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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 Sport 4dr

    Paul Thomas , Kent . Date: 16/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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 always wanted a Jaguar and the x type brought this opportunity well within my budget. Second hand at 18 months old it represents superb value for money. The car looks great in british racing green and (when it works) the engine and gear box are as good as I've had. Therein lies the clue. This car has been nothinhg but trouble. In the 18 months I have owned it I have had the car back with Jaguar 12 times with one-off or repeat faults. The customer service is excellent but the ability to diagnose and fix problems are not. The car is now 3 years old and out of warranty and still pulls intermitently to the left and the engine still misfires. There is rust (!) on the boot on a 3 year old car. I originally come from the West Midlands and have an infinity with the workers who build these cars but don't buy an x type unless you want dreadful build quality, frequent and unacceptable (and expensive now its out of warranty) defects and an experience that you will quickly and frequently regret.

  • 3.0 V6 SE 4dr

    anthony jeffries , derbys . Date: 04/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned an X-Type 3.0L auto SE for the past 5 years. It most certainly is a drivers car with excellent all round performance and comfort! It is not a car for the thrifty! Ownership offering ample opportunities to pour money down the drain of niggling poor quality!! My example made 13 unscheduled workshop visits in 5 years!! Faults ranged from a new fuel tank (on the 2nd day of ownership) down to every entry latch on the car! Consequently running costs were significantly high post the warranty. Main dealer labour charges run at £100 per hour! So be warned!! Even the yearly service and highlighted remedial work averaged £1000. I loved the car! But the 14th fault plus rising green taxes and fuel costs spelt out enough is enough!! I have practically had to give the car away due to very poor X-Type residuals!! And I have returned to Honda!

  • 2.0D SE 4dr

    Kenn Bertram , Tyne & Wear. . Date: 09/10/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I bought my car a year ago and its on an 04 plate. I bought it from a non Jaguar dealer, but the car was owned by a company and the service history documentation is impressive.The miles were high for it's age (64k) but all motoraway miles.The car now has 72k and is still running as new.Our miles are a mix of both motorway and A roads so we often get mid forties mpg.It has never let us down and drives very well.I had a Rover 75 CDTI SE CONN. with all the toys before this and I think the Jaguar is better by far.

  • 2.5 V6 4dr

    michael wigmore , eastsussex . Date: 03/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I brought the 2.5 v6 x-type, it only had 17000 miles from new. I have only had the car 10 months. At 23000 miles the auto gearbox failed at a cost of £3000. I contacted Jaguar with the fact that the gearbox is a sealed for life unit and in true driving time it had only done 2 years of motoring. Jaguar would not help with the cost or comment on the fact that this had happend with so little milage. I have only had the car back for 53 days and the gearbox has the same fault and is back in for repair. Befor the Jaguar i had a Merc 180 auto with 3 x the milage and did not have a problem with it. The Jaguar is over rated and very much over priced, I was looking forward to driving what i thought was a good reliable car. I was very much mistaken and would have my old Merc back at a flash.

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