Used test: Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 911
The F-Type loses its value much faster than the 911, so is it a better used buy than the all-conquering Porsche? Read our group test to find out which dream car is best...
What will they cost?
Prepare to take a deep breath, because both of these cars cost a pretty penny to run. Let’s start with the prices. The F-Type is ahead here, because it has depreciated the most since it was new, meaning that even if you pay for the car in monthly chunks it is £1300 per month on a personal contract purchase (PCP) agreement, whereas the 911 is closer to £1900. The 911 is also more expensive to service, so you’ll need to take that into consideration. Fuel economy and road tax are better in the 911, though, with a combined figure of 36.7mpg and £230 road tax, compared with only 26.4mpg and £555 per year in tax.
The F-Type is much more generously equipped. You get fully electric seats, cruise control, automatic xenon headlights and rain-sensing wipers, which were all expensive options on the 911. Then again, Porsche throws in dual-zone climate control, whereas Jaguar charged extra for that. Heated seats, front parking sensors and a reversing camera were also options.
According to our latest What Car? reliability survey, Porsche finished ahead of Jaguar, with Porsche cars up to three years old finishing in 23rd place and Jaguar coming in at 28th out of 31 car brands. As the cars get older, significant differences emerge. Porsche cars over four years old jumped to seventh place in the league, whereas older Jaguars came in 20th.