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Hi, Joined just recently and already finding existing members most helpful and the  information available is a  terrific help. I have recently taken on a Jaguar S type 2004 SE 2.5 Petrol imported  from Japan. Gradually working on some small mods to bring it to UK "standards" .

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Hi To answer your question about comparing the car to UK  cars so far I notice it  has

1. Sat Nav which is running an old english disc but has limited use as the input buttons are greyed out.

2. Radio works but is on a different band of frequencies so limited stations available, with mini disc ( I have since replaced the radio for english version with cD)

3.No bluetooth , No voice , No phone . Wiring harness  appears different to uk and does not have plugs in boot waiting for kit to be fitted

4. It does have a working CD changer

5. It has the Vics system for congestion charging in Japan (redundant here)

6.  It has TV modules for antennae etc but are redundant here.

7. Dunlop tyres with good tread but apparently are not good in the wet weather.

8. full leather interior, same as UK I guess.

9. Air con, heating and heated seats as uk

10.  Those horrible wheel nuts are fitted, some  with slightly loose steel caps.


Under the bonnet I dont know yet what may be different to Uk apart from some lables in Japanese 🤣

Bodywork and underneath in great condition for its age.

Looks like a pearlescent racing  green finish. Looks its best in sunlight.



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Hi Dave,

Great Car the S type.

I had a Japanese import it was a lovely car in great condition - thats why  I went for it - no rust.

Only had one key complained to dealer who collected it to get another key- so they said. never got it back they sent me a cheque for the full amount, all very strange.

It was the Speedo being in KPH that was the main thing I would say was a problem to me but easy enough to convert to mph in head.

I never use sat nav but it had it  air con etc all worked. Lovely leather seats good condition.

Its a lovely  looking car you have.

Kind Regards,





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Hi Julie

Thanks for your info, does sound rather strange that your car was taken back so suddenly after the key issue.

Regarding the Speedo, I have mine converted to Mph and retained original mileage etc.  Cost me though as I attempted to do the change  myself and things went wrong so I had to pay a specialist firm to fix the cluster in end.





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