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Jaguar F Type 2016 review


Overall towcar rating

*****


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Key information

  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Year of manufacture: 2016
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Engine size: 3litres
  • Solo fuel economy: 27 miles per gallon
  • Towing fuel economy: 10 miles per gallon
  • Kerb weight: 1600 kg
  • Nose weight: 60 kg
  • Body type: Convertible

Towcar summary

What's good?

Noise,Acceleration,Handling,Gearbox,Noise,Styling,
Comfort,Equipment,Noise!
Looking at it as you walk away.
10 out of 10 caravanners who were strapped into it agreed it was the best way to spend 150 on petrol in 2 days.

What's bad?

No towbar available yet.
It screams mid-life crisis.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Towing performance *

How well does it tow?

N/A

Solo performance *****

What's it like without the caravan?

Turns any sane person into a grinning loon.
Great for scaring cyclists,pensioners and anyone in a 5 mile radius.(none of the preceding groups were injured in this review)
If you put the hood up and turn off the sport mode it turns into a super comfortable refined cruiser.
Great reversing camera.

Reliability ****

Anything to look out for?

Check bonnet catches and door alignment, the shut lines around both are hyper critical.

Practicality ****

Is it easy to live with?

No, as it is too tempting to drive everywhere in 2nd gear at 12 mpg.
Gearchange is super slick,surprisingly effective eco mode.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?

New

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Excellent and for under 500 you too can rent one from Avis Prestige! ;)
330 rental,12 to reinsure the 2k excess, add 150 for fuel,and try not to misbehave too much.

 

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6 Comments

I thought car reviews were to help people choose/inform about tow cars . . Not to show off .
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Vanmaster Man
Jun 07 2016 05:45 am

Brilliant, this was never going to tow anything but what a hoot. Love it!

'Tow car reviews forum'. ...clue in the title?

Not a tow car, posting of no help to those looking for one.
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Ha ha, great review. Some might say it is relevant as it informs people there is no tow bar available so might save someone an expensive purchasing trip if they expect to tow their 'van with it :P

 

Can't beat a bit of fun, cheer up grumps!

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. ... ..might save someone an expensive purchasing trip if they expect to tow their 'van with it.. ...


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The Coachman
Jun 07 2016 01:04 pm
When reading I thought this must be a typo error but no.

Mind you I do tow with a Jaguar, a 3.0 litre twin turbo diesel XF and I find it to be a great tow car.
Plenty of power on tap and fuel economy is pretty good with around 30 mpg when towing. Given that most of our trips away are of two hours duration and involve quite a few hills.