I have to disclaimer this. I am a long time Jaguar owner/collector, biased to the marque. We bought this car from a local dealer we know because we temporarily needed another car in the household. I bought it with 115,000 miles on it and put almost another 10,000 on it over 2+ years of ownership. I bought this car because it was a one owner, well maintained car. My advice on buying an older Jag sedan is that if you don't know the service history, assume it's going to need major service, which can be expensive. Even so, they will require a degree of maintenence as components reach the end of their serviceable life. During my ownership I replaced the driver sear module, replaced brakes and the ignition switch. I bought a Sport model with the 3.0 six, a nice engine with great torque and moves this car down the road well. When I first drove the S-Type in 2000, I thought it was the best handling sedan I had driven. The Sport model with better suspension and seats didn't disappoint. A lovely car to drive. Four of us traveled comfortably on a 1,000 mile road trip. These cars are now over a decade and a half old. Great value for money if you get the right one, choose wisely!
I got this car, did my homework on it and it was well worth the purchase. I had to put some bucks in it because I purchased used private, but overall the car is awesome - I love it. Fun to drive and having Caddy's and BMW's and Benz, I really think this car holds up to them and I feel better driving it because the look is nice, the style stands out.
Front Nose of car, seat that lets you out, sound system, handling once it's on the move .
Pick up is slow, tranny is touchy have to wait till it kicks into gear, mileage to the gallon is poor for size and power of car.
I bought my used Jag with 40000 miles in April 2009. Since then a few minor repairs, nothing crazy, but the ride and the looks are all worth it. Hitting 80 mph is too easy - watch out for the police because I have been at 105mph several times, turning heads is easy with this car.
Sound system, body, the cat on the hood, the classy feel.
I just bought this car pre-owned for my fiance and despite my objections being a previous Jag owner (1995 XJ8) that was junk, the S-type seems to be a much needed improvement. Nicely laid out inside & out, runs well, but compared to my BMW 528i, the gas mileage on the Jag for a V6 is horrible. Handles well for such a heavy car and picks up nice on the highway. Currently has 85000 miles and looks brand new inside and out! Compliments have been incredible and common. Certainly a car for somebody looking for something different. I'm hoping the Ford influence pays off on this higher mileage Jag. Looks like we paid 3 times more then what we did, the neighbors are very jealous!
Exterior styling, interior options are great. Lots of gizmos and buttons. Dual climate control is very nice along with the auto headlights and wipers. The premium sounds really makes me smile too. I love the hood emblem and the big side mirrors.
Larger trunk, better gas mileage. Why can you open the windows with the remote, but you can't close them? An auto up/down window on the passenger side too. The horn stinks too. Disc changer in the glove box would be a nice touch. Maybe a back-up camera? Better quality headlight plastic or glass?
I am thinking of buying a new car, however, I hate to give this one up! It has been one of the best cars that I have ever owned. I have had absolutely no trouble with it at all. I have kept it serviced and have never had to have any repair work done.