axle, the Jaguar XF Supercharged was ready to rock and roll when I drove it home last night in fresh snow and 17 degree ambient temperatures! Fun. The stability control allows a bit of slippage but of course is there to save the day, and the snow mode for the transmission is helpful for starting off at intersections. Thankfully, our test car was equipped with Pirelli Sotto Zero winter tires; I suspect it would be undrivable in snow on even all-seasons.

Yes, the touchscreen navigation is still dated. I could not sync either my BlackBerry or my iPhone via Bluetooth despite repeated attempts, which was annoying. That quibble aside, hey, the XF is an absolutely lovely car and one that you should test-drive if you're in the market for a BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-class, or Audi A6. You certainly won't see yourself coming and going.

Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor

tonkatoytruck, I was just about to write that. Knowing a car has crappy (very crappy) reliability and still pitching $70k for it? Yeah ... not so smart.
Well Rusty, if you would spend $70K on a car that you know perfectly well is unreliable, then you obviously do not have $70K for a car like this and your willingness to ignore its terrible reliability really calls into question your judgement.Jaguar makes Audi look good, when it comes to reliability and that is pretty sad since I would not and did not buy either. Don't get me wrong. I drove the XFR on the track and it is a great performer and with Roberto Gurrero behind the wheel, it was truly an impressive performance. But, I work too hard for my money to waste it on a vehicle that will be in the shop more than in ones driveway.I do give you credit for at least mentioning its poor reliability. That is more informative than the rest of the reviews provided.

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