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Jaguar S-Type

Jaguar S-Type

Overall Average Rating - 87.2%Position in the Top 100 cars - 25th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 55thBuild Quality: 25thRunning Costs: 83rdPerformance: 11thBraking: 22ndRide Quality: 5thHandling: 26thPracticality: 90thComfort: 12thEase of Driving: 4th

Your Quotes

“The 4.2-litre V8 is a peach, and the six-speed automatic keeps fuel consumption to an acceptable 25-28mpg on motorways. It's really comfortable, too.”

Mr Gerry Brennan - Derbyshire

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“Extremely practical for everyday use, yet sporty when needed. Design of alloy wheels is poor with choice limited and expensive. Very enjoyable to drive fast when possible. This is my second S- Type and have found quality of servicing both poor and expensive.”

Mr John Millward - Shropshire

“Characterful, (I quite like retro looks) excellent performance. Comfortable, too.”

Mr John Thompson - Bucks

“Really like the drive and feel of the Jag - my S-Type R is fantastic.”

Mr Georges Patounas - Berkshire

“Other than a minor oil seepage S-Type Twin Turbo Diesel has performed faultlessly.”

Mr Leslie Spencer - Lincs

“Remarkably unreliable for such a prestige car. A joy to drive nevertheless and cannot see anything much better out there for my personal needs at the moment.”

Mr Paul Williams - Essex

“The car itself is wonderful, fuel economy is poor but not that bad for a 4.2 V8, it has been converted to use LPG, but I have had no end of issues with the conversion, maybe a survey should be done by yourselves on this.”

Mr Tim Matthews - Hants

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 9th)

Smoothly does it! Although Citroen’'s C5 topped the ride quality chart, Jaguar takes the overall honours in the category with its range of luxurious models gliding over rough roads and potholes. Maintaining a top 10 position, the Ford-owned firm has a lot of satisfied customers. As more examples of the new XK appear, along with the S-Type replacing XF, Jag will be hoping for even better in 2008.

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