2003 Jaguar S-Type R User Reviews

2003 Jaguar S-Type R Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"speed" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Matthew writes:
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4

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Pefect blend of luxury and speed

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Snow is no BUENO!

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The Best Saloon Vehicle For The Money: Hands Down — Fantastic car, one of the best performers on the road. 400 plus BHP. The sound of the supercharger begs you to play with the accelerator. Its one of the best braking vehicles around with a 60 to 0 stopping distance of a Lamborghini. The ride is stiff like a true race car; yet completely smooth and supple at the exact same time. There isnt another car that is able to replicate this twist of luxury and performance. The only issue one must face (if you live in the midwest) is this car is NOT ment for snow. 400 BHP to the rear wheels does not make a good help when theres no grip to those low profile tyres. It doesnt matter if you have the best all season tyres.. there isnt enough rubber to make it work. The 14 inch brembos dont know how to react and the DSC and traction control are confused when driving in this stuff.. you need another car if you have seasonal snow.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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nyblues1 writes:
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4

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This car is a very elegant automobile.  People always look to see who is driving this car because of it's appeal.  Lovely eye candy.  The interior is beautiful.  I never tire of getting into the car and looking at the console and feeling the comfort of the seats.  The seats heat if it is cold.  The six CD changer allows me to get in the car and chill out.  There is a great sound system.  The grill is gorgeous.  The a/c is powerful and if you want speed this is the car for you.

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Gas mileage is not great though I do get between 18-20 in stop and go traffic.  Repairs are more costly than the average car though I haven't had any problems with it mechanically.  I have had the car since 2008.

nyblues1
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It Is Stunning And Very Impressive, Particularly That Burgundy Color Which Is So Classic — I love the look of the car inside and out. I love being in the car and driving it. It drives with a fluidity I have not found in other cars. You just put your foot on the pedal and glide. If you are not careful you can build up speed rapidly. It is fun and exciting to drive. However this is not the car for you if you have pets or active toddlers that like to pull on everything. .In order to keep the leather clean I never put my larger dogs in the car. Mechanically it has never let me down. If you don't like to sit low, like in a sports car, then getting in and out of the car will be a problem for you. For me this is the car of a lifetime. The cons are not what you would expect with a Jaguar...Upkeeping a luxury car like this means that there are certain things I won't do such as pets, packages in the back seat, etc. There is plenty room in the trunk but that is the only place I would put groceries, etc.n (not pets!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gavin writes:
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Acceleration.

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Rear leg room. But not really that mush of a 'suck' fault.

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8 Out Of 10 — Great car, great looking. NO rear leg room. Very little boot space. Very quick and easy car to drive. And quite rare. Very good build quality. I would recommend to anyone looking for power and comfort at a reasonable price. That's it. Bye

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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dkduggan writes:
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Can buy an extended used car waranty from Jaguar for peace of mind.

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Maintenance can get pricey.

dkduggan
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$12,000 — It has acceleration like you won't believe, can stop on a dime, & corners like a race car. One great ride. Good gas mileage, 18-23 mpg. Updated Navigation, will take you anywhere you wish to go, the first time! LOVE IT!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben6243 writes:
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fast. comfort.  and it's a jaguar.

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electrical.  Handling could be better. (Newest models do have the kinks worked out)

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Fast Fun And Luxurious. What Beats That? — There has been some annoying electrical issues. It's under a full warranty. But it's just irritating to have to take to the dealer. problems E-Brake recall LH turn signal is sporadic (that one I fix on my own) Other then that I love it. It's really a great car.

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jlo23 writes:
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handling, seats, quality of workmanship, looks of exterior and interior

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stereo could be better, pricey tires

jlo23
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Love It! — I have had my car for about 2 years and I absolutely love it. First of all I love the looks. It's sleek and classy. The seats fit me like a glove, they really hug my body. The stearing is tight and I really like that, give a feeling of being in control of the car around corners and when I hit that "S" button on a straightaway. It has a GPS built in, which would be the drawback. I don't think it is very user friendly and it's expensive to update with a new cd. All and all I really love my car and I plan on keeping it for a long time. I would recommend a Jaguar S Type R to anyone who wants a powerful luxury car.

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Rajiv writes:
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5

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Accelearation and Handling

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Not very spacious and low on trunk space

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The S Type R.....fast And Agile — Out of all the Supercharged Jags I have had I lean to favor this one. Black on Black with Factory Chrome Rims. This is a muscular model year and it really moves. GT Mustangs are usually dust by the time I hit 60MPH and this car is great on trips. It gets over 26MPG on the highway and you don't even realize you are driving 80 all the time!

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2006 Jaguar S-Type R Reviews

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2005 Jaguar S-Type R Reviews

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2004 Jaguar S-Type R Reviews

Grace And Power By mabboy

This is a high performance car with a smooth ride. It has power and style and out on the highway fantastic gas mileage. No squeaks or rattle, alpine sound and a great sunroof. You will not want to ge... Read More

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i love the qaulity of this car everything in side feels really good and thick. the drive is like no other. the power of this engine is also like no other. The reason i am getting rid of it because i n... Read More

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