I haven’t had as much fun in a car before. The exhaust has a beautiful note, and no Youtube videos will do justice to what it sounds like when you’re in it or around it.
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I’ve previous owned a 2020 718 Cayman, Last year I’ve bought a M340i and this year picked a (preowned) 2016 F-Type V6 S.
The 718 Cayman is a great entry level car, and you can have a lot of fun with it. I still haven’t driven a car that handles like a Porsche does. It’s pretty tight and fun, but that 2 liter engine is quite a turn down. During my ownership experience, i’ve kept believing that 2 liter is adequate for Indian roads, and nobody could change my mind back then. I’ve read through a lot of threads here that how much of a let down 2 liter is and I kept thinking to myself that it’s not. The Cayman has great appeal too. The curves are just timeless and it grabs a LOT of attention.
After a great deal of research, I got a M340i. You know, power and practical mix. It’s a sleeper car, but it beats everything on a flick of a switch. I love the low profile look, and I think the 3 Series is a very handsome looking car. I look at it every time i park it, and i smile every time i floor it. I can drive with my family around with plenty of space for luggage. But it doesn’t even come close to handling like a Porsche does and I don’t even expect a 4 door to handle like a 2 door. But i missed that agility, and some what exclusivity.
And then I got a F-type V6 S. Simply put I was quite skeptic to buy a 2016 car in 2022, and that too a Jaguar. The reliability issues, and everything I’ve heard about JLR brand and then going that way just didn’t make sense to me. But the car was driven less than 10k, recently serviced, and well-kept. and then I am not so much of a convertible fan. I’ve also written in the past how the attention of a yellow 718 swayed me from taking it everywhere. So I wasn’t quite sure of a red F-Type.
But I did buy it anyway. And it changed my mind on everything (love that about it). After my experience with 2×3 liter engines. I just can’t go back to ever buying a decent car with a 2 liter ever again. And it is something that you have to experience yourself for you to realize. I will highly recommend that if you do go two door route, look for a nice one with a 3 liter engine in it. I think with the M340i, if practicality is necessary, then go this way. If you don’t plan on doing long trips, then a two door convertible is very much fun, especially with a 3 liter engine.
I haven’t had as much fun in a car before. The exhaust has a beautiful note, and no Youtube videos will do justice to what it sounds like when you’re in it or around it. It makes me feel warm and funny when you’re climbing the RPM, and the burbles and crackles; it’s just so much fun. And the power that the V6 generates, you can make the rear move each time you floor it. It requires some skill to handle when you floor it and that makes it even more fun for me. It’s finally some justice for what I had in mind about a sports car. Everybody in my family loves it. And to put it simply, I owned the 718 for a year and put 800 km on it. It’s been less than 3 months for the F-Type and I’ve clocked more than 1k km on it. I WANT to drive it all the time. Also, I found the fit and finish of interiors of Jaguar a lot more appealing than a Porsche. But we all have a different taste. I am honestly quite surprised with this whole experience with Jaguar.
Surprisingly, there’s not enough mention about the F-Type here on Team BHP. But it’s a car that I am keeping forever and I’d be happy to dedicate time and money in maintaining it.
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