2005 Jaguar S Type
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A Real Cool Cat!

by from So Cal on December 20, 2008

I bought my '05 S Type last April. It was dealer certified, and had 32K on it. I was a bit skeptical at first, hearing ALL of the horror stories about Jaguars in the past...but this car is a dream. To...
I bought my '05 S Type last April. It was dealer certified, and had 32K on it. I was a bit skeptical at first, hearing ALL of the horror stories about Jaguars in the past...but this car is a dream. Totally loaded with 6 air bags, heated leather, back up radar, wood dash, etc. I have driven it on road trips, and have gotten an amazing 32MPG freeway (you have to use Premium Gas, however)...and locally I get 23 average around town. Zero problems, so far...and what you get for the Money is way worth it!
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Nice Surprise

by from Allentown, PA on October 26, 2011

What a nice surprise. I am very impressed with the S-Type Jaguar. Great styling with that classy Jaguar grill and overall classic look. I am particulalrly impressed with the reliability of this car. N...
What a nice surprise. I am very impressed with the S-Type Jaguar. Great styling with that classy Jaguar grill and overall classic look. I am particulalrly impressed with the reliability of this car. No major problems after 78,000 miles, only normal maintenance. Excellent engine performance, very responsive, and those rap around bucket seats are the best. Gas milage is respectable with 22 combined and 27 highway. Overall this car is a pleasure to own and drive. I own this car for five years and have no plans to sell. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a mid class luxury car. I love mine...a real pleasure to own and drive.
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Amazing Car

by from Milwaukee, EI on April 10, 2008

This is the best of every world, especially if you buy it 1 or 2 years old. The power of this car is amazing; the performance is stunning. Few cars can come close. Add the style and elegance, both in...
This is the best of every world, especially if you buy it 1 or 2 years old. The power of this car is amazing; the performance is stunning. Few cars can come close. Add the style and elegance, both inside and out, and you've hit a home run. Above it all, it's a Jag, and that means something to a lot of people. I've owned Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Only Mercedes comes close in the intangibles. I loved my Bimmer and my Audi, but the comfort and style of the Jaguar are much better. The price, slightly used, is far and away better. Besides, you see an awful lot of the Teutonic cars out there these days. You don't see many Jags, and it really turns heads. Now that the new Jaguars are more modern looking, you won't see something like this, again. Overall, you can't touch this kind of performance at this price anywhere in a luxury vehicle. It has head-snapping power. Yet, inside it coddles you and has room for 5, easily. I've found it to be very reliable, with just some gizmo warnings (that were false). Get one if you can. Impress everyone, including yourself, hold on, and have fun!
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Nightmare when you have no Warranty

by from Miami, Florida on February 7, 2013

4 years ago I purchased a pre used Jaguar S-Type not knowing the vehicle history, 4 months later transmission, A/C compressor failed. Vehicle had no warranty the repairs were super expensive. Vehicle ...
4 years ago I purchased a pre used Jaguar S-Type not knowing the vehicle history, 4 months later transmission, A/C compressor failed. Vehicle had no warranty the repairs were super expensive. Vehicle looks great and has a beautiful interior. Parts and maintenance is expensive. If you buy used make sure you buy a warranty for the vehicle.
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Uses car for Commuting

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S-Type VDP

by from South Carolina on December 17, 2012

Without a doubt the most satisfying car purchase of my life. Had no clue how scarce the VDP version was--only makes it that much sweeter. Am 60 yrs old, work an hour each week for each of those years,...
Without a doubt the most satisfying car purchase of my life. Had no clue how scarce the VDP version was--only makes it that much sweeter. Am 60 yrs old, work an hour each week for each of those years, and this vehicle speaks to me on my trip home. Haven't spoken burled walnut for long, but I'm picking it up.
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incredible car

by from on February 27, 2009

Outstanding machine!!! It's the best car i've ever owned bar far. Super handleing, super fast, and super braking. Not to mention super luxurious.
Outstanding machine!!! It's the best car i've ever owned bar far. Super handleing, super fast, and super braking. Not to mention super luxurious.
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Need more stars to rate for value

by from Orange County, CA on August 12, 2011

I bought our 2005 V6 for my wife nealy 3 years ago. An absolute steal when you see what new ones cost. Love that it looks more like a Jag than the new ones. So far, maintenance costs have been minimal...
I bought our 2005 V6 for my wife nealy 3 years ago. An absolute steal when you see what new ones cost. Love that it looks more like a Jag than the new ones. So far, maintenance costs have been minimal. Fold down rear seats and we can clean out Costco almost like a minivan! Memory seats are a great feature, but take care of the leather. Very attractive, but starting to show its age faster than I experienced with my USA car. My only "good" rating for comfort is because its not as easy to enter/exit as my "big" car. (but I am a big fat guy.) Once seated, its great.
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pure luxury

by from Mesa,Az on April 3, 2008

this is the most luxurious car that i have ever owned, before i bought this car i was comparing it to the honda accord,Toyota avalon and the acura TL those cars just did not compare to the luxurious-n...
this is the most luxurious car that i have ever owned, before i bought this car i was comparing it to the honda accord,Toyota avalon and the acura TL those cars just did not compare to the luxurious-ness of this car not only is it luxurious,it has superb,handling tons of room, nad above all it looks great i would recommend this vehicle to any one
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A great value on an underappreciated car....

by from North Carolina on December 27, 2008

I bought this Jaguar S-Type 3.0 as a highway cruiser to help take some of the mileage load off my wife's 2004 Lexus RX330. She loves it and has essentially parked the Lexus for the time being. The S-T...
I bought this Jaguar S-Type 3.0 as a highway cruiser to help take some of the mileage load off my wife's 2004 Lexus RX330. She loves it and has essentially parked the Lexus for the time being. The S-Type 3.0 has plenty of power, drives like a dream, is one of the most beautiful sedans on the road, and I really appreciate its very short turning radius. Jaguar's rapid early depreciation really helps you buy a 2 or 3-year-old S-Type 3.0 right now for what I call "Honda money". I could have purchased an identical-year, low-mileage Accord for the same money that I grabbed this S-Type for, but the Jaguar is so much more car than the Honda could ever dream of being. Of course, the Jag will eventually cost more from a maintenance standpoint than the Honda would, but I'm a do-it-yourself maintenance type of guy and I'm gleaning the Jaguar enthusiast websites frequently to learn everything I can about caring for this car before our factory warranty runs out in mid-July 2009. One other important point - I'm 6'7" tall and unlike almost every sedan out there these days, I can adjust the drivers seat in this Jaguar to the point where even I am comfortable driving it for several hours at a time without my legs or neck cramping up. I previously believed that only my Dodge Ram pickup could keep me comfortable on the road for that long, but the Jaguar has proven it can do so as well. What a great car for the money, especially on the 2005 and 2006 S-Type 3.0 models right now. Find one with low miles and in great condition and pay "Honda money" for it just like I did....
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I owned his Jaguar

by from Benton on November 10, 2010

I owned this car and traded it in for a larger sedan since my family is growing. I LOVE this car but a man has to do what's right for his family. Rides great, very-very comfortable, tons of bells and ...
I owned this car and traded it in for a larger sedan since my family is growing. I LOVE this car but a man has to do what's right for his family. Rides great, very-very comfortable, tons of bells and whistles, and POWERFUL yet great gas mileage. Whoever gets this will be extremely pleased.
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