What to look at and inspect

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vika01
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What to look at and inspect

Post by vika01 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:20 pm

Hello

I am about to finally buy my dream car, an F-type R. I am from Sweden and the car is in Germany.
I have driven the V8 S way back in 2013 and V6 S but never an R. The car is a 2016 model year with AWD and only has 16000 km (9940 miles) on it with 1 owner.
But in general when I am there looking at the car I am about to buy what would you say are some things I must make sure are looking right?
Exterior wise and interior wise please. And if you have any other tips please feel free to advise me.
I am thinking I would make sure all electronic bits are working as they should etc.

The owner already sent me the VIN and I saw the service history was as it should be and the spec on Topix matched what was shown in the ad.

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2016 F-type R AWD coupe. Italian Racing Red.
2012 XJ 3.0 diesel. Polaris White.


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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by steviegtr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:46 pm

Brake disc condition, Rear sub frame braces for corrosion. Stone chips on bonnet front & bumper. Looks very nice in pics. At that mileage I doubt there will be any problems.
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by vika01 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:48 pm

steviegtr wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Brake disc condition, Rear sub frame braces for corrosion. Stone chips on bonnet front & bumper. Looks very nice in pics. At that mileage I doubt there will be any problems.
Thank you.
2016 F-type R AWD coupe. Italian Racing Red.
2012 XJ 3.0 diesel. Polaris White.


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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by Jeasby » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Look at the body panels and make sure they all align up. Especially the front panel matches the Bonnet and wheel arches. Mine was out. The garage has to reset. Jaguar said it was a common problem due to manufacture.
Check the spacing is equal between each panel. Some have a tendency to be too wide at one side and narrow at the other. No real issue. But one seen can’t be unseen.
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by vika01 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Jeasby wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Look at the body panels and make sure they all align up. Especially the front panel matches the Bonnet and wheel arches. Mine was out. The garage has to reset. Jaguar said it was a common problem due to manufacture.
Check the spacing is equal between each panel. Some have a tendency to be too wide at one side and narrow at the other. No real issue. But one seen can’t be unseen.
Great, thanks. The ad has many photos and through what I’ve seen so far the car has very good body panel alignments.
2016 F-type R AWD coupe. Italian Racing Red.
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:33 pm

Looks a beautiful car.

Most is the standard stuff o buying any car. Test it feels the gearbox, engine brakes, steering.
Vertical scratches in the glass - common on earlier cars and needs new window seals and glass
Exhaust valves for squeaks and they open and close. New box if they squeak

Given you're going a long way and it's expensive car I would test every switch and control. From audio to movement of seats, aircon, windows, various driving modes, It's a long drive home and expensive to find something doesn't work


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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by scm » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:01 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Vertical scratches in the glass - common on earlier cars and needs new window seals and glass
To clarify - door window glass. ;)
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by steviegtr » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Good luck with trying every switch & function. I have had mine since March this year & still not sure of every function. Looks like you'll be getting a beauty.
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by vika01 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:04 pm

Thank you for the answers.
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Re: What to look at and inspect

Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:48 pm

steviegtr wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Good luck with trying every switch & function. I have had mine since March this year & still not sure of every function. Looks like you'll be getting a beauty.
My suggestion was 'switch and control', not 'function'. Clearly diving deep into those many sub functions is not realistic, rather just the main items that if they don't work will be expensive to sort out and not easy to drive back to Germany to resolve


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