What used Jaguar F-Type sports will I get for my budget?
A budget of just over £30,000 will get you into a three-year-old F-Type Convertible with less than 60,000 miles on the clock. In fact, some cars at this price point haven’t even passed the 20,000-mile mark yet.
As you’d expect, you get more car for your money if you opt for the lower-powered V6 rather than the V6 S, although the premium to upgrade is a reasonable £2000-£3000. The V8, meanwhile, starts from just under £40,000 for a car that’s covered an impressive 20,000 miles per year.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking at a V8 or SVR, it’s actually cheaper by almost £100 per year to have a car that was registered after 1 April 2017.
In terms of fuel economy, you might just see 30mpg from the V6 versions if you’re gentle, but that’s still a good deal better than the V8, which struggles to do much more than 20mpg.
Services cost between £380 and £550, assuming no other work needs doing, although it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of F-Types will still have the remainder of Jaguar’s optional five-year service plan left to run.