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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.
  • 2.0 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!

  • 2.0D S 4dr

    David Amos Date: 03/02/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The diesel engine performance still impresses after 7000 hard miles on the M25 and nearby routes, regularly returning 40+ mpg.

    The engine is so smooth when cruising that the cruise control becomes invaluable at keeping the speed down. The surge in acceleration from about 2200rpm in top gear is enough to jeopardize your licence if caution is not exercised. In lower gears it makes overtaking slower moving trafic such as lorries and caravans just that little bit less hazardous.

    The ride comfort on the larger alloy wheels may not be to everyone's taste but it is a fair trade-off for excellent handling on all but the bumpiest roads when it can be thrown off line by a mid corner bump.

    There seems to be more room in the rear of the car than other rivals except maybe the MB but that car doesn't seem to have the character of the Jag. I would suggest that anyone buying one has the headlamp washer option fitted as in wet conditions the design of the car seems to ensure that the headlights get dirty and stay dirty.

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