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