2000 Jaguar S Type
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Stay Away From S-Type !

by from Greensboro, NC on February 9, 2011

Our Jaguar has 86,567 miles on it and some of the problems we had with it so far is... The Oxygen Sensor went bad so whenever we stopped the car for more than 6 seconds, the car would start to shake a...
Our Jaguar has 86,567 miles on it and some of the problems we had with it so far is... The Oxygen Sensor went bad so whenever we stopped the car for more than 6 seconds, the car would start to shake and then cut off on us, so we would have to hurry up and restart the car, and it costs alot to fix it. Then when you park the car on a incline, the gear changer would get stuck and to get it unstuck u would have to have somebody else push it from the back of the car while you try to move the gear changer out of park which is very dangerous. Right now our transmission is slipping and choking going up hills on the road, so the transmission could die on us at anytime. We have had a lot more problems with this car. The car looks nice especially at night time with it's cat eyes taillights, but it's reliability is terrible. Stay away from all Jaguar S-types
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Jaguar S Type

by from Queen Creek, AZ on June 17, 2011

I have owned many cars including Jaguars and when Ford took over I was not impressed, they have used a number of 'Ford' parts from other Ford and Lincoln models which is not a bad thing as this helps ...
I have owned many cars including Jaguars and when Ford took over I was not impressed, they have used a number of 'Ford' parts from other Ford and Lincoln models which is not a bad thing as this helps keep the cost down, William Lyons (founder of Jaguar cars) used to do it all the time to great effect. The S Type has plenty of power and has all the luxury you would expect from such an expensive car, but buying it used is great as the initial off the forecourt loss is already done, therefore this car is great value for money. While the room in the back seats is not immense it is adequate and would be OK for `normal? adults, if I had a complaint it would be the lack of room under the hood to work on anything but of course this could be to do with the fact that I wanted the V8 not the V6 and both use the same body shell. As I do all the maintenance myself the cost of this does not concern me however should it need to go to a dealer for something I cannot do because it requires special equipment the hourly rate are quite high. Overall the car is great but before purchasing one the prospective owner should do research on the vehicle at `club or vehicle forums? but do note not all stories are true and often problems listed are the exception not the rule.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Don't Buy No Matter How Beautiful

by from Midwest on November 12, 2009

I bought this beautiful car 11/06 with 65K on it. Within months I had no heat and needed to order part from England ($550) Loved driving it. Very smooth and fast. Something was not quite right with ge...
I bought this beautiful car 11/06 with 65K on it. Within months I had no heat and needed to order part from England ($550) Loved driving it. Very smooth and fast. Something was not quite right with gears shifting and you couldn't put it in Drive from Park had to put in another gear then shift over to Drive to go. Then the tensioner nightmare happened and the car died on a busy street. Plastic tensioners brose and the time chain become derailed and destroyed intake manifold. (Over $3000.00) and then the power steering pump was going out and air conditioning wouldn't work - we said enough. Sold it with 90K. Never ever again.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Best car I've had

by from Charlestown, In. on March 15, 2008

I bought my 2000 S-type 4.0 in May of 2002 as a retirement gift to myself. It had only 9,000 miles on the clock with two years of factory warranty and now has 58,000 miles. Only problem I've had is a ...
I bought my 2000 S-type 4.0 in May of 2002 as a retirement gift to myself. It had only 9,000 miles on the clock with two years of factory warranty and now has 58,000 miles. Only problem I've had is a cracked coolant reservoir which I replaced for $100 and the valve cover gaskets are leaking oil, which will cost about $800 to repair. I hear horror stories about Jaguar reliability, so I guess I've been lucky. Nobody can believe the car is eight years old, and in my opinion the styling is ageless. There is nothing else on the road that looks like it, it still turns heads wherever I go, and when you get down to it, that's a big part of the appeal. I've owned Accura, Lincoln, and Toyota, and none of them feel quite like this car. It's like every time I drive, it's the first time all over again. It's a certain feel that isn't for everybody; it's a Jaguar. This cat is made for the freeway. Depreciation has been heavy; however, that's not important if you plan on keeping it forever. I do wish the gas milage were a little better, getting about 24 mpg on the highway and 17 overall. More interior storage space would be nice, too. The six-disc CD changer uses up all the glove box.
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Does recommend this car!!

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love it.

by from Tulsa, OK on January 8, 2010

I purchased the car in 2005 used. I have had no problems with it; the performance is great. Because it is a 2000 model, I want to sell it in order to get the tech upgrades, i.e., satilite radio, GPS, ...
I purchased the car in 2005 used. I have had no problems with it; the performance is great. Because it is a 2000 model, I want to sell it in order to get the tech upgrades, i.e., satilite radio, GPS, seats warmer, etc.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Many troubles

by from Knoxville,Tn. on February 28, 2007

I bought the car with 70,000 miles . carfax was o.k. seats cracked,needed sruts, dome light problems twice[blown fuse],paint was peeled on one corner [$1500] , there is a viberation that Jaguar can do...
I bought the car with 70,000 miles . carfax was o.k. seats cracked,needed sruts, dome light problems twice[blown fuse],paint was peeled on one corner [$1500] , there is a viberation that Jaguar can do nothing about after three visits. tried all possibilities.
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Does not recommend this car

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A very nice automobile

by from San Francisco Bay Area on April 11, 2007

We've owned S-Types for 10 years now. We bought our first one the year the model was introduced. there were some new-model woes, but we were fortunate to have a dealer whose service department was pro...
We've owned S-Types for 10 years now. We bought our first one the year the model was introduced. there were some new-model woes, but we were fortunate to have a dealer whose service department was proactive in helping resole the issues (some minor electrical problems and a torque lock problem for which there was a very simple work-around). Once the kinks worked out, we were left with a very reliable car. so reliable that when we sold it, we bought another S-Type.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Unbelievably Unreliable

by from Arlington, VA on July 24, 2007

We bought our 2000 S-Type when they hit the market, and have nothing but trouble since. It currently (as of July 2007) has only 58,000 miles on it. Despite the low mileage and our diligence in maintai...
We bought our 2000 S-Type when they hit the market, and have nothing but trouble since. It currently (as of July 2007) has only 58,000 miles on it. Despite the low mileage and our diligence in maintaining it, we have had to replace the following due to premature failure: - Thermostat on three separate occasions (over $800 each) - Bushings and front axle (over $2,000) - Water pump - BOTH catalytic converters ($3,000) - Timing tensioners and guides (an $8,500 repair that would have been avoided had Jaguar not used plastic tensioners in the early S-Type models; these tensioners are prone to failure, and if the problem is not corrected as soon as the tensioners begin to break, the time chain can become derailed and destroy the engine - Too many replacements of sensors, fuses, and wiring to list here Our current problem with the car is that its transmission locks up when it is parked uphill. When this happens, the only way to get the car out of park is to push it forward with another car until the transmission unlocks. This is apparently a common defect of Jaguars made from 2000 to 2002. When the transmission finally fails, it will cost us over $8,000 for a new, rebuilt one. I am glad to see that a few other reviewers have owned reliable S-Types. We plan to very soon trade ours in and buy a Lexus.
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Beautiful luxurious car with a few problems

by from Strawberry, CA on August 27, 2016

A beautiful car to drive. Purchased this car with only 20,000 miles for my wife. The dash rattled and the Jaguar dealer could not fix the problem. Design problem - plastic things hold the dash to the...
A beautiful car to drive. Purchased this car with only 20,000 miles for my wife. The dash rattled and the Jaguar dealer could not fix the problem. Design problem - plastic things hold the dash to the frame. The power window switches control got very hot all the time. When I took it to the dealer they explained the manufacturer warranty did not cover this item. Otherwise, I owned this car for 5 years and decided to sell it before something broke as this was the first year of the S-type models - my mistake for buying a first year model. Decided to purchase a Lexus for my wife since Toyota has a good reputation amoung my friends, sometimes going 250,000+ miles without problems. But I am considering a purchase of a newer XK type. Jaguar truly does mak a luxury sports car.
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Does not recommend this car

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Awsome car for the money

by from Fort Rucker, AL on April 20, 2007

I bought a pre owned 2000 S-Type (53,000 miles) for my wife. She is LOVE with it. We have had no problems and all recalls were completed before I bought it. I would recommend this car to anyone.
I bought a pre owned 2000 S-Type (53,000 miles) for my wife. She is LOVE with it. We have had no problems and all recalls were completed before I bought it. I would recommend this car to anyone.
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Does recommend this car!!

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