Flimsy Fuel Filler Neck Surround - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

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imageFlimsy Fuel Filler Neck Surround - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

There's a lot to love about our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, but the fuel filler neck could be a bothersome part of ownership.

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  • phil160phil160 Member Posts: 7
    In many states its illegal to leave the pump on while doing other tasks (and common sense). Maybe Jag and VW are just making it easier for those who don't think with the common sense part of their brain?
  • chol92594chol92594 Member Posts: 208
    phil160 said:

    In many states its illegal to leave the pump on while doing other tasks (and common sense). Maybe Jag and VW are just making it easier for those who don't think with the common sense part of their brain?

    I think it comes down to cost-cutting more than anything. Most of the vehicles I've driven and have had to refuel (along with my own 2009 Civic) have metal fuel filler necks. I can kind of see the point of implementing a plastic neck on something like a Passat if it reduces costs, but on a high end Jaguar, it wouldn't make nearly as much sense. Some of the materials/build quality issues on this long-termer make me leery of Jaguar's build quality/reliability. I'm sure it's better than it was a decade ago or so, but when you're spending $65k+ on a car, you shouldn't get the impression that any corners were cut or any shortcuts were taken while designing/assembling it.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    Is this flimsy plastic surround more annoying than the paint peeling off the plastic paddle shifters?
  • phil160phil160 Member Posts: 7
    chol
    I guess my tongue in cheek comment was taken too seriously.
    I agree with you on the cost cutting aspect.
    Still shouldn't leave the pump going and walk away though.
  • chol92594chol92594 Member Posts: 208
    phil160 said:

    chol
    I guess my tongue in cheek comment was taken too seriously.
    I agree with you on the cost cutting aspect.
    Still shouldn't leave the pump going and walk away though.

    One should definitely never walk away and while pumping gas (to get a soda inside of the gas station, for example), but I don't see any problems with locking the trigger to go clean off your windshield, for example. As long as the driver is by their car in case something were to happen while filling up, I don't see any issue with it. I've never heard of actually being illegal to leave the pump running while doing something else. Most stations have signs posted telling drivers to not leave their cars unattended while pumping (which I'm assuming doing so would be illegal in some jurisdictions), but I wouldn't say that being a few feet away from the pump while cleaning your windshield or checking your oil qualifies as "unattended."
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