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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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53 reader reviews for Jaguar S-type Saloon.
  • 2.7 D V6 Sport 4dr

    Nick Buxton , Yorkshire . Date: 28/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I bought this car new in late 2006 and currently have 80000 miles on the clock. The car has never broken down and very little has gone wrong. The servicing charges at official Jag dealers are high, but they are very helpful, polite and welcoming. I decided to buy the car after a relative had had one for 2 years without trouble so it gave me some confidence. The interior quality is good but not the best in some respects. Some plastic parts are a little cheap looking but the leather, chrome finish and the aluminium trim parts are all good. The car is perhaps better looked after than some other examples we see, but the interior is so far undamaged and unworn, standing the test of time very well. The engine is still very refined for a diesel. I travel in other peoples diesel cars and this still rates very highly, in there with the worlds best. On long continental trips down to Italy, via Germany, the car is capable of high speeds and still feels planted to the road although the fuel consumption at an indicated 140mph is only half of the average . Overall on a long run we get around 42 to 44 mpg. Overall the car has been a lot better than publications in the press might lead you to believe.

  • 2.7D V6 Spirit 4dr

    Alan Stokes , Hampshire . Date: 24/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    I've driven many cars and have to say that the Jag is a cracker. Smooth, quiet, powerful and economical for a car of this type. The cabin is quite tight but you shouldn't buy one if this is an issue.

    I think the S type is a good example of how the media get car reviews wrong. Owners consistently are this car far higher than the media and they are not both right...

    I' m very pleased with mine and would recommend anyone thinking in the direction of the Jag to give it a go. In the case of the S type,the later the better.

  • 2.7 D V6 Sport 4dr

    Geoffrey Scotton , Surrey . Date: 07/11/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am the proud owner of a 2006 S-Type Diesel Sport Auto. which I bought to replace a Mercedes-Benz A180CDi. The Jag. is undoubtedly the best car I've ever driven/owned and although running costs are inevitably higher than the A-Class I consider it money well spent. For a modest £11,000 my Jag. has the excellent touchscreen SatNav and a (rare) electric sunroof. It is a total joy to drive and VERY unlike any diesel I've ever driven. I had the ECU re-mapped (£350) and would strongly recommend this to any S-Type Diesel owner looking to extract more 'poke' from the engine. Despite having sports suspension it has a very cosseting ride and treats our pot-holed roads with disdain! Some may consider the styling outdated, but I like the classy retro look which is very distinctive compared with the bland German opposition. I don't understand why the S-Type only rates 2 stars from What Car. For me this a 5 star purchase!

  • 3.0 V6 4dr

    ken butler , KENT . Date: 07/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just bought the car 3.0 se has two owners,full history spotless but a/c not working went to Kwik fit and was shown a leaking pipe quoted £460 to repair HELP all that for a thin ally pipe easy to get at down the side of engine bay its a 2001 with 75k apart from that drives like a dream ANY IDEAS PLEASE TO kenb95@ntlworld.com

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