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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.
  • 2.2D Sport 5dr

    Martin Dean , Berkshire . Date: 21/08/2006
    • 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

    Prior to ordering my 2.2D X Type Sport, I test drove all of the natural competitors that were on the company car list: The BMW 3 Series Touring which was completely 'souless' with interior plastics resembling those on an office printer or copier and had back jarring ride quality. The Audi A4 felt which felt very dated inside,had a tiny boot,cramped rear and poor performance. The Mercedes 'C'Class which was noisy, sluggish and just didn't feel special enough for the money.

    In summary there really was no competition to the Jag and I was surprised to see just how different my impressions were compared to those of the 'Professional Road Tester' - it is therefore vital that if you are considering any car that you test drive yourself and form your own opinion.

    The car is supremely comfortable (don't believe all of the comments about the seat squabs being too narrow, the seats being too high etc..) and imediately feels so. The balance between handling and ride quality is perfect with the sport suspension - firmish ride with a sure footedness that enables you to have some real fun on twisty 'A' and 'B' roads. The performance is staggering for a diesel, particularly when joining the motorway in 4th gear and it returns over 35mpg despite being driven hard most of the time.

    Better still is that I have had no faults to date and get a great dose of 'Feel Good Factor' when it comes to driving home each evening.

  • 2.2D Sport Premium 5dr

    Nigel Eley , Vale of Glamorgan . Date: 21/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The 2.2d Sport is only available with manual box, which is mated to a poor clutch, it is extremely easy to stall, (I have driven for 30+ years) and is a nightmare in a traffic jam. The wheels/ tyres look fantastic, but are fragile, so living in the country as I do means frequent tyre/ wheel damage. Re-balancing is proving very difficult.

    Inside the drivers seat aches my clutch leg, as the bolster rubs under my knee, and the throttle pedal is high vs the clutch which needs to be pressed fully down. The seats are not particularly comfortable on a longish journey.

    All the toys work well, but they are no compensation for the poor driving experience. I believe this car will suit drivers who like to drive flat out, or potential owners on a test drive, who will get a kick out of the diesel's grunt.

  • 2.0D S 5dr

    Roger Squire Date: 18/08/2006
    • 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

    6 months after delivery and 12K miles later, I still get a buzz from sitting behind the steering wheel. This review is to echo all the previous favourable comments and the dealers. Albeit that it was always a struggle to deal with the Jaguar chap rather than the "Aston" man in the same showroom.... maybe one day!

    Just returned from France. It's the epitomy of luxury. Managed nearly 450mls on the tank with just over 50 litres of diesel and I can't say with hand on heart I didn't exceed speed limits or hold back on country roads.

    Yes, plastics to the central console are from the waste bin of Ford, but I really dont mind or think they are totally drab. Not nearly as bad, having assessed the quality of plastics in a new BMW,VW or Merc. Considered Saab but sense prevailed in the knowledge that it is more a Vauxhall than Jaguar is a Ford. The majority of people who have used the Ford joke tend to be Astra/Golf drivers so the tendency to ignore and inwardly laugh back at them is rewarding. They have no idea of the quality.

    Its not all brilliant mind. The boot window prevents the solid boot from closing properly or with ease; the clutch is heavy as is the gear change. The central arm rest could be higher though I now struggle to think of anything else.

    I nearly considered a Passat though driving one was very dangerous as I nearly fell asleep at the wheel within 5 minutes.

    Keep Jaguar in business so go out and get one. I am sure you wont be disappointed!

  • 2.5 V6 SE 5dr

    Andrew Young , Cheshire . Date: 31/07/2006
    • 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

    Hope I havn't just been lucky, but this is an amazing car. Admittedly traded up from a Hyundai but was never impressed with the dullness of the BMW or Mercedes. Having previously had Rovers was wary of buying British but not now.

    Estate is a beautiful looking car, better than the saloon. Boot is not massive, but hey, we dont intend to shift wardrobes. Cream leather interior has stay smart, we have no kids, but slight scuffs dont always come out easily.

    Compared to my previous cars performance is fantastic even with the automatic which is smooth, effortless with lots of settings. Coming up to 12 months old the Car has developed NO FAULTS whatsoever so can't comment on dealer service but as you would expect they were very good when I was buying it !!

    Fuel consumption knocking around town is 20 mpg but on holiday in Ireland we averaged 27 mpg. My neighbour and a friend have both bought similar Jags - doesnt the name just say it all.

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