Jaguar XJS vs. Mercedes 450SLC vs. BMW 630CSi in an epic battle of polyester and gold chains vs plaid bell bottoms and leather elbow patches. LINKS: 12/77 Luxotourers pp 64-65 12/77 Luxotourers pp. 66-67 12/77 Luxotourers pp. 70-71 12/77 Luxotourers pp. 72-73 12/77 Luxotourers pp. 74-75Read more "When Car and Driver Didn’t Suck – December 1977"
Where I saw one: Commuting on surface streets, since the highway was chock full of nuts. Nostalgia Factor: -1,000,000/10. Baseline 0, since I never owned one. +1 for being a kick ass evil henchman sedan. -1 for being German, which means a 50% chance of being a giant piece of shit. +1 for this one having […]Read more "Dr. Evil and his Henchmen"
This is evidently the latest not-an-SUV/not-a-car car from our friends at the propeller factory. Like the x6, this presumed “R-class competitor” is all wheel drive and has a hatch. It also has a sloped backlight. No third row here, soccer mom. I like the category bending that is going on, even if it is at the expense of utility in favor of style (or at least to avoid the minivan stigma). Still, every time I see these, I have one thought: 411. Swap the engine around, ad some trinkets and baubles, like a nav system and a heater concept that does not rely on the greenhouse effect and you’re basically there.
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Not that I wouldn’t mind at all. No, this was just some Scottsdale prick, I’m guessing.Read more "No, not her, not here."
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