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#646 of 1064 Engine Misfire in 2000 S-Type 4.0
Jul 18, 2003 (4:08 pm)
My 2000 S-Type Jaguar has a misfire in the engine. It has 35K miles. I just bought this vehicle for $24K. It usually runs a bit rough when idle and on occasion you can fill the roughness or misfire during acceleration and lower cruising speeds under 50 MPH. There is a slight hesitation upon acceleration as well. Has anyone else experienced this in their S-Type?Does anyone have any idea what this could be? How much would this sort of repair cost?
#647 of 1064 My beautiful new car!
Jul 20, 2003 (8:21 am)
I just picked up my new 2003 Jaguar S-type three days ago and it's incredible.
After much debate, I opted for the 4.2L V8 and am glad I did. A very smooth, powerful engine with lots of headroom for highway driving.
I also chose a car with the 320-watt Alpine sound system -- incredible! If you listen to music alot, this option is a must. It's like having an incredible stereo system with a Jag built around it!
British racing green with sand interior. Gorgeous!
#648 of 1064 new S-Type 4.2L
Jul 20, 2003 (9:23 am)
Sounds like a very nice car indeed.
Once you have driven it on the highway at least a couple of times, could you post the MPG you are seeing at, say, 65 - 75 / 80 mph?
Wondering how the 6-speed trans helps in this situation compared to the Lincoln LS8 . . .
#649 of 1064 Bushing Replacement
Jul 21, 2003 (6:57 am)
I have just had to replace front sway bar bushings at cost of over $300 even though my car has virually all highway miles and is only 2 years old. I understand Jaguar has had problems with bushings on S-Type and had to redesign several times. Has anyone had similar problems? Jaguar denied my appeal for warranty coverage and refuses to admit problem or cover cost.
#650 of 1064 Hwy. MPG for 4.2L
Jul 21, 2003 (1:59 pm)
On two trips, on relatively flat Interstate, traveling between 65-75 MPH, I recorded around 31 MPG. I am amazed at the fuel efficiency of the 4.2L engine and 6-speed transmission. Prior to my S-Type, I had an X-Type 3.0 manual transmission, and the S-Type gets better mileage.
Jul 21, 2003 (2:40 pm)
Wow - VERY cool!
The deep O/D 6th must really help!
Who cannot currently match those numbers . . .
#652 of 1064 Wow! Amazing gas mileage
Jul 21, 2003 (3:06 pm)
Aug 17, 2003 (1:15 am)
My wife had a 2001 Jag S and just got a new 2003. What a difference. Both 6 cyl. The 2003 has much better ride and suspension. That stupid emergency brake next to passenger seat has been taken away thank goodness. The new dash is a smaller version of the XJ8 and looks more like a Jag. The trade in diff was too much but so is the new 2003. If you're gonna buy a used S buy a used '03 not the 01 or 02. Major changes for the better. '01 and '02 is identical.
Aug 17, 2003 (1:57 pm)
I am thinking about getting a 2003 s-type and cannot decide whether to get a v6 or v8. Is the acceleration for the v6 (auto trans) sufficient?
Aug 18, 2003 (12:54 pm)
IMHO you should go for the v8. It's not that the v6 is inadequate, that's a matter of personal taste and you would have to decide. But the v8 is just a sweet, smooth, powerful engine, and I wouldn't want to give that up.