Used Jaguar S-type Saloon 1998 - 2008 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

1998 - 2008 review
Jaguar S-type Saloon (98 - 08)
  • Jaguar S-type Saloon (98 - 08)
  • Jaguar S-type Saloon (98 - 08)
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Ownership cost

What used Jaguar S-Type saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Jaguar S-Type saloon?

German rivals hold their value better than the Jag. So a good used S-type gives you a lot of executive car for your money. However it's not the case if you want the diesel, which looks set to stubbornly hang on to its value, and remains quite dear.

That said, the diesel is attractive in many ways. For a start, with an official 41.5mpg, the diesel is almost twice as efficient as the 24.5mpg 300bhp V8 and the 22.7mpg R. And, with just a group 14 rating, it's the cheapest model in the range to insure.

To cap it all, its 15,000-mile service intervals mean it needs to see the inside of a dealership less often than it's 10,000-mile rated petrol counterparts.

Sadly, the bill won't be cheap when the time does come around. Jaguar hourly rates are about the most expensive in the whole market, so unless the car is still under warranty, find a good specialist instead.