It might be available only with an auto gearbox, but it's acknowledged to be one of the smoothest around. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Driving devotees who require more will want to check out our review of the performance-oriented S-Type R. And in the executive high performance saloon market, perhaps more so than any other, the big German boys are masters of status. The S-Type is not small, however. Our experience of driving an S-type R for a week is that you rapidly appreciate that in the R Jaguar has created a very special motor car one that combines a clever blend of luxury and exhilarating performance in a manner that accurately defines Jaguar-ness.
There is a decent amount of space for rear-seat passengers. What was the dealer like? Inside, the S-Type's isn't the largest in this class but should prove more than adequate for for people of average build. It's a smart transmission: lift off the throttle for a corner and it senses the steering angle and holds it in gear. Most people won't notice the subtle detail changes: The 2003 model year brings a revised grille with the Jaguar leaper and an integrated growler emblem. Enclosed Transport: Highest level of care. Type of dealer you bought from? General Comments: This is my second S-Type R.
An exciting new S-Type R now rides at the top of the model line with a powerful supercharged engine, a sports suspension, and big Brembo brakes. Copyright Experian Information Solutions, Inc. What's easier to measure is the price differential, and here the Jaguar shines. A look at the Fair Purchase Price reveals that the S-Type's typical transaction prices are several thousand dollars over dealer invoice. Jaguar has also stiffened the body structure, made slight revisions to the exterior styling and added xenon headlights as an option standard on the R. New for 2003 is an electronically controlled parking brake.
I immediately turned off my ignition. It also holds a gear on hills, eliminating hunting between gears. Car security All cars come with an alarm, immobiliser and remote control central locking as standard, which should be enough to protect your purchase. Lever-style door handles remain, which are aerodynamic but harder to grab than the kind you slide your fingers through. It's also loaded with labour saving devices and executive 'toys' to spoil the lucky driver, ranging from a memory system for driver's seat, door mirrors, steering column and pedals the pedal assembly moves fore or aft at the twist of a steering-column mounted button to voice-activated controls that will even recognise regional accents. Would recommend them to anyone. What is quite hard to convey is just how much fun this transition actually feels.
Model Line Overview Model lineup: S-Type 3. Its a good sized 5 seat car, we have a new born baby, it swallows our needs and moves it around very quickly indeed. I was particularly disappointed with the Jaguar main dealer that I bought from. They ride very smoothly and are capable of making the driver feel better after getting out of the car than he or she felt before getting into it. But the sat nav in this car, though 8 years old, is superior than that of many current systems - very surprisingly good. For all the car's wood and leather, it does have a serious, hard edge when driven enthusiastically.
Steering is very light at low speeds, but retains masses of feel. However, you should be pleased to hear that servicing should be no more than routine and, given the R model's relative rarity, future resale prospects are good. I'm happy that I did. The car bolts up to the speed limit with no fuss; all I have to do is press the pedal on the right. Sport models are distinguished from the rest of the range by color-keyed exterior trim around the grille, trunk lid and bumpers, along with special 17×7. Very reasonable price considering the performance and quality on offer.
About 65 percent of S-Type buyers choose the 3. But the R-spec car is anything but a raw experience. I was amazed to find, on long, 75 mph desert highways that the mileage with this V8 went over 40 mpg consistently; that included 5,000 - 8,000 foot changes in altitude. With the rear seats folded down there is a lot of storage in back, making it practical too. Revisions to the interior bring improved comfort and convenience.
And it does so without the need for fancy semi-auto gearboxes or frustrating iDrive-like cabin controls. The S-Type's distinctive styling won't be confused with anything else, and you're less likely to see a Jaguar in your neighbor's driveway. The acceleration was so good that we came away believing a driver would have to be fairly power-hungry to need the 4. Almost crashed by Maureen Lawson on Feb 20, 2018 Vehicle: 2003 Jaguar S-Type V6 4dr Sedan 3. It is of course the supercharged motor that makes this car special. A well-designed toggle on the left side of the steering column quickly, easily and precisely controls the power tilt and telescopic adjustments for the steering wheel.
Vehicle Details The standard wood-lined interior is designed for luxury with a stylish leather-bolstered center console housing the navigation system, radio and climate controls. Drive Away: The service provider will drive your vehicle to the destination. Yet another historic Jaguar trademark. Each model comes fully equipped with rich leather upholstery and all the other features associated with a premium luxury car. The instrument pod contains just a fuel gauge and water temperature gauge besides the speedometer and tachometer.