Jaguar S-Type Reviews from UK and Ireland - Page 4 of 4

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

The best car I have ever owned... a real head turner

Faults:

Front driver electric window is faulty.

Loud squeaking noise from suspension and steering.

Boot is not fitted properly resulting in the "boot open" being constantly displayed on the computer display panel. Warning momentarily disappears only if the boot is manually pressed down.

I would appreciate it if any of the readers could suggest a remedy to the squeaking suspension, and the boot fault.

General Comments:

With the exception to the minor faults previously listed, this car is a pleasure to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2007

2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.2R 4.2 supercharged

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.2 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5700 miles
Most recent distance15200 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Potentially a fabulous car spoiled by the ride quality

Faults:

Alarming clunks from gearbox when accelerating from standstill. This was eventually cured by a recall which re-programmed the software controlling the gear changes.

Stitching on seat squab came apart at seam.

Vanity light on passenger sun visor didn't work.

General Comments:

Classic looks and classy interior albeit a little tight for space.

The turbine like power available is just fabulous.

The gearbox since re-programming is good, but I still get the occasional clonk. For super fast response sport mode is required, but this mode tends to result in less smooth down changes.

Handling and ride has deteriorated and is currently causing great concern.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2005

2002 Jaguar S-Type

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carLancia Dedra

Summary:

This IS the Ultimate Driving Machine

Faults:

Nothing - just routine service.

General Comments:

I run out of superlatives trying to describe this car. Grace Space and Pace.

Its equally happy cruising around the back streets of Edinburgh as it is at three figure speeds on the Autoroutes of Europe.

Acceleration is mind numbingly quick, the beast can zip up to 90 with alarming rapidity in complete silence -alarming because you would think you were travelling at 40mph - not good for the driving licence!!

Finish is excellent all round, inside and out, ergonomicaly - excellent.

You can drive hundreds of miles and emerge refreshed and feel you have hardly driven at all.

I have read all the reviews of the S type on this site and see they either range from bad - to utopia, and a denominator seems to be - troublesome cars seem to be Early six cylinder, North American spec cars, European V8's appear to be less troublesome and more reliable.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one and would find life rather bland without my S type!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2004

16th Apr 2005, 13:48

I'm sorry, but the S-Type is a superb car, and if people are happy with them, don't put it down, in the favour of overpriced, mediocre German motors with no passion or spirit!

Jaguar S Types are fantastic cars!

Alex.

8th Jan 2006, 12:47

BMW's current model range makes the S-Type look like a masterpiece. Whilst we are on the subject, have you ever driven an S-Type R?

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

Early model rushed to market

Faults:

Water hose blew leaving me stranded on motorway.

Computer locked me out.

Drivers seat is so narrow it caused cramp.

General Comments:

Having had new cars for the last 30 years this was my first Jaguar and it let me down badly (a new experience)

The drivers seat in this early model is too narrow and nips ones hips. (Interesting that in the latest revamp the handbrake has been taken out to allow a wider seat.

The car is quite small inside. The drivers seat retracts to ease entry so at first you don't notice how cramped the cabin is.

I now have a Honda Legend with less charisma, poorer road holding, but a lot more comfort and reliability (I hope!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2003

4th Mar 2005, 19:12

Hey I own a 2000 s type also & have the same problems you have. I also owned a Lexus before my Jaguar. I wish I would have kept my Lexus.

1999 Jaguar S-Type SE 3.0 V6 petrol

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10

Faults:

Microchip on drivers doorlock intermitently faulty, rectified quickly and efficiently by dealer.

General Comments:

A fabulous car, I have owned and driven many different car's but the S Type turns heads like no other executive saloon I've been in before! Performance is good and I love it. I would recommend the Jaguar experience to anyone (The dealers are extremely helpful too!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 1999

18th May 2006, 10:48

Hi There.

Am about to buy a 2000 V6 s-type - what year is yours?

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 15 reviews