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#1036 of 1064 Ten year old S-Type good investment
Jul 23, 2010 (4:51 am)
After thirty years of driving Ford pickup trucks I sold my truck to buy a 2000 S-Type Jag. From the moment I first put the 3.0 in gear and started to drive...waves of my youth driving a '71 XKE came flooding over me. It seemed the Ford side of the S-Type was a merger of the best of two worlds. The 3.0 in the S Jag was certainly not the 3.0 I had in the Ford that was sold to buy the Jag.
The S-Type Jag (2000 3.0) with 85,000 miles on it handles perfectly on steep curvy mountain roads. It has the same independent rear suspension as the old XKE making it take sharp curves flat and tight with the smoothness of a cat. The "J" shift automatic performs flawlessly when used as a stick shift on mountain roads.
(For those who may have had troubles with the tranny.....it could be because it is important to know when to shift by keeping an eye on the RPMs and and having your ears and feet in tune with the sound of the engine and feel of the transmission of power from the engine to the wheels. More on that in the proper message thread later).
The Jaguar S-Type 3.0, 2000 model, has had the fewest recalls of any year model of the S-Type. It had one.
Like any Jag it needs to be pampered and serviced frequently. ... just like a good wife...to avoid breakdowns.
I will stick with the S-Type in my stable and keep it tip top driving condition with special care to the cosmetics of the interior and exterior.....this make and model Jag will remain a 'classic' for all time as will all of the S-type Jags of the first decade of this century.
While the purchase price is seemingly low now for what was an expensive car when new......as disgruntled owners toss them away to the folks who end up junking them from lack of funds or know how to keep them going, those of us who are passionate about the benefits of the S-Type will be the ones who reap the rewards of increasing values as their numbers on the streets diminish.
Keep your S type Jags because they are already classic cars.
#1037 of 1064 Re: Ten year old S-Type good investment [rebjag]
Jul 23, 2010 (9:20 pm)
I share your sentiments - I currently have a 2006 S-Type VDP with the 4.2 V8. It's a hoot to drive - a muscle car in a tuxedo.
#1038 of 1064 Found a 2004 S-Type R and bought it
Aug 17, 2010 (1:03 pm)
With very low miles, 37,000. British racing green, all the bells and whistles, and so far I love it. Then again just got it this past sat
Drove a BMW, Mercedes and a comparable Lexus and no comparison. Jaguar is way more luxurious and a better ride. It's a really beautiful car.
As long as the transmission or engine doesn't fall out I'll be a happy camper!
#1039 of 1064 Re: Found a 2004 S-Type R and bought it [penny1962]
Aug 17, 2010 (3:12 pm)
Penny, if you enjoy your STR 1/5 as much as I enjoy mine 2003 with 115 km's when I bought it (actually my husband bought it for me as a Mother's day present last year - no such good luck this year), you'll be in heaven ALL THE TIME you're driving it or just plain looking at it. I've put 25,000 km's on my Cat since last year and have had no major problems with it. Can still hardly tell the engine is running and the tranny, despite what my son, and sometimes myself, put that long suffering power train through, it just purrrrrs along, seemingly quite content. Have come close though to loosing the bonnet leaper a few times and that's the only problem we've had. So, good luck, and ENJOY.
#1040 of 1064 Re: my wife just purchased the 4.2L S-type [aveghte]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:36 am)
Stick with the older model, it appears the later models have problems with the gearboxes. I have a 99 s-type, and apart from a little pinking she performs excellently.
#1041 of 1064 Re: Jaguar s-type JTIS CD [greengrass]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:37 am)
#1042 of 1064 Re: S-Type ride vs. Lincoln LS [lateralg]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:40 am)
Jag versus a Lincoln, come on you for real?
#1043 of 1064 Re: 2004 S-type V-8 [chaup]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:44 am)
Sure there are horror stories, and it is very much pot luck if you get a "good one", do your homework first, check out common probs before trying them out, so thast you are knowing what to look for. After all we Brits are "qwerky" and a little eccentric. If you don't need rear leg room check out an XK?
#1044 of 1064 Re: X type is better than S-type [cindyroderick]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:56 am)
Seems you are in the wrong forum, perhaps you should join the Ford or Merc forum?
#1045 of 1064 Panel Lit Up Like Christmas Tree
Oct 15, 2010 (12:01 pm)
I have a 2005 S Type Jaguar, and about a month ago, I was just driving along and every light on the instrument panel lit up . The car kept running, but, I could not get the lights to go off . At one point I stopped the car and the car locked up on me .
Just about as I was going to get it towed, it started and no lights . This lasted a few days until it started all over again. My guess is the computer is sending random signals all over the place . As you would guess I brought it to the dealer whereupon, it was fine, no codes, and today runs fine . My question is , has anyone run into this, and I am just fooling myself that all is fine. I think the panel is about $ 1,000.00 or more so it would be nice if I did not have to replace it . In addition I have the Climate Control Problem blowing hot air all the time . A great purchase I guess Thanks for any advise Jack