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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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133 reader reviews for Jaguar X-type Saloon.
  • 2.0D SE 4dr

    jeff cryer , bucks . Date: 25/02/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    54reg 2.0D SE bought 2010, one private owner 43000m.Excellent in most respects (only routine replacements in 25000m) Mostly local use (44mpg), motorway 50mpg. Steering, light clutch, sensitive brakes, handling, road-holding, comfort all brilliant. Performance excellent above 5mph, fantastic in top gear but lorry-like 0-5mph. A few snags one learns to live with but a couple I still hate – 1st gear is the most clumsy I have ever encountered, has to be pushed boldly past 2 synchro rings (it seems) to engage or it jumps out (design prob, not wear). Other gears are precise and good to use (one gets used to heavy 2nd) The 5 speed gear box is a mistake. It needs 6. With a very low 1st and high 5th, it lacks urban flexibility but you adapt to that and it comes with a very nice clutch unlike the 6 speed Mondeo on which it is based. The 2.0 diesel is delightfully smooth, unobtrusive and powerful on the move. 0-60 in 9.5secs is easy to believe despite the slow start. The other ongoing hate is the dip switch (raise very gently to flash or it clicks into main beam) Steering wheel is too large to be sporty if that matters. Leather is top quality but door card styling is non-existent. Large door mirrors are brilliant to use but vulnerable and do not fold. After initial reservations, I have come to appreciate the car’s overall excellence, despite the shortcomings mentioned and love the beautiful Jag styling. Not perfect but, if urban flexibility is not required every day, easily recommendabl

  • 2.0D Classic 4dr

    lloyd Edwards Date: 31/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      58

    My car

    I work at Heathrow and live in Cornwall.Cars are important to me as it is a work tool.Nissan and Honda have served me well,all bar the seats being a little small and soft.I purchased This 2.0D x-type for the better chair and proposed economey. Well the ride is smooth.It relaxes me, and returns good economey.I sometimes do my own servicing and this is an easy car to work on. I like it and rate it next to my Honda Civic but is more calming and built for long runs only. This is an 53 model and well looked after.

  • 3.0 V6 Sport 4dr

    eddie boyle , West Lothian . Date: 21/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    I have owned the car for 4 years. It only does 4k miles per annum so the running costs are not an issue. It is based on a Mondeo (which I also own). The quality and finish on the Jag is way beyond that of the Ford. The 4 wheel drive is excellent and very safe in snow. Replacement tyres should be Pirelli only as anything else is difficult to balance. Only issue in 4 years was a broken spring, otherwise top notch. Not a hot-hatch, although it is pretty rapid, but after 80mph, it feels like it could go on forever (my wife mentioned) Only thing I would mention is the heater & A/C controls. They defy logic. Just about any button turns the A/C on, and you need to push three buttons to get it off again. This is not from the Ford.

  • 2.2D Sovereign 4dr

    Norman Sim , Aberdeenshire . Date: 19/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I purchased a 2.20 d Soverign new in Nov 07 and since Jan 08 there has been a continuing fault with the Telephone/Display /Radio system. Funny messages appear on the display and at same time the Radio will not work at all. Also the Volume of the Radio and CD Player goes up and down of it's own accord. Jaguar/ Stratstone Aberdden still as of to day are unable to repair it, despite the car being in Stratsone's workshop on approx 35 days over a 1 year period. Jaguar today asked if i would allow them to take the car to their factory for further investigation. I am taking legal advise before responding. Need I say any more.

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