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#119 of 1064 WANTAJAG1 GETAJAG2 OWNAGREATCAR3
Mar 21, 2001 (4:43 am)
We have had our S-Type 10-months and 9000 miles. Have experienced one minor recall and two minor warranty claims of our own. Handling Excellent, 3.0 liter 24 Valve DOHC V-6 Engine More Than Adaquate Power, Ride slightly firm but still that of a road car! Slightly firm because it is tagged and designed as a mid-sized luxury SPORTS sedan. Brakes the very BEST! Interior contemporary styling high quality leather and wood trim second to none in its segment that being mid-sized luxury sedans. I would rate Mercedes Benz E320 2nd best interior in this segment and Mercedes E320 cost $6-7,000.00 higher than the S-Type equally equipped. Go with the standard suspension with 16 inch wheels and tires Bridgestone Turanza`s. Heard you`ll catch hell with the Sports Pkg that includes Pirelli 17 inch low/profile tires and 17 inch Sports rims. I`ve heard the Pirelli`s don`t go in snow besides the low/profile tires diminish the Highway Ride of the S-Type! Things have slowed down with the economy and cars sales in general so right now you can really get a nice deal on a 2001 Jaguar 3.0 S-type. Then you can join me as a fellow teamster behind the wheel of the most BEAUTIFUL & ELEGANT Mid-sized Luxury Sports sedan in the entire universe! Lexus GS-300, Acura RL, Infiniti Q45, BMW 528i, Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E320 and Cadillac Seville EAT your GAS tanks OUT!!!!
Mar 22, 2001 (7:24 am)
Hi, have a 99 S-type for almost 2 years and so far so good, but I'm only 5'6 and would like the power seat to go higher a little more. Would appreciate information if an adjustment could be done or maybe if a aftermarket product is available to solve the probelm.
#121 of 1064 S-Type 2000 "Thunking"
Mar 22, 2001 (10:54 am)
The thunking started several months ago. The mechanic, in order to fix this problem, tightened the shock tower nuts. That did nothing and the thunking continued. When I brought the car back to the mechanic he replaced the rear shocks. As of this date the thunking continues.
Has anybody had any success in getting rid of this thunking noise. It's really disconcerting - I feel the bottom of the car is going to drop out.
#122 of 1064 A Place to Get S-Type Answers ...
Mar 22, 2001 (1:42 pm)
If you own or are considering an S-Type (or X-Type), you may wish to visit a VERY active discussion board which concentrates on those two models. There are now over 1000 members!
It is completely free and no one will try to sell you anything (thank goodness). It's Jagtalk.com
Mar 22, 2001 (8:43 pm)
Hmm... that's surprising...
The wood in my 95 Vanden Plas with 121K ungaraged also mostly FL miles is still nice and dark...
Ditto our 97 XJ6 with 56K.. that's also a Florida car.
Odd... it used to be a problem but I hear they are using a new process. Seems to be working!
#124 of 1064 Jaguar S-Type Simply the BEST!!!
Mar 24, 2001 (2:25 pm)
We purchased our 2000 Jaguar S-Type in April 2000 and it is the BEST! mid-sized luxury sports sedan in the world!!!
#125 of 1064 Battery problems
Mar 29, 2001 (3:46 pm)
Re messages 86 & 114. By contacting Customer Relations they have found a fix in Service Bulletin S414-02 & have installed Kit XR822981 (Forward Harness Bypass Lead. This should solve the battery drain problems for us low mileage users. All cost was under warranty.
#126 of 1064 Thanks, Bruce (harriett) - S-Type Battery Drain
Apr 05, 2001 (10:46 am)
There have been several reports on the Jagtalk message board:
http://www.Jagtalk.com about battery drain. I will forward your
information about the Service Bulletin. Thanks!!
#127 of 1064 S-types and battery drain.
Apr 06, 2001 (2:11 pm)
Just a side note that I learned from one of the tech's when I asked why the s-types in the show room tend to kill their own batteries. Normal parasitic drain on a battery is in the range of 50 millivolts which the car can sustain for months. However everytime you unlock the car or put the key in the ignition weater you start the car or not the onboard electronices power up and produce a 500 millivolt drain for the next 45 min. Therefore if you do not start the car enableing the alternator to recharge the battery you will rapidly run down the battery.
Apr 10, 2001 (7:51 am)
I wanted to drop in and see how the great looking Taurus oops I meant S-type is doing? If you get past the great looks, I see Ford is being Ford. I see Hertz in South Florida are dumping them for around 28k Didn't they sell for around 44K?
I haven't seen any GS300's,BMW 5 series, or the E320 in any rental fleets lately?