2004 Jaguar S-Type Sport 2.7 twin turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
206 bhp, rear wheel drive, 38 MPG!
Complete software failure (only required reset).
Parking sensors only work in wet weather.
My manual S-type diesel is fast, comfortable and surprisingly cheap to run.
The quality of the cabin is outstanding. The seats are very comfortable, and there are all the refinements you'd expect of a luxury saloon.
The engine is smooth and powerful, although you have to rev it more than you would expect, for a diesel. Inside the car, with the windows up, you can't tell it's an oil burner because the noise is just V6, when you can hear it at all.
I do a mix of fast open road driving and very slowly around town, but still get 38 MPG, which I think is outstanding for a big car that accelerates well.
The boot isn't very tall but the rear seats fold down so you can fit two bikes in the back if you take the wheels off them first.
The CD/radio is good quality, but doesn't have modern features like MP3 playback or input.
It's not the easier car to park on account of its width, but I would recommend it to anyone looking for a big saloon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th October, 2012