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Old 05-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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. The line dividing the rear wing and bumper is also way too high and looks cheap.
I haven't noticed anyone else say that, but that really bothers me too - very ungraceful line.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:48 AM
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Errr .............. not sure what was sarcastic in my post, but for the avoidance of any doubt, I meant every word.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:06 PM
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Are these just the best looking alloys on any luxury sedan ?

Drool ........
Agreed, they look especially fabulous when the car is moving.
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I hate those types of rims with a passion. Not just those, but the same style that Rolls uses, Mercedes, etc. The only rims I wouldnt take over them are steel hubcaps.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:02 PM
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I hate those types of rims with a passion. Not just those, but the same style that Rolls uses, Mercedes, etc. The only rims I wouldnt take over them are steel hubcaps.
Jaguar had similar, awful rims on the XJ220, one of the most beautiful supercars ever... *shudders*
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I haven't noticed anyone else say that, but that really bothers me too - very ungraceful line.
Audi, on the other hand, thinks the normal height of that line it too high up....so they place it only about 4 inches from the very bottom of the car. Who knows what they might think about the XJ.

Not saying the A8 is better looking, but it's details like that which convey a high quality build.


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Audi, on the other hand, thinks the normal height of that line it too high up....so they place it only about 4 inches from the very bottom of the car. Who knows what they might think about the XJ.

Not saying the A8 is better looking, but it's details like that which convey a high quality build.

The A8 looks gorgeuos from that view!!!!! Too bad they messed up the front (head lights are awful IMO)
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:55 PM
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The A8 looks gorgeuos from that view!!!!! Too bad they messed up the front (head lights are awful IMO)
i saw an A8 at Munich Airport the other day. Right after, i saw an XJ passing by on the road. In all honesty, i think the XJ will remain low volume, fans-only car in it's segment. The A8 looked just soooo much better...
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Audi, on the other hand, thinks the normal height of that line it too high up....so they place it only about 4 inches from the very bottom of the car. Who knows what they might think about the XJ.

Not saying the A8 is better looking, but it's details like that which convey a high quality build.
in all likelihood it probably results in lower maintenance costs too.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:23 PM
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in all likelihood it probably results in lower maintenance costs too.
How so? Its the opposite.
Lower bumper separation increases the chance of body shell damage in minor collisions (metallic wing gets damaged -more repair costs especially for aluminum bodied cars like XJ and A8) instead of easily replaceable rear bumper.

And how is this design feature any indication of the build quality my comrade?

Now for that line and how it affects the looks the rear end
Here is are better views of the XJ, A8 and my favorite still,the 7er.
Tell me which one looks least elegant!
(Here is a clue-that rear end is inspired by previous generation Toyota Avalon!)

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