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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
May 26, 2005 (8:16 pm)
I have a 2000 BMW 323i and a 2000 Jaguar S-type 3.0 .. both with miles between 90 to 100 k.. and let me tell ya.... BMW is soo much better. I have had plenty of problems with the s-type's tramission.. although it hasn't fully given up.. but it's close.. delays on gear shifting and all sorts of problems. I love the look of the car and interioir as well.. but it doesn't and I don't think it will ever compare to BMW performance. Not to mention customer service and assistance is way better as well... don't get me wrong.. I love my Jag.. but I'm very dissapointed.. it cost more than my beemer but doesn't compare.
#808 of 1065 looking for best leasing deal
May 27, 2005 (12:26 pm)
I'm looking for the best leasing deal I can find (i.e. best money factor rate, least down pm't, highest residual value, etc.) I live in California if that makes a difference. The car I plan to lease is a 2005 S type, 4.2L sedan, VDP Edition, Navigation system maybe, Quartz color with Dove/ Charcoal interior.......is there anyone out there that can help me?...../point me in the right direction...I've dealt with a few local dealer already, and whereas their residual value is ok, their best money factor rate is too high. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated
#809 of 1065 Re: S-Type R tranny [jjely]
May 27, 2005 (11:03 pm)
I will be taking the car to an independant service to have the trans checked out..if I end up needing a trans there is a guy in arizona that has transmissions at 1/6 the dealer price and will install it for a good price
#810 of 1065 S-Type Steering Noise
Jun 07, 2005 (4:42 pm)
In February, our 2000 S type with 35,000 miles began making metallic grinding sounds ("eeks") when turning the wheel at low speeds. Our local dealer said it was a tie-rod problem requiring both to be replaced. Four months and $600 dollars later the exact same noise has returned, but it's worse and getting louder, and they now say it's the ball joints, for another $600. A limited phone conversation with a different dealer suggests a power steering system flush..
There's only a hint of vibration in the steering wheel.
#811 of 1065 Re: 2000 S TYPE TRANNY [poki]
Jun 10, 2005 (8:43 pm)
THERE IS a place to add tranny fluid to the trans but it usually has to be done in the shop IT IS A SEALED TRANSMISSION but can still get low on fluid after about 50K miles and this will help it shift a whole lot better and you might not need a new trans afterall
#812 of 1065 Re: S-Type R tranny [jastelt]
Jun 18, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Not sure if related, but my 2002 S type (51K) is very slow to engage DRIVE when coming from another gear. Have you figured out what was causing your slow shift?
#813 of 1065 Jaguar S 2005 Lease inception fees
Jun 23, 2005 (12:53 pm)
Does anyone know about the current inception fee for leasing at 2005 Jaguar S? Who sets that fee Jaguar Credit or is a dealer set fee?
What is the reson for the disp fee of $395?
#814 of 1065 Re: S-Type R tranny [dwmmlm]
Jun 28, 2005 (1:48 pm)
The dealer reprogrammed the software and it seems to have helped but not completely solved the problem. They say a new software update for the tranny is due soon from Jaguar. I would have sworn it was a mechanical problem but they seem sure it's software. I guess that's a good thing. js.
#815 of 1065 Car Choices
Jul 05, 2005 (7:14 am)
Hi I posted the following message in a Lincoln LS forum to get some help with deciding on a car. I was told that the S-Type and the LS is pretty much the same but the S-Type would cost more and not be reliable in the long term sense. Since I would be buying a used car the price is always negotiable but I was hoping that some of the member out there with 03 S-Types with automatic transmissions could give me some insite towards the dependability and impressions of your cars up to this point. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to post anything to help.
(Message posted in Lincoln LS forum)
Hi everyone im kinda new to this whole car buying thing so I was hoping to get you opinions on some cars that I was thinking about buying. I'm 20 and still doing my undergraduate and I need a car to commute between school and my work (only highway) and I was doing som research about cars here at Edmunds. I came down to three choices 03 Linc. LS, 03 Jag. S-type, and 02 Lex. GS430. I'm looking for something used around 25K before taxes and fees and those 3 have my interest. My old car was a 95 Town Car (which I love very much but gas prices are killer). Since I dont have much time between school and work I wanted a car that wont need much trips to the shop and is generally low maintance. Gas mileage is important to me also and I need to use this care for at least another 6-10 yrs (tuition rates are up). I also need fold down rear seats (gotta move hings between dorm and home and a navigation system). I was wondering the opinion of the all members here that are willing to help me with this decision (my family and gf are going crazy listening to me talk about these things). I'm also open to new suggestions if anyone has them.