Friday, April 21, 2017

No Chevy: 2003 Jaguar S-Type R

The Jaguar S-Type was introduced in 1999 as an executive offering in the Ford owned era of Jaguar's non-independent epoch.  The S-Type rode on the Ford DEW98 platform that was shared with the Lincoln LS and it wasn't a bad car...but it wasn't a great car either.  So this thing lives somewhere between the E-type and the F-Pace in terms of aesthetics, performance and desirability.  Find this 2003 Jaguar S-Type R offered for $9495 in Houston, TX via craigslist.  Tip from Jeff.



The S-Type R followed in the footsteps of the XKR -- in that, for lack of a better description, was the M version of the basic model.  The R version was supposed to compete with BMW M5 and MBZ E55 AMG, so it was given a supercharged V8, enhanced looks, and big meaty brakes.


Under the hood is a  4.2 liter AJ-series Jaguar V8 that pushes out 400 horsepower into a 6-speed automatic gearbox.  Performance from a dead stop to 60mph isn't blistering at 5.6 seconds, but once underway, the meaty engine provides decent acceleration.


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3 comments:

  1. Funny how the garden variety S Types have disappeared. One rarely sees one around here anymore.

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  2. There was a nice cross-pollination with Ford and Jaguar/Rover/Aston for a few years. Heck the ford fusion got an Aston Martin shaped grill out of it all.
    I just wish these didn't get a Taurus ass slapped on them.

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  3. Nice low mileage unit how much does the supercharger add to the price over non SC ? It seems to be on the High side price wise compared to non sc had a friend who had one he broke the trans in no time.

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