July 2, 2015
I'd been itching to go to Las Vegas for a while now, especially now that the weather is heating up. Matter of fact, going to Vegas in the summer is one of my favorite things to do. You can always fly to Vegas, but when the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is available for the weekend, the choice to drive becomes a whole lot easier.
I live in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, about 15 miles west of Universal Studios. When I head over to the city of lost wages, I nearly always drive. In fact, I've flown to Vegas only twice in the past two decades, even though I visit Sin City at least twice a year. To me, driving is more convenient and only takes a bit longer than hopping on a plane.
A quick check of Google Maps says the trip from home to hotel is about 280 miles. Estimated drive time is about four and half hours. I'll add 15 minutes for a gas/ bathroom break for a grand total of four hours and forty five minutes.
June 9, 2015
In a recent Southern California poll, the fourth most-popular vehicle among both male and female surfers — behind three generations of Volkswagen Beetle — was the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
OK, that's not even remotely true. But we can guarantee that at least one person has attempted to take 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe out surfing in the past 24 hours. And he's probably not a complete tool, either.
April 8, 2015
Roy Haynes is a legendary jazz drummer. He's 90 years old and still performs. Haynes has played with the heaviest jazzbos: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Theolonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea. Back in the 50's and 60's, Haynes, like Miles, dressed sharp and liked fast cars. Davis and he would often race each other through New York City in their convertibles.
He's said his first car was a convertible Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight and his garage has included custom Eldorados, a CL500, a Firebird, a Bricklin, and several others I don't recall from my reading on the man. And even if he no longer hammers the throttle (and I can't say he doesn't), I suspect Roy would like our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
February 10, 2015
I'd been hankering to take our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe on a road trip for some time, and that opportunity finally arrived. As part of my friend's birthday month (For her it's not a birth day. The celebration lasts an entire month.), I took her for a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara and Cambria.
By the end of the trip I figured I'd have answers to questions like: Would we get tired of the F-Type's harsh ride? Or the stiff seats? Would our luggage fit? And would she ever pick up on the fact that the Jag gets really loud when I press the exhaust button?
January 30, 2015
The bottle holder you're looking at in the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe isn't purposely hidden in the strictest sense. But I admit I had never noticed it until today.
That's partially because, as with most sports cars, the F-Type's door pockets are pretty narrow, and aren't overly deep, either. So I just never thought to try putting a spare water bottle over there because I figured it wouldn't fit.
As usual, I was wrong.
November 24, 2014
The cargo area on our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe includes this hidden underfloor storage. It's not huge, but it's big enough for a small duffle bag or a pair of shoes. Maybe two pairs if you're small of feet.
November 17, 2014
Longboarders will have to look elsewhere, but that's a five-foot-six-inch Roberts El Tormentor, with matching orange fins stowed in the back of our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
October 31, 2014
What you see above is the cargo hold in our beloved 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. See something wrong? It seems as though the cargo cover has broken free from its mooring. Normally, this just means reconnecting it to its snap-in post, but not anymore.
October 29, 2014
A friend asked me if I'd like to go golfing on Saturday and I quickly agreed. Then I remembered I was driving our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. Coventry, we have a problem. I had already determined that my clubs don't fit when within their travel bag, and although at the time I said they wouldn't fit without it, I never actually tested that assertion.
September 12, 2014
One of the issues that the 2015 Jaguar F-Type gets dinged for most is its limited cargo capacity, especially the roadster's 8 cubic-foot space. But the coupe's 11-cubic-foot trunk fits my life just fine, even when I'm hauling more stuff than normal.
July 28, 2014
The dilemma: I signed out our new 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe because, well, because it's the F-Type. Unfortunately, I was coming back from a weekend vacation and had my travel golf bag and a suitcase. I could've swapped into another car, but hey, this is exactly the scenario one expects from these pages. I'm here to serve.