2005 Jaguar S-Type Consumer Review: Triumph of engineering.

2005 Jaguar S-Type - Consumer Review

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R Sedan (4.2L V8 Supercharger 6-speed Automatic)

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Triumph of engineering.
By Gruderian on


2005 Jaguar S-Type R 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


Designed for those who have enough experience with cars to appreciate all that it offers. Holds the road like glue. Power is more than enough for todays driving. Very comfortable for 2 people. City gas mileage is around 12 to 13 mpg. Highway 21 to 22 mpg. at around 90 mph with a lot of downshifting to pass. No problems of any kind so far. Feels like what it is, a luxury sports sedan, no matter where you drive it. Sound system is as good as I have heard in any car, regardless of price if you set it up right. This car is for the young at heart who like to experience excitement when they drive. One test drive will validate what I just said. Top value for the money. Highly recommended.

Best Features

Engine. Suspension. Brakes. Transmission. Seats. Sound system. Heater (the one on my previous Lexus gs 430 was a bad joke as were the seats). Highway cruising above 90 mph. Absolute reliability under all conditions. Feeling of total control behind the wheel at any speed or traffic condition.

Worst Features

Better (acceptable) gas mileage for city driving. Easier to read info in instrument panel (does not apply to guages). A little more room for the driver and front passenger. More trunk space. A more convenient, dash mounted CD cartridge player. A dash clock that can actually be read in daylight.
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