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5 out of 5 stars

"Bad" Kitty

Brian, 08/20/2015
updated 11/08/2023
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
58 of 59 people found this review helpful

I am 6'2" and most of the "special" cars that were interesting to me I could not fit in. Two weeks ago I flew from Michigan to South Carolina to pick up my brand new 2014 ( yes, I realize the 2016's are coming out very soon ) F-Type Jaguar convertible, V-6 S, in British Racing Green with dark brown leather with light stitching and a black top. I fit like the car was tailor made just for me. I can stretch out my left leg fully, the seat holds but does not dig in ( Porsche ), my line of sight is in the middle of the windshield, not at the upper support bar ( Corvette ). I drove a V-8 S several months ago and fell in love with the car but as hard as it is for a car guy to say, it was too powerful to be fun. My car can be driven with some gusto and I can enjoy the amazing exhaust sounds without hitting crazy speeds and likely going to jail. The middle choice in the lineup was the perfect car for me. Amazing lines, rare color,outstanding build quality and well thought out driving position and dash layout. Drove my new "Kitty" home (830 miles) straight through and I could not get the big smile off my suntanned face. Got 29.2 mpg if that matters to any potential buyers running 75 to 85 mph. It took me a long time to finally decide on my special car. Spending this kind of money should make you think twice. I sometimes call this my anti-Tesla. There is a great mix of sophisticated aides and functions but enough great old school DNA to make me think that these kinds of cars may not be build forever in an electric, Google computer driver future. I feel that Jaguar has built a car that will still put a big smile on my face 20 years from now when I press the orange start button and this car roars to life. You will want to keep the sport exhaust turned "off" until you are out of your neighborhood, trust me. The trunk is "soft side" overnight bags small but this is a weekend or special use car for most owners and the way the lines of the car work so well together I promise you will not care about the small trunk. Design over function is "OK" sometimes. Could not be happier with my purchase. Note: perhaps in some areas of the country these cars are more plentiful. Where I live they are "Blue Moon" rare. Be prepared for lot's of attention. A year later and no issues at all. The more I drive my Jag the more that I appreciate the build quality, the design, and the way this car is sorted out. We make wonderful drives along the back roads near Lake Michigan visiting the great small harbor towns with the car and those types of roads are the cars favorite. Top down driving is something that we thought we would like but actually love. The sounds and smells along with fantastic views transform a normal ride into an adventure. One small issue. For the money a real spare tire should be included with each car sold. The owner could then decide to carry it or not. Never once have I thought that I had not purchased the right model F-Type. The middle one is just so much fun to drive, so balanced, very powerful but in a more useable way than the crazy 8. My 2014 BRG, black convertible top, dark brown interior F-Type Jaguar is over 4 years old now. Time really does fly by. I honestly thought that there had to be "gremlins" lurking in my car somewhere. The electrical system, the fit and finish, the driveline, something was going to re-confirm the sketchy reputation for build quality that Jaguar acquired in the past. The wonderful and amazing realization is that I have had an oil change, first one is on Jaguar and a tiny paint repair on the seem where the body and the rear fender join up. I understand that this is not particularly uncommon and it is a few spots where the paint is rubbed off and appears as white spots. Fixed perfectly under warranty last year. That is it for any repairs or "gremlins" and compares well with any of our Toyota's or Honda's. We enjoy using the car but honestly we do not use it as an everyday driver. A special car for special drives on special days. Since we live in Michigan it sleeps the winters away from November until May so the total mileage on the car is very low and it goes to sleep on Sunday. Concerns: All Jaguars seem to depreciate faster than they really should. Not sure if it is related to a perception of no quality or that they lease too many of them but the issue is real. We did not buy it for resale but the market value hit the first few years is really significant. I guess that provides some great values for the second owners . Wondering when the market will be saturated with people looking for this kind of wonderful experience car but at the expense of everyday practicality. I am not sure that the market is huge for cars like this. Twenty years from now we intend to still be cruising along the amazing backroads of Michigan with our car. Another year, very light use. No issues of any kind. Love our F-Type Jag convertible S. Sleeping now Fall 2022 and it’s back to sleep after a couple of years of very light use. 8 years old and 11k miles might make ours one of the least used F-Types anywhere. My total costs from new, 1 oil change, that’s it. Still love it, no issues, not using it much but love it when we do and it still looks amazing and is rare. In our very low 60’s and we drive it in the fall when it’s in the 40’s & 50’s with the heated seats, heated steering wheel, heat on and the top down, big smiles. I think we will have a really good couple of decades yet to go. If you want one of these you better act fast, I was correct on my first post that this type of cars are quickly going away forever. It’s going to be 10 years old soon , how is that possible and I just finished hooking up the trickle charger, topping off the tank ( ethanol free premium only) and putting the custom car cover on for a seven month sleep here in wintery Michigan. Two oil changes have been my only costs in 14,700 miles from new, original tires with lots of tread remaining. We only use it as a third car so no commuting and only weekend drives and a once a year adventure along the coast of Lake Michigan where we live which is always magical. Really do wish we had the time to use it more. I realize how correct I was in my first post that this type of sporty but impractical 2 seat cars were going to fade away and they are, no more new F-Types, but we have ours to keep. We are so easy on it and just enjoy the convertible experience and a wonderful drive. Like it more today than the day I picked it up, kind of like your favorite shoes, it just fits right.

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4 out of 5 stars

Save your money, get the base

naplestopless, 08/27/2013
updated 08/30/2016
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

After driving the base, V6 S and the V8 S, I leased the base V6. I felt that it actually drove better than the other two for much less money. For some reason the base Trans seems to shift better than the two higher models. While waiting for my base, I was given a V8 to drive, while very fast, it just wasn't as much fun as the base.

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5 out of 5 stars

Short Term Review

67es335, 02/09/2015
2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

I traded my XKRS in for the F Type R Coupe. What a difference in feel and performance. The XKRS has the same motor, same HP and torque but feels so much different. The XKRS you have to drive very carefully or else you will find yourself pointing in the wrong direction. The R Coupe coaxes you in to throwing it around. It feels solid and connected, sure footed and playful. Everything the XKRS was not. Well done Jaguar!

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5 out of 5 stars

WOW!!!!!!

ronpj44, 06/23/2015
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

When referring to the F Type S V8, SLEEK and STYLISH are understatements. Sitting into the drivers seat, is as finger in a glove. Contoured to my form and necessary when you push hard on the accelerator. 'G' forces exist, and you know it. Throatiness of the exhaust, with or without the 'ACTIVE' button, is ear appealing and just plain 'SEXY'. All dash controls, easily readable and steering wheel controls facilitate fast human responses when this machine LEAPS and that it does. I am enjoying the ride by the minute. Thank you JAGUAR.

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5 out of 5 stars

Comfortable and exhilarating!

Larry, 05/07/2020
updated 05/11/2022
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE V8 S 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I bought a one owner 2014 with 19,000 miles. Original msrp $105,000. My price illustrates the depreciation of these cars is incredible but the driving experience is unrivaled. The v8 is crazy fast but driven sensibly is very accommodating. A bit heavy and relatively large (wide) car when compared to other roadsters ( I've owned BMW Z4's, Z3,corvette, 300ZX, etc.) and this is as comfortable as any of those and far more exhilarating. #1 fun car! UPDATE: I have owned a Jaguar F-Type V8S for 4+ years and still feel that sense of excitement and anticipation that I felt when I first bought it. It has been as reliable as my Porsche boxster. It is exactly what it was built and advertised to be, an exhilarating GT car. It's nature and performance are definitely befitting of the Jaguar badge. For me, because of it's exceptional good looks and top notch performance, it is a keeper.

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