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.
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.
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.
I bought this car 6 months ago (2year old) and feel that this was a big mistake. Inside the cabin this car has every extra, and is very comfortable to drive if you are old. The mpg driving sensibly is around 29 and the lag when trying to overtake is terrible and has left me is some tricky situations, so now I just have to sit and wait until I get a long stretch of road before overtaking.
With the auto gearbox the rev counter seeems to run high (nearing red) when accelerating and I have had this checked on 2 occassions and been advised there is no problem.
Sat Nav plays up also and takes a little while to input your destination. The only plus point I would say is that this car looks good.
I would get rid of this car tomorrow if I could, however |I will have to wait another year to make it worth while financially
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