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Used Jaguar S-Type

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2008 Jaguar S-Type What's new for 2008? 
2008 Jaguar S-Type

For 2008, the S-Type R receives new 19-inch wheels and new interior wood trim.

About Jaguar S-Type

The days of the floating luxury liner on four wheels have long since gone, yet there are still a number of consumers that prefer a softer ride to one that feels like it's attached to rails. In the European premium luxury market, most cars favor the sport sedan formula, but not the 2008 Jaguar S-Type. Not that the stylishly distinctive Jaguar can't hold its own in the handling arena, it just produces a more sedate ride. Driving devotees who require more will want to check out our review of the performance-oriented S-Type R. Where its competitors boast of performance first, the S-Type touts a luxurious interior, comfortable ride and more traditional instrumentation, free of an overabundance of technological gadgetry. This is the last production year for the S-Type. Its replacement, an all-new, sportier model dubbed the XF, debuts next March.

Consumer Reviews

Don't believe the bad rap myth

By on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

"I LOVEEEEEE ms S Type Jag. I was afraid when I bought it as I had so many people tell me how unreliable they were and that I needed 2 because 1 of them would always be in the shop...blah blah blah! After putting on 100,000 miles on my 2002 S Type, all I can say is...FABULOUS! I have had almost no problems with this car. Despite what they recommend, I run it on regular and get 22 around town and 29 on the highway. I have the 3L six and it has great performance and handles like a jet. I still get looks and compliments everywhere I go. I have absolutely NO complaints about my ownership of this car and plan to keep it going for another 100,000 at this point because it is still tight and drives like new. Don't believe the whining skeptics, buy one if you can afford one! And if you can't afford a new one, the sadly wrong reputation they have has made purchasing them used quite a GREAT DEAL! Look there too, you will be glad you did!"

32 people out of 32 found this review helpful

Amazing cat

By on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I have off and on enjoyed jaguars over the years and in 03 heard that the s-type would be offering a supercharged version. Unfortunatly I had just bought an Acura so I didnt bother test driving. 05 came around and it was time for a new car and saw they made some exterior changes and improved on some engine management systems so I went down to my local jaguar dealer and test drove my soon to be fully loaded rocket sled. Its really hard to explain how a "family looking" sedan could have such a sinister side to it. When you drive this car and remember older jags, you ponder how much effort and time they spent on building this car. I just reached 38,000mi and have yet to have a concern. I feel it will be extreamly hard for me to trade this car in, unless jaguar has some more sinister/refiened tricks up their sleaves in the future."

17 people out of 17 found this review helpful

2005 S-Type 3.0

By on Monday, March 16, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Best car for the money we've ever owned. Did a great deal of research before buying this car and learned what to avoid as a result. Build quality for S-Types greatly improved by the 2004 model year, so stick to the 2004-to-2008 models and you'll spend far less in repairs over time. The German XF transmission is a tremendous improvement over the Ford transmission in the earlier S-Types and should end the transmission failures prevalent in the earlier S-Types. And the multiple coil pack failure problems of the earlier S-Types appear to be solved by the 2005 model year. The 2005 or 2006 S-Type is hands down the best value highway-cruising luxury sedan on the market today. With the economy down the toilet, now is a great time to steal a low-mileage just-off-lease S-Type. If you do your research and locate the right one, you won't regret it...."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful