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Don't believe the hype
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By petersouth
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased for girlfriend. Test drove the Audi A6, Lexus GS300, Acura RL, and Q45. She had to have the Jag for the status I guess. I was very disgusted in her decision. You get very little vehicle for the price you pay. Paid for the "Premium" stereo, sound quality is marginal at best. Single cupholder? Completely unacceptable for a 50,000 vehicle. Seats are not that comfortable. Sloppy transmission. Very poor resale and , I don't care what other reviewers have said, there are too many cheap looking interior bits. When comparing this car side by side with the above mentioned, it is VERY difficult to understand the logic in the purchase. Must be the cat on the hood.


Favorite Features

Stylish on the outside


Suggested Improvements

Too many to list.


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Honest Review
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By I.K.
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought the S-Type a year ago. Love the looks. Mercedes/BMW/Acura all look too plain and old to me, especially the cheap-looking interior on Beamers. S-type definitely has something exotic and different about it. Hand-carved wood/lamb leather/other interior parts are top-notch. V6 engine wishes for better performance. 240 horses aren’t adequate for the heavy body. Acceleration is quite jumpy, especially when downshifting. Very nice handling for the price of tight suspension. Had very loud clicking noise in steering wheel shaft, took it to dealership 4 times before they finally took it apart and replaced it. Overall, it's a very good vehicle and definitely the biggest head-turner for the price


Favorite Features

Exterior; wood; leather; full size spare; free service; memory/wheather packages; numerous buttons with well-designed functionality; fun to drive, especially at the age of 26.


Suggested Improvements

Smoother gear change; more leg room in the back; taller trunk; reduce wind noise at high speeds; front wheels get dirty too fast - within days; cup holders/storage shortage in front; Xenon headlights; In-dash CD player/changer.


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Devilish Style
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By Design
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car looks great and handles even better. It seems like I get a compliment a day on this exciting vehicle.


Favorite Features

Exterior design, steering wheel design and functions.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk space, back seat leg room, front seat cup holders.


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Car as art ...
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By mozart
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Beautiful 2001 4.0 bought at the end of the last model year. Fuel economy is good for engine size/car weight. Outstanding vehicle in every respect, especially "head-turning quotient" orignated by Warren Brown. (His summary of the S-Type: smooth, powerful, stylish -- it's car as art.) Hard to understand previous customer's so-so numerical review in light of his/her verbal praise. See to believe...


Favorite Features

No faves -- everything is great.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders, rearview mirror manual dim option


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the beautiful car
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By boricuamuneca84
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


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It'a a really great car it makes you look and feel good


Favorite Features

it' just an all around beautiful car


Suggested Improvements

make it cheaper


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Pleasantly Surprised
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By Michael Reis
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2002 Jaguar S-Type V8 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This is my first Jag replacing my 5th Mercedes, the last being a very reliable 91' 300E. So far the build quality of this 2002 S-Type Jag and the V8 gas mileage is surprisingly good. Hope the reliability/durability hold up per current JD Power ratings. BTW, I just changed the rear mufflers and now the V8 snarls nicely.


Favorite Features

V8 motor pulls nicely, brake feedback builds confidence with good linear feedback. Styling is very unique in the pool of Mercedes copies.


Suggested Improvements

HID headlights, in-dash CD, improve radio reception, eliminate black brake dust, needs front license plate bracket that DOES NOT get drilled into the front fascia, should hide the back-up sensors (look ugly),


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