2000 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 8 of 12

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36577 miles
Most recent distance49008 miles

Summary:

HORRIBLY designed and POORLY supported. NO GOOD!

Faults:

Steering Rack was replaced 4 times

Transmission is completely bad at 49000

Windows were stuck open

Leaking Anti Freeze at 39,000.

General Comments:

This is the most unreliable car we have ever owned. Was bought used in 2003 for my wife with Jaguar's extended warranty.

We have had numerous problems with it.

We had the steering rack replaced at least three times and two computers related to the steering were replaced.

The transmission made a buzzing noise the week after we got it. We reported it twice in 2003 (within 60 days of purchase) and in 04. Of course now that it is 2008 and conveniently our of warranty Jaguar and its affiliates told me to pound salt.

I am stuck with a $5500 transmission repair at 49,000 when I first reported this at 37500 miles while it was still under warranty.

Dealer does NOT care!

They fixed the windows while it was under warranty - whoopie.

My car is worth $7000 on the market, but with the transmission being bad it is worth somewhere between $1000-1500.00.

I will NEVER buy a Jag again and if someone gave one to me I would sell it for scrap.

What a trvesty this car would be so poorly designed and built. It was beautiful and I thought getting one of the new Jag's would be a great thing.

How wrong I am. Please email me at wnay@verizon.net if any of you hear of a successful legal win or class action settlement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd February, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type S- Type 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Don't Know
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carJaguar S-Type

Summary:

I love this car, and feel that it is worth it

Faults:

Brakes, tires, front windows off tracks (80,000 miles), blew fuse that controls heat, lights, and repair shop could not find hidden fuse (100,000 miles).

Front seats - leather - have worn badly. (when purchased at 50,000 miles)

Front bumper assembly is pulling away from car. (when purchased at 50,000 miles)

Yellow engine light just came on at 119,000 miles, is it still driveable? Seems to be fine. Cannot afford a 5,000 dollar fix. Am I in danger?

General Comments:

This car is elegant and wonderful to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance65300 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Run for your life... away from the Jag

Faults:

Electrical!! Typical Jag.

Rear window doesn't open or close.

Car surges when in drive.

Door locks open manually only.

Noise in transmission.

General Comments:

Will never buy another Jag again. I've loved these cars since I was young, but now that I'm old, I can't live in a fantasy world.

I'm trading it in this week for a Toyota, which will be reliable.

My second Jag, my second nightmare come true. No more time for a company who can't get it together.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 4.0 LITER V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 LITER V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Not worth the money

Faults:

Thermostat and water pump replaced 42,000 miles.

Auto window mechanism failed at 45,000 miles.

Water-pump failed at 46,000 miles.

Driver's side parking lite replaced due to inability to stay in car body.

Seats have started to wear badly.

Transmission failed at 65,000 miles.

Heater failed.

Navigator failed at 68,000 miles.

Engine heads blew and gas in coolant system, engine died at 71,000 miles.

General Comments:

This luxury car has been a headache since day one.

Although styling, handling, and comfort are terrific, the upkeep costs are astronomical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th December, 2007

2000 Jaguar S-Type V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

My 2000 Jaguar S-type IS a Lemon!!

Faults:

I've had this car for less than one year, and had nothing, but problems.

Driving on the interstate it just died.

I couldn't start car because bolt had rusted that was holding a wire to the battery. $180.00.

Headliner is falling in back.

Driver side window is broken.

It's hard to put car in gear.

Car was overheating, had to have a part replaced $300.00.

Trunk fills up with water (where the spare tire rests).

Trunk popped open while driving down the road.

I seriously thought I had bought a salvaged car before I read these comments.

I really would hate to sell it to anybody I knew.

Any Ideas??

General Comments:

We had a 1996 Jaguar XJ6. Absolutely had no problems with it. After 250,000 miles later decided to get something more reliable. So we got this 2000 Jaguar S-type and I'm scared to drive it out of town!! Go figure!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th December, 2007

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