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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 S 5dr

    Sean Little Date: 22/06/2006
    • 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

    Having owned this car for just over a year, covering over 46,000 miles in twelve months without a single problem, it has been excellent.

    The Sport set-up gives is a good drive with decent economy. It can't reach the fuel economy fiugures quoted, but does average around 42mpg.

    The driver's seat provides good support, however the lumbar support is a miss.

    Having three kids, they have plenty of space in the back and the boot has been well used, taking all you need for a family holiday and easily caters for family life. With the back seats down, it provides a great load area for trips to the rubbish tip.

  • 2.0D S 5dr

    Richard Wilton , . Date: 22/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven this car as a leased company car for six months. It is graceful to look at, comfortable and practical, and as a company car, the benefit-in-kind taxation is very low - much lower than a BMW or Mercedes.

    This is the dream: Jaguar grace, space and pace with more than 40mpg and, as I took delivery before the Euro IV standard came in, only 15% of list tax liability. Why drive anything else?

    I was sent a nice book inviting me to tour the Jaguar factory. This in itself was a pleasure. The dealer (Lancaster of Reading) has been most attentive, although nothing has needed fixing 16000 miles in.

    I have just one minor quibble: I am 1.8m tall. I should have opted for the fully height-adjustable seat rather than the standard raise-and-lower-the-back-end type. If you're taller than that, you should look elsewhere.

    Other than that, why go for yet another dull German car (grey outside and grey inside)? You can drive a British legend, see where it's built and save loads of money, too.

  • 2.0D Classic 5dr

    ST ElSaid , Geneva . Date: 03/05/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My last car was a 2002 BMW 328i fully loaded Estate. One day I was on the web, not even thinking of Jaguar and I fell on a local dealer web site. There it was, British Racing Green, 17 inch wheels, champagne leather and diesel. I wanted diesel as price of petrol has been and will certainly keep on climbing in Europe. Off to the dealer.

    First impressions. More luxurious than the BMW with its German strict luxury. But this basic Jag was loaded, the wood, the leather, the sound system, great 17 inch wheels, the great lines, the quiet ride.

    Drove it, heavy feeling car and decided to push it had that wow thrust, what a torque, its turbo and booster, smart engineering by Ford-Jag. Went on side roads and pushed it way over speed limits, flying colors. Took it the free way, 5th gear and forgot I had a manual gear car. What swayed me in favor of the Jag was, fuel economy, luxury, space, looks and more.

    I called the dealer next day (did not have to check with my wife, she was traveling, yes I know when the cat is away…), told him he had a deal.

    Eat your hearts out all you anti X-Types out there, picking on its Ford Mondeo origins, so what. Besides only 18% is Mondeo and even that was reengineered for the X-Type. Yes Jag is not 100% British, so? we all know that. Kudos to Ford for having saved the Jag legend. Show me a car that is 100% pure, Volvo,Mazda, Nissan, Range Rover, Mini Cooper, small Cadillac is an Opel.

    I love this car. Oh by the way my wife loves it.

  • 2.0D SE 5dr

    Stan Cookson , Lancashire . Date: 29/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a Jaguar X-type for 18 months and covered 28,000 miles. I have never had a new car that has spent so much time at the dealers.

    The car was extremely comfortable to drive and a pleasure to tour in. It has lots of space, good economy and a perky engine. After 20,000 miles it needed a new gearbox. I've had the standard recall for the cables round the engine, but also problems with remote keyfobs, the rear tailgate window, new discs and brakes at 26,000 miles, and other smaller issues.

    The worst is the dealer service. Having given up on the Manchester dealers, I tried Bolton. I got a courtesy car when they inspected the gearbox problem, the gentleman handing me the keys proudly stated it had only about six miles worth of petrol. I drove home, got my wife to take me to work and took it back the next day with three miles left in the tank.

    When it went in for the new gearbox, no courtesy car was available - the dealer told me to call Jaguar Assistance and lie, telling them it had just gone and not to say there was a gearbox on order at my local dealer. It's a lovely car, but it's of poor quality and come3s with appalling aftersales service. While I was sad to see it go, I know that once the warranty had expired I would have ended up burning it or launching it off a cliff.

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