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.
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.
My Jaguar X type estate replaced a Rover 75 V6 petrol. I had admired the X type estate for a while, so went view an X type estate sports premium with an impressive list of extras including sat nav, Jaguar voice, xeon headlights, premium sound, 18" wheels, bluetooth phone.
Eight months later I still love the car, the estate is spacious with a very large load area. I have the full leather sports seats which seem to be the best choice with large bolsters to keep you in place. The 18" wheels give a slightly harder ride which is especially noticable on poor road surfaces. The road handling is excellent.
There is room in the back for three children, the only complaint is the lack of rear vents. The centre touch screen is much nicer than the cheap looking buttons it replaces. I have the piano black wood and this sets off the black interior nicely. Jag have cut a few corners in places they hope you won't look, like the footwell lights do not have covers, instead they are bare bulbs. I probably wouldn't bother with again is Jaguar voice. This is the voice command system for controlling the sat nav, phone, audio system, climate control. It takes a few seconds to understand commands and will often get them wrong.
The car has been back to the dealer for a couple of warranty jobs. Firstly the sound system would stop working on occasions. The second fault was a DSC warning would come up on the dashboard LCD display. .
great car to dive WHEN it is going What are jaguar playing at in the spare parts dept. I have had this car almost 2 years and the turbo failed it has been in the garage for 6 days waiting for a turbo (back order) it seems to me the Indians are taking all the spares pieces to make thier TATA trucks. Come on Jag show us your British again.
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