2003 Jaguar S-Type consumer reviews

$41,850 starting MSRP
side view of 2003 S-Type Jaguar
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4
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5.0

Excelent Quality and Performance

Great ride. Impressive performance. emgine roars when you step hard on the gas. Loaded with equipment. Mahogany steering wheel. Auto Rain sensing wipers. Back-up sensing system. Back end fog lights. All rotor brakes. Six gear transmission. "J" Pattern shifter. Semi manual shifting mode. Drives like a sports car. Very safe.

4.7

Most fun car that I have ever driven.

Love driving the 2003 Jaguar S-Type. Leather interior, bucket seats, decent gas mileage. Not bad for a 17 year old vehicle that is fun to drive.

4.9

Total luxury, no serious issues

The 8-cylinder Jaguar S-Type has no serious problems. Runs like a top. Interior is very luxurious. This car gets great gas mileage and has classic beauty.

4.4

World Class Design Inside and Out

I bought the 2003 S-Type V6 in 2007 after a dealer service rep stated that in 2003 most of the prior mechanical issues had been corrected. (transmissions and window lifts among them) I liked the sportier handling and better head room than my prior Lexus GS300 although the ride was not quite as smooth. After driving past 100,000 miles I sold it and bought a low-mileage 2004 S-Type V8 in 2016. The combination of sculptural design inside and out is arguably still one of the the best designs in the past 30 years in my opinion. All lines are graceful and organic. The biggest maintenance problems are plastic components in the cooling system that can crack and leak and eventually suspension bushings that leak fluid although the need to replace them is doubtful. Overall maintenance cost has been less than what you would expect from a BMW or Mercedes (..and all are cheaper if you are smart enough not to always listen to the dealer or repair shop). I loved the intake sound on the V6 when accelerating hard, the V8 doesn't work so hard but is faster of course. The transmission on the V6 was wonderfully silky smooth while the transmission on this particular V8 is not quite so smooth. I don't want to drive a truck or SUV but with the fold down rear seats the Jags have been my utility vehicles and served well. As road cars I love the Jags. They are quiet and smooth with comfortable seats and a nice stereo.

4.3

It?s fast like really fast it feels like the r

This car is mad fast u want a fast v8 get this? I promise u it?s the fastest non supercharger v8 in the world on g

4.9

Very reliable

This car runs and drives great and is fast as heck! Lots of power. Has a lot of style gets lots of compliments great body fashion

4.2

Great car, bland interior

I wish it had a better interior but overall great car. If you buy the car go for the wood trim interior for the center console

4.6

Quickly approaching 200,000 miles

I searched high and low for a 5-speed manual transmission and finally found one in a neighboring state. Owned and being sold by an older gentleman who could no longer use a clutch, I purchased the car for $2,400. The engine is unbelievably quiet and the transmission shifts very smoothly. While very comfortable, the interior looks and feels cheap. (I own a pristine Jaguar E-Type, so I have a slightly altered perspective on Jaguars.) The car is so quiet, I need to reference the tachometer to know when to shift gears. Fuel consumption is pleasing as I t seems to asymptotically approach 30 mpg on the highway, which is a surprise for a 15 year old, 3,700-pound V6. Unfortunately, the car leaks oil, noticeably. But, hey, when I've got the equivalent number of miles, I'll leak, too. At 200,000 miles, certain things should be expected to fail if not replaced; gaskets, o-rings, seals, weather stripping, timing belts, water pumps, certain steering and suspension components, and various sensors. The stock sound system is Moreno than adequate, but if you want bluetooth, you'll need to buy a later model year. Overall, having a Jaguar saloon with a manual transmission is very enjoyable and, so far, maintenance free.

3.6

Sexy looking. Needs a lot of money to be reliable

Great car but be prepared to make frequent dealership visits. Drives great and looks great. Body style that won?t grow old. This is a type of car that you will have a hard time parting ways with.

5.0

Beautiful reliable car, runs excellent

This car is a beauty very spacious, lots of leg room in the front and back. Drives excellent. Ac works well, replaced radiator, coils and installed a new battery. Very clean car, clean title