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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#680 of 1065 Jaguar S
Jan 08, 2004 (10:28 am)
I just took my 2003 Mercedes E320 and traded it in for a Jaguar S type 3.0. Now wife and myself have same car. I had a 2001 E430 and 2003 E320 and after 37 automobiles I can promise you the Mercedes is way over-rated. As for exterior styling and interior creature comforts the Jag S is miles ahead of the Benz. OK- it costs more, it may be more impressive to associates and clients but that is not what I need.
#681 of 1065 For Allen Long
Jan 08, 2004 (10:37 am)
Don't even think about an X Jaguar. A woman would always want the very best cloth coat instead of the very worst fur coat and the X Jag is the worst fur coat and looks it. Cheap and cheezy. The X accomplishes only one thing: It gives the owner a Jaguar name on a registration. Reminds me of the old Mercedes 190. Junk box with prestigious name. Phooey!! Look for a used 2003 instead of 2000,2001,2002 Jag S. Interior refinements and mechanics much improved on '03 models....and the front passenger does not have emergency hand brake positioned up against their butts. Also the dash of the 03 S looks like the desirable XJ. All the editors of auto magazines talk about the 'dreaded J gate shifter' really don't know what they're talking about.
#682 of 1065 2005 S type
Jan 08, 2004 (2:25 pm)
Have you seen the 2005 S Type - The tail was redone and it seems to look even better! (I always like the S type styling but the tail always reminds me of a Ford/ Hundayi)
#683 of 1065 X type is better than S-type
Jan 13, 2004 (4:34 pm)
S-type will set you back 15-20K more than X and all you get is a little more of styling.
X and S both are lemons. So why not grieve a little less by choosing X to satisfy the madness. Also, XJ is a road boat and only good for Geezers, who incidently are its buyers.
Overall, Jag is good for insecure people who link numbers on road with exclusivity.
Jaguar was great 30 years ago but now they need top reliability and some excitement which they are finding impossible to achieve.
#684 of 1065 exchange
Jan 14, 2004 (5:42 am)
Last week I GAVE my 2003 E320 Mercedes to a dealer for a 2003 Jaguar S and got almost $5k check during the swap. What I did not get for $52k last year from MBZ was special paint, 6 cd player, subwoofer, leather-wood wheel,electronic lumbar adjustmenbts (MBZ are hand cranks!!) 3x the interior wood.fold down rear seats and so much more I cannot put it all in this memo. Now wife and myself both own 2003 S (6 cyl) cars and love them. After two MBZ, they are way over-rated and way overpriced and AIN'T worth the money for sure. Prestige? Yes, reliability? Questionable.
#687 of 1065 By the way, Cindy....
Jan 14, 2004 (10:08 pm)
I drive an 2004 XJ8. Fantastic car.
#688 of 1065 Congrats on the S-type Merrel
Jan 14, 2004 (10:09 pm)
Very nice cars, and with the improvements for 2003, they are even better. I just traded a 2001 4.0 S-type that was trouble free for 40,000 miles. I am sure you'll have the same experience.
#689 of 1065 Just wanted to say
Jan 15, 2004 (10:38 am)
that the new S-Type is now on the top of my list for its class. Who knew that a little cosmetic surgery could make the car absolutely stunning? I had no idea the saggy derriere affected its style so much. While it is much less XKish, it still is all Jaguar.
Is that cindy person for real? The new XJ is phenomenal, probably the best Jaguar EVER.