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Pros: The magnificently tuned ride and suspension.
Cons: Have yet to discover anything I don't like.
As a member of the college graduate class of 1967, I saw myself as soon earning 10K a year and driving an XKE, but there was the war in Viet Nam, then law school, then family and always something that took priority. Forty years later the XKE had been long replaced by the XK8: well worth the wait!