Jaguar S-Type Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2001 Jaguar S-Type SE 3.0 Litre petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A very nice car, and a joy to drive

Faults:

The remote key sometimes doesn't work, and has been like that since I bought the car.

General Comments:

The car had done approximately 100,000 kilometres when I bought it in showroom condition, and I've kept it that way.

I knew the car, and I'm stunned at reports from others regarding their problems. This car has been flawless (No, I don't work for Jaguar.) and still is apart from the remote key. I find the car very comfortable and quiet with plenty of zip when I need it.

The other reports have me worried, but I'm sure there must be plenty of S-type owners out there who have had no trouble. Why do we only hear from the owners with problems?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2010

2001 Jaguar S-Type SE V8

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

A thirsty, but sexy masterpiece

Faults:

Only niggling problems since purchase. A few squeaks and rattles from various parts of the cabin have proved difficult to eradicate.

LCD screen for Stereo comes and goes at erratic intervals.

Leather on drivers seat is already wearing.

Central locking decided to stop locking or unlocking. Apparently this is a common problem and was fixed promptly by the dealer.

General Comments:

This car is big, and living in inner city Sydney, can cause problems when trying to park and generally commute through the narrow streets. Have scratched the front bumper on a few occasions, but mainly trying to get into my driveway.

The car is very quick, and has effortless performance from low down in the rev range. I leave the traction control on at all times, as the tires light up very easily when turned off.

Stereo is excellent however did not come supplied with CD changer cassette, and Jaguar replacement was $420. Please note it is a Clarion CD Changer and was purchased from Auto-barn for $105.

Good size boot and cabin, but cream leather and carpets do not stand up well against kids and even friends. Seats are very comfortable and power adjustment with memory is handy.

Would recommend this car to someone who doesn't have to pay for petrol, as the V8 is extremely thirsty and runs on premium unleaded.

I am enjoying this car, but will probably return to Audi for my next purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2003

8th Jan 2004, 18:34

Jaguar is putting its customers into a bit of a quandary. Perhaps this is why this reviewer is not considering a Jag again.

On the one hand, the Jag S type has an opulent interior and a great badge.

However (correct me if I'm wrong), why is it that lesser X type models are All Wheel drive and the S type is not?

V8 aside, why do equivalent engine sized X types perform better than the S type?

Why doesn't Jag offer a longer warranty (like Lexus) to assure its customers of its improved reliability?

To me (having owned German luxury cars), the Jags do not appear to be good value for money. If this could be addressed, there is no reason why buyers would not continue to return to this great marque.

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 4.0 V8

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1300 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

Lots of power, but low in reliability

Faults:

Gas started leaking the first day I got it. Suspension broke when going over a pot hole. Indicator flashes when braking.

General Comments:

The car is very smooth. Probably the smoothest car I have ever owned. It is much better then my old KIA.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews