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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
Apr 29, 2001 (11:55 am)
As I stated earlier if you're seeking to purchase or lease a 2001 Jaguar S-Type, you will save at least a minimum of $1,000-$1,500 on an X-plan purchase or lease. When it comes to Jaguar, Volvo or Land Rover the public will never get the deal you'll receive on X-plan. When it comes to Ford, Mazda or Lincoln/Mercury cars or trucks the savings are small or virtually non-existent over that of a retail public purchase or lease. On these domistic products you would realize savings of 0 up to $1,500 depending on make and/or model. But on Jaguar, Volvo or Land Rover the savings are real and quite attractive!
May 01, 2001 (8:03 am)
and I was just about to buy three Aston Martins (one for driving, one for parts, and one for looks), but now that X-plan is not available for Aston, I will cancel the sale...do they think I am made of money???
May 04, 2001 (5:10 am)
Does anyone know the release date of the new X-type? I've just seen 'summer' as the availability date. (Jag web site and jagtalk.com)
Since it is based on the S platform, is it fairly safe to assume that it will be about the same size as the S type or the Lincoln LS? Also, will the typical 'wait 6 months for a new model so the obvious bugs can be fixed' rule-of-thumb apply here since it is based on a current model?
May 04, 2001 (10:37 am)
Is based on the Ford Mondeo platform and is basically the same size as a Mondeo. It will be available at your Jaguar dealers sometime this June. I believe the formal introduction date is June 22nd. The X-Type will come available with a standard 2.5 liter engine 194 bhp and an optional 3.0 liter engine same as in the S-Type rated at 231 bhp. Manual or automatic transmission will be available with either engine. Your right about size in one area the interior of the X-Type is virtually the same size as the S-Type. The X-Type also sports a sightly larger trunk area than the S-Type. So next month hurry down to your Jaguar dealership and check out the all new for 2002 Jaguar X-Type. Its a whole lotta honey for the money!!!!
#165 of 1065 Rise in S-type Sales
May 04, 2001 (12:28 pm)
Some posters here at Edmunds on the Lincoln LS thread were commenting on the recent sales figures. LS sales down and Jag S-type up. I've seen some newspaper and TV ads lately showing Jag is heavily pushing subsidized leases. Watching TV last night saw an S-type ad for $499 a month and about $1,500 down. Think for 3.0. Forget rest of terms. Might not be a bad time to lease an S-type, esp. as Jag likely won't be inclined to deal on X-type for a long while.
#166 of 1065 2001 jag s-type
May 28, 2001 (8:34 pm)
My mother rescently leased a 3.0 with power/memory for onlt 524 a month!!!!! when i compared it to others it is a really good value! i added up the down payment(3000),payments(534 times 36) and residual(21985) and that taxes and stuff and it was less then what the car costs! i dont see how they are making money off of this but it works for me!!!
#167 of 1065 X-plan and Jaguar
Jun 06, 2001 (6:56 am)
I just found out my company qualifies for the X-plan and I went to the Fordpartner.com web site. Here is the exerpt from the web page:
Here is how the program works:
You can take advantage of special discount prices on Ford, Lincoln, Mercury,
Mazda, Volvo and Land Rover.
Ford Super Duty F450-F750, Ford Thunderbird, Jaguar, Mazda MP3 and
Aston Martin vehicles are not covered by this program. Exclusions are
subject to change.
I assume this is the only X-plan out there. According to the examples given of actual invoices (of course they're a little to grainy to make out the details yourself) the X-plan price is right at dealer invoice, give or take a couple hundred dollars (FLM). FLM is 4% over the A-plan price. Volvo is 2% over A-plan. Land Rover is 4% over dealer invoice and Mazda is "just below" dealer invoice. It doesn't cover trade-ins - you're on your own. But dealer participation is voluntary. They don't have to sell to you at the X-plan price.
Still sounds like a good, no haggle price if you find a willing dealer.
#168 of 1065 Some Versions
Jun 06, 2001 (7:58 am)
Some versions of the X plan include non "R" Jaguars
Jul 09, 2001 (5:07 pm)
Has anyone had trouble with rapid and uneven wear of the optional 235-50ZR 17 Pirelli P-Zero Asymetrico tires? I have 20K miles on them and all are worn on the outside couple of inches. There's no way these tires will last 50k miles. The car has had regular service inspections and rotation.
Also, has anyone had luck finding an adaptor for a non-dealer installed CD for the 2000 model (in glove box)?
#170 of 1065 Cd adapter
Jul 10, 2001 (4:56 am)
If it's a Ford stereo you can get the adapters at crutchfield or radiosandmore, or a good local stereo shop. They also sell the OEM spec changers.
As for Z rated tires lasting 50K, I wouldn't bet on it. I would guess 35K max unless you do a lot of straight highway cruising on smooth asphalt. But the uneven wear suggests an alignment problem. Have the alignment checked.
BTW - Michelin has come out with a 235/50VR17 Pilot HX MXM4 tire for the new T-bird that will also fit the LS and S-type. That's what I'll be putting on my LS when the Firehawks wear out, which looks like it will be somewhere around 25K. That's the price for performance. Could be worse: my neighbor's 540i eats a set of $1200 Dunlops every 12K. Ouch!