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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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42 reader reviews for Jaguar X-type Estate.
  • 2.0D SE 5dr

    Corrie Deighton Date: 30/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have been driving our SE 2.0 Diesel for 2 years, and can't fault its performance. Fine round town, brilliant on the motorway, ace on long, fully laden drives with 2 adults and 2 children. However, since Feb this year it has suffered an ongoing "not starting" fault. Turn the key, and you get a click from the starter motor, but not enough to turn the engine. Car has been back to Jag main dealer seven times, and each time they tell me it's fixed, (other than the one time they couldn't replicate the fault) but they just can't or won't fix it. It's back in today, and I've just about had enough. Has anyone else had a similar experience? How do I get them to sort it? Warranty is up soon...

  • 2.0D SE 5dr

    Peter Malkin Date: 15/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an excellent car in every respect, which has been good to drive and very reliable.The engine is smooth, powerful and economical.

    Only issues have been exhaust smoke on acceleration and some dirt in the fuel problems in almost 80,000 miles.The seats could be more comfortable.

    However the X-type now desperately needs updating and the range extending with, for example, the excellent AWD system available on the diesel!

    Compared with the Audi range it's pathetic! It hasn't really been touched in the past six years- Jaguar has the technology, so spend a little money and create a competitive range!

  • 2.0D Sport Premium 5dr

    Simon Green , Herts . Date: 02/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My second Jag estate, 1st was a basic 2.0d Classic when the estate was first launched and then two years ago I bought an ex demo 2.0d Sport Premium (2.2 not available at the time) base on quality and reliability of first car.

    I've had a few minor problems but these have been sorted out by the dealership with no dramas.

    Overall, I love the car though I do feel the 2.0d does lack a little grunt at times and having driven the 2.2 feel that this is the better option. Ride quality is excellent on long trips, great motorway cruiser but again feel that it could benefit from 6th gear. Recently moved closer to the office and my commute now consists of winding country lanes and this is where the car really come into its own. The DSC and other electronic gadgetry make it stick to the road like glue and each journey to and from the office leave me with a beaming smile on my face, you really don't feel like you're driving an estate. Even driven hard, I'm getting 40+ mpg and service costs are reasonable.

    Would I have another? After having had two Jags I was thinking about going down the Audi / BMW route but have just received the XF information and availability ties in with my current car being 3 years old so it's off to the Jag dealership next week to place my order for another Jag..... Can't wait for March/April!

    Oh and it sounds much better in the pub to say you drive a Jag rather than being just another BMW driver.

  • 3.0 V6 Sovereign 5dr

    Christopher Felton , Kent . Date: 07/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my second 3.0 V6 Estate. I previously had a fully equipped SE manual bought with 8000 miles on the clock.

    Whilst impressed with the finish of the first car, the new one is yet another step up. Having looked at and driven BMW and Audi, the Jaguar is in a higher class altogether. I feel frustrated that car buyers at this price point are not looking at this car because it is now several years since its release. The improvements and developments made in these years have lifted this car into a class above all others in its class.

    Before taking delivery of the new car, I completed a 2500 mile journey from the UK to the South of France, Italy and Switzerland which confirmed my ideas of the practicality, driving pleasure and satisfaction with this model. Jaguar service at the two branches of Lancaster that I have used is second to none. They try harder because they have to and acheive service that I have not found with any other brand.

    I'm a very happy Jaguar X Type Estate owner.

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