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Hi Everyone

Thanks for letting me join the forum.

Coming from the other side of the channel, I thought I could never truly live the British experience without having: played golf once (check), enjoyed an afternoon tea (check) and owned a RHD Jaguar (check, but still to be enjoyed). So I have recently bought a 2002 2.5 L V6 S-Type, the X202 I believe. It looks and works nicely although it came with a lot of questions.

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I also happen to work as a volunteer at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon where we also look after the Jaguar heritage collection. So a true Jaguar enthusiast!
That being said I have owned for 10 years a limited edition of the Peugeot 406 coupé which never disappointed me.

Looking forward to exchanging with you on the forum.

Guy

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Hi Guy and welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find lots of answers to your questions here! That's a nice looking S Type!

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Thanks Ron!

It looks like your S-Type also has the chrome around the windows as mine. But on mine it seems to have been fitted in such a way it just collects dust, water and moss. It makes me wonder if this is a standard part or if that was fitted as an accessory later on.

Do you have the same problem on yours?

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2 hours ago, GuydLV said:

Thanks Ron!

It looks like your S-Type also has the chrome around the windows as mine. But on mine it seems to have been fitted in such a way it just collects dust, water and moss. It makes me wonder if this is a standard part or if that was fitted as an accessory later on.

Do you have the same problem on yours?

No I don't Guy, no problem with the chrome, at least so far and I've owned it coming up 8 months, but one of the previous owners obviously lavished chrome on it, headlamps, tail lamps, etc! Not something I would have done, but I don't intend to remove it unless absolutely necessary. Here's a better pic of mine, I just love this car to bits! The best car I have ever owned, and I've had a few, including E, C and M class Mercs.

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Welcome to the club, Guy.

I have the 2.7 diesel s type and I was pleased to see one in BRG finery at Gaydon.

The s types are great cars, and I think that if Jaguar manufactured an S type Mark 4 it would sell well.

Regards,

Peter. 

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21 hours ago, R2e said:

No I don't Guy, no problem with the chrome, at least so far and I've owned it coming up 8 months, but one of the previous owners obviously lavished chrome on it, headlamps, tail lamps, etc! Not something I would have done, but I don't intend to remove it unless absolutely necessary. Here's a better pic of mine, I just love this car to bits! The best car I have ever owned, and I've had a few, including E, C and M class Mercs.

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I would not go for the chrome naturally but it combines nicely with this shade of blue.

I realized that I always have as much chrome on my S-Type, except for the headlights...

Here is what I was referring to on mine, there is a relatively big gap between the chrome and the window which is filled with dust and moss. The car had been parked for a few months before I bought it, so I guess it did not help. But still, it seems weird to me to see such a huge gap which I assume is not present without the chrome additions.

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10 hours ago, Old Peter said:

Welcome to the club, Guy.

I have the 2.7 diesel s type and I was pleased to see one in BRG finery at Gaydon.

The s types are great cars, and I think that if Jaguar manufactured an S type Mark 4 it would sell well.

Regards,

Peter. 

Hi Peter, thank you.

I still need to cover more miles with mine but indeed S-Type's seem to be great cars. The manufacturers always look at the past at some point and revive some old series, so we may well see a re-edition or a tribute to the S-Type of some sort... although the new market and the trend is really on the side of the SUV's and crossovers.

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Welcome aboard Guy,

I have had a couple of S Types and enjoyed them very much and only had a few issues during my times of ownership.

Always opted for the largest engines, of course,  and it was always a luxurious drive.

My last S Type had to go to make way for another Ducati but I have just returned to the fold, recently, by purchasing an X Type estate and an XF for work!

Take care.

Martin.

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Hi Martin, thank you.

I am glad to know the S-Type can prove to be a reliable car.

I had to sell my Ducati before moving to the UK, but these are great bikes. Lucky you if you happen to own more than one!

Guy

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