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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

    Nigel Storer , West Yorkshire . Date: 23/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    By 25,000 miles following have been replaces. 2 injectors, pre-heater pipe (fault filled car with fumes),centre consul information unit,drivers seat motor and steering rack. Car reluctant to start in cold weather (dealer failed to fix on 3 attempts). Has never achieved anywhere near quoted mpg (I appreciate they never do but a 30% lower figure?). General Manager at dealer said I must have been unlucky! Won't be again as I will not buy another Jaguar.

  • 3.0 V6 SE 4dr

    MICHAEL SOUTHALL , CHESHIRE . Date: 07/05/2007
    • 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 have owned this car for over 3 years. I love driving it. I have had one or two small problems but nothing major. Jaguar service costs are outrageous so shop around. A lot of garages will service and repair your S-Type.

  • 3.0 V6 SE Auto 4dr

    Maurice Ives , West Yorkshire . Date: 24/04/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    Have owned mainly Mazdas for 15 years - MX5 MX6 and lastly Xedos 9, Good, reliable cars. Now retired and saw this Sea Frost 3.0 V6 SE Auto, was tempted and fell.

    I havent stopped smiling since I bought it. It is wonderful. Now 7 years with 44k on but low cost when buying has allowed budgetting in case of problems.

    Comfortable, presence, powerful - always wanted a Jag now I have one. Even enjoy cleaning it!

  • 2.5 V6 SE 4dr

    Iain Fraser , Norfolk . Date: 18/04/2007
    • 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

    This is the second S-type I have owned and have had this one over four years. It is a great car and an improvement on the earlier version, paticularly the suspension and dash layout.

    I was immediately taken with the design when the car first appeared and still admire it today, although I am never too sure about the radiator grille, as it can sometimes look like a large hole in the front!

    The car came fully loaded (sat-nav etc) and drives beautifully. I have driven more than 500 miles in a day on several occasions and got out as fresh as I got in. I have not had any problems whatsoever with either car; everything works as well as the day it was built, although the steering is starting to get a little squeaky (I understand this is not uncommon).

    Certainly the boot is not that clever - there is no way can I get two regular-sized suitcases in - but then I think we are all aware of this constraint before buying the car.

    My local Jaguar dealer has always been first class - I have no complaints. However, I am not too sure that Jaguar needs to charge over £400 just to fit a bit of wiring in order to play an iPod!

    However I would like soon to move to a full four- or five-seater convertable and just wish that Jaguar would produce something based on the S-type, as I really don't relish the thought of having to down-grade to a Mercedes or BMW!

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