2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Winding Down Our Time at 20,000 Miles
June 11, 2015
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe arrived at our doorstep with 3,755 miles. So we haven't technically had the car for a full 20,000 miles yet. Nevertheless, we're in the habit of recapping long-term car progress at 5,000-mile odometer intervals. That also happens to be how many miles we added to the Jag since its last milestone in February.
Trips to Arizona, Las Vegas and around town helped put us on target to reach our 20,000-mile target by the time the car leaves in July.
The Jaguar proved an affable running buddy to Travis when he ran a 15K. Travis also noted its wet-weather stability during the one weekend this decade that it rained in Southern California. Schmidt decided to visit Arizona on a whim, and returned with cool photos to document the trip. And I took a friend and the Jag on a road trip to Las Vegas for a much-needed burger run.
On the maintenance side, the right rear tire needed a patch in February and again in April. The Jag's first service, which consisted of an oil change and safety inspections, was done at the 16,000-mile mark in March. Service bulletins for delaminating load spaces, creaking parcel shelves and the wiring for the seat belt tensioner systems were addressed.
We also notified the service technicians of a clunking driver seat and paint chipping off the shift paddles. We paid nothing for the service. Maybe we got what we paid for because the paint is peeling off the new set of paddles, too.
The next milestone is 23,755 which, sadly, will mark the end of our test.
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 20,000 miles