Jaguar is known for building luxury automobiles that are deeply rooted in racing history with a long line of prestigious sports cars, but chances are your first experience in a Jaguar was not perfect. Most people will never forget that first taste of freedom they enjoyed when they got their own set of wheels; the ability to drive anywhere and do it whenever you so desired is the feeling that your first car brings. However, for some of you (including me), your first set of wheels might not have been a fine automobile. Mine was a 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco and it was approximately 7 years old when we purchased it. Let’s just say it had its issues and quickly became problematic.
Now if you are reading my articles then most likely you are an avid fan of the Jaguar automobile and I bet you have owned more than just one in your lifetime so far. However, your first Jaguar had to be a memorable one that is forever etched in your memory and as you are reading this you can’t help but think of the good and bad times you spent driving it. Most likely you purchased your first Jaguar later in life after you had earned your way to a successful career. You may have even rewarded yourself with the luxury car you had always dreamed of or the performance sports car you wished for in your younger days. Whenever it was, that first experience behind the wheel was hopefully full of good times and fond memories.
For some of you the experience of that first Jaguar might not have been the “pie in the sky” pleasure trip I have described, but more of a nightmare plagued with mechanical and electrical issues. It may have kept you sidelined in the shop more than you were on the open road, so for you the first Jaguar was not the stuff legends are made of.
As it does with many unsuspecting fans, if the Jaguar fever grabbed you, then the first one was not your last and today you may own more than one! The passion of most Jaguar owners runs deep with tradition and stirs up the iconic E-Type and other legendary motorcars of the past. Owning a Jaguar ushers you into an elite family and it’s just something you never grow out of. The leaping cat draws you in like an addiction and you become an avid fan, then the new F-Type’s jaw dropping good looks keeps you for life!
Please share your first Jaguar story with us below and let us know if it became a lifelong passion for you.
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