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2003 Jaguar S-Type

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 356 Ratings for the 2000 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.0/10
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The biggest load of junk car I have every owned.

By on Sunday, May 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "None"

Cons: "Everything."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This is the worst car I have ever owned and I’m 72 and have owned a lot! I have also had Jaguars, most notably the E-type series three, V12. Now that was a car! This load of junk was built when Ford owned Jaguar, and it has been a constant source of breakdowns, failures, and returns to the shop. Luckily I have been able to fix a lot of things myself. If not it would have cost three times what I paid when new. The funniest thing was when the head liner fell down. not just a bit of it, but the whole thing fell on to the seats in one lump. The car was still under warranty, but the dealer said the head liner came under, “wear and tear”, like seats and was not covered. I told the sales manager I didn’t sit on the ceiling and made a stink in the showroom, but I never got anywhere. It cost $600 for a new liner and I wrote to the factory in Coventry, UK, but never had a reply. I will never touch another Jag, ever."

It's been a great car... Completely satisfied.

By on Friday, February 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Styling, performance, handling, comfort, economy."

Cons: "Parts/repairs can be more costly than other cars."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car on a private-party sale with just about 100k miles, and have driven it another 94k miles over the last four years. I bought it mostly because I always wanted a Jag and loved the S-type's styling... I never expected to be so pleasantly surprised. I've got the V6 with 6-speed auto transmission. Plenty of power, nimble, responsive, and very comfortable. I also get surprisingly good fuel economy averaging about 26-27mpg (with 30+on long highway trips). You can pick up a used Jag cheaper than a used Honda, but the downside is that repairs can be expensive and there's not a lot of shops that can handle Specialty Jag service. I've needed very little maintenance/repair work and fortunately can do most of it myself. That might be a consideration if you're thinking of buying one."

14 people out of 16 found this review helpful

very good shape

By on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"drives great."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great running vehicle

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"good condition"

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Maintenance costs alone averaged $600/month

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Piece of junk

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Stylish and luxurious"

Cons: "Extremely high maintenance cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Beautiful, comfortable, and powerful. Also the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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