My second Jag estate, 1st was a basic 2.0d Classic when the estate was first launched and then two years ago I bought an ex demo 2.0d Sport Premium (2.2 not available at the time) base on quality and reliability of first car.
I've had a few minor problems but these have been sorted out by the dealership with no dramas.
Overall, I love the car though I do feel the 2.0d does lack a little grunt at times and having driven the 2.2 feel that this is the better option. Ride quality is excellent on long trips, great motorway cruiser but again feel that it could benefit from 6th gear. Recently moved closer to the office and my commute now consists of winding country lanes and this is where the car really come into its own. The DSC and other electronic gadgetry make it stick to the road like glue and each journey to and from the office leave me with a beaming smile on my face, you really don't feel like you're driving an estate. Even driven hard, I'm getting 40+ mpg and service costs are reasonable.
Would I have another? After having had two Jags I was thinking about going down the Audi / BMW route but have just received the XF information and availability ties in with my current car being 3 years old so it's off to the Jag dealership next week to place my order for another Jag..... Can't wait for March/April!
Oh and it sounds much better in the pub to say you drive a Jag rather than being just another BMW driver.
This is my second 3.0 V6 Estate. I previously had a fully equipped SE manual bought with 8000 miles on the clock.
Whilst impressed with the finish of the first car, the new one is yet another step up. Having looked at and driven BMW and Audi, the Jaguar is in a higher class altogether. I feel frustrated that car buyers at this price point are not looking at this car because it is now several years since its release. The improvements and developments made in these years have lifted this car into a class above all others in its class.
Before taking delivery of the new car, I completed a 2500 mile journey from the UK to the South of France, Italy and Switzerland which confirmed my ideas of the practicality, driving pleasure and satisfaction with this model. Jaguar service at the two branches of Lancaster that I have used is second to none. They try harder because they have to and acheive service that I have not found with any other brand.
I'm a very happy Jaguar X Type Estate owner.
This car is just approaching three years old and has done 70,000 miles. Its equipment is first class.
It's a great motorway car but having driven the 2.2D during the last service, the engine now feels a bit sluggish off the mark, although mid-range pull is still very good. It's a bit tight for long legs in the back, but great for the average family.
You'll get 48mpg if you are very careful; 38-39mpg when in a hurry and in traffic.
The car is better equipped than German rivals and is seen as more luxurious, so I'll be replacing it with a 2.2D Sport Premium.
I've had this car as a company car for a year and put 40,000 on it. Previous cars were Audi A4 Avant (great but too small in the back), Honda Accord Tourer (most uncomfortable driving position ever and ugly). The X type estate is well equipped, good to drive, comfortable over long distances, big enough for 2 children and 2 kayaks on the roof (children not on roof but sometimes I wish they were). 2.0D is quick enough and keeps emissions and car tax low. Only criticism - low profile 18" alloys tramline and are easy to kerb (my fault I suppose). Equivalent cars on the company car list don't compare for equipment, and it's nice not to be in German clone car.
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