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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 Classic 5dr

    david snellgrove Date: 28/01/2005
    • 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

    I drive 2 litr diesel se estate version. I have just moved from a 3-series estate.

    I find the Jaguar a very refined car to drive, especially on the motorway where I seem to spend most of my time. I average about 36,000 miles per year and again find the car very comfortable to drive. This is where it wins hands down compared to the BMW as with the electric seats you can easily make adjustments.

    When taking the car onto the B roads again it handles surprisingly well for a big car. Even though the drive feels different to that of the bmw it still has a sporty enough feel to it when you want to let loose. The fit and finish of the car is right up there with its German rivals, it is refreshing to be looking at a different designed dashboard and also not looking at the usual red dash lights.

    The biggest winner for mean and the main reason for choosing the car is its chunky looks and the great amount of boot space. I can fit both my daughters cycles in the boot and still keep the back seats upright, family man showing my age maybe but I cannot be on my own as daily I am seeing more people driving this estate model, and when I really want to have a blast I've always got my Fireblade.

  • 2.0D S 5dr

    John Ash , Northants . Date: 04/01/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    Despite Ford underpinnings, the X-type looks and feels like a Jaguar. Fuel consumption isn't great, though, because it needs a six-speed gearbox. Probably could have gained two inches or so more rear leg room with a bit of a redesign and or reposiitoning of the dash related to the front seat position. There seems to be a lot of space behind the pedals and the width of the dash itself seems excessive. Can't believe there is neither a drop down section between the sun visors nor even a darkened section of the windscreen to block out the sun. My car is very young, it remains to be seen how well it wears. I suspect the soft suspension will become very soft after 50,000-plus miles.

Jaguar X-type Estate

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