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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
Nov 19, 2000 (6:50 am)
I have my new 2001 3.0 S type for a month now. I really love the car, the way it looks, handles, etc. But early on I read about someone having a terrible smell when they turn on the A.C., so bad that Jaguar gave them a new car! Well when I first turn on my A.C. I too get a horrible smell that eventually clears after 10 minutes or so. I assume it has to due with the "newness" of the car and the ducts or tubing involved in the A.C. cooling system. Anyone else have this problem?
Nov 20, 2000 (4:04 pm)
I've had a new 2000 3.0 S-Type for a couple of months. I've also noticed a very strong odor (a kind of a gasoline odor) within seconds after starting the car. The odor goes away within a few minutes. I'd love to find out what's causing it (and, more importantly, if it's going to continue to be a problem).
#44 of 1065 S-Type Message Board...
Nov 20, 2000 (4:13 pm)
Just a note to invite anyone interested in the most active S-Type discussion group on the Internet: The Jaguar Aficionados Group (JAG).
It is free to all. You may sign up at:
You may just read or actively participate.
#45 of 1065 Savannah Jaguar Hopeful
Nov 20, 2000 (6:02 pm)
I'm considering purchasing a Jaguar S-type 4.0. Unfortunately the closet Jaguar dealer is in North Carolina about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away. Does anyone know if other dealers (i.e. Lincoln) would be able to work on service maintenance or repairs? I'm reluctant to purchase a vehicle where the closet dealer is in another state, but I really do love this car!! Any response would be welcome.
#46 of 1065 Service
Nov 20, 2000 (9:28 pm)
The vast majority of the Jag and Lincoln parts are different so I doubt if you could count on a Lincoln dealer for warranty service. Check with the Jag dealer about local service. There may be another authorized repair center in your area other than a dealer.
Nov 26, 2000 (9:18 pm)
Black moulding between windows-- My S-type Jag has less than 4000 miles, also has hairline stress cracks on the black moulding - driver side is much worse than the passenger side. The finish is beginning to crack off. I'll call my dealer tomorrow and hope something can be done. Love the car.
Nov 29, 2000 (1:35 am)
i heard that the present interior is going to be replaced, but when?
also, when is the station wagon coming out?
#49 of 1065 s-type update
Dec 11, 2000 (3:02 pm)
I understand that no major changes will take place untill after the introduction of the x-tpye next year and the new XJ the year after that.
#50 of 1065 Maureenerose
Dec 12, 2000 (12:23 am)
I would consider Nalley Jaguar in Atlanta before I looked elsewhere. They are great!! I have purchased two Jaguars from them. The sales staff is professional and the service can't be beat. Give them a try. Ask for Bob Lowey. The integrity of this dealership is a model for the whole industry.
#51 of 1065 Distant dealers
Dec 18, 2000 (7:57 am)
Routine maintenence can be done anywhere. Warrenty work must be done at a Jaguar dealer. However, inquire at several dealers and see if any of the offer valet pick up and delivery for service appts. Here in PA we pick up and deliver all of our service customeres vehicles if they don't feel like stopping by for service. Also roadside assistance will take care of towing the car to the nearest dealer in a dire situation.