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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 S 4dr

    DILIP MEHTA , CHESHIRE . Date: 02/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    I purchasesd S-type 2.7 diesel in January 2006 and have done only 13,500 miles. It has been to a dealer more times than with my other cars. Every few hunderd miles i get a sign "restricted perfomance" and I have to call Jaguar Assistance to take the car to get it fixed. This has happened five times and presently the car is with the dealer - it has been since the beginning of September. Has anyone found similar problems? I have come to a point that I should demand my capital back. I don't think I will buy another Jaguar.

  • 4.2 V8 Sport Auto 4dr

    Tony Greaves , Dorset . Date: 25/09/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I replaced my 3.0 V6 with this car. I had the 3.0 for 3 years and loved it.

    What is the difference between the 3.0 and the 4.2? Where do you start?

    The 4.2 is very quick when needed and even more of a pleasure to drive. I have toured Scotland and Ireland doing 3000 miles and 4000 miles in a fortnight. It has been totally reliable.

    After a 564 mile trip with only one stop for more fuel, I got out of the car and felt fresh, ready to drive some more.

    I average about 21mpg on daily trips, up to about 26 mpg on a run, so it's quite thirsty. But what the hell, why buy a 4.2 if you are worried about the petrol costs?

    It looks better and handles fantastically too.

    I would not trade for the equivalent BMW or Merc.

  • 3.0 V6 4dr

    Tony Greaves , Dorset . Date: 25/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I purchased the Jaguar after test driving all the usual Merc, BMW, Audi etc and was glad I did.

    I kept the car for three years before trading it in for the 4.2 V8 Sport.

    It was a fantastic drive, quick, reliable, nice looking and the best car I had owned.

    Go buy the Jag.

  • 4.0 V8 4dr

    Barry Hocking Date: 06/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Follow up my post of 6th July, I'm still no further forward on the repair to the S-type.

    It has been three months now and there is no date in sight for the replacement part needed.

    My advice is that if you are thinking of buying one, be sure that you can do without your transport for months at a time as Jaguar consider this normal.

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