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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.
  • 2.2D Sovereign 5dr

    John Smith Date: 07/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    What a bargain this car is second hand.

    I have now had mine for four years and it has now done 146k having bought it for under £7k. Have a look online and you will regularly see X type diesels which are pushing 300k miles - how many German cars shrug off that sort of mileage. Most old Merc taxis look knackered. The interior is better quality than the top of the range BMW 330D that I had, where the £500 optional extra fake wood trim was starting to look a bit shabby. In a Jag you get real wood veneer and real leather, which has withstood the ravages of my toddlers. There is no shortage of toys on a high spec jag.

    I regularly get mid 40s economy on the motorway and 30-35 on short trips doing the school run and going to Tesco. This is excellent for a large and rapid car. It's natural habitat is however sitting all day on the outside lane of the motorway.

    The steering is a bit wallowly and it really is not the sort of car that encourages boy racer cornering, but it is fast enough to pull out rapidly when one needs to overtake, get away from the lights first to get into the right lane, etc. It feels more like a limousine than an old high mileage estate car.

    It has been pretty reliable, but you will need to change the EGR valve every 30 - 40k miles at a cost of £150. Parts are dead cheap, readily available from scrappers on eBay and you can buy a fantastic model now for no money as they are not in fashion. Go on buy one.

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Jon Tilley , . Date: 30/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Jaguar X Type 2.2 SE Estate. We have had the car for a week, it is a 58 version with low mileage, which is always hard to verify, however we got all the documentation of VOSA MOT site and a pretty good service history as well and it all adds up. We have just got rid of a VW PASSAT 130, which was top of the range in its day. We were thinking of getting another Passat, but they just seemed a bit dull once we looked at the Jag. We considered Mazda 6 estates, Passats, Golfs, BMW 3 series, but just felt the Jag looked the most classy. The interior seems like a Bentley with criss cross leather stitched heated seats, Sat Nav, carbon fibre trim. The car looks great and the paint work is great in Ice Blue, the door handles seem to be a bit clunky, but only slightly. The engine is great and in the cab is surprisingly quiet compared to the old Passat, the car just goes when you put your foot down, a good way to get points if you are not careful. The things which are not great are as follows, I feel the graphics on the satnav seem a bit crap compared to the rest of the interior, there is no outside temperature gauge which we miss from the Passat, I think the economy will be at best average, there is quite a big lip into the boot area for our ageing dog, the Passat was flat. On the whole though, it is a quality car that looks great and for £10K less a £1000 trade in we have got a car that when you get in feels like a Bentley. We are chuffed and its a British icon as well.

  • 2.0D Classic 5dr

    Dave Tordoff Date: 08/02/2009
    • 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

    I had two of these as company cars, first in the SE spec and second in Sport spec and I loved them both.

    The 2 litre turbo diesel is amazingly economical in all situations, especially on the motorway - if you try you can get easily get more than 50mpg and overall, I was getting 44mpg. But it's also very quick - faster than the 0-60 figures would make you believe, with loads of torque and bags of power when you really need it - it's a fabulous engine. Handling is superb - I've tried BMWs and I genuinely prefer my Jags. (NB As a company car., I only had to pay for fuel, so the 5 stars for running costs only reflect this.)

    The cabin isn't quite up to Audi quality, but it's a very nice place to be.

    The load area is modest for an estate, but had one great trick up it's sleeve - the rear window opens independently, so you can pack every inch of the space available, unlike some estates. With the optional net behind the rear seats, you really can pile it high.

    As for reliability, in 5 high milage years, I only had one minor problem and that was sorted very quickly. In fact they've been more reliable than german cars I've had previously.

    Great cars and much better looking as an estate than a saloon.

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Dale Arden , Surrey . Date: 22/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I clock up around 80% of my mileage on motorways and drive the car with the utmost respect, rarely exceeding 75 mph (despite my boy racing tendencies). Even with a driving style that includes changing gear before 2000 rpm is reached and never using more than a quarter of the travel on the accelerator, the best economy I have achieved so far is 38mpg. If I drive the car "normally", then I see 33 mpg at best with town driving taking this down to around 26mpg. Jaguar did replace a sticking valve recently which has improved matters slightly, but I still fall 15 mpg short on Jaguar's claimed 48 mpg.

    To put things into context, my wife owns a Mercedes E240, which is a V6 petrol automatic. This returns 30 mpg, which when reconciled with the lower cost of petrol, means that on the same journey, I am slightly better off driving her car!

    Other complaints have been a failed reverse sensor, an about to fail electric seat, the car consistently pulls to the left etc. The Jaguar service is always courteous, but they never seems to be able rectify faults in the first instance because the computer does not show any faults (or the computer says no in Little Britain speak).

    I will revert to German cars next time and never return to this Tata owned company ever again. The worst news - in the economic downturn, my company has informed me that we have to keep cars for 5 years, meaning that I have to endure another 3 years of motoring misery.

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