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

    DICK BELL , NORMANDY . Date: 11/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Nick Wood , Somerset . Date: 05/02/2008
    • 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 have had this car since November. I took a day out to test drive most of the usual suspects - a Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 etc. The X-type was the last test drive of the day, and as soon as I sat in it a broad smile appeared on my face!

    Sure, the BMW stuck like glue to the road and gave the best handling, but the Jaguar (in addition to great handling and performance) just oozes an understated elegance and refinement... on a reasonable budget to boot.

    Even after three months, that smile still appears every time I sit in the car. My only gripe so far is that the car is screaming out for an automatic gearbox, which I understand will be available from March (damn!).

  • 2.2D SE 5dr

    Ray Evans , hants . Date: 24/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought the car in December and both the car and the buying experience through the Chichester garage (Harwoods) was excellent. The car has a smoothness and quality feel about it and having test driven BMWs is a much better car. Driving it is a real joy and the 2.2D gives an excellent performance, particularly acclerating in 3rd and the 6th gear makes for excellent cruising on motorways. The standard fittings on the SE model are great and much better than any of the rivals. In short I am delighted .

  • 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...

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