Big Cat Moves On - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Big Cat Moves On

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 9, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

What more is left to say? We loved our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. I'd venture to say it was unanimous affection, in varying degrees. Jacqout probably didn't like it as much as, say, Takahashi or Langness, but that's not a surprise. The F-Type doesn't crush cars in big stadiums or go fast on dirt, both key criteria for earning Jacquot's seal of approval.

The rest of us loved it and were sad to see it go. It had some quirks, sure, some that weren't excusable with a sticker of around $103,000. The seats weren't universally loved. The navigation and multimedia interface would've felt old five years ago. The paint started peeling off the paddle shifters, reminding us that they were simply janky plastic pieces, not the sturdy aluminum or magnesium controls found among the performance car kingdom's lesser species.

None of these kept us from driving it. And we had plenty of opportunity. In the 12 months we had it and more than 20,000 miles we drove it, the Jaguar spent just one day out of service.

Check out our collective thoughts, opinions and a general recap of fuel economy, maintenance and what our projected resale value would have been (Jaguar loaned us the car for the long-term test).

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor


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