What's the used Jaguar XK sports like?
The XK Convertible is a return to Jaguar's past form: fast yet elegant cars that don't look out of place on the Cote d'Azur. That's not to say that you need a playboy's income to afford one: it costs less to buy and run than more exotic rivals from Porsche and BMW, yet doesn't short change you on driver satisfaction.
The XK's advanced aluminium construction gives the Jag a very stiff (and light) chassis, so it's great to drive for a convertible. It comes alive on fast, twisty roads, with impressive grip and nimble handling. If you want to take it easy, though, the slick automatic gearbox makes it easy to pootle around town.
Drop the fabric hood and you're sheltered from wind and buffeting, leaving you to enjoy the weather. The XK is best seen as a two-seater with some extra storage space - the tiny rear seats will take the smallest children only. However, the boot is surprisingly large, even with the roof down.