Last post on Jun 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM
You are in the Jaguar S-Type
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Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar S-Type R
#13 of 22 Re: 2002 S-type [billyrockfish]
Aug 19, 2009 (8:57 pm)
The first of the year I picked up an 06 S Type VDP with the V8. My wife and I took a 1600 mile vacation trip in it last week. With the trunk loaded, and, the A/C working hard (It was in the 90's all week), the car averaged 28.4 MPG for the entire trip.
Aug 23, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I am looking at a 2003 jaguar with 120,000 miles on it. I am wondering what basic repairs would cost such as a fuel pump or new brakes.
#15 of 22 Re: 2003 jag [linz1956]
Aug 23, 2009 (7:18 pm)
If you took it to a Jag dealer for these repairs, I expect you'd pay $1K + for either of these. If you can find a competent independent garage that can handle it, you should be able to get them done substantially cheaper ( I'd guess about 30% less) . I do all my own maintenance and minor repairs to my Jag, and, avoid the dealer except for warranty work. For example, I changed the rear brake pads on my previous Jag (an X-Type ) myself - cost me $50.
#16 of 22 Nervous Newbie
Mar 15, 2010 (3:22 pm)
I am so glad I found this site! I'm a bit nervous about possibly having an older 2001 Jaguar, S type Sedan. I have written the check and it is now being detailed, etc...so I don't yet "have" the car nor has the check been cashed (I'm in the middle of transferring funds from one account to the other)...SO, I still have some time to change my mind, if need be...I had a good friend of mine, an older man, who knows a lot about cars go with me to the dealership yesterday. We both drove this car and thought it handled wonderfully and wow, it looks beautiful and elegant too. The dealer even offered to try and get the name and phone number of the previous owner so I could speak with her about it, which my friend thought was nice
However, this is my very first time buying a car, which will be completely mine and after reading some of the reviews on this site as well as others I'm a bit concerned about both the reliability of the car and also the sometimes expensive work involved with it, and I certainly can't afford any major repairs...the car itself has no rust, two previous owners and looks as tho it has been kept in a garage. It was traded in by the owner towards the purchase of a truck (!). It is dark blue and has 70.093 miles on it. I will be paying $7800 for it. As I said, this is my very first car, and its a HUGE purchase. There were two minor problems noted: the front drivers side back window would not automatically roll down, nor the passenger side window...both of these are supposed to be repaired by the dealer.
Also, both my friend and myself felt that the brakes were a bit squishy and those are going to be adjusted as well. My friend raved about the car, saying that I am getting A LOT of car for the money...but, as I said, I'm nervous about this and now after reading some of the reviews am feeling a bit hesitant about this car. So I would like to ask all of you lovely people here, who have the older versions of Jaguar S type Sedans your thoughts, advice, and suggestions, on this...I don't do a lot of driving, but I am looking at this as an investment and am hoping that I can maintain this car for as long as absolutely possible until I can afford another one. I just...feel conflicted and confused now...I'm trying not to be swayed by how "cool" the Jaguar brand is, or how pretty and elegant the car itself looks yet, at the same time, I don't want to feel as if I am purchasing a vehicle that could potentially become a "money pit" either. So, thus my dilemma. Please, if anyone out there can offer me any thoughts on this, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a lovely day/evening
#17 of 22 wind screen wipers
Jun 02, 2010 (10:46 am)
On my 2002 4.2 V8 S type the only trouble I have had in nearly 100000 miles is my wind sceen wipers stopped working. It was not the motor but at the top section this had seized. Had to remove the complete unit clean and re grease it, it now works fine. Has anybody had the same problem?
#18 of 22 Re: Nervous Newbie [janabella]
Sep 19, 2010 (10:08 am)
Did anyone ever answer your post? I, too, just bought a 2001 JAG S-Type yesterday & I, too, have not had the check clear yet. Drove it home & 2 miles from my house the check engine light came & stayed on.
Now, I am super freakin' out. I have 30 days to change my mind on this purchase.
Rip "the stressed"
#19 of 22 Looking to purchase a mint 2000 Jaguar S-type with 100,000
Sep 20, 2010 (3:39 pm)
Just curious if I could get some feedback and opinions.
#1 I have never owned a Jaguar
#2 I know nothing about them
I have found a Jaguar that a private seller is looking to sell for a tax write off. He is planning on giving it away to a Donation Center. I can most likely get this car for a steal.
The car looks mint from the outside. It's the V-6 3.0 2000 model with chrome rims and sunroof.
The check engine light is on, and he doesn't know exactly what is wrong with this car. From what he was last informed, the engine needs some sort of adjustment
I'm just wondering if this car could be a problematic money pit, or if its even worth investing in.
I would appreciate anybody's feedback on this.
#20 of 22 Mechanic taking advantage? Engine light on
Apr 29, 2011 (7:11 pm)
Hiya's... I'm "that girl" they wait for who knows nothing about her car! In the dark so any guidance would be Greatly appreciated! Engine warning light went on. Mechanic said is was the "air flow intake valve or sensor? & #7 or 8 coil" needing replacement. Strangely he replaced coil #6 for free saying there was no cost because it was his error, hmmmmmm. Couldn't afford to fix at the time and he told me it would not harm the car if I didn't fix it but when it finally stopped working completely, I'd have to replace it. Didn't get part replaced then. Drove car for a year. No problems other than engine light stayed on & car felt like it was missing a bit, until... Temperature guage suddenly jumped to the hottest guage could show. Drove it home. It drove fine but stopped driving it, afraid of overheating, Car sat for 4 months, other than driving up & down block now & then for battery. Warning light remained on and Each of those one block drives tipped the scale on Temp guage to the danger zone before I could park it. Finally forgot to start it for a bit. Battery died. AAA jumped it, started fine, said battery fine just needed a good charge. had it towed to shop for initial repair, finally. Tech says car is trashed & Jags are Junk!Claims he can't keep it running long enough to do diagnostic, has to put a new battery in it & and wants $1000 to even begin working on it!! Any car symptoms sound familiar to anyone? I really need a little Jaguar S-Type V8 knowledge to get it fixed already, not get taken advantage of, and to NOT break the bank unneccessarily. : (((( I REAly miss my car!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
And thanks for reading through this Reeeeeallly long question
#21 of 22 Whoops my s-type in above post is a 2001
Apr 29, 2011 (7:15 pm)
#22 of 22 Re: Mechanic taking advantage? Engine light on [swordes]
Jun 18, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Do you still have the temperature gauge issue with your Jag? I do not have a complete solution, but I have tried something with my car that allows me to drive the vehicle. Please respond and I will share it with you and hopefully someone out there or yourself(if you solved it) can help us(me). Thanks.