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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.
  • 4.2 V8 R Auto 4dr

    Paul Saunders , Angus . Date: 23/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    For those that like a car that has an element of stealth about it the the S Type R is for you. I've owned mine for 18 months and loved every minute of it. Effortless power when needed and a comfortable motorway cruiser the rest of the time. Boot is on the small side. Drivers over 6ft may find the driver's leg room a bit short. You wont see too many on the road (Jaguar only made approx 1800). With the arrival of the XF the Type R is becoming something of a bargain. 30 mpg is easily achievable on a long motorway run, unless you have heavy right foot.

    50-70 mph in well under 3 seconds...astonishing.

  • 3.0 V6 SE Auto 4dr

    Graeme Carter , Lincolnshire . Date: 07/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now sold my car and replaced it with a BMW, Having been a Jaguar owner for many years, it seems they have gone from Great to Not So Great, and really a waste of money, with so many un-resoved problems.. Watch out for the car Juddering when idle. the gearbox, Heating system and suspension.

  • 4.0 V8 4dr

    Michael Fulton , Lancashire . Date: 03/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After having owned 2 XJ's, decided to get something different. Opted for an S type which was full of all the tricks - Sat Nav, PDC, TCS, DSC... the upshot is that the car was a real disappointment compared to previous cars ('92 XJ40 & 95 X300 Sovereign). The early S type's should have been a lot better than what they were. Overall, they look quite nice, can be head turning etc... but get a problem with them and the car will happily empty your bank balance. In summary - buy something else (XJ/ 5 or 7 Series, E class)

  • 2.5 V6 SE 4dr

    Neil Livingstone , Glamorgan . Date: 18/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have always wanted an S type Jag whicj I have now bought.It was loaded with a vast amount of extras by the previous owner.I am really pleased with it.I have only had one issue.Headlamp lens bracket about £300 but this was done with no fuss at Stratstone Swansea under warranty.It is expensive to run at about 26-30 mpg.However I am sure that everyone knows this.The boot is not condusive to more that one suitcase so try and travel light.My wide thought it was an old mans car but when she rides or drives it she hates to admit that there is no comparison to her Peugeout 206 cc.I would urge any prospective byer to use a main dealer to puchase to possible taking advantage of the Jaguar warranty.P.S.I would like to thank the person who scratched the side of my car with theirs for not stopping and paying up.All in all my experience has been good.

Jaguar S-type Saloon

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