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Jaguar S-Type - 1999 to 2007 - The Essential Buyer's Guide (Essential Buyer's Guide Series) Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (15 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845844459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845844455
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 0.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Nigel Thorley is a well-regarded motoring historian with a particular interest in the Jaguar marque. Having owned sixty-one examples of the brand since the age of 17, including 16 MkIIs, his knowledge and expertise of these cars is recognised. Nigel has written twenty titles on the marque, has contributed to TV and radio programmes, regularly provides talks and seminars on the models, and is a prominent founder member of the Jaguar Enthusiast's Club. He also edits their prestigious monthly magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast.


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This book is well written and has details on owning,buying and basic maintenance. The what to look for and approximation of repair cost is very informative. These books follow a standard format and this is means if you have read a previous Veloce published auto book then you will know what to expect. Only things I would add are references to on line work shop manuals and potential issues with these. If you are consideing buying this type of Jaguar buy this book first as it could save you a lot of money
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Could not recommend to anyone, if you have internet to buy from Amazon, you already have access to more information than you could find in this book. Was hoping this would be a concise guide to well known and less well known issues afflicting ownership of these cars, but this guide misses pretty much all well known issues completely, skips over detail such as model year update key technical content, some photos within are actually of the smaller X-type. Instead the advice could apply to pretty much any modern car similarly equipped

Valuation Guidance:
Value advice is suspect at best, rates a 4.2 Nasp V8 above Sport Diesel for residuals and traditional beige and woods above Sport interiors dark leather sport seats and contemporary aluminium trim. May reflect traditionalist tastes, but try buying an XS or Sport over the more common SE.

Technical Overview:
Book does not even mention the later 6-speed Getrag manual. Not a single decent over-view of underbonnet (let alone engine-by-engine), one photo of whole engine bay is of a V6 X-type which is transverse, no commonality whatsoever. Pretty essential for a buyer's guide.

Maintenance:
Guidelines on component price are inexplicable and guide suggests using Ford components where equivalent is available, suggesting European Mondeo as a model with commonality. Other than V6 Engine block, I can think of very few components that could be shared that aren't oil filters or bolts.

Specification:
One page suggests all cars have auto wipers, another that they do not (they don't incidentally). Again mentions contemporary colour schemes unpopular, completely contest this as prices and fast movement on market match high desirability of Sport, XS and R models, whilst SE which according to this book are most desirable are many in number and considerably cheaper. Diesel is by far most desirable power unit except for far rarer R version, for which most every day users will not consider.
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Even though I had already bought an S type I thought it would be a good idea to read up on the model. I found the book to be a really absorbing read and was amazed at Nigel Thorley's detailed knowledge of the mark.
I would buy an equivalent book when I come to change my car.
extremely good value.
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Ideal for a newcomer to the S Type. It covered all the pitfalls and pluses of owning these beautiful cars.
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really good book very informative and for anyone wanting to buy a jaguar this book will save you a lot of money and grief buying a bad one and on that note big thankyou to the author and also i am now the proud owner of a s type
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I am a bit disappointed in the content of this book - there was little specific information and a lot of general stuff about paintwork, damage etc. What I really wanted was a better list of defects that would shape my decision as to whether or not to but one (I have to confess I already drive a 3 litre version) so it did not tell me what to look out for in the future.
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Bought this as an extra present for my partner as he recently bought an S-Type jag and I wanted something as a surprise for him to open as he knew what his main present was. He was really happy with it and it seems good quality as well
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