Jaguar S-Type

Jaguar S-Type

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.

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.

2007 Jaguar S-Type
What's new for 2007?
2007 Jaguar S-Type

For 2007 the S-Type 3.0 receives a host of new standard equipment, including high-end leather seating with contrasting piping, power adjustable pedals, driver's seat memory and power lumbar support, rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming mirrors. The Sport and VDP trims have been dropped.

Consumer Reviews

Wonderful Car

By on Wednesday, December 5, 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

"What a wonderful vehicle. Like most others, I was initially worried about purchasing a Jag due to the "reliability" comments I had heard. Am I ever glad my wife talked me into this car! When you combine a wonderful ride, excellent styling and reliability that's off the charts and at this price. Wow, all I can say is what a great value this car has been. I'm about to trade it in on two new 2007 S-Types, one for me and one for the wife. And all this from a former German auto enthusiast."

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Love my car!

By on Thursday, April 4, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "zippy car, comfortable ride"

Cons: "bad paint sealant, replacing the transmission"

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

"I love driving my S-type, V-8. It has great get-up-and-go, and is very comfortable to drive or ride in. It is quiet as it glides down the highway. There's a solid feel to the entire car. I have had trouble with the front window motors and had to replace the transmission at 38,000 miles. The sound system recently gave out due to a short, so I will be replacing that as well. I also need to have the car painted as the clear sealant is peeling, and it makes the car look awful (this could be due to the strong Hawaiian sun). Other than that, I love this car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Repairs

By on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,300

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great driving vehicle"

Cons: "Expensive to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Repairs are expensive unless you DIY. Like I did. Gaskets, upper cam chain tentioners and thermistat housing update to metal. I also put the newer water pump with metal blades instead of the original plastic ones. Oh ya! And a new full gasket set, not just the outer edge for the valve cover."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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