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.
by rsalinger on Jul 28, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
I've owned German cars for the past 20 years. This S-Type has given me 16 months of trouble free ownership. The power is outstanding. I love the DVD nav system, the adjustable pedals, and the great ride. Just a fun car to drive.
by don kent on Dec 2, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Took advantage of marketing support of $7500 and traded perfect 03 S-type 3.0 for the s-type R. No disappointments at all. What power and wonderful seats! Nav/DVD is superb. Would make no changes in the new S-type R except to have synthetic motor oil standard to extend engine life.
by TRBaker on Oct 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
This car is fun to drive for a lot of
reasons. First is the shear power and
handling. The CATS system really lets
you toss it around with confidence.
The Brembo brakes are just awesome.
Second is the looks and compliments
you receive. My wife and I joke about
the looks we get from other S-Type
drivers and the leers we get from the
X-Typers. For the money, I really
dont think there is another car that
can beat its performance, style and
cachet. The platinum silver is just a
stunning color. The fit & finish are
superb. The car just makes you feel
good when your driving it. The gas
mileage is suprisingly good for a
390HP car. 24MPG, PA to FL and back
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