2000 Jaguar S-Type Consumer Review: Cheap broken plastic bits ever

2000 Jaguar S-Type - Consumer Review

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3.0 Sedan (3.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Cheap broken plastic bits everywhere
By Aardvark on


2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 4dr Sedan


Pretty car, atrocious build quality, not so much assembly, but the cheapest garbage plastic everywhere. Inside trim pieces break, but worse, crappy plastic in critical components, including transmission shift gate and window lifts necessitating unreasonably expensive repairs to replace cheap broken parts. Brakes mushy with expensive pads and rotors, front suspension is a disaster. Tie rod ends, hubs, ball joints all made out of crap and need replacement. So if you're lucky, you won't need to do what everybody else has had to: replace the transmission, front end, a/c and heat components, engine coils, window regulators, etc. AND DON'T SLAM THE DOORS. Your window regulators will break.

Best Features

Pretty to look at.

Worst Features

Stop making this car (oh, I guess somebody was listening).
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By jaguar2000
on 08/01/12 17:48 PM (PDT)

I had all the same issues with my 2000 S-Type. I wonder if the XF is like this as well. I guess time will tell. I'm not getting another Jaguar junk. They fooled me once already.

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