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    Today (hopefully) I'll be the owner of a V8 again v.Jaguar F-type

    Buying a 2015 F-type V8S sight unseen. My FIL is picking it up since he lives nearby and will check it out for me before the sale. The depreciation on these is insane, 5 years ago it was $100k+! I'm picking it up for just north of $30k. In the last few years, these jags have proved to be a little more reliable than their reputation. And bolt-on mods can easily put out 500+ at the wheels. I really wanted a smallish fast and stylish car, and looked at the vette, the Audi R8 V8, the Aston Martin Vantage V8, and honestly the value was quite a bit more on the jag.

    Your thoughts?
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    My uncle has one. Sounds awesome.

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    Love those cars!

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    Good choice, they always catch my eye on the road.

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    really good value for the dollar with the depreciation, I like those V8 Jags.

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    Looking at one for our next car so def love to hear your thoughts.

    Love the combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
    Buying a 2015 F-type V8S sight unseen. My FIL is picking it up since he lives nearby and will check it out for me before the sale. The depreciation on these is insane, 5 years ago it was $100k+! I'm picking it up for just north of $30k. In the last few years, these jags have proved to be a little more reliable than their reputation. And bolt-on mods can easily put out 500+ at the wheels. I really wanted a smallish fast and stylish car, and looked at the vette, the Audi R8 V8, the Aston Martin Vantage V8, and honestly the value was quite a bit more on the jag.

    Your thoughts?
    Jesus thats nice.

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    Great looking car and they sound lovely. If they are generally reliable and you can swing the repairs as they come up, good choice as they are rare to see on the road. Miles?

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    I raced an F type R in my C6 and beat him. I'd say they aren't worth the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I raced an F type R in my C6 and beat him. I'd say they aren't worth the money
    That's like saying a Corvette isn't worth the money b/c you beat it in a Fox body. Well done, Berman.

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    Those are nice cars for the price if all you care about is sporty and comfortable. Otherwise if you wanted fast I'd have gone R8 or Corvette. But if looking at V8 R8, also not that fast but supposed to be a lot of fun. Same for the Aston's, but the Astons I know have a supercharger available. Would assume R8 does too (I know there are TT kits). But then you're getting into big mod money.

    The Jags look and sound good

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    Those are nice cars for the price if all you care about is sporty and comfortable. Otherwise if you wanted fast I'd have gone R8 or Corvette. But if looking at V8 R8, also not that fast but supposed to be a lot of fun. Same for the Aston's, but the Astons I know have a supercharger available. Would assume R8 does too (I know there are TT kits). But then you're getting into big mod money.

    The Jags look and sound good
    I do love an R8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    That's like saying a Corvette isn't worth the money b/c you beat it in a Fox body. Well done, Berman.
    No. These are both sports cars. One with a high price tag and higher horsepower (and shit reliability, although my C6 was shit too). I wouldn't throw money at one. It's just a dumpster fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    That's like saying a Corvette isn't worth the money b/c you beat it in a Fox body. Well done, Berman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    I do love an R8.
    V10 Plus or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    No. These are both sports cars. One with a high price tag and higher horsepower (and shit reliability, although my C6 was shit too). I wouldn't throw money at one. It's just a dumpster fire
    I'm guessing a 2015 jaguar is just a tad bit nicer than a c6. Unless you haven't outgrown the high school mentality of straight line speed is all there is to a car.

    :edit:

    A stock c6 isn't beating this.

    Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 8.4 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 14.0 sec
    Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.9 sec
    Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.1 sec
    Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec
    Standing ľ-mile: 12.0 sec @ 121 mph
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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    I'm guessing a 2015 jaguar is just a tad bit nicer than a c6. Unless you haven't outgrown the high school mentality of straight line speed is all there is to a car.

    :edit:

    A stock c6 isn't beating this.
    Heads up at a stoplight, yes it did. From a dig to about 85mph or so. Not gapped, but I had about a car on him. Then he rolled the window down and said he should go get his Z06 from home older black guy with a super angry wife in the passenger seat. Pretty funny encounter

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    I'm guessing a 2015 jaguar is just a tad bit nicer than a c6. Unless you haven't outgrown the high school mentality of straight line speed is all there is to a car.

    :edit:

    A stock c6 isn't beating this.
    C5Z's have run 11's stock. Doesn't seem impossible to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    No. These are both sports cars. One with a high price tag and higher horsepower (and shit reliability, although my C6 was shit too). I wouldn't throw money at one. It's just a dumpster fire
    LOL Subaru owner mentioning reliability

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    ford really helped jaguar with their reliability.

    i like the later s-types with the 6 speed auto and the supercharged R model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    LOL Subaru owner mentioning reliability
    2.5 years and 26k miles without any problem.
    My C6 had 18k and died

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    2.5 years and 26k miles without any problem.
    My C6 had 18k and died
    How did your C6 "die"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zo6pilot View Post
    How did your C6 "die"...
    Stalled out a few times while I was driving. Electronics shut down completely (auto trans). One time while at highway speed. Scary shit for sure.

    Failed exhaust control module. And that killed everything. So dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    C5Z's have run 11's stock. Doesn't seem impossible to me.
    Wow a handful of c5z’s has run an 11 in mineshaft air on a perfectly prepped track. Totally comparable to a magazine time on a dirty unprepped road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Wow a handful of c5z’s has run an 11 in mineshaft air on a perfectly prepped track. Totally comparable to a magazine time on a dirty unprepped road.
    The point is what the previous generation of cars was capable of since you were so quick to dismiss the possibility that a C6 could have beat a Jag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Wow a handful of c5z’s has run an 11 in mineshaft air on a perfectly prepped track. Totally comparable to a magazine time on a dirty unprepped road.
    Especially with that Jag hitting a 121 trap speed. I doubt any C5Z or C6 has come anywhere close to that. If that jag hooks up it’s pulling away steadily from a C5Z or C6, all else being equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    Stalled out a few times while I was driving. Electronics shut down completely (auto trans). One time while at highway speed. Scary shit for sure.

    Failed exhaust control module. And that killed everything. So dumb
    Bi-mode exhaust modules cost like $50 used...dead not found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Especially with that Jag hitting a 121 trap speed. I doubt any C5Z or C6 has come anywhere close to that. If that jag hooks up it’s pulling away steadily from a C5Z or C6, all else being equal.
    stop being logical

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    Quote Originally Posted by zo6pilot View Post
    Bi-mode exhaust modules cost like $50 used...dead not found.
    It literally died many times as I was driving. Then couldn't be diagnosed due to how randomly it occurred. It took a while to figure out and it was awful having that level of anxiety driving that piece of shit. Knowing it could stall out on me at literally any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    It literally died many times as I was driving. Then couldn't be diagnosed due to how randomly it occurred. It took a while to figure out and it was awful having that level of anxiety driving that piece of shit. Knowing it could stall out on me at literally any time.
    Sounds more like a very minor issue and incompetent mechanics at the dealer...I had a 07 Zo6 for years without a single issue..very reliable cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by zo6pilot View Post
    Sounds more like a very minor issue and incompetent mechanics at the dealer...I had a 07 Zo6 for years without a single issue..very reliable cars
    There were other electrical gremlins as well. Would've been easier to deal with if it had a manual trans. Then I'd have some control. But yeah. I'd get a Z06. Never again have an auto vette

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    At least you didn't get stuck inside it like Berman

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    Nice ride, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackbirdWS6 View Post
    Great looking car and they sound lovely. If they are generally reliable and you can swing the repairs as they come up, good choice as they are rare to see on the road. Miles?
    51k. Dude that I bought it from daily drove it to work everyday 1 hour each way, put nearly 25k on it in one year, mostly highway miles. My FIL has only drove it in eco mode but he says it sufficiently fast and fun to drive. The speedometer goes to 200 mph and he commented that I'll never use it... right. He likes the red leather on the interior matching the top, very stylish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverSS View Post
    At least you didn't get stuck inside it like Berman
    Link to original?

    Haven't heard that berman story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
    Link to original?

    Haven't heard that berman story
    I think he just means the old dudes that didn't know there was a manual door release and ended up dying

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I think he just means the old dudes that didn't know there was a manual door release and ended up dying
    No, Berman posted about having been stuck in his and having to climb out some alternate way back when he had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    No, Berman posted about having been stuck in his and having to climb out some alternate way back when he had it.
    Oh my.
    So, crawling out the hatch then. What a Berman

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    yeah, Berman literally got stuck inside his. I don't recall how he ultimately got out.

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    Here are some pics from the sale. MIL says its immaculate, well taken care of and clean. She's not the best at taking pictures but eh you get the idea.
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    I mean, it’s pretty, but it’s no 2006 base corvette C6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I mean, itís pretty, but itís no 2006 base corvette C6.
    Right? Do your headlights even yellow bro?

    (Love your car, seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
    Here are some pics from the sale. MIL says its immaculate, well taken care of and clean. She's not the best at taking pictures but eh you get the idea.
    Damn, that's sharp. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I mean, it’s pretty, but it’s no 2006 base corvette C6.
    LS3 yo

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    the red is a bold choice, but I dig it

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    Love the car and color combo a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverSS View Post
    yeah, Berman literally got stuck inside his. I don't recall how he ultimately got out.
    I think it was how he had to get in the car from a dead battery.

    cool car OP

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    That red velvet cake color setup. Seriously though I like it.

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    Awesome... I don’t know if I could remotely buy a car, have my parents pick it up and me not be driving or tinkering with it

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    When does Jesus take the wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by savantard View Post
    When does Jesus take the wheel?
    Looking like June 4th i'll be able to swing by and pick it up.. next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by savantard View Post
    When does Jesus take the wheel?

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