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Hi,ive just joined the club and bought my first Jag S-Type 3.0 V6 SE Auto . It was and impulse buy so i didnt take much notice of different models. Can anyone tell me the differences between the 99-02 models and the 03 onwards please. Ive noticed a lack of handbrake on the newer cars but not alot more?? Thanks Craig.
 

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Hi Craig,

Wikipedia seems to give a pretty good list of differences:

"The first S-Types ("X200" 1999-2002) are distinguished by a U-shaped centre console and optional touch-screen navigation system in the 2003 and later models. The traditional leaping jaguar hood ornament was optional even though it is approved by the US and EU standards and breaks away in the case of an accident. Subsequent models ("X202", "X204", "X206"; the last digit denoting the model year) have the Jaguar logo incorporated within the radiator grille and a more traditional 'looped' styling for the centre console."

"Also added on the 2003 model was an electronic parking-brake paddle-switch that replaced the conventional manually operated lever for the rear brakes. For the 2003 model year, the Jaguar S-type was given a 6-speed, automatic ZF 6HP26 transmission as well as a revised 3.0-Liter V6 engine with 235 hp (175 kW) (US spec) versus 210 hp (160 kW) for the 1999 to 2002 models. The 2003 model featured a revised dash, centre console, and a grille with the Jaguar badge to give the vehicle a more Jaguar-like appearance, and a flip-open key was devised for the ignition."

"From model years 1999 to 2002, the S-Type rear-wheel-drive was equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed J-Gate Ford 5R55N transmission. From 2003, the S-Type was produced with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed J-Gate transmission that allows automatic gear selection or clutchless manual gear selection. The 2004 diesel saw the introduction of a 6-speed manual transmission; it was also available with the 6-speed J-Gate automatic transmission."

Jaguar S-Type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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I don't think so. Though apparently there were minor changes to the exterior from 05 onwards.
 

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Good info. Thanks for that Galcian.
 

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Wow thanks for that , you know your stuff , so body style is not affected ?
Subtle changes, round fog light, rear light cluster, boot lid plinth, bonnet badge, basic shape is the same but later model were tidied up a lot. Oh, and the aluminium bonnet.
 

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Forgive me if I have posted a topic in wrong spot - was reading this post as part of a seasrch for "Dash upgrades" that was proving unfruitful...

Excellent info Victor and Galcian. Thank you.

I was thinking about the ide of taking out the dash from my 2000MY model and inserting a 2004/2005 dash ... would that work???
 
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