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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#536 of 1065 considering s type purchase ri
Jan 29, 2003 (6:06 pm)
I am recently in the market for an s type jag. my first question is, other than horsepower difference is there an advantage from one motor to the other. I'm looking at either a 2000 or 2001. I am also interested in knowing if anyone has an informed opinion concerning the service dept. at Collier Jaguar in Orlando. Do they provide loaner cars even if you don't purchase the car from them? Also, did the 3.0 come with a sport suspesion package and if so does it make an appreciable difference in the ride? I am more interested in obtaining a smooth and quiet ride as opposed to a sporty responsive ride. Did the 4.0 motor have more or less problems than the 3.0? Also, any opinions concerning the certification program are welcome. The program here through the dealer certifies the vehicle to be warrantied up 100,000 miles. I'm trying to decide between a Jag and a Q45. My gut tell me to buy the Q but my heart tells me the Jag. Thoughtful input is encouraged.
#537 of 1065 russell30
Jan 29, 2003 (8:44 pm)
If ride quality is your priority go with the standard suspension. I don't remember any major problems with either engine - it's basically personal preference.
#538 of 1065 thank you akirby
Jan 30, 2003 (11:36 am)
thank you for your reply. i drove a 4.0, 2000 today and was reasonably pleased with its performance. it had 38000 miles. it had16 inch wheels. can i assume that the 16 inch jaguar wheels means that the car does not have the sport suspension? the car did not feel particularly tight, but was pleasant and had nice road manners.
it did shimmy but not until it reached 80 mph. the asking price was $25000 which i thought was pretty good for a retail dealer. How does the local Jag dealer think they can move 3.0s asking $30000 and up? Just because they're certified? Since many stypes are now coming back off leases i'm finding there is a significant disparity in the condition level of each unit. really low mile units are rare and many of the 2000s willbe off warranty this year. Anybody have any thoughts about the q45 versus the s type? thanks.
#539 of 1065 16 inch wheels
Jan 30, 2003 (7:29 pm)
Should be the standard (non-sport) suspension. As for the Q45 - personal preference. Drive them both and decide for yourself.
#540 of 1065 Jaguar's new advertising campaign is focused on
Jan 31, 2003 (1:52 pm)
a controversial segment of the market that usually has no wife, no kids, but a lot of disposable income not shared in the normal way with others. If you are not concerned about that, buy the Jag.
#541 of 1065 Purchasing criteria
Feb 01, 2003 (11:17 am)
When I am in the market for a new vehicle I look for those qualities and amenities that will satisfy ME. I am not concerned with who else might also purchase the car.
If the car is right FOR YOU, what does it matter who else also realizes that it fits their needs?
Feb 03, 2003 (11:41 am)
I purchased a 2003 S-type two weeks ago. The car has 551 miles. As I was exiting the interstate The steering locked up and failed causing me to lose control of the vehicle and nearly colliding with on-coming traffic. Needless to say it scared the stuff out of me and the family. The car was towed to the dealer, no word on the problem yet. We have lost confidence in this vehicle, wife say's she does not want to get back in the car. Has anyone had similar problems? What can I expect from Jag? Thanks for any suggestions. Worried the car is not safe!!!
Feb 03, 2003 (12:15 pm)
are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the investigation into your vehicle, for a variety of reasons.
Best of luck
#544 of 1065 bsellers2
Feb 03, 2003 (12:38 pm)
Could you describe the failure in more detail? Was it a momentary lockup or did it stay locked up? Was it hard to turn or actually locked in place?
I think it depends on what your dealer finds. If it's a broken part and it's replaced and the dealer inspects everything then it should be fine.
OTOH if they can't definitively say what caused it and prove that it's been fixed then I would definitely be worried.
This is the first I've heard of this type of problem on any of the DEW98 cars (Stype, Lincoln LS, T-bird) so I don't think it's a systemic problem and is probably an isolated failure of some kind.
Feb 03, 2003 (1:16 pm)
The steering remained locked for several seconds. Some steering control returned, however it felt like was diving a Mac truck. No info from dealer. I have placed several calls to Jag and all they said was they will check with the dealer. I can almost understand a water pump or transmission going bad, but the steering!