Deal of the day: Jaguar F-type

  •  Save £6000 on stunning Jaguar roadster
  •  375bhp F-type is rapid and addictive to drive
  •  Optional sports seats are a good addition
Save more than £6000 on our favourite version of the Jaguar F-type
Save more than £6000 on our favourite version of the Jaguar F-type

We scour the internet broker sites to bring you big discounts on new cars every week. The brokers work with UK main dealers to offer these savings on the latest models.

The car: Jaguar F-type Roadster 3.0 V6 S
The saving: £6039
The discounted price: £61,496
The broker: Drivethedeal.com

For
The Jaguar F-type is about as desirable as sports cars come. It’s stunning to look at and seriously rapid to drive. The supercharged 3.0-litre V6 S is our pick of the roadster range, balancing blistering performance of 0-60mph in just 4.8 seconds, with a decent specification at a competitive price.

An addictive exhaust note heightens the driving experience, particularly with the roof down, while the precise steering set-up makes the F-type easy to place on the road. The V6 S model’s standard adaptive suspension mean it remains beautifully controlled over high speed dips and crests.

Against
Although the F-type beats a comparable Porsche 911 on price, the smaller Boxster S is very close in performance terms and is considerably cheaper than the Jaguar.

If you are using the F-type for a weekend away, you’ll need to pack carefully, because the boot is small and awkwardly shaped. If you add the optional spare wheel, it takes a huge chunk out of the already limited luggage space.

The interior is let down in places by details such as the cheap-looking plastic steering column and lightweight gearshift paddles. The clunky touch-screen infotainment feels outdated compared with rivals’ systems, too.

Should I add any options?
The V6 S comes with decent level of standard equipment, including xenon headlights, climate control, Bluetooth, digital radio, sat-nav and part-electric leather seats. Dual-zone climate control is, bizarrely, not standard – but it’s well worth adding.

We would also consider the optional sports seats, which offer a lot more support than the standard items. You can also choose aluminium gearshift paddles, which do away with the aforementioned cheaper alternatives, but they are pricey at £380.

What next?
To take advantage of this deal, head to Drivethedeal.com and select the Jaguar F-type convertible from the drop-down menus.

By John Howell

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