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