The answer lies with the set-up
With regards to Mark Lee’s poor experience with a Daimler 250 and Jag 340 – properly tuned, with the right tyres and the right pressures, I think Lee would enjoy a completely different experience; so many people have the incorrect rubber fitted and correspondingly wrong pressures.
The fuel consumption issue is a moot point, too, because it all comes down to whether a car’s engine has been tuned correctly; it seems that fewer and fewer people can balance and set up multi-carb set ups, these days.
It’s also hardly fair to compare the Jag’s 1950s chassis/steering technology with 1970s, as is the case for the Consul/ Granada. I liked my Daimler very much. My 2.5 Consul was a great car, but they’re different cars from different eras.
Find a good one, and you’ll be impressed. Rob Squire, Yorkshire