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Jaguar F-type: Buying guide and review (2013-present)

Jaguar F-type: Buying guide and review (2013-present) Classic and Performance Car
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It has taken Jaguar a mere 52 years to release a suitable replacement for the sublime Series 1 E-type. One can almost forgive Jaguar for their recalcitrance because as far as second albums go, it doesn’t get much tougher than this. 
 
The F-type’s predecessor launched in 1961 became a worldwide sensation, with unparalleled looks, serious performance and a price tag undercutting all of its rivals, the E-type stole the show and threatened to never give it back. The ensuing years have only added to the legend with rose tinted memories conveniently glossing over any shortcomings, these gorgeous cars still turn heads as they burble by. 
 
So to the F-type then, the modern world of sports cars is a lot more crowded and competitive than it was in the ‘60s, so while the new Jag has stunning looks and tyre shredding performance it isn’t head and shoulders above the opposition like its predecessor was. 
 
Pricing, too is a fair bit more aggressive so it has to rely on another unique selling point to stand out. And what the F-Type has in spades is real character, a vocal exhaust note and playful chassis make it stand out in a sea of technically brilliant but somewhat clinical competitors. 
 
As a nearly new buy, it can offer real value and old school thrills. Read on to see whether an F-type is what’s missing from your life.
 

Which Jaguar F-type to buy?

 
There have been a number of different variants introduced since the 2014 launch, however to begin with first F-Types were released in drop top form only with two supercharged V6s as either a standard 335bhp or 375bhp ‘S’ and a supercharged V8 S with 488bhp. All were initially fitted with the very accomplished ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, with power went driving the rear wheels. While both V6 S and V8 models come standard with an LSD the one on the smaller engined model is a mechanical unit while the V8 uses an electronic version.
 
The coupe made its appearance in 2014 and was offered with the same drivetrain options as its convertible stable mates, and with its more rigid structure is the better choice for Nurburgring fans. Due to customer demand, a manual gearbox became available in 2015 for V6 customers and four wheel drive versions of the V6 S and V8 were introduced. The V8 models received a power hike from 488bhp to 545bhp in 2014 providing a 0.3 reduction in 0-60 times. 
 
For the power crazed, the F-Type SVR released in 2016 features a number of performance related updates and a 567bhp version of the supercharged 5.0-litre V8, giving it a 200mph top speed and a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. 250 of the very expensive limited edition Project 7 versions were built in 2015, it was the first vehicle out of Jaguar’s Special Vehicles Operation division and featured a number of unique components. Carbon ceramic brakes, uprated suspension, a massive rear wing and unique body shell are some of the more notable changes.
 
With so many variants there is an F-Type to suit most tastes, however as a second hand buy a convertible V6 S is a lot of car for the money. Thanks to some exhaust and induction trickery it sounds the part too and offers more performance than one could reasonably need, the auto box suits the nature of the convertible too.
 

Performance and specs

 
Jaguar F-type V6 Convertible
Engine 2995cc 24valve DOHC V6 
Power 335bhp @ 6500 rpm 
Torque 332lb ft @ 3500-5500rpm
Top speed 161mph 
0-60mph 5.1 seconds 
Fuel consumption 28.8 mpg 
Gearbox Eight-speed auto
 

Dimensions and weight

 
Wheelbase 2622mm
Length 4470mm
Width 1923mm
Height 1308mm
Weight 1725kg
 

Common problems

 
• With even the first cars being just three years old, there has not been a lot of accumulated data on potential problem areas. A few niggles have been mentioned by current owners and their nature shows just how demanding Jaguar owners can be as well as how right Jaguar has got the F-Type first time around.

• Servicing plans are available when buying new and come in either £995 three-year or £1495 five-year flavours. Everything except wear and tear items are covered and buying upfront can save you about 20% overall. Check if your car has this if buying used.

• Most owners recommend the electric seats with memory function as a worthwhile extra.

• The satnav system has come in for some criticism by owners for being a bit clunky and being difficult to use in direct sunlight.
Boot space is very limited on the convertible and cars specified with spare wheels really do have very little space left for luggage.

• Some cars have had aftermarket remaps, while power gains can be worthwhile be aware that the factory warranty will be rendered void.
 

Model history

 
2013: F-Type launched in V6, V6 S and V8 S options, with convertible body style and eight-speed auto on all models
2014: Coupe body style introduced with same engine and trim options as convertible 488bhp V8 S replaced by 545bhp V8 R
2015: Six-speed manual gearbox becomes standard on rear wheel drive V6 and V6 S models, and AWD drivetrain option becomes available on V6 S and V8 models. Limited edition Project 7 edition with uprated 567bhp V8 launched – 250 units built. British Design edition becomes option on V6 models with unique trim options
2016: F-Type SVR with 575bhp V8 launched in both Coupe and Convertible
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

www.jaguar.co.uk Jaguar UK 
www.ftypeownersclub.co.uk F-Type owners club
www.f-typeec.co.ukF-Type enthusiast site
www.jaguarownersclub.comJaguar owners club
 

Summary and prices

 
The earliest 2013 and 2014 V6 convertibles range from between £37,000 and £43,000. As price differences are marginal, the extra 40bhp and additional standard equipment of the ‘S’ versions over the standard car make them the preferred choice. 
 
Manuals are extremely rare and most with this option are V6 S Coupes, they generally command a premium of around £5000 over the automatic cars. The V8s start at £48,000 and for this you get a low mileage 2013 convertible, which is an awful lot of car for the money. V8 Coupe models became available in 2014 and begin at £60,000. AWD drivetrains on the V6 S and V8 add some security in wet conditions, and get the V8 models to 60mph a few tenths sooner too. Project 7 cars are already commanding a massive premium over their new price, and if you can find one are around £180,000.
 
After three years in production, it seems as if the F-Type has managed to pull off the near impossible task of becoming a viable modern replacement for the venerable E-type. Right from the entry-level V6 up to the fire breathing SVR, there isn’t a bad choice in the range. It may not be streets ahead of its competitors in any one field, but it has real character, and as a package that covers all the bases the F-Type is hard to fault.
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 24th Aug 2016
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  • Jaguar F-TYPE

    £59,792 £59,792

    Variant: 5.0 V8 Supercharged (550PS) R

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 10999 mi
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  • Jaguar F-TYPE R 5.0 V8 Supercharged Quickshift

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    Performance Seats in Jet Black Hide with R Embossed Headrests and Jet Black Twin Stitching Carbon Fibre Centre Console Piano Black Veneers Electric Memory Heated Seats with 6 Way Adjustment Heated Flat Bottom Steering Wheel Multi Function Steering Wheel Cruise Control DAB Radio Meridian Sound Navigation Bluetooth Telephone Fixed Panoramic Roof Active Sports Exhaust Heated Electric Folding Wing Mirrors Bonnet Louvre in Gloss Black Gloss Black Side Power Vents Gloss Black Lower Rear Bumper Gloss Black Side Skirts Gloss Black Grille Jaguar Super Performance Braking System with Red Calipers Adaptive Dynamics Active Differential Intelligent Stop/Start Keyless Entry & Go Power Open/Close Boot Front & Rear Parking Distance Control Reversing Camera Adaptive Xenon Headlights Quad Exhaust Tailpipes 20″ Black Cyclone Alloy Wheels Full Jaguar Service History Balance of Manufacturers Warranty This stunning F type R coupe comes in the most dramatic and complimentary colour combination of Italian Racing Red and Nero hide interior with black piano facia finishes. The car is unmarked inside and out, features perfect 20″ twin spoke alloy wheels, red calipers and carbon fibre body kit. The dark panor

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 22000 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar: F-Type 5.0 S/C R Coupe LHD

    £51,995 £51,995

    *** Please note, this Vehicle is for Export outside the EU Only *** 2017 model year Jaguar F type 5.0 S/C 'R' Coupe, left hand drive (LHD), fitted 5.0 litre V8 supercharged 550 hp petrol engine, 8 speed ZF auto transmission with dynamic + rain/ice/snow mode, steering wheel mounted paddleshift, active sports exhaust, R performance brakes with red calipers, sports exhausts button + torque, vectoring braking (TVBB). Absolutely amazing specification as follows: Corris Grey premium metallic exterior, sport design pack to include 20 inch Black Style alloy wheels and mini spare wheel, gloss black bonnet Louvres + front + rear bumper inserts, exterior sports design pack, premium leather R performance sport seats with red zone contrast stitching and red inserts, extended leather pack to include door panels and console, jet headlining, jet facia, jet carpets, technical weave aluminium console, gloss black door + dash inserts, touchscreen information system with satellite navigation (ASIA), rear view camera with parking pack, Meridian premium surround system with USB/IPOD link, full electric and convenience pack to include front windows, mirrors (heated with powerfold and memory) steering col

    • Year: 2017
    • Mileage: 51995 mi
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  • Jaguar F-TYPE

    £37,900 £37,900

    Variant name:Convertible ,Variant: 3.0 Supercharged V6 2dr Auto 20 inch Alloys Satellite Navigation Bluetooth Reversing Camera DAB Radio Switchable Sports Exhaust Stunning Example Multi award-winning prestige car dealership John Holland is delighted to offer for sale this beautifully presented Jaguar F Type 3.0 V6 Convertible. Finished in the best colour combination on the market today of Polaris White with Full Black Leather Upholstery and Piano Black and Aluminium Interior Inlays, This stunning example comes with a big specification to include, Active Switchable Sports Exhaust, 20" Gloss Black Turbine Alloy Wheels, HDD Touch Screen Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth with Audio Streaming, Reversing Camera, Multi Function Sports Leather Steering Wheel, Paddle Shift, Dual Climate Control, Electric Heated Front Seats, DAB Radio with ipod Connection, Keyless Start, Auto Lights, Xenon Headlights, Rain Sensor, LED Day Time Running Lights, Ambient Interior Lights, Wind Deflector, Electric Folding Mirrors, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, and much more. Service history completed on the 27/10/14 at 7573 miles at Perrys Jaguar, 19/08/15 at 10934 at John Holland Supplied with two keys and all its original owners manuals and wallet. John Holland has been established for over 40 years supplying a premium level of service in the sale of sports, prestige and collectors cars. We have a team of experienced buyers who hand pick our cars from all parts of the UK so you can buy with confidence all vehicles are HPI Clear and prepared to the highest standard, full dealer facilities available call the sales team for further information.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 20536 mi
    • Engine size: 3
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  • Jaguar F-Type 3.0 V6 S Quickshift

    £47,950 £47,950

    A great looking F-Type S Coupe finished in Salsa Red paintwork over full Black premium leather piped with red stitching. It has a great spec including: PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF / SWITCHABLE SPORTS EXHAUST / MERIDIAN SOUND SYSTEM / REVERSING CAMERA / 20" BLADE ALLOYS WITH CARBON FIBRE INSERTS / FRONT PARKING SENSORS / POWER BOOTLID / PERFORMANCE SEATS / CRUISE CONTROL / DAB RADIO / USB / NAVIGATION / BLUETOOTH. The car is in excellent condition and comes with full Jaguar service history, having just been serviced (3rd annual service). For further information or to arrange a viewing, please feel free to call or email us. If you would like to know more about this vehicle, please contact us

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 18500 mi
    For sale
  • Jaguar F-TYPE

    £53,950 £53,950

    Variant name:Coupe ,Derivative:R ,Variant: Coupe 5.0V8 550 SS EU5 R Auto8 2014 ( 14 ) Finished in Ultimate Black with Jet/Ivory Full Leather Interior - Upgrades Include - Alloy Wheels-20in Storm Satin Anthrac.Grey (H.P.T), 3-Spoke Heated Leather Steering Wheel, Illuminated Tread Plates, Headlining Stone Morzine, Jaguar Smart Key System Keyless Start and Entry, Leather Sports Sunvisor, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Carbon Ceramic Brake Pack, Powered Tailgate (Powered Open/Close), Sports Exhaust, Adaptive Headlights/ Auto High Beam, Heated Windscreen - Standard Features Include - Navigation System with Route Guidance, Rear Parking Aid with Touch-Screen Visual Indicator, DAB Radio Receiver, Automatic Climate Control - Single Zone, Cruise Control and Automatic Speed Limiter, 8 inch Colour Touch-Screen Display, Full Electric Seat Adjustment (14x14 Way) Including Height, Cushion Tilt, Squab Recline, Audio Equipment - AM/FM Radio, Single Slot CD/DVD, HDD and Navigation Enabler, Premium Leather Seats with R Embossed Headrest, Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, 2 seats.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 17597 mi
    • Engine size: 5
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  • Jaguar F-Type

    £46,990 £46,990

    Bluetooth, Climate Control, Xenon Headlamps, Electric Seats, Parking Camera, Parking Sensors, Sports Exhaust, Satellite Navigation, Panoramic Sunroof, DAB Radio, Main Dealer Service Pack +++7.3% APR SUMMER SPECIAL AND FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY+++PART EXCHANGE WELCOME+FINANCE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST - SUBJECT TO STATUS+COMPANY DIRECTORS PACKAGES AVAILABLE+ALL VEHICLES PROFESSIONALLY VALETED AND READY- +++THREE YEAR SERVICE PACK+++Jaguar F-Type 3.0 V6 Supercharged Coupe Quickshift Automatic registered December 2016 (66 reg) finished in Ammonite Grey Metallic with Full Black Leather interior, Panoramic Sunroof, Switchable Sports Exhaust, 6 Way Electric Performance Bucket Seats, Reversing Camera with Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, DAB Radio, Heated Front Windscreen, Climate Control, Multifunction Electrically Adjustable Steering Wheel with Paddleshift, Start/stop, Keyless Go, Xenon Headlamps, Automatic Lights and Wipers, 18 Inch Alloys, Not Yet Due a Service.

    • Mileage: 1900 mi
    • Engine size: 2995
    For sale
  • Jaguar F-Type

    £39,990 £39,990

    Bluetooth, Xenon Headlamps, Electric Seats, Parking Camera, Satellite Navigation +++7.3% APR SUMMER SPECIAL AND FREE NATIONAL DELIVERY+++PART EXCHANGE WELCOME+FINANCE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST - SUBJECT TO STATUS+COMPANY DIRECTORS PACKAGES AVAILABLE+ALL VEHICLES PROFESSIONALLY VALETED AND READY- +++Jaguar WARRANTY until June 2019+++Jaguar F-Type 3.0 Supercharged V6 Quickshift Automatic registered August 2014 (14 reg) finished in Lunar Grey with Cirrus Grey Suedecloth and Leather Comfort Seats and Black Leather Trim, Reversing Camera, Start/Stop, Keyless Entry and Go, Electrically Adjustable Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel, 20 Inch Turbine Silver Alloys, Performance Brake System, 6 Way Electric Seats, Automatic Lights and Wipers, Xenon Headlamps, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, DAB Radio, Full Jaguar Service History on 21/07/15 at 4,181; 22/06/16 at 7,561; 15/02/17 at 9,379. Finance available on request - subject to status and terms. Ask about our Company Directors packages. Fully Valeted; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome.

    • Mileage: 11400 mi
    • Engine size: 2995
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  • Jaguar F-TYPE

    £59,993 £59,993

    Variant name:R ,Derivative:MK1 (X152) ,Variant: R 5.0 V8 Supercharged - Huge Specification - Panoramic roof, Switchable active sports exhaust - Please read our comments New arrival in stock we have an incredible 2015 (65) Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 V8 Supercharged Coupe in Storm Grey with a fabulous specification. Panoramic Glass Roof, Switchable active sports exhaust, Gloss black aero splitter, Gloss black grille / side vents / bonnet louvres, R Performance heated seats, Rear view camera, Heated steering wheel, Power folding door mirrors, High Beam assist, Seat trim insert - Carbon, Power tailgate, Adaptive xenon headlights with LED signature, 20'' Gloss black alloys with red calliper detail, Morzine headlining, Deployable rear spoiler, Meridian sound system, Configurable dynamiuc mode, Front parking aid, Rear axle active locking diff, Dual zone air conditioning, Heated windscreen, Keyless entry and start, Touch Screen Satellite Navigation, Quad exhaust tailpipes and more. Please register early interest.

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 14080 mi
    • Engine size: 5
    For sale
  • Jaguar F-TYPE

    £39,970 £39,970

    Variant name:V6 S ,Derivative:MK1 (X152) ,Variant: V6 S Freshly Powder Coated Gloss Black Wheels., Upgrades - Seat Memory Pack, Meridian Sound System, Parking Pack, Space Saver, Black Alloys, 6 months warranty, Last serviced on 29/03/2017 at 33,924 miles, Full dealership history, Excellent bodywork, Black Full leather interior - Excellent Condition, Standard Features - Navigation System with Route Guidance, Cruise Control and Automatic Speed Limiter, Automatic Climate Control - Single Zone, DAB Radio Receiver, 8 inch Colour Touch-Screen Display, Rear Parking Aid with Touch-Screen Visual Indicator, Partial Electric Seat Adjustment (6x6 Way) Including Height and Recline, Audio Equipment - AM/FM Radio, Single Slot CD/DVD, HDD and Navigation Enabler, Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, Leather Upholstery, Keyless Start, 19in Propeller Silver Alloy Wheels, 8.5J (Front), 9.5J (Rear). 2 seats, Polaris White, This beautiful car has been taken in part exchange by ourselves. Car has a Full Jaguar Service History with recent Service carried out with Jaguar.Fantastic spec which includes over £3000 of factory fitted options. Car looks and drives superbly well.We have just had the wheels Powder Coated in Black. We have just had the wheels Powder Coated in Black. We will offer a 6 Month Warranty backed by The Hughes Group. Buy with confidence from this well known and well respected Multi Franchise Motor Group. Hughes Selection is part of the privately owned Hughes Group that represents Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Mazda, Skoda, Seat, Chrysler Jeep, Peugeot and commercial vehicles both retail and fleet. We take in over 1000 part exchanges per year, and carefully select the best ones to retail

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 36435 mi
    • Engine size: 3
    For sale
  • Jaguar F-Type ON SALE NOW

    £39,980 £39,980

    Jaguar F-Type V6 S presented in Stratus Grey comes with a full Jaguar history and the following specification; black leather, heated performance seats with electric adjustment, multi-function leather steering wheel, dual zone climate control, navigation, bluetooth phone connectivity, DAB radio, Meridian sound, reverse camera, park assist, switchable sports exhaust, cruise control, automatic dimming folding mirrors, key-less go with push button start, automatic Bi-Xenon headlights, heated windscreen and 20" alloy wheels. Part exchange welcome, competitive finance available. Viewings welcome by appointment only. Body: Convertible Transmission: Automatic Mileage: 27,000 Fuel Type: Petrol Registered: 2013 (13) Doors: 2 Engine Size: 3.0 Finished in: Stratus Grey

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 27000 mi
    For sale
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