2004 Jaguar S-Type Ratings

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Jaguar S-Type 2004
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    2004 Jaguar S-Type

    Lots of class

    Pros: Alpine sound system

    Cons: Brakes

    Typical british engineering with some of the bugs worked out. Gorgeous car and classic good looks. Beautiful wood accents and quality leather everywhere.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2004 Jaguar S-Type

    Sharp ride

    this is a car that turns heads. People love the color and style.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2004 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6

    Pros: Overall performance

    Cons: Sport mode

    Advice: Testdrive both a 3.0 and a 4.2.

    I don't understand the comments of the earlier reviewer. I bought the standard S-type (not the S-type Sport). The seats are very comfortable. Leather seats do require some time to break in, but I can't envision the leather being 'too stiff' unless you weigh less than 60 lbs. The rear seats are more than adequate for two full-sized adults. Performance should probably be rated higher, but I tried to remain objective in my review. The transmission is geared to deliver power more evenly across the curve, so this is a great car for American streets. It doesn't 'perform' like some Euro's that require the tach to be near redline before putting out for you. The other systems in the car work as advertised. The car can be driven aggresively without pitching you around like a carnival ride. Plenty of power with the 3.0 liter under the hood and the J-gate shifter functions flawlessley. The 'sport mode' needs a little more tuning but I don't use it much. I'd rather shift through the gate and select my shift points anyway. Quality I rated excellent. I don't have nav but the interior and overall craftsmanship are still Jaguar. Very plush. Appearance is pretty much much a subjective opinion, so I'll let my emotions rule here. I love the throwback grill (criticism from those who aren't familiar with Jag history often states that the grill doesn't 'look like' a Jaguar. Nothing could be further from the truth). The rounded contours on the back of the cabin and the lines of the hood all work together to tie in various elements of previous Jag products. I put the overall rating as 4 stars, but it's a very firm 4. This car is a great value for the money and will be considered one of Jags better efforts 20 years from now.

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    2004 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6

    Pros: design

    Cons: uncomfortable seats

    Advice: read below

    On long trips the driver's seat is very uncomfortable. It is so stiff that your legs can not stand the prsessure while driving. There is only one outlet in the car. This makes it difficult to plug in your phone, radar detector and a dvd for the kids in the back. The low profile tires do not last long on city streets. I replaced 2 of them within my first 6000 miles.The navagation system is not user friendly and does compare well to the Honda supplied unit. Car is beutifully designed and handles well in the rain.