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.
"Bought my 2001 Jag used for a steal, fortunately I also purchased an extended warranty. I love the styling and the comfort, just a beautiful car. I have had to have the transmission replaced (thank heavens for the warranty). The only real complaint is that the car rides so low that I am always scraping the front under carriage. (Have had it replaced twice)."