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Old 05-17-2017, 09:25 PM
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Default If you had to give up your F type?

I see many posts where members are considering changing to a particular car and a variety of comments are typically posted offering thoughts and opinions on the choices; but if you had to give up your F type, what would you get and why?
For me if would have to be either a manual Miata ND or a Cayman S (undecided between manual vs PDK and 6 vs 4 cylinder)
The Miata wins on pure fun in what is really a superb car but I have always been besotted by the Cayman - a car I knew I was going to buy..... before I experienced the F type.
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage in all likelihood. Or if money were the issue maybe a BMW 1M.
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It's a really different car, but I am eyeing a Camaro ZL1. The mag ride and alpha platform (amazing steering) have me really intrigued.
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Miata? How 'bout:
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I'd hate to give up the F Type especially for a sedan, but the XE is just gorgeous to drive and I think when the SVR comes out it will be amazing. But could I do without having my ego massaged as it does with the F Type? I dont know...
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Used AMG or Porsche something. Nothing as good looking as the f type out there.
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McLaren MP4 12C, 570S or R8 V10 for daily driver duty

Ferrari 458 if weekend car only and a cheap daily driver for to and from work
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I had been considering getting rid of the F-Type for something a little cheaper when the lease is up, so the wife will let me add a 3rd car (something like a new RS3/S4) for all weather use. She recently took a new job, and I can no longer rely on being able to use the RR during the bad winter days. But for the money I can't find anything remotely close to it.

Right now I have a RWD 15R. If I swapped cars to add a 3rd, the new sports car would be required to have a manual. The only 2 cars that I've been considering have been the V8 Vantage or the previous gen R8. The biggest problem is price. The buyout on my Ftype next year is $50k. R8's are still in the high 60's lower 70's for an 09 manual. Vantages are much cheaper in the mid 40s - low 50s for a pre 2008. Mid 60s - low 70s for the 09+ with the revised 4.7L.

So right now i'm leaning towards keeping the V8 Ftype and get an older 'daily' like a B7RS4 / E90 M3.

If used V6S manuals come down in price or if i can score a ridiculous lease on an 18 next year when mine comes due, I might make the swap and then look to get the RS3 or S4.

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If i had to give mine up I would probably get either a used Lamborghini Gallardo or Porsche GT3.
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I have done the Porsche thing and did not like it; I need more power and torque. A 4 passenger or 2+2 does not do it for me either. If I had to give up my R, I would probably go back to a Vette, waiting to see what the C8 brings. Or, I might just quit the fun car game altogether.

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If I had to give up my 2014 V6S, I'd get...

another 2014-2016 V6S. Nothing else interests me. Hate most of the styling changes on the newer models.
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I looked for 10 years before I found something I wanted badly. I'm thinking that might not occur again within my lifetime. Another F-type with 8+ cylinders, 7 speed manual, and 400 lbs lighter, could change my mind.
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you could probably get close to a 400lb weight savings with mods between wheels, brakes, seats, exhaust, roof (if you have the pano roof), a gearbox swap. and getting rid of some of the motors for things like the electric hatch, ac center stack
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Ferrari California, but then again the amount they cost it opens up a lot of options and then a v8 F-type might be good too!! F-type will be the best car I can afford at the moment but lucky to have it too
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Used AMG or Porsche something. Nothing as good looking as the f type out there.
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I'd quit driving from being so devastated at the loss of my beloved F-Type.
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If the F-Type was never made I would not have gotten a second car. I may have gotten the G65 AMG instead of getting my Range Rover Sport. That would cost the same as my F-Type and RRS - combined.
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AMG-GTS as I think that is the car that for me is the closest to what I was looking for when I found the rwd F-type R.
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I looked for 10 years before I found something I wanted badly. I'm thinking that might not occur again within my lifetime. Another F-type with 8+ cylinders, 7 speed manual, and 400 lbs lighter, could change my mind.
I know what you mean. The F-Type checked all the right boxes for me.
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AMG-GTS as I think that is the car that for me is the closest to what I was looking for when I found the rwd F-type R.
Same..if not GT-S then upgrade to Mclaren 570S.
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