2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Early model rushed to market
Water hose blew leaving me stranded on motorway.
Computer locked me out.
Drivers seat is so narrow it caused cramp.
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