Jaguar S-Type Review from France

2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 V6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carFord Cougar


Worst car I ever had..


Front electric window motor broke after 1 week.

Front wheel default after 6 months.

Rain detector broke after 1 year.

Driver seat broke after 2 years.

Jaguar Cars Europe took 4 months (!!!) to provide spare parts.

General Comments:

Supposed to be a luxury car... Well, powerful engine for sure, nice interior, but reliability is a shame for the price.

- Service is awfully expensive.

- Rain detector is not efficient.

- Electrochromic mirrors are not satisfying.

- Heating / Clim takes hours to work.

- Steering is much too sensible.

Handling is a nightmare, this car is DANGEROUS on wet / snowy roads.

I damaged the trunk, and during 4 month (!!!) I stayed without a replacement car, hearing only from Jaguar France "Sorry, part not available yet, we'll keep you in touch... We cannot provide you any courtesy car. Please consider renting any".

4 month without a car... I almost lost my job after paying SOOO much for purchase and service.

I will NEVER buy this crappy brand again, and I'm considering law procedures against them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th January, 2010

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review