While I didn’t get to do that, what I did get to do was even better. After returning to the lot, Davy Jones (still the racecar driver and not the Monkee) walked me over to a closed autocross course where he got behind the wheel and I sat shotgun. Turns out there’s a reason Jaguar hired this guy. And that XE? It can go fast. It easily whipped through the course, with handling so smooth I never felt jarred.
And now I really, really, really hate my slobber-and-hair-covered ‘05 wagon.
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Daisy Barringer is an SF-based writer who now feels an equal amount of love for Davy Jones the Jaguar racecar driver and Davy Jones who sings “Daydream Believer.” Follow her on Twitter @daisy.