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A Terrific "Cat" and a great buy.
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By jzmd1
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2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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When replacing our 540iA Sport, I learned that a loaded E-500 or 540iA were close in price to the S-Type R (sans nav). Intrigued, I took a test drive and found the Jag's overall power, acceleration, steering, handling, braking, luxury and refinement to be significantly superior to either the MB or BMW. I purchased the Jaguar and after some 10,000 trouble-free miles, I can report nothing but satisfaction. To suggest that this car is overpriced considering the competition is absurd. It leaves all manner of 540s, E-500s, etc. in its dust; while not in the same performance league as the new E-55, RS-6 or M5, these cars cost some 20K more.


Favorite Features

Torque on demand, superb turn-in for a sedan, very good steering feel and feedback, excellent brakes with no fade, very comfortable sport seats, good ergonomics.


Suggested Improvements

1. Full auto-manual control of 1st gear. 2. Limited-slip differential. 3. More rapid transmission shifts.


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Near perfect
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By DrDan
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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This must be the most beautiful car on the road. Very solid. Great quality. The engine is much happier at higher RPMs and lacks a little in low-end torque but not really a problem unless you what to "burn rubber" frequently. Get the 4.2 if this is important to you. But you MUST GET THIS CAR. I love it more as I drive it more. I'm going to buy this car at the end of the lease and drive it forever OR give it to my wife who is already maneuvering for it at lease's end and get another new one.


Favorite Features

Wood. Leather. FLAT corners. LOOKS.


Suggested Improvements

XM radio. Reasonable priced phone. Bluetooth??


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Great acceleration,great looks,great fin
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By Jogden
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2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Acceleration great when passing-also safe because pass is quick. People seem to know the car-lots of good comments.


Favorite Features

style,power,and pedigree


Suggested Improvements

None


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I love the Sssssssss
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By urfune
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I love the luxury, comfort, and exitement of my Jag. I recently sold a 5 series BMW because it was always in the shop! The Jag's performance is outstanding even with the V6! Happy, happy, happy....and no costly repairs..yet. :)


Favorite Features

handling, inside space in front and back seat, luxurious interior


Suggested Improvements

would still make exterior more sporty, more curvy.


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R type is the M-5 and AMG killer
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By lmcrane
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2004 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Recently replaced a BMW 740i with a 2004 Jaguar S-type R. More value in the Jag S-R than BMW or M-B. Felt that I had all the benefits of the M-5 or AMG for $25K less (and also beat the prices of the 545 and E- 500). The 390 HP pulls strongly at all rev levels, but is also smooth in city driving. The chassis/tires and computer controlled suspenswion can handle all of this with aplomb. The new Jag NAV system is excellent with an easily self replaceable DVD. The advanced sound system, part of the R package, is quite good and easy to use, with voice, steering wheel, or dash controls. Gas mileage has been 16-17 mpg in town, not bad for a 400 HP rocket.


Favorite Features

Sexier personality than competitors. Handling and sportiness comparable to M-B AMG models. Seats provide outstanding comfort and support. The Jaguar S-type R is a competitively priced, outstanding sports sedan with exceptional styling that is also functional on a daily basis.


Suggested Improvements

There is no fold down rear seat in the R model to keep torsional stiffness. This limits storage in the moderate trunk. Would be nice to have Bluetooth Wi-Fi capability instead of a hardwired phone system (the immediate competitors won't have this until later in 2004 either).


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