2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 from North America


A beautiful looking car, but a piece of junk


After the first week of ownership, the car would not start and was towed back to the dealer.

The brakes needed replacing at 30000 miles.

After 6 months, while putting the driver's side window down at a drive thru, the window just shattered.

The two back windows are broke; they came off the track and are still not fixed; too costly.

The transmission will not go into drive at 50000 miles. I have to use a lower gear and then up shift manually to drive.

The head liner is falling down on the front side window trim, and also from the rear window forward.

Replaced both front wheel bearings twice.

Over flow coolant reservoir tank replaced because it cracked.

Valve cover gasket needed to be replaced.

Too many problems to list. Just bought a new Toyota Avalon and kept the Jaguar to park. It's not worth anything; I will never buy a Jaguar again.

General Comments:

The car is nice to look at.

However it's the most unreliable car I've ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2014

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 from North America


Hands down the dumbest decision I ever made


Window regulators, transmission, no heater, sagging headliner, fan stays running for long time after car is off, sway bars, brakes, rotors (very cheaply made), GPS turns on and off, interior door handle covers broken, cup holders in back seat stuck in, voice commands stop working, timing belt.

General Comments:

Very comfortable to ride, and looks nice as a YARD ORNAMENT. Once you get it started, cross your fingers and hope it stays.

I've spent twice as much money owning the car as I did buying it. NEVER buy this car. Save yourself the time, money, and trauma. Everyone at work says what a nice car I have, meanwhile when they stick the key in their Toyota; at least it starts. One problem after another. Don't think to yourself "I'll just fix this and then that's it", because it's never just one thing. The problems with this car compound themselves one after the other.

This car is demoralizing to OWN. The only thing that ever made me feel good was looking at the car. Normally when people look at your car when you're driving down the road, it's because they are admiring your ride. In my case they are wondering why that Jag is making so much NOISE!!! DON'T BUY THIS CAR.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th April, 2011

9th Apr 2011, 13:32

Your comments are the truth and the normal ownership experience.

European cars of all makes are not known for reliability. I know, I repair them daily. They are GOOD for business!

Most in for repair are BMW, Mercedes, then Jag.

Why people keep buying them... I'll never know... or I should say... they don't know... they must buy on looks, as they do look good.

2001 Jaguar S-Type SE 3.0 Litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand


A very nice car, and a joy to drive


The remote key sometimes doesn't work, and has been like that since I bought the car.

General Comments:

The car had done approximately 100,000 kilometres when I bought it in showroom condition, and I've kept it that way.

I knew the car, and I'm stunned at reports from others regarding their problems. This car has been flawless (No, I don't work for Jaguar.) and still is apart from the remote key. I find the car very comfortable and quiet with plenty of zip when I need it.

The other reports have me worried, but I'm sure there must be plenty of S-type owners out there who have had no trouble. Why do we only hear from the owners with problems?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2010

2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 V6 from France


Worst car I ever had..


Front electric window motor broke after 1 week.

Front wheel default after 6 months.

Rain detector broke after 1 year.

Driver seat broke after 2 years.

Jaguar Cars Europe took 4 months (!!!) to provide spare parts.

General Comments:

Supposed to be a luxury car... Well, powerful engine for sure, nice interior, but reliability is a shame for the price.

- Service is awfully expensive.

- Rain detector is not efficient.

- Electrochromic mirrors are not satisfying.

- Heating / Clim takes hours to work.

- Steering is much too sensible.

Handling is a nightmare, this car is DANGEROUS on wet / snowy roads.

I damaged the trunk, and during 4 month (!!!) I stayed without a replacement car, hearing only from Jaguar France "Sorry, part not available yet, we'll keep you in touch... We cannot provide you any courtesy car. Please consider renting any".

4 month without a car... I almost lost my job after paying SOOO much for purchase and service.

I will NEVER buy this crappy brand again, and I'm considering law procedures against them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th January, 2010