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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.
  • 2.5 V6 Sport 4dr

    George Coote Date: 13/09/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I have owned this car now for just over two months. I bought it used at a non-franchised dealership, on an 02 plate with only 22,000 miles.

    There have been a few annoyances - for example the air-con not working, badly coroded alloy wheels, and door sills on both sides coming away from the car.

    These issues have all been resolved. However, a loud whining noise now begins after being in the car for approx 40 minutes or more. The car is booked in for repair, so hopefully this will cure the whining problem.

    Otherwise, this has been a delightful car to own and drive. Very attractive with a sumptious ride.

    Its performance is adequate, although the reputed 200bhp seems to be hindered by the weight of the car.

  • 2.0D Classic 4dr

    Philip Dawber , Lancs . Date: 07/05/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Materials not up to German quality but handling is superb. Performance is poor compared to the rest of the competition. Why has it taken them so long to understand the the biggest user of this car is a business user and that they need good high-performance diesel engines. If they improve the fascia materials and the 2.2 litre diesel engine delivers then I will have another one!

  • 2.5 V6 S 4dr

    Dave W Date: 30/03/2005
    • 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

    I have moved from a 7 Series BMW, which I have had as main car for six years.

    The Jag is a different animal. I would say that they are both excellent value for money! But the BMW was nearly twice the price of the X-type Jag.

    The Jag is far nicer inside, depending on your taste (but leather and wood in the Jag are A1...) equally comfortable, with slighly more road noise (possibly due to a quiter engine).

    I got 22mpg in the 3.0-litre BMW and I get minimum 28mpg in the 2.5 Jag.

    The Jag boot is wide and deep but shallow. It's nicely lined, with a good finish and carpet.

    Performance is everything I want in a saloon car. It is very fast indeed if you want it, although not quite approaching my son's VW V6's scary acceleration.

    All in all, I do like the Jag very much. It was a good buy, pleasing to look at. I LIKE IT, and will not be trading it in for some time!

  • 2.0 V6 SE 4dr

    Dave Milner , East Yorkshire . Date: 05/03/2005
    • 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

    My car

    I wanted one of these X-Type Jaguars when I very first saw them being exhibited in the local dealership.

    It wasn't until several years later that I was able to purchase a two-year-old 2.0 litre SE front wheel drive. It was well worth the wait.

    I have been using the vehicle as an every day car and we have travelled several thousand miles across the UK with the family.

    Yes, there is limited boot space, yes it might not be as quick off the mark as the 3-Series BMW or the Audi A4, but the pleasure is all in the driving.

    It really is a pleasure to drive and there is still something about being in control of a Jaguar that encourages you to want to simply drive it, and not just hope to blow the tarmac cobwebs away at every opportunity.

    It is mellow, calming,easy, all those sort of Eagles tunes you know but dont want to admit you know.

    The one thing that irritated a little was the average 30 mph I attain that is a little behind rivals on the fuel economy front.

    But I was aware of this before purchase and so should simply get on with it. Anyone considering please test drive, and try to drive a 3-Series or A4 immediately after.

    I did and the interior and the shaped asthetics of the X-Type profile won.

    I am now keen to swap for the new XF. Cant wait.

Jaguar X-type Saloon

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