Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jaguar F-Type coupe?
First and foremost, you want to know the Jaguar F-Type you're looking at is a genuine car that’s been well cared for and serviced to schedule, including any relevant software updates. If it’s less than three years old, make sure it’s been serviced at a main dealer, too, so that it qualifies for the original manufacturer warranty.
Jaguar offers various wheel sizes and interior trims so it’s worth being patient to find exactly the specification you’re after, and once you’ve done that inspect the car carefully to ensure it hasn’t suffered any parking scrapes or kerb damage, and that the tyres have plenty of tread left.
What are the most common problems with a used Jaguar F-Type coupe?
The F-Type’s engines are proven from use in Jaguar’s other cars so shouldn’t give too much cause for concern if serviced to schedule. Some owners have, however, found that the rear differential can leak oil due to faulty seals. If this is repaired, make sure the coupling isn’t over-tightened as this can ruin the diff completely, first signalled by unpleasant noises from the rear of the car.
Sticking exhaust valves
Speaking of noise, some owners have also found the valves in Jaguar’s active exhaust system can stick open. This can require a new back box, usually fitted under warranty.
Look for any scratches to the windows, too, as original F-Types were susceptible to tiny stones getting between the seal and the glass. This is a known fault and should be rectified by Jaguar fitting modified seals free of charge.