2001 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 4 of 5

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 4.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1300 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

Lots of power, but low in reliability

Faults:

Gas started leaking the first day I got it. Suspension broke when going over a pot hole. Indicator flashes when braking.

General Comments:

The car is very smooth. Probably the smoothest car I have ever owned. It is much better then my old KIA.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Sorry to say I bought an S-Type

Faults:

I've had continual headaches with this car. The following all had to be replaced/repaired in the last 18 months: Transmission, Steering Column, Bushings, Sway Bar, Seat Belts Buckles, Radio (twice) and 2 window mechanisms. I'm just waiting to see what will be next.

General Comments:

I enjoy driving this car (when it is not in the shop). I would not recommend this car to anyone. I feel bad saying that being a die hard Jag fan (I also own a completely restored 1956 XK 140 Jaguar).

The real unfortunate part is that Jaguar has NOT stood behind their product, They have not even returned my complaint phone calls never mind actually doing something about the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th August, 2002

4th Nov 2002, 10:20

I have a beautiful sapphire blue 2000 S-Type. I have had over 20 trips to the dealer because of repeated problems. The most disturbing problems just to name a few is having no brakes, and the sway bar having to be replaced twice. The problem is always corrected. However, I am tired of going to the dealership and I never know what is going to go wrong or at what time. I definitely think I should not have to visit the dealership so often. I have written the home office and have not receive a letter or comment about my concerns.

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14700 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Wonderful, might be a bit quirky though!

Faults:

Recent exhaust leak.

Minor steering wheel fluid leak.

General Comments:

At the time that I'm writing this review, my 2001 Jaguar S-type 4.0 is in the shop for the aforementioned problems. I bought the car as an executive demo, and have had it for over 2 months now.

I recently noticed a loud noise coming from the engine when I started the car in the mornings. I took the car to the dealer and the technician immediately diagnosed an exhaust leak. On top of that, he said that strangely, my Jag is leaking tiny amounts of steering fluid leak. He said this is the first S-type he has seen with this problem.

I'm not familiar with mechanics, but my dad says this is problem not to be expected from any new car, let alone a premium luxury sedan. To make myself feel better, I just associate it with British quirkiness!

Other than that, the ride is excellent especially with my car's optional sports package, and the cabin is very comfortable. My Jag is equipped with everything except the navigation system. I even have the voice activation feature and the integrated cell phone all of which work wonderfully.

On top of that, the car draws looks everywhere it goes and is a blast to drive. I would still chose a Jag over any German or Japanese product any day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2001

2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 Litre V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carInfiniti Q45

Summary:

A beauty queen on steroids

Faults:

Dash computer failed before I even got home from the dealer! They replaced it right away. No problems since. Jag dealers need to provide loaner vehicles for this class of car. Mine did, but I got some resistance. Come on!

General Comments:

The honeymoon continues...

Jaguars really do have a unique feel to them. The suspension on mine (without the CATS system) is awesome! I was planning on getting a BMW 540i until I test drove the Jag. The steering is just right and it accelerates surprisingly fast for its weight.

Very comfortable throughout. The trunk, excuse me, boot, is too small, but rear seats fold down. A bit greedy with gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2001

30th Jul 2001, 11:28

Congratulations on your purchase - I am very jealous indeed!

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