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What should I be aware of when buying a used Jaguar S-Type?

I am considering buying a Jaguar S-Type 2005 described as in 'pristine' condition for £7999 from a specialist dealer. The vehicle has done 30000 miles and has a full service history. What should I be aware of?

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Regardless of how the dealer has described it, you should view it with your eyes wide open. The first thing to do is drive some other models to see what's available because you really, really don't need to pay £8k for one. You can get an S-type R with a 4.2-litre V8 for £3k. Remember - you are not buying a new car and whatever you buy will need work. Much better to have some in the pocket for a rainy day. Have a look at our buyer's guide here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/jaguar/s-type-x2.../
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