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Looking at two different F Types. One is a 2016 S coupe with 60,000 miles ... a lot of miles but the Jaguar dealer says it was a Jaguar corporate car and is being sold Certified thru early 2023 or 100,000 miles. New tires, brakes, etc. Asking price $45,000.

The other is a 16 R coupe with 17,000 miles, under factory warranty thru sometime next year being sold by a non-Jaguar dealer. Asking price $62,000.

I'm thinking there ought to be a little negotiating room on both but not counting on it. In any event, to me this is a tough call. I'm not swimming in money but can afford either car. Part of me wonders if it's really worth the extra bucks for an R. I won't be tracking the car or doing anything crazy with it. Having said that, I did really appreciate the growly giddyup I experienced on the test drive. Have not yet driven an S.

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Old 07-09-2019, 08:27 PM
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Too many miles on the S.
 
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Too many miles on the S.
+1. If the S isn't a manual, go for the R.
 
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Condition is more important than miles.
 
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Originally Posted by SinF View Post
Condition is more important than miles.
A lot of condition would be needed to overcome a 43,000 mile differential.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:08 PM
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FYI the CPO '16 S coupe that I bought a month and a half ago was $49.5k with under 19k miles. I felt I could have done better if I was more patient.

Between the two, I'd probably keep looking... but I didn't feel the need for the V8, and I really wanted it to be CPO. Your priorities may be different.
 
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:23 PM
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I had a similar decision when I bought mine and went for the S which was newer and better tech. I love my car. Unfortunately now after 3 1/2 years I have the wandering eye and am considering spending a crapload to go up to an R or an SVR (or a manual Vantage), really only for the engine note because the performance of the S is plenty for me. You might not be as fickle as me, but if your head is gonna spin off when you hear that v8 bellow past, go for the R.
 
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Originally Posted by Unhingd View Post
A lot of condition would be needed to overcome a 43,000 mile differential.
Do you see any F-type enjoyed enough to reach expected end of life at 250K? You'd have to do a severe commute for many years to get there.

These are not commuting cars.
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:55 AM
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Being an R owner, I am biased toward the R, but the lower mileage on it is also a plus. I wouldn't give up my V8. I think you can get it for less than $62.
 
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Do you see any F-type enjoyed enough to reach expected end of life at 250K? You'd have to do a severe commute for many years to get there.

These are not commuting cars.
I suspect a lot of us use it as our primary vehicle. Otherwise, what's the point of having it? I find it's the perfect commuter car. Allows you to unwind both before and after work.

I agree, though, if you don't plan on using the car as your regular driver, find the cheapest one regardless of mileage. Just consider condition (with a thorough pre-purchase inspection).
 
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Last month I purchased a 2015 R with 17k miles for 47,900. I also purchased an extended warranty 3/36 with a 100 deductible for 4,000. Keep looking 62k is outrageous. IMO
 
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Originally Posted by Tp10XKR View Post
Last month I purchased a 2015 R with 17k miles for 47,900. I also purchased an extended warranty 3/36 with a 100 deductible for 4,000. Keep looking 62k is outrageous. IMO
It is a year newer and AWD, basically a different car compared to a 15'. 62k is a tad high but after all it is just the asking price, I'm sure he could negotiate something south of 60k. I just picked up a 17' R with 6500 miles for 63.5k for reference.....
 
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Hawkeye, drive em both, or two from a dealership. Personally I wanted the V8 power, sound and AWD. Have never regretted that decision. Good luck.
 
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My advice, don't necessarily chase deals. Some people do get really good deals, some don't.

Is it better to wait for a deal that may come several months later, or never? or just get a car you like and enjoy it instead of spending endless hours of searching and bargaining?

That being said, while I do think the Type S price is a tad high for the mileage, I also don't want it to be lower as the prices keep my own car valued.
 
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100% go for the R, the S should be listed for under 40,000. I got my 16 CPO V6S AWD Convertible 8 months ago, with a $100,000 sticker price, the 7 year warranty, for 53,900. Now I wish I went for the R, I love my S, but if you can for the R, go for the R. You can find CPO R for under 60k. My dealer has a black on Red R coupe CPO for 61k, with 13k Miles. Awesome spec, drove it yesterday.
 
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Some great responses here. Thank you all!

Full disclosure: My conundrum has me a bit paralyzed. As a lifelong "car guy," the garage currently houses a Boxster S (daily driver) and a Triumph TR6. Love 'em both but am ready to drive something different.

Either the Boxster gets traded for a newer 911S/4S cab or I sell the TR6 (spouse doesn't feel safe in it) and modernize to an F Type. With airbags!

The F Type is drop dead gorgeous and seems like more car for the money than a 911, despite the slight (meaningless for me) performance differences ... brash British bad boy with possible long-term quality/depreciation issues vs. elite clinical German-style precision with better long-term value/reliability. I'm leaning F Type (I get to keep the beloved Boxster!) but after driving a friend's 911 Turbo S, the Porsche bug keeps pulling me back.

Wife says I'm nuts. She's absolutely right!
 
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Let me add that I'd also choose the R for that price difference. Low miles and significantly more power are worth the price. I know if I went fo the S I'd always wish I'd bought the better car. (I'm all about avoiding regret).
 
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Originally Posted by Kinnick4Ever View Post
Some great responses here. Thank you all!

Full disclosure: My conundrum has me a bit paralyzed. As a lifelong "car guy," the garage currently houses a Boxster S (daily driver) and a Triumph TR6. Love 'em both but am ready to drive something different.

Either the Boxster gets traded for a newer 911S/4S cab or I sell the TR6 (spouse doesn't feel safe in it) and modernize to an F Type. With airbags!

The F Type is drop dead gorgeous and seems like more car for the money than a 911, despite the slight (meaningless for me) performance differences ... brash British bad boy with possible long-term quality/depreciation issues vs. elite clinical German-style precision with better long-term value/reliability. I'm leaning F Type (I get to keep the beloved Boxster!) but after driving a friend's 911 Turbo S, the Porsche bug keeps pulling me back.

Wife says I'm nuts. She's absolutely right!
What a wonderful “conundrum” to have. And as far as your wife saying you’re nuts, show me one guy - on this or any Forum (or anywhere) - whose wife thinks differently and I’ll show you a bridge I have for sale.

Whatever car you purchase you surely will enjoy it immensely. I wouldn’t be too concerned over the 6 or 8....at no time will you think, “yeah, but I wish it were a bit more exciting.”

YMMV.

Good luck!
 
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I went to a dealer to look at an S. While there, someone started an R. I test drove it right after the S and there went my budget, right out the window.

Full disclosure, I'm an idiot. I have had a series of V8 cars and I often let my inner 12 year old out. I had every intention of getting a V6 and being a bit more sensible, but as I said to the cop who pulled me over for accelerating around a slow moving truck when he asked me if that was really necessary, 'This whole car is unnecessary'.
 
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Originally Posted by Kinnick4Ever View Post
Some great responses here. Thank you all!

Full disclosure: My conundrum has me a bit paralyzed. As a lifelong "car guy," the garage currently houses a Boxster S (daily driver) and a Triumph TR6. Love 'em both but am ready to drive something different.

Either the Boxster gets traded for a newer 911S/4S cab or I sell the TR6 (spouse doesn't feel safe in it) and modernize to an F Type. With airbags!

The F Type is drop dead gorgeous and seems like more car for the money than a 911, despite the slight (meaningless for me) performance differences ... brash British bad boy with possible long-term quality/depreciation issues vs. elite clinical German-style precision with better long-term value/reliability. I'm leaning F Type (I get to keep the beloved Boxster!) but after driving a friend's 911 Turbo S, the Porsche bug keeps pulling me back.

P.S. Tell your wife you are in good company. I tell my wife that. She has somewhat except this.

Wife says I'm nuts. She's absolutely right!

You ARE nuts, but so are the rest of us. I perfectly understand the draw to the Germans-Porsche in particular. One of my other partners (not the BMW guy) has a 05 Boxster S. He just bought a '15 9114S GTS. Beautiful car. He believes the Boxster actually handles better, but wouldn't go back from the 911. I think you get a lot for the F type and if you put the dollar difference in certain areas, you could get a Porsche or better. I'd love to have a Porsche in the stable along with the F type. I support your madness 100%. Get the F type and the 911. TR6 goes for new British bad boy.
 

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