by Classic_Engineer on Sep 18, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
I found it with only 16k miles for ~$25k < than the BMW or MB. With a billion of those cars in L.A. this one stands out. The styling is beautiful, understated, and more masculine than the base S-Type, with performance to back up the R badge. No issues at 21k miles. BRILLIANT ENGINE! The flat torque band means very linear response, yet the car remains composed. 0-60 in 5.3s, 1/4mi in 13.5s, faster than you'll ever need. Very smooth in the city, but the CATS system really shines when you toss it into an off-camber turn. It's hard to upset this car. Push the SPORT button, punch it, downshift, come in very hot w/traction off, turn in, break it loose, and grin. Then roll up to the valet.
by Andy on Feb 19, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
I just purchased this 2004 S-Type R with only 32,214 miles in February of 2008. My previous Jag was a 2002 S-Type Sport 4.0 which I thought was one of the best cars that I have owned until I bought the R model. It handles like a sports car, rides like a luxury car and is just beautiful. The car brakes with discipline and accelerates without question. The car is classic Jaguar but with an understated look of aggression. The rims are very in-line with the overall appearance of the car. Whenever I take someone in it, they just sit there, like in a daze, speechless. Love this car.
by Brad on Oct 5, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
This car is the worst luxury car that I have ever had. It has been in repair 8 times in two years. four for transmission problems and four for electronic/computer issues. Air conditioner continues to go on the blink as well as the entire dashboard. The only thing good is the car has a big engine and handles well.
I leased a pre-owned 2001 S-type in 2004 with 33K - the transmission died on me less than 3 months after getting the car. I had the transmission replaced and subsequently needed 2 additional transmis...
with the gauges recessed into them. Jaguar was going to do the same for the X-type and S-type, but found that the wood areas, thanks to their sizes and the sizes of the new Jaguar dials, would look a...