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2002 Jaguar S-Type Overview
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Based on 7 reviews
For 2002, Jaguar has continued to upgrade the new S-Type sedan with additional features and options. Three new colors are available this year, and the cup holder setup (a target of many previous driver complaints)has been redesigned. A new Sport Package is optional this year, adding Jaguar's CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension) and self-adjusting shocks.
The Sport is not a trim level, but it can be applied to either S-Type variant. Buyers can choose between the 3.0L V6-powered version, or the 4.0L V-8 model. The V-6 is quite powerful, producing 240 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, while the 4.0 liter V-8 bumps horsepower up by 40 to 282, and torque increases to 287 pound-feet. The V-8 is about a second and a half faster to 60 mph, at 7.0 verses 8.7 seconds. Both engines are mated a five-speed automatic transmission, and fuel efficiency is estimated at 17/23 mpg for the V-8 and 18/26 mpg for the V-6.
Both S-Types are well-equipped, commensurate with their substantial price tags. The upper tier 4.0 adds a few additional luxury and convenience features, but the larger engine is the most noticeable difference. Most of the extra features on the 4.0 are standard on the 3.0. A navigation system and the CATS suspension are optional on both models.
The 2002 Jaguar S-Type has received very positive reviews from both owners and test drivers. While complaints are few, they include a strong presence of Ford engineering (it is built on the Lincoln LS platform), value in its class, low gas mileage and minor but nagging electrical problems. The S-Type is touted as very enjoyable to drive, even with the V-6, and the luxurious cabin aptly silences the road and wind noise. The well-appointed and user-friendly cockpit is another common favorite feature. Most owners have found the sedan to be very reliable, compared to Jaguar history.
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Jaguar S-Type Questions
2002 S Type V8 Car Will Not Start After It Gets Dark At Night
You can drive all day and then park the car. After it has been dark for a while the flashing lights come on and the key will not engage the starter. I have to disconnect the battery and wait until...
Where Is The Diagnostic Plugin Located On Jaguar S-type 4 Door 4.0 Sport
Trying to locate the diagnostic plugin on the Jag to plugin a Zubie to read battery power level, alerts with problem of engine, etc.
Jaguar Check Engine Light
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How Do You Know If Your S Type Has Comfort Suspension Or Not?
I am replacing all the bushings on the front and rear suspension but the parts vary whether the car is with comfort suspension or without.
Were Do You Check Transmission Fluid
HAD LIGHT ON DASH THAT SAID GEAR BOX MALFUNCTION