25% of American can drive a manual transmission

Only about 25% of American can drive a manual transmission and the number of cars with a manual transmission is slowly declining. Anyone who loves to drive loves a manual transmission. If you don’t know how to drive one you should probably learn. Only a few decades ago manual transmissions were the norm and until…

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2016 Jaguar XF 35t and XF S Test Drive

“2016 Jaguar XF 35t and XF S” Second Generation XF sports aluminum intensive architecture Sedona, AZ – The first generation Jaguar XF bowed as a 2007 model. The second generation launches with the 2016 Jaguar XF appearing as a large luxury sedan featuring Jaguar aluminum-intensive architecture. The new XF models are made up of 7f…

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2016 Jaguar XF First Drive

Sedona, Ariz. – Jaguar engineers and designers have come up with a winning combination that will make the luxury performance sedan shopping process more difficult – because now there is one more outstanding car to choose from in the mid-level category. After spending a couple of days behind the wheel of the 2016 Jaguar XF…

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible AWD Test Drive

“2016 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible” F-Type expands options with Manual gearbox and AWD The launch of the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type heralded the marque’s return to a classic, two seat convertible sports car – something that had been missing from the iconic British manufacturer’s model lineup since the legendary XKE. The F-Type represented the rebirth…

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2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio Sedan Test Drive

“2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD” Eight elegant models to choose from The latest Jaguar XJ flagship lineup serves up 8 models in two wheelbases with three levels of supercharged performance and available Jaguar Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™, an active torque-management system coupled exclusively with the 340 horsepower, 3-liter supercharged V6 engine. Our review is of the…

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2015 Jaguar XJL Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we gave an award to an automotive company for the best comeback, Jaguar would be the undisputed winner. We’re talking about a company steeped in heritage with a long history of amazing cars that dipped badly in later part of the 20th century. The company struggled through multiple ownerships…

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2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD Sport Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Since it debuted as a 2009 model, the Jaguar XF has grown from a couple of models to an extensive lineup offering five different engines and even one model with all-wheel drive. In Europe the selection is even larger with diesel variants and a very sexy new wagon, or as…

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2014 NWAPA “Run to the Sun” – Part 2

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon – Each year one of the automotive writer’s groups I belong to, the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), has an event we call “Run to the Sun.” This year the members who organized the program out-did themselves by signing up 25 outstanding cars, with a total…

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2015 Jaguar F-Type S V6 Coupe Test Drive

“Jaguar F-Type Coupe for 2015: A TRUE sports car once again” Three supercharged versions to choose from Jaguar’s launch of their all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type Convertible heralded the marque’s return to a classic, two seat convertible sports car – something that had been missing from the iconic British manufacturer’s model lineup since the legendary XKE….

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe – My First Drive

By Bill Schaffer Los Angeles — The state-of-the-art for sports cars just got a new Rembrandt. Nearly a year ago I first drove Jaguar’s all-new F-Type roadster (https://ourautoexpert.com/2014-jaguar-f-type-test-drive-2/) and fell under the charms of what appeared to be the most exciting new sports car of the last decade. The two-seat convertible looked great and produced…

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