2001 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2001 Jaguar S-Type from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

Nightmare

Faults:

The heater and A/C never work, just like everyone says.

Anytime I go over a bump, it sounds like the bottom is going to fall out.

The window motor broke.

General Comments:

I am scared to DEATH. I cannot afford a new car or to even repair this one. My kids talked me into buying it and I wish I bought the used Toyota I wanted. You can't kill a Toyota if you try.

To make matter worse, like everyone else says, the local dealer is the most HORRIFIC place to go to for repairs. They are just plain rude and uncaring.

In continuum with other comments, this was a dream car for me and it has become a nightmare.

I am all for the class action lawsuit that was mentioned by someone else. Let's go for it. The makers of the car don't care that we are all having the same problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2009

5th Nov 2009, 17:17

Shouldn't have listened to the kids. They wanna be seen by their friends in a flashy car, but Mom just needed a reliable one, am I right? If you buy a Jaguar, be prepared to pay for a Jaguar.. that is if you can't afford high-priced repairs then maybe a higher-end luxury car isn't for you. And if a seller offers it to you cheap, that's a red flag. Sounds like Toyota would be a more sensible choice, and if the kids wanna complain, let 'em. LOL.

BTW if ya gotta pamper yourself, a used Lexus may be a less expensive way to go in the long run since they're made by Toyota as well, better reliability. Just my 2 cents..

2001 Jaguar S-Type from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.4 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Piece of crap

Faults:

I really should have done my research before I bought this car, it's a total piece of crap.

First general service cost about $500, for a 20 min job, just to check to see if everything is OK. And then the customer service was terrible.

A couple of months down the line I had to do a tune up for a car that had only 60,000 miles on it for another $500, had to get the brakes done for another $499.00. That's already almost $2000 for a car I've only had about 7 months.

Then, what do you know, the headliner in the car starts to fall off.

I have never experienced such things with a car, and I've had 7 cars, none of em ever gave me problems like this.

And then to top it off, the other day one of the front headlight went out. You have to be Jesus in order for you to take that piece of crap out and put the bulb back in, and if you are not Jesus, then you have to either take out the front bumper, or take it to the dealership just to replace a lightbulb.

And then I was trying to get it out of park after my frustration that day, and it didn't want to get out of park, until it broke. Now I have to replace the shift gear assembly.

Totally piece of crap car, and Jaguar would never own up that there are major issues with the car.

General Comments:

The car is very uncomfortable, driving it is like driving a Kia, which I would even say was more reliable than a Jaguar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th August, 2008

2001 Jaguar S-Type from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

The Jaguar sucks, and it should be illegal to sell them in the United States of America!!!

Faults:

After reading everyone's comments about this car I am so angry. I own a 2001 S-Type. My husband and I bought it last year (March 2007). It has been nothing but a disappointment from the beginning.

About two weeks after we purchased it, the "high engine temperature" light came on. I thought, "well maybe I didn't twist the gas cap correctly and the car is very sensitive." After twisting the gas cap, the light actually did go off, but about a month later it came back on. It's been coming on ever since. The only thing is it goes off after I drive a mile or so.

A few months later the "fail-safe engine mode" light came on and now the "gearbox fault" light has come on. I don't know what to do. These cars are not cheap and the repairs are not either. I don't want to put a lot of money into a piece of junk that won't even be there in the long run.

If there is going to be a law suit, I am all in. Please keep me informed.

The only reason Jaguar is able to get away with this is because people have not banded together about all of these reoccurring problems. There is power in numbers!!! Meanwhile, I be on the lookout to see what I can do.

Thanks, Tawaina

tawaina.angeletti@yahoo.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2008

19th Jan 2011, 18:51

If the low fuel light comes on.. you add fuel... if the temp goes up... you check your coolant level. if your check engine light comes on, you do not twist the fuel cap... you can say the same things about Chevy, Honda, Ford, Mercury and any other vehicle you can think of... don't blame the car when you can go to Autozone and get a diagnostics test done for free.

10th Jul 2011, 01:40

When the "gearbox fault" light comes on, what do you do, pour more gearbox fluid into the gearbox? Obviously this is a fault with the car, not operator error.

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 19 reviews