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15 Things To Be Aware Of Before Buying The 2020 Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar, the iconic British car manufacturer founded in 1922, has had a long and successful history in the automobile world. It has won countless 24 Hours Of Le Mans races and released many amazing models such as the XK120 and the E-Type.

The F-Type continues to be released by Jaguar, and today, we decided to compile a list of important factors to take into consideration before purchasing a 2020 Jaguar F-Type. It’s definitely a good luxury sports car, but there are many minor annoyances that might make you want to reconsider your choice. It’s extremely powerful, but the driving experience isn’t as great as in some of its rivals, and this year, it no longer comes with a manual gearbox, which car purists will be infuriated about. Also, you will see that the cabin leaves a lot to be desired. So, without further ado, let’s begin!Continue Scrolling To Keep Reading

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15THE TRUNK IS TINY

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Jaguars are renowned for their lack of space, and with its tiny trunk, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type is no exception. Also, this lack of space may make it a bit difficult to get in and out of the vehicle for taller people. So, don’t expect to be going on a road trip with this one anytime soon, unless you like to pack extremely light!

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14IT HAS NO MANUAL GEARBOX

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It’s a shame that a sports car like the F-Type, with amazing acceleration, doesn’t come with a manual gearbox. In 2015, the car did come in a six-speed manual transmission after finally caving in, but due to low sales, it was discontinued in 2020. It’s a shame, but at the end of the day, numbers don’t lie!

13THE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM IS AVERAGE

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Although the British automakers introduced a new 10 inch infotainment system in 2020, it is still not very user-friendly, and the GPS you have on your phone is better than the built-in navigation system included in this one. It’s a shame that this improved infotainment system is still not up to par!

12POOR REAR VISIBILITY

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The Jaguar F-Type 2020 is a highly entertaining sports car, but due to its tiny back window, rear visibility is sometimes not the greatest. So, if you’re thinking about purchasing one, ensure to take this into consideration when going for a test drive as this could bother you in the long-run.

11PAST TEST CARS HAVE SUFFERED FROM QUALITY PROBLEMS

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In the past, the Jaguar F-Type has been known to be unreliable, suffering from way too many quality problems. So, those looking to purchase this car should be aware that this car might spend many days at the mechanic if the 2020 version also suffers from similar issues encountered in the past.

10MANY OF ITS RIVALS OFFER A BETTER DRIVING EXPERIENCE

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In the high-performance drop-top market, the F-Type is surrounded by some pretty great cars, and in terms of driving experience, it lags behind pretty much all of them. When it comes to pure driving enjoyment, for instance, the Boxster S and Audi RS5 are still preferred by sports car enthusiasts.

9THE AUTOMATIC GEARBOX FEELS HESITANT

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It has widely been reported that the Jaguar F-Type suffers from jerking in its automatic transmission, and this is usually caused by issues such as worn out transmission parts or low emission fluid. Unfortunately, as mentioned previously, it no longer comes with a manual transmission in 2020.

8LACKS BEHIND ITS RIVALS IN TERMS OF SAFETY FEATURES

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When you compare it to its main competitors, the F-Type still lags behind in terms of its safety features. For instance, it does not offer active cruise control and it doesn’t feature a head-up display, and with technology progressing all the time, Jaguar needs to get with the times.

7IT IS MORE POWERFUL AND MUCH CHEAPER THAN A PORSCHE 911 CARRERA

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The Jaguar F-Type isn’t just more powerful than the Porsche 911 Carrera, it’s considerably cheaper, too. So, it’s safe to say that this car does offer good value for money. In fact, the F-Type is $26,000 cheaper than the iconic 911, although the driving experience is generally preferred in the Porsche.

6THE STEERING FEELS A LITTLE LIGHT FOR A SPORTS CAR

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For a sports car with such high performance, the F-Type has been criticized by many for its steering which feels a little light. This is one of the main reasons the driving experience is less enjoyable than many of its competitors. Just take it out for a spin and see for yourself!

5THE LOW CABIN IS DIFFICULT TO EXIT

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The Jaguar F-Type is a sports car, so it’s no surprise that it features a low cabin that can be difficult to get in and out of, especially if you’re tall. However, the same can be said for most sports cars, so this is something that comes with the territory.

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4ALMOST EVERY COMPETITOR PERFORMS BETTER

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There is no denying that the Jaguar F-Type 2020 offers an exhilarating and fun drive, but when you compare it to its main competitors, it still lags behind in terms of performance. The steering feels a little light, and it can’t go toe to toe with the likes of the Porsche 718 Cayman or the Porsche Corvette.

3THE BIGGER ENGINES ARE MAJOR GAZ GUZZLERS

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The F-Type is a sports car, so you can expect that it has lousy gas mileage, and if you’re planning on getting the version with a big engine, expect to spend many trips to the petrol pump. This gets costly, so it’s a good idea to have a second car with better gas mileage to drive on the daily.

2SOME PARTS OF THE CABIN FEEL CHEAP

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Perhaps it’s a slight exaggeration to call some parts of the cabin cheap, but if you step into any of its competitors’ rivals, you will surely feel a difference in quality. It’s a shame because a few cheap parts ruin the overall look of the cabin, which for the most part is made of high-quality materials.

1THE RUNNING COSTS ARE HIGH

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When you’re buying a sports car from Jaguar, you kind of expect the running costs to be high. So, if you’re on a budget, this car will be difficult to keep running, especially with larger engines. Also, consumable parts are expensive, and servicing will also cost you a pretty penny.

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