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Post by Moss »

Pan roof - aesthetically and exterior-wise, it blends in well with the darker colours; obviously the whites/lighter colours provide a contrast. From an interior perspective, in all cars it sheds a lot more light into the cabin, especially where the ebony leather is fitted.

Engine-wise, you’ve “lost” 40 horses. And, the earlier V6 engines will have a more emotive exhaust note, which is a degree stifled on the GPF cars.

Beyond that, it’s personal choice on equipment levels which suit you.
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Aim for a V6 2018 model year as it's the last unmolested engine without a particle filter. The V6 will hold the value a lot better than a 2L. Check out the discussion started last night about pano roof.
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Another advantage of the pan roof is you don't have to worry about sagging roof linings a few years down the road! And if you don't like all that lightness, you can close the shade.

Best to drive as many as you can, and see which you prefer. And, as you've found, you have to move fast as the good ones sell quickly!
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Post by AdoptedYorkie »

Tremendous advice everyone, thank you.
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Post by MArtyn Veg »

There’s far more qualified members on this great forum to answer your questions than me but I’ll share my opinion and short experience with you:

First of all if it’s got an F type badge on it it’s an incredible car, the rest is down to personal preference and let’s be honest budget for the purchase.

My first V6 (more detail on signature) was a RWD without a pano roof. It was incredible, at last my dream had come true!
A real drivers car I felt which was a lot of fun, a bit of a hooligan I suppose when you really asked her :D
The sound of the V6 engine was unbelievable
With no pano roof yes the cabin did feel compact but you don’t miss what you’ve never had, I loved it!

Got the upgrade itch as many on here have had and purchased the V8 in May this year.
Re RWD vs AWD this I think is the biggest variance when comparing the two cars I’ve had. The drive is safer IMO even with the undoubtably more power the engine has. For me as it’s my daily drive this was a huge improvement.
I do have a pano roof now and I love it! The dark glass works well as a contrast to the lighter body on the outside and inside when the sun is out the cabin fills with light.

Hope that helps a bit but the best advice would be to get out there and enjoy the test drives!!

Cheers
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MArtyn Veg wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:13 am There’s far more qualified members on this great forum to answer your questions than me but I’ll share my opinion and short experience with you:

First of all if it’s got an F type badge on it it’s an incredible car, the rest is down to personal preference and let’s be honest budget for the purchase.

My first V6 (more detail on signature) was a RWD without a pano roof. It was incredible, at last my dream had come true!
A real drivers car I felt which was a lot of fun, a bit of a hooligan I suppose when you really asked her :D
The sound of the V6 engine was unbelievable
With no pano roof yes the cabin did feel compact but you don’t miss what you’ve never had, I loved it!

Got the upgrade itch as many on here have had and purchased the V8 in May this year.
Re RWD vs AWD this I think is the biggest variance when comparing the two cars I’ve had. The drive is safer IMO even with the undoubtably more power the engine has. For me as it’s my daily drive this was a huge improvement.
I do have a pano roof now and I love it! The dark glass works well as a contrast to the lighter body on the outside and inside when the sun is out the cabin fills with light.

Hope that helps a bit but the best advice would be to get out there and enjoy the test drives!!

Cheers
Thanks for taking the time to share that - all very helpful.

Really interested about the point on RWD Vs AWD. Do you feel that difference day to day or was it more when you pushed it and asked more of the car?

100% lining up a test drive or two!
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scm wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:08 am Another advantage of the pan roof is you don't have to worry about sagging roof linings a few years down the road! And if you don't like all that lightness, you can close the shade.

Best to drive as many as you can, and see which you prefer. And, as you've found, you have to move fast as the good ones sell quickly!
First time I hear of roof lining becoming saggy over time. Is it a thing on the U.S forum as I can't recall this being discussed here. Mine is turning 7 in September and it looks brand new still.

OP, do some search here on what to look for on a used F-type. Check out some of the invaluable advice that I got from SCM, SimpleR, MajorTom and others when I was on the market for an F-type. You'll see that I went from "I've been thinking" to "I bought it!" in about a week 😍
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AdoptedYorkie wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:21 am
MArtyn Veg wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:13 am There’s far more qualified members on this great forum to answer your questions than me but I’ll share my opinion and short experience with you:

First of all if it’s got an F type badge on it it’s an incredible car, the rest is down to personal preference and let’s be honest budget for the purchase.

My first V6 (more detail on signature) was a RWD without a pano roof. It was incredible, at last my dream had come true!
A real drivers car I felt which was a lot of fun, a bit of a hooligan I suppose when you really asked her :D
The sound of the V6 engine was unbelievable
With no pano roof yes the cabin did feel compact but you don’t miss what you’ve never had, I loved it!

Got the upgrade itch as many on here have had and purchased the V8 in May this year.
Re RWD vs AWD this I think is the biggest variance when comparing the two cars I’ve had. The drive is safer IMO even with the undoubtably more power the engine has. For me as it’s my daily drive this was a huge improvement.
I do have a pano roof now and I love it! The dark glass works well as a contrast to the lighter body on the outside and inside when the sun is out the cabin fills with light.

Hope that helps a bit but the best advice would be to get out there and enjoy the test drives!!

Cheers
Thanks for taking the time to share that - all very helpful.

Really interested about the point on RWD Vs AWD. Do you feel that difference day to day or was it more when you pushed it and asked more of the car?

100% lining up a test drive or two!
My pleasure. There’s a definite day to day difference and feel at any speed. In terms of pushing it, that’s a more regular occurrence these days! Within the relative speed limits of course ;)
Let us know how you get on with the test drives
Best of luck
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WShudds wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:17 am First time I hear of roof lining becoming saggy over time.
Not on the F-Type as far as I know, but old Jags (and other makes) do suffer such things over time. The latest Iain Tyrrell video deals with one in an F40 - as Craig said "no glue can beat gravity over time".
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Post by Kev »

“The torque is distributed to the front wheels in one of three ways:

Pre-load torque - The TCCM applies this torque to the transfer case coupling to assist in a smooth and safe drive off from stationary
Feedforward - governed by the transmission output torque, requested flywheel torque and gear selection
Feedback - governed by the difference in speed between the wheels on the front and rear axles to determine wheel slip. Compensation is made when cornering and also the radius of the wheels

Torque distribution between front and rear wheels can be between 100% RWD or full AWD, although the system is continuously variable dependent on signal inputs and road surface conditions”

I shouldn’t worry too much about getting hung up on the RWD/AWD unless you’re doing regular track days to exploit the car at its limits. The transfer box adds around 81kg to the car but provides a more stable car in adverse conditions allowing you to make progress safely, and given the weather in the UK then I’d rather have that. The only time I notice the AWD is when I deliberately put it in wet/snow mode for the extra traction, otherwise it just loiters in the background
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