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PaulWildsmith
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Car ordered

Post by PaulWildsmith » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:10 pm

Quick post to say hello, just ordered new f type today (ie to the new spec). Only the 2litre engine (!). Just need to confirm colour, like the fuji white, or otherwise the portfino blue. I prefer the white but the wife the blue. Not seen the car in the blue so difficult to decide, any thoughts?

Also, have specced the spare wheel, but thinking now this is pointless as unlikely to be able to change myself or carry the punctured wheel anywhere to get fixed.


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scm
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Re: Car ordered

Post by scm » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 pm

Welcome to the club. Spare wheel is a bit pointless, as you say, as it takes up a lot of space in the boot (no underfloor well for it to sit in!) and carrying the punctured wheel will be problematic. I had a front tyre puncture in my previous XKR and only just managed to get the wheel in the boot, and that boot is bigger than the F-Type's. I'd have struggled to carry a rear wheel, though, probably have to wrap it in a sheet and put it on the front seat! Just call Jaguar Assist! ;)

Colour-wise it's tricky to advise as we're all different, I bought used so had limited choice of colours and am very happy with my (rather expensive) Yulong White. I do like blue, though and have had two blue Jaguars in the past (XK8 and XKR).

Good luck with the decision, but rest assured that the F-Type looks pretty good in any colour. ;)
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Re: Car ordered

Post by PaulWildsmith » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm

Thanks for quick reply. I'm really a keen Volvo owner and the Volvo club forum is superb, so very much looking forward to this being the same. I'll try and avoid any what I think are daft questions,like "what colour should I have" - oh dear, too late!!

I think I've included most options (other than the ridiculous expensive ones), even park assist which I doubt I'll ever use (don't in my current cars anyway).

Despite this facelift model only launched this week, the dealer has given me what I hope is a fair discount, I think the sales manager wants the kudos of placing the first order! It won't cover the first days depreciation of course, but it's only money ..


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Re: Car ordered

Post by scm » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 pm

No such thing as a daft question, although some questions don't deserve an answer! :D
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Re: Car ordered

Post by cj10jeeper » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am

Agree on no spare wheel. You’ll limit carrying to a credit card and toothbrush ...
For new cars I always considered the colour used predominantly in publicity is the right one. Those folks know what works best with the lines
That said it’s your choice, but personally I’ve always seen whites as a safe choice and not exciting


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Re: Car ordered

Post by scm » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:05 am

cj10jeeper wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am
... I’ve always seen whites as a safe choice and not exciting
A white F-Type not exciting? Wash your mouth out! :D
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Re: Car ordered

Post by cj10jeeper » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:35 am

An opinion only. All very personal
We all favour colour and will decent strongly..

My daughter had to spec an Epace last year and was looking at white. She then considered the blue and red, opting for red (Firenze iirc). She’s clear to me that seeing the white ePace on the road it looks like a company car and delighted she was ‘brave’ :)


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Re: Car ordered

Post by mickjaguar » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:00 am

The coupe is a car that does look good in white with the black pack. I did have this down as one of the 3 choices when ordering mine (IRR and Firesand were the alternatives, neither of which now exist).

The spare wheel option isn't a bad idea as it's much cheaper than buying it afterwards and you don't need to leave it in the car, as someone could bring it out to you from home and buying a separate goo bottle is cheaper than a spare wheel. I had a puncture, but luckily was very near home so didn't need to use the goo. I left the car on a trolley jack (not ideal) whilst I took the wheel in for repair. However, the hole was too close to the sidewall to be repaired, so had to order a new tyre and go back again the next day with the wheel for fitting. A spare wheel would have been useful.
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Re: Car ordered

Post by PaulWildsmith » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:53 am

Thanks to all for comments. I think what's driving me on having a spare or not is how to carry the punctured wheel afterwards. I think I'd be tempted to leave the spare at home anyway. So, not buying a spare will leave me at least with the pump and glue. I note a few spares on ebay if I change my mind later on. Hopefully, if necessary Jaguar Assist will prove to be good!

On colour, I wouldn't have chosen white, but the one in the showroom looked great (see attached) - under showroom lights and without road dirt of course. Part of the decision was whether we would have gone in for our first preference of the lighter interior, which doesn't look good with white exterior, but would have in the blue. Anyway, as we can't now order the lighter roof lining, we've decided to stick with the black, hence my dilemma of going white or blue. Part of my thinking is that I don't want to be too much of a poser (what, with an F type I hear you ask!), the portfino blue might look too understated, but the white more of a standout without being too brash.

Anyway, colour is all about how we all see things, so I know I'm on my own!

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Re: Car ordered

Post by steviegtr » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 pm

There is only one colour. OOps sorry I would say that wouldn't I.

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