2004 Jaguar S-Type R Review Ratings
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2004 Jaguar S-Type R Review
Acceleration, Sound, Performance, Interior design.
Reliablility, Some cheap touches in the interior, J-gate shifters, electonic nannies.
A Proper Bloke’s Saloon — A proper bloke’s saloon Yes, I know a M5, E55 (and now E63), and Audi RS6 are faster, but there is something about this Jag that I love. It looks great, sounds great, it’s a torque monster, and it it’s like 10 t0 20 grand less than the other three. Get inside and you feel like your in a cockpit, with the high center counsel, and the large burl wood veneer that covers the dash. Unlike most other luxury cars, Jaguars don’t try to hide the sounds that come from the engine and exhaust (the good sounds). Give the car a little gas and you will be rewarded with a muted growl coming from the exhaust, give it more gas and the growl will get louder, but then a sexy whine will start to build up as the supercharger spools faster. The only draw back to performance is the onboard computer nanny that discourages improper behavior (something that I believe has been fixed in newer models). This car makes lots of torque and produces powerful acceleration, it should after all it makes almost 400 hp. The only draw backs of the S-type R is that it tends to visit the shop more often than desired. It was sort of disconcerting the day the brakes started going out, it was due to a ruptured brake fluid line. Secondly for a car costing $60,000, it would be nice if more than just the seating surfaces were covered with leather. Seat backs and sides are vinyl, probably because the bureaucracy at Ford likes to cut corners. And there is the common complaint about the stylish but inconvenient J-gate shifter. The car loves mountain roads, and has no problem with steep inclines. In addition, you can pass with confidence, event if there is a car in the oncoming lane. And while doing all of this you get to see the well sculpted “leaper” that pounces proudly from the hood of the car. I just can’t help but love the car.
2004 Jaguar S-Type R Base Review
Elegance and power
Grace And Power — 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 get out of this car. It has a MP3 and ipod port in addition to the the CD changer so you can bring all of your tunes.
Primary Use: Family transportation
2004 Jaguar S-Type R Base Review
the power and handling is amazing
the gas mileage
10500 — 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 need something with better gas mileage i drive alot for work that is why this car has so many miles
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Reviews From Other Years
Surprised many people with the power. Never broke down, MONSTER brakes!!! Great gas mileage and could still be "civil" when needed. Not sure I would own out of warranty, alot of little things broke th... Read More
My New Toy.
This is a high quality car. It handles excellent. The apperance is perfection. The cost is high but I deserve it. I love this car it is for me and I never let the wife drive it. It is my new toy. Read More
Glad I Made The Purchase
Very responsive, great handling and the braking is unbelievable! Fun to drive and comfortable, even on long drives. Well appointed interior. This car has held up very well and certainly doesn't look ... Read More
Tested this out in Edinburgh in 2005. Very comfortable, and very well made. Great sat nav, and very strong brakes! Read More
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 a... Read More
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 comf... Read More