Jaguar are one of those brands that seem to have been around since the day time began launch x431 v+. In fact, I doubt I am being blasphemous if I say that a classic Jaguar was probably the car that God drove. Or, at least the car that Jesus drove. I just have this mental image of Jesus swanning around in a convertible Jag, whilst all the bag guys drive Ford Mustangs, Transformers style. Sometimes, however, my atheist imagination runs away with me, and for that I apologise.
Still, silliness aside, the Jaguar is one of the forebears of our modern age when even cars are becoming disposable. They come from a time when what really mattered was quality, long lasting timeless design, and the kind of style that can only go without definition. You would spend a lot on a Jag, but it was worth it, because not only did you have something better and nicer than your colleagues or friends, but you also had a car that could, if you wanted, last for years and years and years. Nowadays we are all used to buying the cheapest car available, driving it badly until it falls apart and then exchanging it for a newer model. It's inefficient, impractical, and quite depressing.
As with many other well established and well respected car brands out there, Jaguar was started in the heady industrial days of the 1920s, when cars were first being thought of, and are one of the few to have survived into the modern day. They aren't, to be fair, owned by the same people who started up the Jaguar Car ltd company (the original founders were a Sir William Lyons, William Walmsley and William Francis Tranter), but to have survived past their 75th birthday with the same name, style and proud heritage is quite an achievement. Nowadays, where the automotive market is a very different world following an incredibly challenging year for global finances are the luxury car commodity market, Jaguar is actually owned by Tata. Tata, a massive Indian steel company, own both Jaguar and Landrover, who are now one and the same company.
So, the landscape looks a little different autel maxisys ms906. Tata Steel is producing the cheapest new car ever made, the Nano, and one can't help but wonder about what these sorts of directions will mean for Jaguar Landrover. Will the cars continue to be the same stand that we are used to (with beautiful interiors, stunning shapes and engines to die for), or will they start going down the lines of all the other car manufacturers. The differences between brands are already becoming smaller by the day thanks to efficiency demands and emissions restrictions, and the emphasis on electric cars and more economic models is bound to cause the whole automotive landscape to change for ever.
It doesn't seem too big a stretch of the imagination to visualise a world in which the only classic Jaguars are in used Jaguar dealerships, and where hydrogen fuel cell cars or something automated in the direction of iRobot has taken over. It will be exciting - but quite scary, and I hope Jaguar survives the ride!Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Used Jaguar cars.