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stucart
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Jaguar F-Type 3.0 S Reply with quote

Getting the urge for a convertible and quite like the looks of these and the sound of the V6 380 bop version.
Obviously need a drive of one.
Anyone had any experience’s
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Jaguar F-Type 3.0 S Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Anyone had any experience’s


None, sorry Embarassed

But I think that they look amazing Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a look at one before buying the Boxster - view was:

Look and sound great
Feels like a BIG car - it isn't much bigger than the Boxster but it feels like it is - That is one LOOOONNNGGG bonnet to look over

Not as much usable space as the Boxster - that frunk space is full of engine!

Cabin was pretty nice - slightly odd curvy bit of trim between the two seats but otherwise a fine place to be

Reviews generally come down in favour of the Boxster but most agree that the Jag is a lovely car too - probably splitting hairs and comes down to personal preference
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long bonnets are a pain in the backside.
I find it difficult pulling out from a narrow road as I have to put the front a foot into the oncoming traffic so I can see down the road.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I do need to get a test drive get this idea out my mind.
Someone must have an experience of one, get in touch if you have.
Cheers Stu.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had mine for a year, but not used it that much. Sports seats are very good, looks amazing Suspension is good even with 20" rims, smaller rims are a bit more compliant. Pretty fast in normal mode but a lot faster in dynamic. Dynamic allows you to alter a few things like suspension setting etc, but I find its better leaving it in default settings. Start up is pure theatre. From cold it explodes, but if you instantly select reverse or drive it quietens down immediately. (keeps the neighbours happy). Starting when hot is even more dramatic, its like a loud misfire as it erupts & that's with the exhaust valves closed. Mine has black pack, everything black. wheels, air vents etc. If you ned any specific info, let me know, happy to help. Few pics enclosed
 



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised WOW!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chicb that's stunning. Well done! I love the red seats. A lot of F types have the all black interior and it's a bit bland. Not that I'd say no mind. Wink

There are maybe two or three (attainable one day) new cars in the last ten years that have made me think "Want!".

One is the V6 Exige and the other is the F type. They are stunning. I'm sure I'll scratch the itch one day.

I hope you enjoy one when you get a go Stu. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chicb , you've made the itch worse Very Happy . I love the Red seats not surprisingly given the 911's inside hue.
I might be onto you pick your brains when I think of something, trying arrange a Test drive at moment but my local Jag dealers are rubbish up to now don't seem interested.
Assume its not as important to buy from OJC (official Jag Centre) as they ain't as fickle as Porsche. not heard of any engine problems being obvious unlike the 997.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart, Its a pity you are so far away (I'm in sunny Scotland) or you could have had a drive of it. I am sure you will be impressed when you get a test drive. You can get an additional Jaguar warranty but with the mileage I do in mine its not worth it (think I have done 800 miles in a year as I have been pretty busy). You have to see if its worth it as unlike Porsche, they do not cover a lot of things. Servicing is every year, think I was about £550 last year, its due to get one in 2 weeks time, probably not worth it but it keeps the service book up to date. Often wonder on cars with next to no miles between services if they actually change the oil especially with no dipstick. They wouldn't do that Surprised Embarassed No room to put anything in the cabin although plenty room for you & passenger & its a nice place to be, as for the boot you will get a packet of fags in but no room for your lighter Floor Slight exaggeration Another couple of pics added. Hope the Porsche chappies are not too annoyed Rolling Eyes
 



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Told you that the frunk was full of engine! Where would Mrs L have put her tennis kit???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She'd have to wear it in the Jaaaggg Very Happy
Still trying to arrange a spin in one but dealers are being difficult somehow.
Emailed another and awaiting a reply, hopefully this weekend i'll be able achieve a go.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the F-Type. I think my choice would be the V6 too - the V8's great, but it's just a bit too much really. I think the coupe is a stunning car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a brand new delivery miles V8 at the shop where I had my 997 ceramic coated: it was a thing of immense beauty and a thing of incredible noise. It really had massive kerbside appeal. Although it was surprisingly large on the outside...

If I wasn't a Porsche fan, I'd certainly put it on my list ahead of a Maserati, or even an Aston Martin, and certainly ahead of the BMW 6 series or any other big, front engined coupe, just because it still looks like a drivers car.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of my friends and I hired 2 on the same day, a V6 and a V8 and I took along my 996 turbo for a day out in the Yorkshire Dales.

Both really nice to drive but we all came away saying that if we were to buy one we would go for the V6, allot more nimble and not that much different on the speed side of things.
 



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I test drove a V6 back in the summer when I was looking for a new daily. I loved the looks (still do) and the noise, and the cabin was very nice too. However, I found the ride incredibly hard and uncomfortable which just completely put me off (it was on 20" wheels). The dealer rang back later to see if I wanted to test drive one on 19's, but by then I'd moved on and decided I wanted a fun manual with rear seats... Not ruling a V6 F-Type out completely though at some point in the future

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:- I’ve now driven 2 and had a pax ride in another, the ride I don’t think is any worse than my 997, ( Missus, thinks it’s far more comfortable ) smoother but don’t get the same feedback obviously the steering is loads lighter being 2wd, gear change loads better than Tiptronic, cabin is IMHO definitely way superior to 997. The sounds are epic playing with exhaust and sport mode and down shifting with the auto blipping, all available without breaking 40mph.
Dilemma :- I’ve had my 997 C4S for 5&1/2 years, just been offered effectively 5K less than I paid from OPC for it against a F-type with my ideal spec and colour combo. Do I snap their hand off??
Be very sad see it go but don’t think I’d better that deal?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems like a good deal, all you've lost is the small profit the OPC made in selling you the car in the first place, assuming it was £5kish.

have you tried the V8 awd? I loved it & was not enamoured with the v6s at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not tried the V8, general view is it’s too much, plus extra tax, fuel servicing etc sure the V6 is adequate for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Update:- I’ve now driven 2 and had a pax ride in another, the ride I don’t think is any worse than my 997, ( Missus, thinks it’s far more comfortable ) smoother but don’t get the same feedback obviously the steering is loads lighter being 2wd, gear change loads better than Tiptronic, cabin is IMHO definitely way superior to 997. The sounds are epic playing with exhaust and sport mode and down shifting with the auto blipping, all available without breaking 40mph.



Could be describing my Boxster......
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