39: Jaguar F-TYPE
Few brands have managed to build the mystique and disappointment that the Jaguar brand has managed over the last two decades. The company went from being part of Ford to be reborn with a radical new design philosophy. Sports cars have not been a strong suit for the brand in recent times but the F-Type is an attempt to change all that. Taking on Mercedes-Benz after being obscure for so long isn’t an easy task. But the design was revised to appeal to a new generation of potential buyers. Exterior wise the F-Type is a handsome sports car with all of the lines that you’d expect out of a modern Jag. Performance isn’t what it should be and this is a sore spot when you consider the $100,000 price tag of the F-Type.
The 3.0 L 380 HP V 6 is notably unreliable with consumers often complaining about how much time the car spends in the shop. Aside from that, there is an option for a convertible or a coupe, either of which manages to have cramped quarters inside. Jaguar has always been a company that designs a true driver’s vehicle, which is why this F-Type just seems to have lost its soul. The car is eerily basic and lacking in most of the fundamental features that a sports car in this class should have. This isn’t a car that you are going to be road-tripping across the country in. Jaguar has put a lot of emphasis on making the car a striking piece of artwork, but not so much attention has been put on the inside. You also have the fact that the F-Type is due for a redesign shortly, as the company moves into the all-electric marketplace to remain relevant. Your best bet here is to avoid the F-Type altogether.