2000 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 11 of 12

2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 300cd

Summary:

This nightmare won't end, hate this car!

Faults:

Front end falling apart.

Cooling system leaks a lot.

Poor heat, tends to run cooler.

Sunroof doesn't work at all.

DSC system failure.

Just about every light on in dash & changes daily.

Poor gas mileage; no terrible 6mpg!

Not a smooth running car, can feel bumps in the road.

Some days it just won't start; others it will.

Parts are extremly overpriced, paying for jag quality and getting FORD parts. $9.00 per lug nut.

So much more, too many problems to list them all.

General Comments:

There has not been a single day since I've purchased this car that I have not regretted it. The first couple months of ownership were almost entirely spent at the repair garage. I've spent thousands to fix a problem that exists to this day. Just cannot wait for the day to see it gone. Not to mention how much the value dropped since purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

22nd Sep 2006, 15:36

To be honest, if I was in this situation, I would take the car back to the dealer and voice my extreme dissatisfaction.

Besides, I would never buy or own any Jaguar. They are rubbish.

Although owned by Ford, and a credit to Ford for trying to turn Jaguar around, Jaguar are in fact costing Ford masses of money. It could be a situation of BMW and Rover a few years ago. BMW bought Rover, with the intent of making Rover a success, but to no avail and therefore had to sell it back.

Ah and look, Rover went bust. What a shame. Not.

2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance45128 miles

Summary:

This car is very stylish and fun to drive

Faults:

The pop out tray in the dash will not close.

General Comments:

This car is great. I am a Lexus salesperson, but I figured I would get something different. There is a very special feeling when you pull up in a Jag as opposed to doing so in a Lexus.

Although my Lex is great, it isn't the head-turner the S-Type is. The engine is awesome - nothing sounds like a Jag V8. The car handles well and feel very luxurious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2005

2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carJaguar S-Type

Summary:

A very expensive piece of junk

Faults:

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!!!

Average review marks: 4.7 / 10, based on 51 reviews