What's the used Jaguar XK like?
Once upon a time, Jaguar's motto was 'Space Pace and Grace' - the XK is the ultimate embodiment of this. This top cat is fast and elegant enough to prowl the street of Monaco, yet it won't break the bank. It almost has the same 'wow' factor as cars such as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, without the sky-high running costs. Think of it as James Bond on a budget.
Its size might lead you to think that the XK is a cruiser rather than full-blown sports car. Not so: you can take it easy, and the Jag's excellent refinement and smooth auto gearbox makes it easy to poodle around town, yet it's stunning on fast roads. The lightweight aluminium body makes the XK very nimble, changing direction with ease, and there's masses of grip. The standard car is quick, but if you opt for a supercharged R model, you get junior supercar performance.
This is really a two seater, because the back seats are only big enough for smaller children. However, the boot is surprisingly large and it's a practical shape.