There's nothing that real, dyed-in-the-wool car geeks love so much as to say "Old Car X is actually a lot better than New Car Y." For reasons that defy both logic and science, we all (your author included) are able to, almost simultaneously, bitch about needed advancements in current vehicles and then bemoan character lost in the next crop.

Mitsubishi Evo models have been supremely prone to this bifurcation of opinion in recent years (ask an Evo IX fanboy about the Evo X sometime... ), and performance cars wearing WRX, Mustang, and M3 badges have been deeply subject to it, as well.

The Jaguar XK and F-Type are not exactly in the same one-model, generational-changeover form as those mentioned above, but that doesn't mean that there aren't defenders of both the old dog and the new joint. Autocar seeks the truth of the matter in this new video, and we're just happy to come along for the ride. May the best sib win.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      i personally always thought of the XK as the poor man's DB7. For the price many said the would pick the Nissan Gtr, but then there's a certain flair that came with the Jaguar that the Nissan couldn't match.
      Supafast jellyfish
      • 1 Year Ago

      The XK will be missed by me and I'm sure lots of other people...Love jags! I've always liked the XK especially as it got older and better looking and more powerful. Hope to see it back someday! 

      • 1 Year Ago

      Still a great looking car!

      • 1 Year Ago

      Xk looks so dated compared to the f-type. Can't wait for it's replacement.

        • 1 Year Ago

        Except they're saying there won't be one.  :(

        The XK has always been one of my favorite looking cars.  Too bad, it's been discontinued.

      • 1 Year Ago

      The XK is just disappearing for a while. JAG says it will return.
      • 1 Year Ago

      They seriously cannot do this to the XK!!!!!!!!!!

      • 1 Year Ago

      From its introduction, I never liked the looks of the XK and with each new performance version of that car they made it uglier and uglier.  Glad its gone and not getting replaced.  The F-type on the other hand is a stunner.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Oh well. It happens, and it just so happens the F-Type is better in every way. So we will see how it goes from there. Whether there will eventually be a new XK, or... G-Type?

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