2000 Jaguar S-Type S Type 3.0 from North America
This is worse than the horror stories I had heard about Jaguars
At first there was a small coolant leak on the garage floor. I located the source and in the process of placing a hose clamp on the small by-pass hose the 1/4" nipple (which was made from some form of plastic) broke completely off. Unfortunately this was part of the cooling system manifold which cost $300 to replace.
Both front windows have failed and will not operate.
The shifter is being replaced as we speak for the second time.
If not for the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle I once owned this would be the biggest piece of junk that I ever owned. So I guess the UK finally has something to thank Germany for.
I am waiting for Chevy to put 0% on the Tahoe and this piece of junk is out of here.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th July, 2007
9th Jul 2007, 23:18
You have very high standards when it comes to maintenance, I that's not really all that bad for a seven year old car. Theres A lot worse.
18th Nov 2007, 04:27
I agree with the comment above. 3 faults in 7 years and a piece of damage you caused through improper maintenance, and you're complaining. Unbelievable!
And you think a Chevy is somehow going to improve on this. lol.
29th Jan 2008, 20:34
I have had nothing, but problems with my 2000 Jag S Type. Window regulators, every two months I have had to replace at least one "$500.00 each". Transmission $5400.00 oh yeah by the way Jag dealerships don't repair transmissions. They only remove and replace transmissions. The worst service I have ever experienced at a dealership. The headliner has fallen off and I have replaced two gear shifters at $450.00 a piece. What ever you do don't park this car on a incline!!! Run from the JAguars!!!
8th Jun 2008, 20:54
The 2000 S-Type that I bought new likewise, has been a money pit. I just quit putting money into it. The shifter, the back windows do not work at $300 a side, head gasket $600, and right now it has been it has been sitting for 2 years, and I have no idea what wrong with it. The dealership is 100 miles away, and it cost $250 to carry it there. New this car was $40.000, and I had not seen the head liner come down in a car since my dad's old work car.