2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0


A very expensive piece of junk


My transmission began acting up at 44,000miles. I took it in for service and they told me everything was fine. At 51,000 miles the transmission went totally bad and I took the car back in for service and Jaguar is saying that it is not their problem and they want to charge me 6,000 dollars for repairs at my cost. They are refusing to stand behind their car because they say the warranty expired at 50,000 miles. The service is very nasty now.

General Comments:

I thought Jaguar stood for quality. The car is very beautiful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th January, 2004

9th Apr 2004, 13:51

I am having the same transmission problem with my S-Type Jag. It started before 50K miles, but the computer did not display warning codes. When it did show codes, the car had 54K miles on it. The Jag manufacturer (after speaking with two reps) said "when it's over, it's over!" (meaning the warranty). I am truly disappointed with the car. I love the way it looks, but cannot keep it running. I am in my 8th week of renting a car. Hopefully, one more week and I will have my car back. A reputable transmission dealer is replacing my transmission and he told me that many S-Types are in transmission shops across the nation with the same problem.

Just before the transmission failed, the Jag dealer finally found where the horrible burned oil smell was coming from. My coils were leaking oil on my spark plugs. Oh, by the way, this happened just after the 50K mile warranty expired. However, a week and $800 later, it was repaired.

My experience with Jag reps was not pleasant. I believe they could learn a little more about what customer service is. Yes, the Jag is an exotic, beautiful car, but you don't see many on the road. In my opinion, poor quality and service and a manufacturer who will not stand behind their product is the reason.

I only have one thing to say about all this. When it's over, it's over!!! I will never own another Jag!!!

2000 Jaguar S-Type V8 4.0L


Very reliable, but bad service from the dealer


Nothing, the reliability of my Jag was extraordinary!!! More than Acura.

Now, the Jaguar is very good and reliable. The finishing is pretty good!

With my Acura, I had just some little trouble, nothing really so bad. My Acura was old!

General Comments:

This Jag has really good reliability and quality. With the winter we have here, no problem for the winter with this car. The performance is also very good. The only thing I don't like is the service from the dealer, really the worst I saw in my life!!!

The handling is good, the car is comfortable and the interior is nice!!!

I love my car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0


The finest automobile I have ever driven or owned


Nothing. This automobile remains perfect 16 months and 22000 miles into ownership.

General Comments:

The automobile is a stunning head turner, men and women of all ages comment on its looks.

The car is a comfy long distance tourer.

Seats are great, and the cabin is first class.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2001

11th Aug 2006, 22:42

The problems will likely start when the warranty runs out. Many of the cars that I know of started to develop problems at around 50,000 miles.

13th Aug 2006, 02:54

At or past 50,000 miles the valve cover seals to include the spark plug well seals will start to leak. This will cause the spark well to flood with oil and will damage the ignition coils ($800 to fix both). Next, you will probably experience transmission problems ($4000) followed by failed window regulators ($400 each). The coolant reservoir tank will also go bad. If the car is a lease then you don't have to worry. However if you plan to keep the car for the long run, invest in a good warranty.

29th Aug 2008, 20:33

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, GET THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. I did not. Just as everyone says, after 50K miles, my Jag started falling apart. Had to get the transmission replaced at 75K miles for $3,000. Luckily the top rated transmission shop in my town is walking distance from my house, and they did a great job. I kick myself for having not bought the extended warranty before the original warranty ran out. I just traded my 2001 S-Type in for an 2006 E Class Benz. Even though the Jag was paid for, I just couldn't stand the repeated trips to the shop. And you can't walk out of a Jag dealership show for under $500 (if you're lucky). Now that I've gotten rid of my S-Type I can sleep at night,