2000 Jaguar S-Type Expert Reviews

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on March 25, 1999

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on March 25, 1999

Mike Dale, president and first gentleman of Jaguar North America, continues to fuss about the Jaguarness of his company's newest, smallest sports sedan. Also about sausages. BMW's brawn... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on May 23, 1999

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on May 23, 1999

There was a time, not too long ago, that buying a Jaguar was like purchasing a lottery ticket because the odds of coming out a winner were not in your favor. A very distinctive car with gobs of per... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on June 17, 1999

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on June 17, 1999

Heritage. You hear that word often from European luxury manufacturers. And you'll be hearing it more in the coming months as the world's automakers move some important new cars -- namely ... Read full review


The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on August 8, 1999

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on August 8, 1999

When Ford purchased Jaguar, many people wondered if that was the true end of the marque. They assumed that a Detroit automaker would dominate the small firm, ruining its individuality. Of course... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on October 3, 1999

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on October 3, 1999

I should have been predisposed to like the 2000 Jaguar S-Type sedan. I'm using one of my wife's kidneys. It works just fine. But I'm still me, and my wife, Mary Anne, is still Mary A... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on August 25, 1999

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on August 25, 1999

If you've always lusted after a Jaguar sedan, but couldn't pop for the $55,000-plus XJ8, there's good news - and bad. The 2000 S-Type marks the debut of the first "small" Jaguar in m... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Paul Lienert on October 28, 1999

The Detroit News's view

By Paul Lienert on October 28, 1999

Jaguar aficionados have been living in dread of this moment for nearly a decade. Since Ford Motor Co. bought the troubled British sports-car specialist in late 1989, fans of the Leaping Cat have fe... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on September 19, 1999

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on September 19, 1999

JAGUAR MAY LOSE MYSTIQUE, GAIN MARKET SHARE I am driving a Jaguar and thinking about skiing. I am thinking about skiing because I am driving a Jaguar. And what makes me think about skiing is how th... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on April 28, 2000

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on April 28, 2000

A Jaguar is elegance personified, but the all-new S-Type is elegance with an up-to-date twist. It is an evocative stew of heritage styling, state-of-the-art chassis and two thoroughly modern power... Read full review

The Miami Herald's view

By Terry Jackson on June 17, 1999

The Miami Herald's view

By Terry Jackson on June 17, 1999

When Jaguar announced it would build a new, smaller, less-expensive sedan -- its first all-new sedan since Ford took ownership of the British carmaker -- there were cheers and fears. The cheers c... Read full review

Our view: 2000 Jaguar S-Type

By Al Haas on May 27, 1999

Our view: 2000 Jaguar S-Type

By Al Haas on May 27, 1999

There is nothing new about commonality. The practice of using the same parts in different cars is probably as old as the auto industry. But automakers have placed a lot more emphasis on it in rec... Read full review

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on March 25, 1999

Detroit Newspapers's view

By Tony Swan on March 25, 1999

I'm bending into a sweeping right-hand turn at a speed that's raising blisters on my driver's license. Michael Dale, president of Jaguar North America, is yelling at me from the pass... Read full review