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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#960 of 1064 2007-2008 Jaguar S Type
Nov 10, 2007 (5:56 am)
I'm considering the purchase of a 2007or 2008 Jaguar S. I have been told that they are identical automobiles for both years. I have been searching for reviews and would appreciate any information regarding these cars. I understand that Jaguar has worked diligently to improve faults on previous years models. I owned a 94' XJ for five years...purchased with 24,000 miles on it. I loved it but did incure issues over time...we gave it to my son who drove it another two years and sold it at 75,000 miles. I do not drive a lot of miles anymore...maybe 8,000 a year...
I would appreciate any knowledge or insights into the 07,08 S models. I currently have a 2002 Lexus RX 300, which I really love but I am ready for a Sedan again. My Lexus has been virtually maintenance free for 5 years... but I love the Jaguar. Any information regarding these cars would be much appreciated. Thank you and Regards, Marchgirl
#961 of 1064 Electrical problem
Nov 11, 2007 (5:27 pm)
I have 2001 s type and have had atransmission problem which was finally resolved but now I'm having electrical problems and the dealer can't figure out whats wrong. Fuse #21 located under the glove box keeps blowing every 4 days. When it blows the AC, Radio and all the gauges stop working and the lights stay on. They say it can be 1 of 4 modules or a wire. Has anyone had similiar problems? Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Orlando area? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#962 of 1064 Jaguar S type 2007-08
Nov 11, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Hello to all...My husband and I met with a salesman yesterday with one of our local Jaguar dealers...He is trying hard to sell us the 07'"demo" with 5,000 miles on it and only discounted the car by $3,000. The warranty, of course, would be deleted by these miles. Since the 08' is the last year of production for this car, I am thinking that it may retain it's value as a "collector's" car in the future...Any thoughts out there on this?!! This dealer has a brand new 08' in the color and options that I want, however, this salesman was a bit of a schmuck....was very confrontational with us...and I know their service dept. from the past and don't care to deal with them in the future...He tried very hard to get us to wait for the new XF model for sale in March 08'. I don't like the looks of this car regardless of all the new techno details. To me, it looks nothing like a traditional Jaguar..and don't quite understand why Jaguar is going this direction. I don't want a Jaguar that has a glowing and pulsating red ignition switch that "comes alive' when I start it...Too much stainless steel look and not much of the tradition that makes a Jaguar what it has been in the past history. I'm sure tecnno automobile enthusiasts will love it and it will be a real thrill on the Autobon...
Any intelligent comments will be appreciated..thank you...and Best Regards,
#963 of 1064 Re: Jaguar S type 2007-08 [marchgirl]
Nov 11, 2007 (8:03 pm)
Only a $3000 discount for one year old model and 5000 miles is horrible. It's a used car!!!! I would think a 3-4000 discount on the new one (2008) seems about right but use the main part of Edmunds to check it out. You might want to get some bids from other dealers and if they won't meet the price, buy else where.
Absolutely forget any idea of this being a collector's car. Value will sink like a rock as soon as you drive off the lot and will stay there until it is rust. I love my 04 S but understand the financial cost of that love.
I agree that from what I have seen, I like my old model more. Also NEVER buy the first year of any model. But from their point of view, they must update or die. The demographic mix must get younger to sale the cars. As they say "You can sell a young mans car to an old man but you can't sale an old mans car to a young man."
#964 of 1064 XF 2009 S-Type 2008 ????
Nov 15, 2007 (5:45 pm)
Given the pricing just announced for the XF, who the heck is going to buy a new 2008 S-Type ????
#965 of 1064 Re: Jaguar S type 2007-08 [marchgirl]
Nov 16, 2007 (9:11 am)
This is both a serious and an "INTELLIGENT" reply.
"Your" dealer is hiding the swampland from you.
There is no, repeat, NO legitimacy to this offr.
Not only are you being "offered" an absolutely confidence deal on a USED CAR, you are also being gouged in that there is "no waranty".
I don't know where you are however, it is easy enough to search for other same/similar type Jags in other areas as you obviously have access to the internet.
BTW-That is how I found my almost perfect 1993 XJS convertible.
I found it at a legitimate dealer in texas and I am in WI.
Tell this con artist that you KNOW what he is attempting to to to your checkbook and will remember it.
#966 of 1064 Re: Jaguar S type 2007-08 [xjsguy]
Nov 16, 2007 (6:46 pm)
Thank you xjsguy for your reply. I did find exactly what I wanted from another local Jaguar dealership. The salesman was not pushy and very informative. I had my pricing information with me and it worked out for us...Supposedly $1,000 over dealer invoice and he threw in custom pinstriping. I met with the artist to discuss color options and had my initials put on the door (very small and discreet). I pick it up tomorrow (Saturday). This salesman did overstep his bounds, however, when I had to meet with him twice on my own, without my husband, he started to call me "sweetie" and "babe"...also found opportunities to touch me on several occassions...putting his hand on my back, shoulder and arm. He's an older, chauvanistic guy...days are past for him...(my opinion) who still thinks he's 35 at 70...a yucky, old man as far as I am concerned...Looks kind of like Bob Barker..!
Anyway, I'm happy with my 2008, black S-type Jaguar...I've already researched the snow tires for it...although I don't really need to be out in the bad weather anymore..
Best of luck to you! (whomever you are..!) Best Regards, Marchgirl PS. I'm in the beautiful Northeast!
#967 of 1064 Re: Jaguar S type 2007-08 [marchgirl]
Nov 16, 2007 (6:58 pm)
We had a brief discussion about swow tires on the Jagtalk forums at http://www.jagdriver.com/forum/index.php last week. You might want to check it out.
Congratulations on the new S and getting what you want at the appropriate price.
#968 of 1064 S type jaguar external temp gauge fault
Nov 22, 2007 (11:10 am)
2002 2.5 external gauge permanently reads 52 degrees C.
Its affecting the climate control as heating only warms up at 28 degree setting.
anybody any ideas how to rectify?
#969 of 1064 Engine Misfires under load
Nov 23, 2007 (5:09 pm)
I have a 2002 S-Type 4.0 with 80,000 miles. Recently tuned, but still misfires when under load (acceleration) in Drive. Runs very smooth at cruising speed. All other gears, no problem. Also misfires occasionally when idling. Anyone had a similar problem...with a solution? Thanks.