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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134 reader reviews for Jaguar X-type Saloon.
  • 2.0D SE Euro IV 4dr

    John Johnson , Shropshire . Date: 15/09/2005
    • 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

    I have had the car since March this year. The build quality, appearance and equipment have lived up to my high expectations.

    In my opinion, it matches or surpasses the two BMW 3 Series cars I have most recently owned, with the exception of the slightly inferior road holding at times (although this is certainly nothing to be concerned about). The air-con is also very noisy when it has to work hard to bring the cabin temperature down.

    I am still pleasantly surprised by the comments of other people, who invariably percieve the Jaguar as being a class above the 3 Series and are always surprised that cost prices are comparable.

    My only disappointment has been with the sevice and attention to detail at the dealership.

    This was compounded over the last few weeks by the complete failure of the remote door lock/security controls, which took five weeks to sort out.

  • 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!

Jaguar X-type Saloon

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