To the Editor:
In a recent issue of Automotive News, I came across a Briefly item concerning whether a Jaguar should purr or roar (June 6).
I am a past owner of a Jaguar and have always liked the car.
However, I am writing about the exhaust sound. The early dual-overhead-cam, six-cylinder car had a very distinctive tone that was neither a purr nor a roar, and you knew a Jag was approaching without looking.
That is not possible today. The Jag sounds like many other V-8s. I would not call it distinctive.
That is one strong reason I only look at Jags and don't entertain owning another one.
C. BURT CALDWELL
Fort Wayne, Ind.
The writer is an audit supervisor and operations auditor for a maker of automotive aftermarket components.