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JAGUAR S-TYPE Saloon 1999‑2007
92 owner reviews for JAGUAR S-TYPE Saloon 1999‑2007
Superb Executive car
JAGUAR S-TYPE 2.7d V6 XS 4dr (Review date: 20th July '12)
It's my second S-Type, the first was a V6 3L manual, they look similar but the rear is less "dumpy", which was the most criticised part of the Jag's looks. At least they look like a "REAL" Jag, quite "retro/60's" like the MKII or S-Type from the 60's, lots of personality/exclusivity compared to bmw, audi or merc and Jag's newer models are... different!!! It's a very relaxed, comfy place to be in, the combination of a V6 twin turbo and the Auto 'Box is a peach, then you floor the throttle and OMG!!!! Power and phenomenal torque on tap, it can be a bit brutal on "S" mode, but the Sports chassis on my XS and electronics keep things nice and tidy, even on wet tarmac. The car is one of the most comfy for the money( Rover 75s are better though) and the finish is really good, mine has wood rather than silver "carbon" plastic. Good MPG too, I took a picture of the 55.2 MPG I got on M'way, but in town don't expect more than 35-38, and they're fairly cheap compared to german cars. Practical with rear folding back seats, it took a 3 door wardrobe from Ikea, the leather is very easy to live with, our dog doesn't care much about wiping paws before getting in but they clean easily and don't scratch with claws, unlike the Rover... Insurance is cheap for such a big car, service is due in 1000 mls, that will hurt the wallet, but not more than any big Exec from Europe.
I'll get another one, maybe in manual, I'm not the biggest fan of Auto 'box, though Jag's J-Gate gives a bit of control... Then, I'm not a big fan of the XF either, my car looks like a Jag, not a bloated insigna....
JAGUAR S-TYPE 4.0 V8 4dr Auto (Review date: 11th July '12)
Have had my car now for 2 and a half years, and I still like to just stand and look at it.
I have replaced the original grille with a chrome mesh one and have a leaping cat on the bonnet now too.
Its not the most economical car, returning between 25-30mpg, but I've only done 13k in it since I got it, so not too fussed.
Did a road trip in it a year ago, and clocked up 1000 miles in just over a week, and loved every minute. I averaged 33mpg for the trip too!
My partner likes driving it too, but she's not keen on the 'filling up' bit!!
As I work away a lot, the car sometimes can sit for a month, but when I get home, it always starts 1st time. Luckily I have a garage at home so no problems even through the winter.
Only thing I had to replace, mechanically, was the plastic expansion tank for the coolant. Apparently they are prone to cracking, but managed to source a good 2nd hand one and fit it myself.
On the last MOT I was advised that my discs were getting pitted, so I think I will change the pads and discs all round when I'm home next.
I have been looking at other cars lately, but I have to say, I'm very drawn to getting a black S-type R. They just ooze class and menace!! So watch this space!!
Overall, after owning the marque of car I have liked since I was a kid, I have to say I'm not disappointed.
Smooth, stylish and well-built
JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.0 V6 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 12th June '12)
Had my '01 model from 9 months old until quite recently, when I foolishly sold it to look for a newer model. Since then I have tried a Mercedes E class and a BMW X5. None compare to the style, comfort and pure class of a Jag.
It is not a car for the fuel-conscious. If you want to save petrol buy a Yaris. However for pure, unadulterated driving pleasure there is nothing to beat the S Type. You either love the retro styling or you don't (probably depends if you are old enough to remember the original). Apart from consumables I spent nothing on my S Type beyond servicing.tax and insurance.
The ride is superb, like being pulled through the air by 12 white swans. It is quiet, fast and classy.
I am already looking for another one,
smooth s-type dissel, but too basic
JAGUAR S-TYPE 2.7d V6 S 4dr Auto (Review date: 29th April '12)
i had to sold my range rover vouge for a better fuel cost car, so i traded my RR for s-type dissel, what a car, it's smooth, fast and more than all of those, it's quiet, you hardly know it's a dissel.
after i picked my car then i found out, there is no heated seats or folding mirror !!!!!!! later on i found there is no rain sensor as well. jag should not be like that, i didn't check it because i thought every car should have had one !!!! how wrong i was.
anyway i tried to get used to drive it withou those facilities.
fuel cost is not bad, 23-25mpg around town, 35-40 on a run.
looking forward to get xj 3.0d later on.
Fabulous car, fabulous value!
JAGUAR S-TYPE 2.7d V6 XS 4dr (Review date: 5th April '12)
I purchased this car just before Christmas for around 4 grand less than a Jag dealer.
Firstly, style-wise it's pure class. Distinctive without the arrogant image of a Mercedes or an Audi or the clinical dullness of a BMW, which I for one like.
It's ride, handling and refinement are up there with the best as is it's build quality. (I've had use of BMW 530ds and an E Class 350cdi to compare it against to name but two).
It may not have the outright urge of the very latest crop of executive diesels but it isn't that far behind and will be plenty fast enough for most people.
I get around 32 to 34 mpg around town but can get up to 50 mpg on a gentle run. I've not seen it average under 32 mpg yet in no matter how hard I've driven it (though that will depend on the sort of terrain/congestion where you live).
The front seats are amongst the most comfortable I've sat in and it has most of the toys one could wish for including Sat Nav, Jaguar Voice, climate control, cruise control etc etc.
Of course it's going to cost more to maintain and will be costly if it goes wrong, but so will ANY modern car, even a small one.
The upshot is I'm wafting round in a 4 year old Jaguar with only 40k on the clock and it cost me less than a basic Fiesta.
I know which I would rather be driving!
Living the dream
JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.0 V6 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 4th April '12)
Jaguar S type 3.0L V6 2000
after owning various cars bought for under £2000 over the years, I wasn't sure about buying a s type after i read various reviews.
Am I one of the lucky ones who stumbles upon a true luxury car with a full jaguar stamped history 82000 miles 12 months MOT and taxed for 6 Months, ok i did a bit of research and looked at many, i purchased my 1st jaguar and apart from the high fuel costs the govenment impale on us this car is probably the best car i've ever owned.
"say your on the motor way" people know you have probably one of the best luxury cars on the market, with a flick of the sport button those who blind you with their spot lights or high beamed headlights are left in the distance in seconds.
it turns over every time, it runs like a dream, comfort, pleasure, excitment, i love it.........
ok theres faults in every review, can't please all people however if you're serious about buying one of these i suggest you go for the early model because the auto gear box is a lot better than the 2002-2003 onwards model.
i even researched the general costs from a jaguar garage to maintain this car and was suprised to learn they're not that more expensive than a little sports car (MGF) lol
infact cheaper when you look at what you've got.........
So go on do a little research, look at a few, test drive a few and hopefully you too will be a new owner of one of the best high performance dars on the market of today.....
Hope this helps, tried to be has honest has possible
JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.0 V6 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 25th February '12)
I've owned my car for 5 years now from 10000 miles now done 100000 miles. I love it! Yes it only does 29 miles per gallon but I can do an 8 hour journey and still feel fresh and relaxed at the end of it! It has given no trouble and is super reliable. Power at your fingertips when you need it but can also "do town" with ease. Roomy and comfortable and all mod cons! Downside if pushed... Very low seating position for getting in and out especially if you have any mobility issues. Overall I love the "s" type. So much car for the money today.
Practical, Luxury Performance saloon
JAGUAR S-TYPE 4.2 V8 SE 4dr Auto (Review date: 25th January '12)
I have owned this car for nearly 3 years now and have been very pleased in all quarters.
It is very comfortable as a family saloon particularly for the driver and front passenger with all the seat adjustments available. performance is outstanding and leaves most other road users surprised whilst being refined and quiet on relaxed journeys.
The 6 speed ZF transmission whilst not being ultra responsive is fine and smooth if you get a good one, which is where my only complaint would come. They can be fragile and if buying a 50K plus example I would recommend careful attention to the box and look for one that has been professionally replaced.
Fuel consumption at around 24mpg for regular runs to work and back including a fair amount of through town work seems more than acceptable bearing in mind the performance available.
Very reliable car, best I've ever owned and would recommend to anyone who wasn't obsessed with fuel consumption. Its a JAG
JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.0 V6 4dr Auto (Review date: 23rd January '12)
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JAGUAR S-TYPE 4.2 V8 R 4dr Auto (Review date: 20th January '12)
This car is simply UNBELIEVABLE!
The power delivery is smooth, refined and quiet. The ride is as smooth as a mill pond but, when you have cause to hit the GO pedal be prepared for the explosive acceleration, there is not much that can stick with it, a real wolf in sheep's clothing. The interior is such a lovely place to be after a hard day at work too, and to be cossetted home in the full leather seats, seat heater on, and the music of your choice on at a "reasonable level" makes this car an absolute joy. Sure the running costs are quite high but if you know that before buying it, then you can't really complain. I've done 1000 miles in mine and used £250 worth of petrol with a mix of town/city and some motorway driving, so make your own mind up if it's worth it. I've only had mine a month so cannot comment on reliability, but the golden rule of buying these cars is DO YOUR HOMEWORK! know what to look for and more importantly, what to avoid, and don't even think about one that hasn't got full service history! (dealer or good independent is fine), do I wish i'd bought one earlier.....OH YES!!!!