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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Interior Already Shows Signs of Wear

June 24, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

I hate the driver's seat in our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. It looks great, but a bleacher seat at Fenway is softer and ultimately more comfortable.

But this isn't about the seat's function; it's about its durability. In the last 11 months, we've driven our orange beast almost 22,000 miles, which is probably about two years of use for the typical owner. And the interior is showing signs of wear.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Trunk Lid Is Falling Apart

June 19, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

About two months ago, we took our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe to the dealer for scheduled maintenance. One of the service campaigns that the dealer addressed during that visit was "delaminating load spaces." It would appear the job needs to be done again.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Winding Down Our Time at 20,000 Miles

June 11, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

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.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Nailed It

April 29, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

There is no better way to wind down a long day at the office than jumping into the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and roaring through downtown Los Angeles when traffic has cleared. After a late night photo shoot, I grabbed they keys, fired it up and...there was the low tire-pressure warning. The instrument panel displayed 22 psi in the right rear tire. The recommended tire pressure sticker in the doorjamb stated 36 psi.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Clunks, Creaks and Regular Maintenance

April 3, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

After crossing the 16,000-mile mark on our beloved F-Type, it was time for a scheduled visit for what amounted to an oil change and inspection. But we also had a few other issues to address.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: First Service Due

March 9, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

We've had our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe nearly eight months and it's finally due for its first service. The F-Type needed a quart of oil a few weeks ago and a new set of tires before that, but neither of those issues required a visit to the dealer.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Window Switch Reprogramming

February 25, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Scott recently brought a failing window switch on our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe to my attention. The auto-up feature wasn't working properly. Sometimes this means the switch is broken and needs replacing, but most often, it needs reprogramming. Two steps should do it:

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Flat Tire Repair

February 20, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

This morning I fired up the big blown V8 in our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and was immediately greeted with a low-tire warning light on the two-seater's instrument cluster.

Not the way you want to start your day.

The car was telling me that the Jag's right rear Pirelli was down to 27 psi, which is low, but not low enough to panic. I exited the car and took a look. Sure enough, a Phillips head screw was stuck in the tread.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Window Switch Issue

February 12, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

As it should considering its $100,000 price tag, our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe comes standard with auto-up and auto-down side windows.

With one touch either of the Jag's side glass opens or closes.

At least that's how it's supposed to work.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Checking the Oil

January 5, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Santa Claus has given me what I wanted for the holidays: our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. (Or, more accurately, our vehicle manager Mike Schmidt said it would be okay to take the F-Type for Edmunds' holiday break. Still, lucky me!) But I figured it'd be a good idea to check the car's oil since I'd be away from the office for a while.

I'm glad I did.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: New Tires

October 20, 2014

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

All good things come to an end. So is the case with the stock Pirelli P Zero tires on our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. The first question we asked ourselves was, do we stick with the OE Pirellis or do we try another brand of tire on the F-Type? We wanted to try something new, but it wasn't that easy.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Track Day Prep

October 9, 2014

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

When I put my ambitious-pants on and asked editor in chief Scott Oldham if I could use a long-term car for a track day at Buttonwillow Raceway, I had a short list of candidates in mind.

Our MX-5 Miata is no stranger to the track, so it was an option, but it was in the shop, so no dice. Our C7 Corvette was about to depart our fleet and it wasn't available either. Our CL65 AMG even crossed my mind but that sounded more like a Viking funeral than a track day. The only viable option left (and the one I really wanted in the first place) was our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, but with my limited track-day experiences, racing a $103,425 Jag was asking a lot.

Luck, it seemed, was on my side. Scott gave me the green light. "You can take the Jag, but be extra careful," he said. Cue the workshop music.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Flat Tire

September 3, 2014

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

The tire pressure warning system on our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe isn't the good kind. Like our BMW 328, it will tell you when you have a flat and on which tire, but not what the exact tire pressure is.

So when our Jag started to intermittently flash its tire pressure warning light on the right rear, I had to guess that the tire was teetering right on that 20%-low threshold that usually activates these devices. And experience tells me that's a slow leak. And living in L.A. where we've got 9,000,000,000 construction sites, experience tells me the cause is a nail. And if my luck tells me anything, it's going to be right in the shoulder where it can't be patched...

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2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: It Sits Low

July 25, 2014

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Ever watch a big cat stretch itself to noodle length and drape its belly on the ground? That's what our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe would do at every driveway and deep gutter if you took them at anything close to regular speed.

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