2003 Jaguar S-Type Ratings

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Jaguar S-Type 2003
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    2003 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 (M5)

    Pros: beautiful interior

    Cons: cup holders in front are hard to reach

    Advice: great price on used buy one you'll love it

    lots of power even with 3.0 liter beautiful car head turner. very quiet

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    2003 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 (M5)

    Pros: 5-speed manual

    Cons: Fit and finish, dealer's performance

    Advice: Avoid this vehicle

    This would be a nice car - nicely appointed with reasonable performance - at half the price. The S-type does not compare favorably with other cars in its price range - the BMW 5-series or Lexus are vastly superior machines for roughly the same price. My S-type squeaks and rattles - OK for a Taurus, not OK for a $50k 'luxury' car, has gone through a set of rear brakes in 30k miles, and has neither the performance or penache of the 5-series. The dealer's performance has been mediocre at best, dismal at worst, failing to fix the squeaks and rattles in three separate trips and claiming that 'all S-types wear out rear brakes faster than the fronts'. My wife's Taurus is, no kidding, better appointed. Consider another entry in this class.

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    2003 Jaguar S-Type - 4.2L V8 (A6)

    Pros: Jag styling, doesn't look like every other car

    Cons: Nothing worth mentioning

    Advice: Find one with a few miles on it, save a lot

    Purchased an 11 month old 4.2, saved almost $20K. Very happy with the car, fast and comfortable. In a town full of Beemers, Mercedes and Lexus, Dallas, the Jag stands out.

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    2003 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 (M5)

    Pros: Exterior styling and wonderful leather interior. Real quality. Sunglass holder above mirror.

    Cons: center console cup holders. They are too narrow.

    Advice: Try it, you'll like it! Good value for the money.

    This car is great. It handles like a dream, accelerates well, brakes well. Exterior and interior styling are fabulous, and it turns a lot of heads. The suspension is very nice with good road feel, but not too harsh. The car is loaded with safety equipment. I had some quality issues the first week (damaged paint, a a squeak, and a clutch problem that occurred when the dealer came to pick up the car). All was fixed promptly, and the dealership was very responsive. I previously had a sport model Chrysler 300 M. This car handles SO much better. I also test drove a BMW 528 sport model. The Jag is very close in handling, but has a bigger trunk and more seat room than the BMW. The shifter and clutch require a bit more effort in the Jaguar. My husband liked the car so much, he went out and bought the 4.2 L automatic.

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    2003 Jaguar S-Type - 4.2L V8 R (A6)

    Pros: Touch screen NAV and audio combo

    Cons: The front grill is too gaudy

    Advice: R-type only one to get

    Very responsive in both accelaration and handling. Interior made with very quality oriented materials. Recaro seats are supportive during lateral forces.