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.
  • 2.0 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.

  • 2.0 V6 SE 4dr

    Reg Squire Date: 03/03/2005
    • 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

    Super car to own and drive, pity about the Jaguar garage service!

    Great looks and equipment.

    1st year depreciation is a worry.

    Overall better than my previous X-reg BMW 525.

  • 2.5 V6 S 4dr

    Simon Eyre , Suffolk . Date: 28/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove this car for 72 hours and can sum it up in two bullets:

    - For the price it is very luxurious, especially if leather option is taken - It would be an ideal car for a 45+ year old.

    It drives nice. Not stunningly or aggressively. Just nice. Calm, collected. A cruiser. Refined. but BORING.

  • 2.0 V6 Classic 4dr

    Terry Parkinson Date: 06/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my X-Type for three years, experiencing few if any problems, apart from a couple of manufacturer's recalls.

    The build quality is good, performance and handling excellent - it's great for long journeys - and the overall value is fantastic. To those who say it's not a real Jaguar, I say look at the badge!

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