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Great looking car with top of the line performance. Features were ahead of its time with navigation and lane change warnings in a 2000 MY vehicle. No major problems but lots of little things broke such as rear view mirrors and issues with power windows. Its a great car, but as with most Jags its not "set it and forget it" - its more designed for someone who likes to tinker with it...
Lots of class
Pros: Alpine sound system
Cons: BrakesTypical british engineering with some of the bugs worked out. Gorgeous car and classic good looks. Beautiful wood accents and quality leather everywhere.
Sharp ridethis is a car that turns heads. People love the color and style.
Pros: Reverse sensors.
Cons: JAGUAR...It should have had comfortable heated seats & woodgrain on the entire dash area.
Advice: Have it completely checked out by a licensed Jaguar tech if it's used.This was my ideal dream car. I've owned several other luxury cars and I have to be honest...this car looks beautiful, it handles well BUT it should have been more luxury on the inside. I wasn't impressed with the normal interior. It's not roomy and there is very little storage space inside...I love it but I can't compare it to my Lexus LS400 or my Infiniti Q45T. I bought it anyway because it's still a great car and I love the whole exterior look of it...
Pros: beautiful interior
Cons: cup holders in front are hard to reach
Advice: great price on used buy one you'll love itlots of power even with 3.0 liter beautiful car head turner. very quiet
Pros: The Design and the power behind the 4.0 engine
Cons: The Cassete player. I will never use it!
Advice: Buy Pre Owned. You will save Money and get the all the features possible. Plus they never seem to change.This has always been my Dream Car. Now I own one! New or used there great.
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.