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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

    Robin Rossborough , East Lothian . Date: 01/10/2006
    • 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

    This is my second Jaguar S type having previously had a 2.5 V6 sport which I found to be a great car.I have found the 2.7 twin turbo even better,plenty of power comfort and sryle lots of gadgets to keep me busey.I do not understand all the chritisem about the Jag range,boot to small no room in back etc.These critics should stick to estate cars or big vans. I have a jaguar because I like it.Give it an big boot and I might not.I think some other executive cars are quite unattrive.

  • 2.5 V6 SE 4dr

    peter Brown , East sussex . Date: 19/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My previous cars were Honda,BMW's 325 and 5 series. After that I tried a Mercedes B.So I thought I'll gave Jaguar a try. So these are the pure unadorned facts. 20k - 30k miles Just out of warranty - Front passenger seat cannot move backwards - switch replacement. - Windscreen washer warning line on all the time - even when full. - Steering wheel starts to squeak (a known fault) - Gear stick vibrates and rattles. - 1 disc brake need replacing - Parking ( handbrake ) complete failure Cable broken.

    The garage has repaired all and total costs come to £1500. Now the opinion: As a comparison to the cars mentioned above the Jag does not come even close. That is a unfortunate. But it also unfortunate that the Jag dealer seemed very blase regarding the faults on the car with 30k mileage on it ...as though it is quite a normal occurence. I'm sure that cannot be the case. Maybe you are thinking it's a one off ? and all manufacturers have them ? Perhaps you are right ? But I'm walking away from this series and manufacturer towards either a German or Japanese one. Quality Assurance, reliability, ownership costs are equally important aspects of motoring along side comfort, performance and asthetics. Ironic that a Jag S type pop up window kept blocking my view of this review, urging a test drive.

  • 2.7 D V6 SE 4dr

    Michael Littler Date: 19/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My previous car was a 1997 BMW 523 SE, which I had from new and sold two months ago, so this is what I am making my comparison against.

    The acceleration is faster which surprised me, being a diesel. The driver's seat is more comfortable, the ride is as good if not better, and the fuel economy is a lot better. The access is better with the memory seat setting, and build quality is as good.

    Speed control is a one-button activation as opposed to the BMW's two. The distance sensors were confusing to begin, with but I wouldn't do without them now.

    Boot room not as good, nor is the rear passenger leg and head room, and the front of the car is not as attractive.

  • 4.2 V8 R Auto 4dr

    sotiris vassiliou Date: 11/12/2005
    • 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

    You detect the racing pedigree in the S-type R. You are at one with the steering and the communication is clear and unperturbed. The massive Jaguar discs do their jobs efficiently and the whine of the supercharger takes you into another dimension.

    Essentially a great car but let down by poor packaging. It's cramped inside, especially for rear passengers who'll have neck/leg-ache by the end of the journey. Jaguar need to improve their seats, more padding and support please. Spring-clip ashtrays on a 50k car, come on Jaguar, we notice this. The fuel flap wouldn't close properly at the petrol station so I gave it a gentle push with the palm of my hand. Guess what, a plastic spring-loaded lug that holds the flap snapped and I left the station with a flapping flap, not cool. The plastic used on this is too brittle and too small. Rummage around in the parts bin by all means, but don't use Ford parts!

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