2001 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 3 of 5

2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles

Summary:

Will never buy it for my worst enemy

Faults:

Unhappy S-Type owner. Let's see, not enough room on this space to cover everything; worst car I've ever owned and the Jaguar Corp should be ashamed of all the complaints they've received regarding this type of Jaguar. You would think they'd want to accommodate some of us. Would never recommend this car to anyone, and if someone were to offer me this car free of charge, I'd rather walk.

Replaced:

Bushings 3x

Driveshaft 3x

Brakes 3x and still counting

Transmission 2x

Steering 1x and on and on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st December, 2007

2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 4 liter from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V8 4 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carLexus LS430

Summary:

Very poor quality and not dependable

Faults:

Transmission comes out of gear while driving and dealer states needs to be replaced.

All coils have had to be replaced as engine will not run properly, misses, barely climbs hills, etc.

Heater out. Dealer says to replace the computer chip is $1000.00.

General Comments:

Although the car looks good and is sporty, it is not reliable. I have had it in the shop more than out it seems. Would never buy an S-series Jag again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th February, 2007

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 sport edition 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance38500 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Beautiful car. Just don't expect to be able to drive it

Faults:

Valve cover leak.

All 4 window regulators quit.

Rear wiring harness for back lights.

Front and rear sway bars.

Front bushings.

Right rear wheel bearing.

Radio turns on by itself without the keys in the ignition.

Transmission replaced and the new transmission has not lasted even a week.

General Comments:

My wifes BMW 5 series had over 130,000 miles on it so I bought her a very clean 2001 S-type and was going to sell the BMW. When I was rotating the tires right after buying the car I noticed the right rear bearing was bad. Off to the shop to get it replaced. Got it back then noticed the car handled very poorly. Both front and rear sway bars were bad along with the front bushings. To the dealer again.

Check engine light on 3 different times. Gear box failure light on. Off to the dealer again. New transmission.

Get it back windows would not work. All the window regulators were bad. (they all quit working over a week time.)

New transmission now will not stay in drive or go into drive. Off to the dealer again for the 8th time in 4 months.

Did not mention the times I had to take it in for the valve cover leaking or all the lights in the back not working, memory not working or radio turning itself on.

Man, glad I didn't sell that BMW with 130000 miles on it, or we would be walking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st August, 2004

1st Aug 2007, 10:22

Maybe with all of those electrical problems you bought yourself a flood car... Did you have it checked out for that? Nobody has that many electrical problems unless you own a Cadillac! I would be willing to bet that it was either in a flood or just beat on severely buy someone.. Maybe a lease return???

11th Mar 2008, 23:23

I bought my 2001 4.0 2 years ago. It is one of the nicest road cars I have ever driven, the handling is superb at 80 mph and over.

Joy does not come without its problems. I have replaced 2 window regulators, Jag wanted $750 each, but the 2001 Lincoln LS uses the same design for $150. Now its time to do the ball joints, Jag wants $2000 for the lowers, I think I will order a set of the Lincoln ones to see if they fit. I hear they are only $800.

With regards to the window regulators the Jag ones are made in France and the Ford ones in Mexico.

2001 Jaguar S-Type SE V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

A thirsty, but sexy masterpiece

Faults:

Only niggling problems since purchase. A few squeaks and rattles from various parts of the cabin have proved difficult to eradicate.

LCD screen for Stereo comes and goes at erratic intervals.

Leather on drivers seat is already wearing.

Central locking decided to stop locking or unlocking. Apparently this is a common problem and was fixed promptly by the dealer.

General Comments:

This car is big, and living in inner city Sydney, can cause problems when trying to park and generally commute through the narrow streets. Have scratched the front bumper on a few occasions, but mainly trying to get into my driveway.

The car is very quick, and has effortless performance from low down in the rev range. I leave the traction control on at all times, as the tires light up very easily when turned off.

Stereo is excellent however did not come supplied with CD changer cassette, and Jaguar replacement was $420. Please note it is a Clarion CD Changer and was purchased from Auto-barn for $105.

Good size boot and cabin, but cream leather and carpets do not stand up well against kids and even friends. Seats are very comfortable and power adjustment with memory is handy.

Would recommend this car to someone who doesn't have to pay for petrol, as the V8 is extremely thirsty and runs on premium unleaded.

I am enjoying this car, but will probably return to Audi for my next purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2003

8th Jan 2004, 18:34

Jaguar is putting its customers into a bit of a quandary. Perhaps this is why this reviewer is not considering a Jag again.

On the one hand, the Jag S type has an opulent interior and a great badge.

However (correct me if I'm wrong), why is it that lesser X type models are All Wheel drive and the S type is not?

V8 aside, why do equivalent engine sized X types perform better than the S type?

Why doesn't Jag offer a longer warranty (like Lexus) to assure its customers of its improved reliability?

To me (having owned German luxury cars), the Jags do not appear to be good value for money. If this could be addressed, there is no reason why buyers would not continue to return to this great marque.

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