This is my second S-Type, and it has performed perfectly as both a long- distance and commuting (30 miles each way) car. Fun to drive, safe, decent mileage (19.5 city, 25 highway) and great looks. Used great split rear seats and large trunk to carry guitars, cooler, suitcases for road trips.
Body style, seating, dashboard, steering, road stickiness, trunk size and split rear seats
More space for stuff in driving and front passenger compartment
Before I bought the car, I've heard a lot of horror stories about Jags, but after seeing so many positive JD Power reviews, I decided to buy the S-Type. I've always loved its elegant styling and the sexy lines, and I still think this is the best looking car out there. The S-Type has been extremely reliable, the signal light bult went out twice, but it's really no big deal, dealer took care of it for me (Got Certified used, 6 yr/100,000 mile warranty). The interior is very nice, the leather still looks and smell new. Although it's a bit harder because I do have the optional sports package. After driving the car for 6 months, I still get a big smile whenever I see the car!
Exterior styling, it's still the hottest looking car in the market. Navigation is extremly helpful, can't live without it. Lumbar support is a must have. Interior is in general very user friendly, got a lot of nice tech such as memory seats. Engiine and shifting is very smooth.
Cooling fan for the seats would be nice. Placement of navigation. Rears seats are not very spacious.
I've had this car for about 6 weeks
and if your looking for something
different, then this is the car. I've
been driving a Toyota Avalon and was
looking to upgrade. But although the
styles of the various cars were
different from the outside, once I sat
in them, it was just another Avalon -
and the Avalon was a great car. This
really moves down the highway and you
need to be careful because at 80, you
feel as if your no moving as the ride
is so smooth. It's great on turns as
if it was hugging the road and
although I didn't rate the gas mileage
very high, I've been getting around 21
to 22 miles per gallon. It's a great
car if you want to be noticed.
The styling of the interior with the
wood trim and the front of the car is
all class. Some nice features include
being able to open all your windows
with the remote. The 240 HP not bad
The wheel needs to be able to move up
a little more or the seat on exit,
needs to come down. More room in the
trunk to accommodate a golf bag other
than diagonally. All wheel or front
wheel drive and the driver seat could
be more comfortable.
I like this car because it's very
stylish, but it's not very practical
for daily use. The trunk is too small
to be useful, and the gas tank is too
small, especially for the hungry V8
engine (I have to fill up almost every
3 days!). It has been very reliable
except the VERY fragile and low
foglight lenses have been breaking
every 6 months.
Styling, power/acceleration, cost/value
Make trunk wider so a golf bag can fit
inside sideways instead of diagonally;
make the trunk a little taller or
deeper to fit more cargo; add
someplace to put my sunglasses, etc
that's more convenient than armrest
compartment; tighten the turning
radius; increase fuel tank capacity.
After two years, our outstandingly
beautiful silver S-Type remains in the
same perfect condition as the day it was
delivered to our home. (We still talk
about that.) The car continues to turn
heads and verbal compliments are common.
All the reliability Ford promised to
bring to Jaguar products appears to be
present in our car. Drives and looks
The smooth effortless power of the
normally aspirated V-8 and the car's
combination of classic/modern good
More exclusively Jaguar parts for the
interior fittings would be a nice touch.