What used Jaguar F-Type coupe will I get for my budget?
Depreciation has not been at all kind to the F-Type. As such, a budget of £24,000 will get you into a 2014 coupé with the lower-powered V6 engine and about 50,000 miles on the clock. The more powerful S starts at £26,000, for which you’ll be getting a car that’s covered about the same mileage. The same budget will buy an entry-level F-Type that’s covered half the mileage, or an example of the 2.0-litre car, which was only launched in 2017. Spend between £28,000 and £35,000 on good condition 2018 and 2019 cars, and between £40,000 and £50,000 on 2020 models.
An F-Type R will require a budget of at least £33,000 for a sub-40,000-mile example from 2015 or 2016, a little more for a 2017 car. Spend around £40,000 on a 2018 or 2019 model. The much rarer SVR from 2016 onwards, meanwhile, is still a £45,000 used car.
Road tax is also predictably expensive, starting at £280 per year for the base car and rising all the way to £525 per year for the R and SVR. Cars registered after the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will pay a flat rate of tax, currently £150 a year, but those that cost over £40,000 new - that's all of them, in fact - will pay a supplementary luxury car tax, which is currently £325 a year.
Check, too, if the previous owner had purchased a service plan, which for up to £1500 will take care of five annual services. Otherwise you’re looking at about £380 for a minor service or £550 for a major one.