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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#772 of 1064 the next S-Type?
Mar 08, 2005 (1:54 am)
what do you think of this?
I think the next S-Type would look nice with a front end like that of the 2001 Jaguar R Coupe.
I hope the next S-Type uses the new XJ's aluminum chassis. The new XJ's aluminum chassis is 40 % lighter and 60 % stiffer than if it were steel. Aluminum construction helps the 2005 Jaguar Super V8, the flagship XJ, weigh over 800 pounds less than a BMW 760Li.
Mar 09, 2005 (9:49 am)
I just traded my x type for a 2002 SType 4.0. It is loaded with Dynamic stability control, and a Navigation system. so far I LOVE it. Can anyone tell me where I got to get new CD for the Navigation, or is there a NATIONAL CD for all areas versus the Zoned one I have today?.
Thank you all....
#774 of 1064 Re: the next S-Type? [xkss]
Mar 16, 2005 (5:36 pm)
Looks like a Bugatti.
#775 of 1064 the next S-Type
Mar 16, 2005 (11:24 pm)
as well as the 2001 Jaguar R Coupe and the 2003 Jaguar RD-6.
#776 of 1064 Re: Stuck on Park [latinhazel]
Mar 18, 2005 (10:26 pm)
Yes. I have heard of this. Please ask Jaguar for definitive info. since your car was at the dealer. Apparently this is somewhat common. That is, the car wil get stuck in park if it "settles" after shifted into "Park." The word "cables" was used?
AAA can lift your rear wheels ... retension the drivetrain if-you-will ... and off you go.
Ain't happened to me though.
#777 of 1064 Re: Stuck on Park [trk]
Mar 19, 2005 (9:49 pm)
Aparrently the "cable" was stuck on park. They said to make sure and use the hand break before setting the car on park because it can lock if I don't do it in this order. It's silly. I never had a problem like this with any other car I've ever owned.
#779 of 1064 the next Jaguar S-Type?
Apr 03, 2005 (8:16 am)
The next Jaguar S-Type will likely use the new XJ's aluminum chassis. The car shown has styling cues from the 2001 Jaguar R Coupe and the 2003 Jaguar RD-6. What do you think of it?
#780 of 1064 Re: Stuck on Park [trk]
Apr 09, 2005 (1:49 pm)
When my mother's S-type locked up yesterday, the "helpful" AAA driver she called muscled the gear selector trying to move it out of Park and broke the cable that connects the gear selector to the transmission. The repair bill is $1750 and now the dealer tells us to always set the parking brake before putting the car into Park. Is this generally known by other S-type owners? Parking on a slope and not setting the parking brake first is what causes this problem, the dealer informed us, but it is rare for my mother to park on any kind of slope! Strange.
#781 of 1064 Set brake first
Apr 09, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I have heard to do that with all AT cars: Set the brake first to take the strain off of the AT. It can be level or on a hill, doesn't matter. Ever notice when you turn the ignition off and it's in Park it will move slightly? That contributes to lockups too.
Pilots have a standard routine they go through starting a plane and shutting it down. It is always considered "flying" (moving) until the engine is shutdown, that's why you can't get up and start to leave on airliners at gates -- everything has to be OFF. In the same way, you should think of your sport sedans as more than just a car and have a shutdown routine which includes setting the handbrake first and then the AT in Park. Actually, shutdown all electronics first (lights, radio, etc.), then set the handbrake, then the AT, then shut the engine down (ignition off). Additionally, what this routine does is let the A/C evaporate condensed moisture, which prevents mold/bacteria build-up causing bad odors, as well as other problems. You aren't driving a plain old car -- you are driving an F-16 on wheels.
The other reason to set the handbrake first: ATs can slip into gear and at idle move the car if it is left unattended momentarily. With the brake set movement is prevented. Safety precaution!