RE: Jaguar F-Type | PH Used Buying Guide

RE: Jaguar F-Type | PH Used Buying Guide

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WJNB

2,621 posts

119 months

Tuesday 10th March
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NGK210 said:
”All that glisters...” Lovely car, shame about the reliability and the poor quality components. Which suggests Tata must have a very cynical business model that‘s focused on cost-cutting.
So true. When the Jaguar magazine did a feature on the 'F' Type now that prices had begun to fall the list of problems likely to be encountered was horrendous & enough to put any buyer off. Talk about putting Jaguar to shame & no wonder the likes of Mercedes & Porsche wipe the floor when it comes to build quality & reliability.
I wouldn't touch a modern day India company owned Jaguar with a barge-pole.

JurassicF

489 posts

153 months

Tuesday 10th March
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In reality if you read most used performance car buyers guides you would be put off and just go and buy a Lexus..yawn!
Better to head over to the marque forums for an owner's view.

Certainly on the F Type forum reliability is not a hot topic, whereas enjoyment, smile factor and design is.

unsprung

4,947 posts

82 months

Wednesday 11th March
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JurassicF said:
unsprung said:
The coupe is lovely imo.

Is there an aftermarket for these cars? Suspension upgrades? Pulley for the supercharged V8? Maybe an exhaust manifold (headers) and tune for the V6? Or are these sorts of changes simply not the done thing?
Yes, yes, yes and no they are.
Thanks for that! I'm now more curious. Maybe I need to have a look round things Jag performance, affordable performance I should say, next time I'm over there.



scottydoesntknow

860 posts

15 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Whilst the roadster is lovely I think the coupe is just stunning. V6 is more than enough for me. Fabulous little bargain baby Aston things. Love ‘em.

BRR

1,670 posts

130 months

Wednesday 11th March
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I have a V6 S Coupe which is just coming up to 10k miles, I absolutely love it, nothing has gone wrong with it and it has a true Jekyll & Hyde character when switching it between the driving modes, next one will be a V8 smile

JurassicF

489 posts

153 months

Wednesday 11th March
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unsprung said:
Thanks for that! I'm now more curious. Maybe I need to have a look round things Jag performance, affordable performance I should say, next time I'm over there.
Dave Appleby Engineering seem to be the preferred route but other options available.

unsprung

4,947 posts

82 months

Thursday 12th March
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JurassicF said:
unsprung said:
Thanks for that! I'm now more curious. Maybe I need to have a look round things Jag performance, affordable performance I should say, next time I'm over there.
Dave Appleby Engineering seem to be the preferred route but other options available.
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fatboy b

8,753 posts

174 months

Thursday 12th March
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JurassicF said:
breezer_42 said:
What was the frequency of engine failure for the V6? I’d love one, but having just been stuck with a high 4 figure bill for my XFR I’m not sure I could face giving Jag another chance when there’s a known issue.
Never heard of one on the F Type forum and forums always highlight the worst case scenarios i.e. IMS on Porsche engines.
They suffer two issues.

1. Chain tensioners. Hard to notice it until too late.
2. Tappets. The rear inlet valve tappets suffer with oil starvation on start up. Couple that with a manufacturing defect on the tappet hardening (or lack of) cause the tappet to wear a bit weirdly. That causes valve guide wear. That’s a new head, or a new engine.

V8s and V6s suffer with #1’equally.
V6s suffer with #2 mainly, but a few V8s do too, as did mine. £11k warranty job.

Jonstar

475 posts

149 months

Monday 23rd March
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BRR said:
I have a V6 S Coupe which is just coming up to 10k miles, I absolutely love it, nothing has gone wrong with it and it has a true Jekyll & Hyde character when switching it between the driving modes, next one will be a V8 smile
Nothing has gone wrong with it because you haven't used it...

cerb4.5lee

16,476 posts

138 months

Sunday 18th October
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I was up in York yesterday and there was a V8 Coupe F-Type with a Audi R8 following him, I don't know what the chap had done to his exhaust in the F-Type but the noise it made was epic. It was louder than the R8, and it put the noise that the R8 made to shame and that really surprised me to be fair. I'm a child at heart(especially with car noises), and I can safely say that the noise those two were making made my day! cloud9

I really want a V8 F-Type now for sure. smokin