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Hello everyone.

Ive had my S 2.7 D for about 18 months and found this site yesterday :).

I was telling the owner of an S 3 litre and he mentioned there aren't that may about.

Is this a blessing or a curse ?

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hi gary and welcome, I don't think ther are many about but their is plenty s type owners on here that can give you good advice on them. were abouts in the Lanarkshire area are you from????

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gary what colour is your car??? mines is silver xj new shape, so if you see an old git in one in Coatbridge down at the asda then its prob me lol

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Welcome to the club, Gary.

 

There were about 330k s type made with about half of them exported, mostly to the USA.

 

I don't know exactly how many were made with the manual gearbox, but I would hazard a guess and suggest no more than about 5,000.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Hi Gary,

 

I forgot to mention the topic "blessing or curse".  There are quite a few drivers who prefer the manual gearbox.  As I said before, there are no exact statistics that I could find, but certainly there are not many 2.7D with the manual gearbox, as the ZF 6 speed auto box is very suited to the big diesel.

 

I have no problems at all with driving a manual  --  my 2.5 AWD petrol X Type had a manual 5 speed gearbox -- but getting a bit older and being used to automatics since I retired, I looked for an s type with an automatic gearbox, and after about three weeks searching I found what I wanted, and never came across an S type diesel with a manual gearbox.

 

There is a market for "stick" driving and I am fairly certain that if your are happy with a manual gearbox, the rarity element will be an asset when selling the car.

 

And one smaller little bit you should need to know is that the second turbo kicks in at 2,000 rpm and if you want to drive quickly  a manual gearbox can keep both turbos spinning easier than an auto, and will still let you drive economically.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Once again thanks Peter.

Some nice information nuggets there.

I won't be getting rid of my cat anytime soon, she is such a pleasure to drive.

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Hi Gary and a warm welcome to the JAGUAR OWNERS CLUB. Peter has already expressed there are many S - Type owners on here whom would offer advice if or when needed.

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