Added: 11th of December 2020
what a find paid just over 3k 6 years ago incredible car
Added: 7th of May 2020
I have owned my s type 4.2 se for 3 years .. Now It is my second s type (earlier 3.0 ltr.) I paid 2k for it with full service history and 105 k on the clock. Currently showing 115k may 2020 A fantastic car in grey.Full leather satnav all the toys and everything has always worked I have replaced the water pump with a Borg and beck (metal impeller) the other was making a rattling noise a year ago. New discs and pads all round as the others had a lip on them and were nearing their lifespan The all important valley pipe under the inlet manifold not a massive job. Egr rubber pipes replaced as the bad design saw them burst within a few few months of each other Used reinforced pipes as the acute bend makes them weak.. All said these jobs are expected at this age but not expensive to buy I have a mobile mechanic who does all the work at a very reasonable cost The only upgrade is a performance air filter which changes the exhaust note to a nice rumble All in all a quality car for a small investment low maintenance great drive until the Xfr is at a reasonable price this will be my daily drive
Added: 2nd of May 2020
I bought this car 5 years old from the estate of a deceased gentleman who clearly.knew how to look after it. It had been locked in a garage for a year awaiting resolution of the will. It needed an overnight battery recharge, then it was away first time. A few stabs on the brakes to clean the discs and it ran perfectly. I put it into my friendly.nechanic for a health check. He said it was A1. I forgot to mention, it only had 21000 mike's and a main dealer FSH. The price, £5750. I lived in Hampshire and worked in the Netherlands. So every other weekend i drove it home and back, which was the whole point of owning it. The ride was pure luxury. Quiet, comfortable and powerful. I did this for four years and apart from an annual service, two new rear tyres and one set of brake pads it never had a fault. It was the best car I ever owned and I have been driving for over 50 years.
Added: 31st of August 2019
My s type I have been retired 10 yrs now and thought well i have worked hard all my life had all the sports cars (lotus triumph xr4 ). Then i bought a jaguar mk 240 beauty at its best after memories of that car my choice had to be an S type my first was a seafrost green 3.0 se . After a few yrs of landrover then Range Rover a change was now on for very little money i bought a first edition s type reg 7 may 99 after a thorough overhaul a few ball joints brakes tyres battery i now have a car that is just so pleasurable to drive . 65 mph is just right when other car drivers go past they have to look i think yes your car probably cost £15 20 thousand mine cost all in under £3000 and i have as much if not more comfort . Do i love my S Type you bet i do. Norman Stothard Lincoln
Added: 8th of January 2019
Whilst looking around for a runabout car in retirement my attention whilst browsing various websites brought me to looking at S Types, a car I hadn't given too much thought about previously. What a mistake, I have now owned one for a few weeks and despite a few problems needing sorting (vehicle had been parked up for two years) it makes me smile just sitting in it, as comfortable as you could wish, performance and handling which astonished me, how can such a big lump handle so well ? Repairs will make your hair curl, fuel consumption isn't brilliant about 33 mpg on average, but what a car ! If you haven't driven one you are missing out.
Added: 18th of November 2018
Bought my S type almost a year ago from Jagtechnic in Eastbourne, who I was very impressed with. Car is Jaguar green with cream interior. Was originally looking for an X type, being put off by the slightly dated look of the S type. Having spent some time looking around the S type started to really grow on me. Luxury motoring with a traditional Jaguar look and complete luxury. The car has really impressed and whilst I have only covered about 5,500 miles so far I have loved driving the car. It has a classic feel and look. It invariably draws the attention of fellow S type enthusiasts, although you do not see too many around now. I really look forward to driving this car which has been an absolute joy so far. You get a lot of car for your money and consider the car very good value. Would highly recommend the S type.
Added: 1st of August 2018
After owning a 2005 X-type 2.0D I decided to look for a S-type 2.7D. Firstly I was impressed with the look of this car in its Lunar Grey livery and retro look. This car comes with everything you could want from a luxury executive car, Power when you need it and excellent comfort for long drives with no back ache. It has all the technology you could need including: Sat-nave, 2 position memory for the driver seat that is very handy as my wife drives this car occasionally. The automatic wipers and lights option is great especially the wipers during those changeable weather conditions. The entertainment system has high quality sound with no rattles like with some cars. The interior is nicely finished in leather and walnut trim with black leather seats that look almost as good as the day they were made but the use of some hard plastic in places takes away a bit from full Luxury feel. The dash is nicely laid out and I like the easy cruise control buttons and the trip meter layout. The fault indicator (can-bus system) will even tell you when a bulb has failed and where. The Sat-nave is ok, Just, but I prefer my Garmin unit as it’s much easier to use. Running costs are very good and I was getting 51 MPG from Telford to Scotland, mostly on the M6 over a distance of 300 miles and cruising at 70+ mph. I normally service at 10000 miles and not at the recommended 150000 as I believe that’s just a bit too much for the twin turbos to cope with. I’ve had a few problems with the car at 138000 miles with a water pump leak. Then at 148000 with a water leak at the plastic water pipe connection that is a common problem apparently; and the AC compressor failing which is quite uncommon. Also having to replace the AC condensor that takes quite a lot of abuse apparently due to debris and small stones because of its position. Overall, I love this car with its smooth 6 speed auto transmission and ride and I never get fatigued driving it. Space in the rear and boot could be better but as I never sit in the back or need to get into the boot that don't bother me too much.
Added: 1st of July 2018
Found your page very useful thank you
Added: 13th of May 2018
Bought 6 months ago (Oct 2017) this is the finest car I've ever had. I've had BMW's 730, 535 both new and the first Saab 9000 in the country in about 1987,( the Saab was the best until the Jag). The Jag had done 29,500 miles, had all the skirts and chrome trimmings with top of the range alloys. Maintenance costs have been insignificant so far, I managed 32 miles to the gallon on a long run so no complaints there. Luxurious ,comfortable, sports acceleration when needed. Couldn't want any more from a car. Probably paid top wack @ £9,700 but I still consider its a snip. Would recommend this car to anyone.
Added: 16th of October 2016
As a retired person who enjoys driving very much with only adequate but limited income, my car is a second hand British Racing Green Jaguar S Type R, it is very affordable due to the low resale price when I bought it. It has everything I wish for in a motor car - Comfort, performance, good handling and in my view extremely good looks.
Added: 12th of October 2016
I use my car mostly for longer journeys, so my average fuel consumption is approx. 33mpg, not bad for an older, relatively thirsty engine. Excellent performance (for me), good roadholding, quiet and comfortable, although my wife finds the seat too large and uncomfortable on a long journey. Has been maintained throughout by local Jaguar dealer (expensive) - but the car continues to deliver on its positive attributes.
Added: 12th of October 2016
I found this to be a well made car that has given excellent service. I purchased the vehicle 4 years ago and have been well pleased with its general performance.
Added: 12th of October 2016
I had always aspired to own a Jaguar car, but before retiring and working diligently and bringing up a family, I was unable to afford a luxury vehicle. The car I own now may be second hand, but it suits my purposes well. My model comes with all the 'bells and whistles' one could expect from a Jaguar, so comfort and prestige satisfy my personal aspirations. Such comfort and high specifications result in high running costs compared to later models, however I limit my travels to less than 5000 miles a year, which is not an issue for me. From past experience, I find that a good used, low mileage larger car, can be more reliable and considerable savings made on initial purchase price and so can offset ongoing maintenance costs etc. This current Jaguar still performs like a new vehicle. The automatic transmission is smooth, making the most of the 3 litre engine, making driving a pleasurable experience, both on Motorways and in congested towns and cities. Road holding good. Ease of maneuverability too.
Added: 12th of October 2016
I don't cover many miles in a year but those I do I like to do in luxury and comfort. I've owned my S type for 4 years and with the exception of replacing coil packs - tyres and the odd occasional ball joint or rubber, I have had no problems. The car is extremely comfortable and drives extremely well. It has a good delivery of power on tap should you need it. Prices for these cars are ridiculously cheap and you get loads for your money!! If economy is your main aim though DON'T buy one!! Around town you can expect around 18mpg - on a run you will get around 27/30. Highly recommend this car if you use it as I do.
Added: 11th of October 2016
Being retired, I do not do a lot of driving. My car is comfortable and has more than enough power if needed to get me out of danger. The car gives me 24 mpg and between the last two MOTs I have not had to spend a single penny on repairs. Apart from this the car is attractive and well made.
Added: 11th of October 2016
Bought sedond-hand from main dealer with low mileage 32,000. Fantastic value for money second-hand. Reliability is outstanding for a car with so many electrical gadgets on tap. Engine has been a revelation in that very little maintenance except services every year at local garage which is not a main dealer. Tyres brakes etc have been very good and lasting. This model of Jaguar is very underrated by the traders with derisery trade-in prices when thinking of changing car. I have decided to run this car for ever.
Added: 8th of November 2015
The condition is excellent for the year, the vehicle has o obviously been well looked after, It came with a "FULL" service history, the mileage is very low.
Added: 21st of September 2015
Recently changed to S Type after 5 years with an XJ6. This car is much more modern feeling than the XJ and livelier. There is quite a sporty feel about it for such an executive saloon. People do seem to notice you in this car. Incredible value for money, probably one the least expensive cars in the car park by a long way. Why drive around in a tin can costing thousands more. Spend some of the money you save on buying a Jag on the extra petrol you'll use, and drive around in luxury!
Added: 1st of August 2015
I purchased my S-Type 2.7D sport a year ago on 56,000 miles. It is now on 66,000 miles and has just sailed through its MOT. It is a brilliant car - reliable, comfortable, economical - I never get less than 40 mpg and it looks good, a real head turner. The only expense has been a service at £220. I would thoroughly recommend this car to others.
Added: 26th of July 2015
pleasant garage car superb delighted with it