Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

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santoshlv426
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Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by santoshlv426 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:32 pm

I'm curious, how many of us have the F Type as a daily drive or weekend toy.

Personally, mine is a weekend toy.

I really don't like driving it in dense traffic and besides being perpetually anxious about what the other drivers are doing, the fuel consumption on the V8 in stop/start gridlock is really bad.
And it's impractical in the event of navigating driveways. My driveway is so steep that the PDC actually pick's it up as an obstruction, which is most frustrating.
Even with a full tank, the computer read's a range of 420km (vs the Honda which is +800km) and both have a 70L tank.
Suspension is also too firm for a daily ride.
I think this is why POrsche is so popular, it's one of the few that CAN be used as a daily drive
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by steviegtr » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:45 pm

As I am retired mine is any time I get chance to drive it. Fuel economy was never going to be good with 8 pistons to feed but money well spent. I have had a Porsche 911 a few years ago & can assure you it did not put a smile on my face like this does. I even had to keep the fuel tank full to make it stable. I know the 911 turbo are much better but still the jag ooh. Had mine in dynamic today on a long stretch of bad road & yes it does rattle your teeth a bit. I know what you mean about the width of the car. Mine is as wide as my Vivaro van & I live in a narrow street. Hope you get out plenty & enjoy.
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by Lunar » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:47 pm

Daily drive here, racking up 16k miles a year.
Can’t beat either end of a working day with the roof down and active exhaust open.
If I could afford a second one to keep garaged I would, but I could never walk past it to a humdrum commute car.
Bought as one owner car for under half the price new, and with the Jag Approved Used warranty, so depreciation now will be reasonable and overall cost per mile really rather good 🙂 😎
...the more miles I do the more economical it is to own 😬
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by simpleR » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:14 pm

Daily for me. I do about 6-8k miles per year.
No issues for me. Stop/start off, dynamic mode on, seat belt on and away we go.

Typically get low 20's on my usual commute to the orifice and mid 30's on longer runs.

I think it's fine as a daily driver. Just requires a little forward planning on car parking I find. But I am very fussy on where I leave it.
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by Gasman2 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Toy all the way sunny days only


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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by Lewis4681 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:32 pm

Bought mine recently with the intention to daily drive but the anxiety I get parking in the work car park is way too much.

So think I’m going to keep my little runaround to commute and keep the jag for fun days..
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by Jagman100 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:45 pm

I use mine for the daily commute to work, I work long hours so look forward to the drive home from the office at 7.00 pm when the rush hour has gone and the open road beckons, I find myself putting it into dynamic mode with the windows down to listen to the V8 howl down the straights, it’s my reward to myself for the daily graft.

To me these cars are meant to be driven...
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by scm » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:03 pm

Why would you buy car like an F-Type and leave it at home to drive around in a Eurobox? As for the fuel consumption, well, it's a 5 litre supercharged V8 so don't say you weren't warned! ;)

I have an Almera as a backup vehicle and most years its only journey is to the garage for its MOT.
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by Dan_Veluwe » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:26 pm

I drive it any day I like, as a toy.. :lol:
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Re: Weekend Toy or Daily Drive ?

Post by basher » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:36 pm

Daily driver. Makes the commute so much more enjoyable. Dynamic mode all the way unless it's very wet or cold.
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