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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.
  • 2.7D V6 SE 4dr

    David Gibb , Neidersachsen . Date: 13/01/2008
    • 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

    Outsanding car, especially as I had the X-Type estate prior to the S-Type. The S-Type has class and presence on the road. I have had the car for 4 months, from new, and has exceeded my expectations.

    Living in Germany has its advantages when cruising 100+ on the autobahn. Having the emerald green with champagne leather gets the car a lot of admiring looks.

    Look forward to the launch of the XF as I intend to get one in Sep/Oct 08 when I come back from 6 months away.

  • 2.5 V6 SE 4dr

    David Swinton Date: 12/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    This was my second S-type. I had a 3.0-litre before, but this had to have the gearbox replaced at around 7000 miles. It was fine otherwise and very smooth to drive until the warranty expired.

    The added warranty was £1000 per year and then I have had a succession of electronic failures: ABS which turned out to be a wiring fault, a failed rev counter that cost over £600 to replace the whole dashboard.

    Now the wing mirrors do not move, and the memory seat does not move automatically - only the steering wheel. There are lots of silly electronic things but Jaguar was most unhelpful.

    Otherwise, I love the car to drive, and love the looks like old S-type. It's also not bad on fuel - 30mpg - and I would like to have had the diesel version, but the new XF is due out.

    Pity they never improved the boot and extended the servicing intervals in line with other cars - a 10,000 service interval is too short, the first ones were better.

  • 2.7 D V6 SE 4dr

    Kevin Maggs , Hertfordshire . Date: 04/11/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a fantastic car - not better than the BMW, Audi or Mercedes, but certainly different and my type of car.

    Long trips of 600 miles to the highlands of Scotland are dispatched with ease six or seven times a year and I have not had a better car for this type of journey. I can also just about make it on one tank.

    I love the looks, the ambience and the cosseting feel. It's not a spacious car and the boot and rear legroom are below par but of no concern to me. It's been faultless over two years and 60,000 miles, but I would expect that. My first diesel, a VW Passat, covered 130,000 miles without missing a beat.

    I love the toys - voice activated sat-nav, bluetooth and so on, which are superb as the car is also my mobile office.

    I've read the bad reviews and it's a shame, but I had a BMW 5 Series that also spent most of its life in the garage, but I wouldn't trash the mark or model. I bought the Jag because it's great for me and I'm purchasing my second and last S-type tomorrow in the same specification.

    I won't be buying the XF - it's not my car, so this next S-type better be a good one.

  • 4.2 V8 R Auto 4dr

    Frederick Florence , East Sussex . Date: 04/11/2007
    • 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 moved from an early 3.0-litre S Type to the current 4.2-litre car. The difference is amazing.

    First, the the 3.0-litre had a nightmare build. In fact, the car was virtually rebuilt, even to replacing the interior linings which discoloured due to the wrong glue being used. However, I was persuaded to try again, and this has led to me now owning a magnificent car - quick, responsive, and comfortable.

    The Jaguar 4.2 engine & supercharger are sensational. I guarantee no fatigue on any type of journey. Mechanically, it's almost faultless in the four years of ownership (just one computer failure).

    However, one annoying area was the navigation screen, which kept losing colour - I never found the fault! However, the solution, I updated the disc and all was well. I mention this just in case others have this experience. In my opinion, this car should join the greats in Jaguar history. Drive one before they are superceded by the coming new XF.

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