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Used Jaguar F-TYPEs Are Already Starting to Creep Below $40,000 on Autotrader
If you're interested in a Jaguar F-TYPE but you can't afford -- or don't want to pay for -- a brand-new example, rejoice: Prices of used F-TYPE models are slowly trickling down. There are currently three used models listed on Autotrader for under $40,000, including this one -- which is a pretty nice example.
This 2014 F-TYPE uses the car's 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, which is the car's base-level powerplant. Despite that, it offers a muscular 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque -- and it'll do zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds. Those are strong numbers, and they become even more appealing when you consider that you're talking about a rear-wheel-drive Jaguar sports car with a convertible top.
And the performance figures become more appealing when you discuss the car's pricing. Although the base price of this F-TYPE was just over $70,000 just three years ago, this 2014 model is offered for just $38,837 from Mercedes-Benz of Coconut Creek near Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- and it isn't damaged or problem-filled. It has higher mileage (56,500), but it also carries a clean, one-owner Carfax report -- and, as mentioned, it's not the only one on Autotrader at this price point.
In other words: the F-TYPE is getting cheap. While there may be just three used F-TYPE models on sale for under $40,000 right now, prices are clearly trickling down -- and if you've wanted to own an F-TYPE without paying big money for one, get ready.
Of course, I'm most excited for when the V8-powered F-TYPE models fall under $40,000 -- but they still have some room to fall: Right now, the average price of a V8-powered, first-year (2014) F-TYPE is still hovering around $60,000. It'll get there eventually.
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.