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 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.

  • 2.0 V6 S 4dr

    stuart comrie , stirlingshire . Date: 29/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for 18 months now and can only say after dreaming of owning a Jag for a lifetime, the dream is in reality a nightmare.

    The car had a whining transmission problem from day one. I had the dealer after waiting one year change out the box, which resulted in making the problem worse. We are now on gearbox number three and they have also replaced a set of timing chains. To add to this, the passenger door jams shut frequently and there is an irritating rattle from behind the dashboard.

    The car cost £24.5k new and after 18 months of problematic ownership, the suppling dealer adds insult by offering me £13k to take it of my hands. I will never buy another Jaguar despite the fact they are good to drive, look good and are relatively comfortable inside.

  • 2.5 V6 Sport 4dr

    Simon Ridgers Date: 08/01/2005
    • 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've now owned this car for over 2 years and it still feels special to drive. Whilst there have been a few quality issues, no more than people I know with MB or BMW. For example, the quality of the paint is probably the best I've seen.

    Pros - ride and handling are exceptional, 4wd has been more useful than I thought possible, performance is good, adequate space for 4, dealer service

    Cons - economy (22-25), clutch action is difficult to get right (go for the auto), depreciation

    They've improved the equipment levels across the range, but they still seem to think that items like self-dimming interior mirrors and folding rear seats should be extra.

    Overall I would say ignore the Mondeo comparisons. It really is a very good car. However, choose your spec carefully.

  • 2.0 V6 SE 4dr

    Murray Lee , HERTS . Date: 05/01/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED OWNING THIS CAR. IT IS VERY COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS WITH EXCELLENT FEATURES INCLUDED.

    IF I HAD ANY COMPLAINT IT WOULD ONLY BE THE SLIGHT LACK OF POWER IN THE ENGINE

    THE BUILD QUALITY IS GOOD AND I HAVE HAD NO COMPLAINTS IN THE TIME I HAVE OWNED THE CAR

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