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Potential new owner - Hi

Post by CGreener » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:18 pm

Hi all,

I currently drive a 2006 BMW Z4M Coupe, and have done for the last 6 years now. Feel like a change, and am looking at picking up an F Type R Coupe in the new year (Feb~ ish) and have a few questions!

I am looking at a 2015 AWD R, budget c.45k. Would consider RWD if price is good enough, but think I want the AWD as I will daily the car for 3-4k miles a year (winter included).

As for the questions..:

What spec items can't you guys live without? I know I want the Pano Roof, but otherwise not sure what else is worth seeking out.
Any common issues I should be aware of when purchasing?
What are general running costs like? Tax is same as the Z4 so fine, MPG is about the same, as is insurance. But what are parts prices, servicing etc like?

Any help as I look at making the change greatly appreciated.



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Re: Potential new owner - Hi

Post by scm » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 pm

Must haves for daily driver: heated (and cooled?) seats, heated windscreen, heated steering wheel. They're my essentials.

Regarding expenses, most of my journeys are short and I've averaged 17.5 mpg over the nearly two years I've had the car. With a 2015 car I'd be inclined to find a good independent to maintain it - mine's still under warranty and I only use main dealers for warranty issues (of which I've had one to date). You're buying a £100k car so don't expect parts to be cheap, but they're not outrageously expensive in my experience. Main expense items are fuel and tyres!

Oh, and you'll need to strengthen those grin muscles! ;)

Good luck with your search!
MY18 F-Type V8 R AWD in Glacier White
Lots of leather and toys, and loads of noise!

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Re: Potential new owner - Hi

Post by simpleR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:18 pm

Best of luck with your search. History checks are available if needed.

400 Sport AWD - MY18 - Black, pano roof and thats about it 8-)

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Re: Potential new owner - Hi

Post by lewihoga » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:58 am

I am selling my white R RWD with 22k miles and every spec option you need. On autotrader currently at £38995!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... obcid=soc4

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Re: Potential new owner - Hi

Post by scharlton » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 am

It's a shame to see 14 plate R's dropping below the 40k mark :(

I'll be interesting to see if the new facelift hits secondhand prices harder or if the dropping of the V6 will push people to demand more V8's
2014 Coupe 5.0R RWD

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