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AdoptedYorkie
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Post by AdoptedYorkie »

Afternoon everyone,

I thought I'd post just to say hello as a new member.

Based in Yorkshire, I am intending to purchase an F-Type in the next couple of months and have got myself down to a shortlist of 2 or 3.

There is a lesson here - do not sit in a pretty Yorkshire village, pint in hand, watching a F-Type swoop past and let yourself work out that actually - probably - you could afford one.

What follows is an unavoidable vortex that finds you downloading apps, getting insurance quotes, persuading wives (I only have one, to be clear) and working out finance deals.

That pint cost me £4.50. The final cost will be north of £30k.

Some pint.

stickshift steve
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Post by stickshift steve »

Bargain!
AdoptedYorkie
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Post by AdoptedYorkie »

stickshift steve wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:13 pm Bargain!
Haha, remains to be seen!
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WShudds
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Post by WShudds »

I was in your position not long ago I may well be the one who swoop past you as I love getting "lost" around Yorkshire on my way home from work. I've been working at the same company and location for 17 years but the F-type has the power to make you forget how to get home 😊

If you want the ultimate F-type experience don't rule out the manual transmission V6 models. The V6 is generally considered the most balanced and engaging engine. Sound is subjective but many like me prefer the V6's howl to the V8's roar.
MY18 Manual :o P340 R-Dynamic RWD Coupe, Caldera Red on 19˝ Centrifuge wheels. Pzero. Mods: Reverse camera, interior/puddle lights and tinted windows.
AdoptedYorkie
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Post by AdoptedYorkie »

WShudds wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:55 pm I was in your position not long ago I may well be the one who swoop past you as I love getting "lost" around Yorkshire on my way home from work. I've been working at the same company and location for 17 years but the F-type has the power to make you forget how to get home 😊

If you want the ultimate F-type experience don't rule out the manual transmission V6 models. The V6 is generally considered the most balanced and engaging engine. Sound is subjective but many like me prefer the V6's howl to the V8's roar.
That's really helpful, thanks.

Current favourite is a 2019 P340 R-Dynamic Auto Coupe (mainly as I've driven autos for the past 15 years).

But, not made a final commitment just yet.
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WShudds
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Post by WShudds »

That's a great value for money trim. With £600 you can get it tuned to past 400bhp/500nm which is beyond the standard S trim if you're interested in the future. Get one with a panoramic roof if you can. I don't miss it but it'd be a nice thing to have.
MY18 Manual :o P340 R-Dynamic RWD Coupe, Caldera Red on 19˝ Centrifuge wheels. Pzero. Mods: Reverse camera, interior/puddle lights and tinted windows.
Billymcmred
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Post by Billymcmred »

Sounds like best pint you will have
Back in the saddle (well seat) 2024 P450 Firenze red 3rd time lucky 🤞
AdoptedYorkie
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Post by AdoptedYorkie »

WShudds wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:11 pm That's a great value for money trim. With £600 you can get it tuned to past 400bhp/500nm which is beyond the standard S trim if you're interested in the future. Get one with a panoramic roof if you can. I don't miss it but it'd be a nice thing to have.
I had hoped to find a panoramic roof but nothing doing via the Jaguar Approved Used.

Speaking of which, has anyone bought via that scheme? It seems to give a little more reassurance than through other routes but I guess it comes with an additional and largely hidden cost.
Moss
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Post by Moss »

I think there will be quite a few cars in the AUC scheme with pano roofs, but maybe not at the price point you’re aiming.
Good luck with your search, though - they’re a cracking car. 👍
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stickshift steve
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Post by stickshift steve »

if you can get a vehicle registered from April 1st 2017 onwards the road tax becomes much cheaper when the vehicle hits 6 years old .
It is around £200 versus a boat load more for an older one.
I got my 380 awd 2019 from a Stratstone Renault dealer in February for £33.5k . I don't know what they are worth now though.
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