The F-Type Convertible is made to look decidedly dear by the equivalent 718 Boxster, which, despite being faster and better to drive, costs thousands less to buy.
On the other hand, the F-Type is considerably cheaper than the 911 Cabriolet, especially in entry-level 2.0-litre form. Yes, the Porsche is faster, handles more sweetly and is considerably more practical, but the Jaguar will turn heads in a similarly effective fashion and is the more comfortable cruiser.
Even the V8 R looks decent value when you compare it with rivals such as the inferior Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. The SVR does start to look expensive considering it doesn’t cost much less than the Audi R8 Spyder once you’ve added a few options, though.
Unsurprisingly, insurance and road tax (VED) costs will be high, whichever F-Type Convertible model you choose, and depreciation will be far higher than that of either Porsche rival. The four-cylinder F-Type is easily the best for fuel economy and company car tax, but it isn’t what you’d call cheap, while the V6 and V8 models will make you visit the petrol pumps regularly.