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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

    Graham Lamond , North Yorkshire . Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.4

    My car

    I was loaned this car whilst mine was in for repair. I like the styling, but the load space is too small for an estate. The diesel engine is super smooth with plenty of torgue and combined with the handling, steering and brakes make it a real pleasure to drive. On the downside, the body flexes too much, making the car feel cheaper than the image it wants to project. The ride is generally excellent, but can be crashy over some bumps. Road roar is very intrusive on anything but smooth roads. This is not a quiet car except on good motorway. Shame, as wind noise is well suppressed. The interior quality and styling feels good and is pleasing on the eye, not feeling particularly dated to me, just different from the average rep box. The base of the seat, for me as a tall driver, is too flat, so that I don't feel part of the car and in danger of sliding off. The height adjustment does not alter the angle, so I always felt as if I was having to brace myself in the car. Economy of 38.4 on a steady motorway trip of 500 miles is poor. Overall, road noise and flex spoils a good drive and driveline package, whilst why have an estate that is not a load carrier?

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Bill Harmer , Hampshire . Date: 03/07/2008
    • 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
      44

    My car

    What can you say? Top level spec, and a very pleasant cabin. Owned the car for 2 yrs and 40k miles and its probably been the least problematical of any car I've ever had. One problem - EGC valve on engine fixed in a few hours under warranty. Dealer (was Webbers Basingstoke now Harwoods) has been excellent, really seem concerned for you as a customer, service is pricey but much less than Merc and more pleasant about it too. This car just looks so elegant, there is a refined compact purposeful look about it. The 2.2 diesel is our first diesel and its just outstanding, the surge of power at overtaking speeds makes swift driving and accelerating easy. (Only complaint is that it picks up SO fast in 3rd gear at 40 mph that its licence bait. anyone who says "its a Mondeo" obviously knows as much about cars as Clarkson. One question for Jag though - why do you keep Jaguar assist so quiet? Although we read the handbook on Jag assist, we still carried on with breakdown insurance as I didn't believe it was really that good!

  • 2.2D Sport 5dr

    Simon Morris Date: 19/06/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had car for 8mths and done 20k - great spec for money don't really need anything else on a car (better than most rivals I was considering) been back to dealer for some strange power surge problem - but dealer so far been pretty good in resolving. Fantastic 55+mpg on long journeys 44mpg around town etc. Expensive service costs seem compulsory nowadays by most dealers so expect nothing different from Jaguar! Great performance, solid feel, well built. However, big tank though - and now thanks to Mr G Brown and Co - it now costs in excess of £70per tank every 500mls!

    Would recommend the 2.2tdi sport.

  • 2.2D Sovereign 5dr

    Tim Kenny Date: 19/06/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I like the car and new passengers comment how luxurious it is. They just love fiddling with the screen and are fascinated by the voice control and gadgets. I cannot see anything 'low-rent' about it. (What Car comment.) Engine noisier than BMW but settles to an inaudible hum when cruising. Great overtakig torque and good grip. Can be a bit crashy over bumps and seats could be a bit wider on the bottom. Vents in the rear cabin would be nice. Only one fault in 27 months - a transmission seal picked up on service. Sound occasionally stops when hurrying to start. Answer: stop car, turn off ignition, turn back on, count to three and restart. Seems to reset itself. Would recommend as economic, comfortable long-distant trouble-free cruiser.

    Over 50 mpg easily achievable on a run and computer says 45mpg overall (2.2d manual Sovereign Estate). Jaguar service agent a bit miserable and souless - probably because they're depressed and cannot sell expensive Jags and big Range Rovers anymore. But then past Merc service has been worse and their cars given more problems than this Jag. Nothing wrong with growing old gracefully.

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