F type v6-s for 25k.

F type v6-s for 25k.

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eddietiv1

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146 posts

182 months

Friday 26th February
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Will I get a good v6-s for my 25k budget, done the tvr and lotus thing and now fancy going a little more modern just for a change, very few and far between but I'm being very patient, so if somebody could point me in the right direction of a good one it would be muchly appreciated.

snafu10

35 posts

125 months

Saturday 27th February
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Just a thought for you have you considered accident damaged I purchased F type R 2016 2wd last April with fees delivery including internet bidding fee for about 20k from copart 21000 miles using a combo of new and used spares put back on road for a further 5k but beware some parts are expensive air box £700 i sourced used one from Sweden £500 .There is a2017 plate on copart now at the mo it's bid up to 8kif your reasonably handy with spanners etc and know a good body/paint shop can save a lot of mulah

esso

1,846 posts

181 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Just a tip, if your buying an F-Type.... buy a V8.

croissant

1,231 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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snafu10 said:
Just a thought for you have you considered accident damaged I purchased F type R 2016 2wd last April with fees delivery including internet bidding fee for about 20k from copart 21000 miles using a combo of new and used spares put back on road for a further 5k but beware some parts are expensive air box £700 i sourced used one from Sweden £500 .There is a2017 plate on copart now at the mo it's bid up to 8kif your reasonably handy with spanners etc and know a good body/paint shop can save a lot of mulah
Whilst it's admirable that you've taken that risk and got a great car at a discount, the large majority of people aren't interested, nor have the ability to repair a category damaged car on their driveway for a negligible cost saving. It'll also always carry that marker and be worth less when it comes time to move it on.

snafu10

35 posts

125 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thanks for your comments if you call negliable 20k iam in the wrong job.Whilst I appreciate the car will always have a cat marker against it This model Ftype r was retailing at 45k.and after I sold my xkr this car cost me 13k in new money .

eddietiv1

Original Poster:

146 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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esso said:
Just a tip, if your buying an F-Type.... buy a V8.
Unfortunately no V8 is going to be anywhere near my budget at the moment , only recently have the v6 dropped down to 25k Ish, I must admit it's an hell of a lot of car for the money especially in s guise.

stevemcs

5,432 posts

57 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I've been watching Autotrader, the good spec coupes are around 30k and they sell within days. As much as I like the V8 the V6 isn't that bad.

esso

1,846 posts

181 months

Thursday 4th March
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stevemcs said:
I've been watching Autotrader, the good spec coupes are around 30k and they sell within days. As much as I like the V8 the V6 isn't that bad.
.... depends what you have driven previously....

Ikemi

8,218 posts

169 months

Monday 15th March
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F-Type second hand prices are sensitive to spec and mileage. Essentially, there could be a £7K difference between a V6S with little options and 60,000 miles and a fully loaded V6S with 20,000 miles.

You’d be surprised what wasn’t included as standard, but the ‘S’ variant gives you some nice options over the base, as well as more power, adaptive suspension and a limited slip differential.

I may well be selling my V6S in the next month or so. It’ll be more than £25K, but big spec with lots of desirable options, 33K miles and will come with 12 months Jaguar warranty, which is £1080 on it’s own! I fancy an Aston Martin next! smile

RJH777

56 posts

6 months

Tuesday 16th March
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As others have said, it really depends on the spec - pretty much everything was an optional extra on these so if you're happy with a standard V6 with no parking sensors or heated seats etc then you'll be fine for 25k.

30k will get you into a lower spec, lower mileage V6S or higher spec, newer but higher mileage V6S.

32-35 will get you high spec, low mileage 2015+ V6S or higher mileage, 2013 / 14 V8s (RWD)

36+ and you're into a really good selection of V8s.

As someone who actually owns one and drove a lot of V6, V6S and V8 before buying one, I really wouldn't get too caught up on it having to be V8 (but I would try and ensure you get a V6S). In normal driving I actually found the V6S more fun than the V8 as it's shorter geared and you can use more of the rev range (that glorious V6 howl and Supercharger whine at 6k rpm is addictive) before ending up in dangerous territory. The V8 is genuinely a handful in the wet (even my 6 can be twitchy) although if you're used to TVRs less of an issue.

The other key consideration is whether you want vert or coupe?

Basically, is say F Types are similar to some Porsche's in that within a say 10k price band you'll have a massive variety of age, mileage, colour and optional extras - so I'd focus more on deciding which colour combo and extras are essential and then find one in reasonable nick that fits that spec, than focusing absolutely on price because an extra grand or so for the right option and colour will be worth it down the line.

Terminator X

10,756 posts

168 months

Tuesday 16th March
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I'm forever looking at the V8 SVR's, one on my Must Own List before the steady march of EV bores me to death.

TX.

GrumpyMono

1 posts

55 months

Thursday 18th March
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If it helps I sold my v6 s 40k fairly high spec conv to a Jaguar dealer for 25k

bought a younger v8 awd convertible because why not

eddietiv1

Original Poster:

146 posts

182 months

Saturday 20th March
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GrumpyMono said:
If it helps I sold my v6 s 40k fairly high spec conv to a Jaguar dealer for 25k

bought a younger v8 awd convertible because why not
Thanks for replies folks, id of definitely have been interested in that, the very max i can stretch to now is 27k for the right car, otherwise ill reluctantly wait until next summer and get something cheaper for this summer.

SweptVolume

671 posts

57 months

Monday 29th March
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eddietiv1 said:
esso said:
Just a tip, if your buying an F-Type.... buy a V8.
Unfortunately no V8 is going to be anywhere near my budget at the moment , only recently have the v6 dropped down to 25k Ish, I must admit it's an hell of a lot of car for the money especially in s guise.
Whilst I don't disagree that the F Type is good value compared to some rivals, it's still expensive compared to its XK forebear.

My 2010 ragtop XK Portfolio was £72,955 on the road when new and I picked it up at 8 years old with 77k miles and a FJSH from a main dealer for under £20k. One of the reasons I cannot entertain buying an F Type is that I'll have to spend more to get less space, less equipment, less leather and wood, less torque and fewer cylinders. They do look good though!

reddiesel

85 posts

11 months

Monday 5th April
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Its such a pity the XK150 wasnt replaced in the Jaguar line up , I totally understand where you are coming from when you talk about space in relation to the F Type . I see KGF with a nice low mileage XK RS albeit in white , assuming of course bodykits are your thing .