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2000 Jaguar S-Type Overview
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Based on 12 reviews
The mid-size S-Type sedan joined the Jaguar lineup in 2000, providing a less expensive alternative to the full-size XJ Series. The S-Type was build upon the Ford's Lincoln LS platform, and borrowed many styling cues from the 1960s model which shared its name. The headlight and grille design pay tribute to the Jaguar designs of years past, but the new sedan is largely Ford-engineered.
Two S-Type styles were offered for this introductory year: a 3.0 liter sedan and a 4.0 liter sedan. The entry-level model is powered by a 3.0 liter V-6, which delivers 240 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful 4.0 liter V-8 is also available, supplying 282 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 17/23 mpg for the V-8 and 18/26 mpg for the V-6. On both models, the power is routed to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission.
Originally, the two S-Type choices were separated by about $3000 in price, and were similarly equipped. For used shoppers today, there is an average dealer retail difference of less than $300 separating the two, making the 4.0 liter sedan a much better value for performance-minded drivers. The 4.0 adds memory functions for the power front seats and an electro-chromatic rear view mirror.
The S-Type design, while inspired by classic Jaguar styling, is certainly a departure from the British marque's typical offerings over the last two decades. However, many owners claimed that exterior styling, coupled with the lower price, was a primary reason for buying this unique new sedan. Reviewers were critical of the S-Type, pointing out that Ford's influence was quite noticeable on the interior styling and overall mechanics. Unfortunately, the S-Type is also subject to Jaguar's reliability problems. Common owner issues include engine trouble, fluid leaks, electrical problems, the cost of parts and service, and some lower quality interior materials.
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Jaguar S-Type Questions
1999 Jaguar V6 S Type Showing Gear Box Fault At Message Center
Cranks But Won't Start.
I'm at a loss here. My 2000 jag s-type, 3.0 cranks but won't start. It's been sitting for over 6 mos in my garage while I was away on army reserve duty. Battery was dead so I charged it but still wo...
My 2000 Stype Is Dead And I Can Not Get Into Trunk And The Battery?
car is dead and inside trunk button or car remote will not open trunk ! Can not jump battery as its in trunk?
Does The Stud On A Jag 2000 S Type Come Indivisdually Or On A Ring With 5 S...
I went to get tires but they said 3 of the 5 studs where broken.