Q. I am looking for a luxury coupe and have a budget of about $75,000. I have been looking at the Audi S5, the Porsche Cayman and the Jaguar F-Type. Although I have heard rave reviews about the Corvette, with me behind the wheel, it looks like I’m trying too hard to look young. Of the three cars I listed, I’m leaning toward the Cayman, what do you like?
A. A car is a personal choice and if you feel the Corvette is not the car for you, you shouldn’t consider buying it; that said it is a fantastic car. The Cayman, S5 and the F-Type are all great cars, but I will say that of the three cars, the F-Type Jaguar turned more heads than any car in recent memory. The handling was very good and the ride, even over our less than perfect New England roads, was comfortable. The engine (my test car had the six cylinder) was powerful and the transmission shifted with a crispness not found in every car. The engine also had a seductive-mellow exhaust note. All three of your choices are great cars, but for me, the Jaguar F-Type is the winner.