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.
  • 2.5 V6 SE 4dr

    Dave Hedger Date: 29/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I wanted one of these when they first came out and I have not been disappointed.

    The drive is wonderful with good handling - the auto version seems to be well set up with only very slight kick-down lag - the Jaguar J-shift makes manual gear changes easy.

    Fuel consumption is hardly best in class and the tank is very small - the servicing costs are high espescailly since it is based on a volume Ford product.

    The dealer has been very good and sorted a couple of initial niggles very quickly.

  • 2.0D SE 4dr

    Christopher Stallworthy , Oxfordshire . Date: 27/12/2004
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my first Jaguar and opted for the SE Diesel and have covered 24000 miles in 14 months.

    After having test driven the car, I was sold on it against its rivals the Audi A4 and BMW 3 series diesels. The economy is superb and have averaged 45mpg+ over very mixed driving conditions.

    The car feels solid and very quiet with little or no engine noise on motorways.

    Acceleration is great and the car handles particularly well on B roads. Safety features are excellent with very good brakes.

    Overall I am very pleased with the car as I opted out of the company car scheme and am able to run this vehicle very economically. I would certainly consider another when I change the car in 22 months time.

  • 2.0 V6 Sport 4dr

    Andy Prior Date: 23/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 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 covered over 60,000 miles in mine and am very pleased with it.

    For a 2.0-litre the performance / fuel economy mix isn’t brilliant compared to its ‘flat mate’ the Mondeo but there are a lot worse out there. I find the handling and balance of the sport spot on making it a very relaxed but an enjoyable car to drive and the interior has much more of a quality feel than a mainstream saloon. After a lot of miles I still like taking the car out.

    My only gripe is that the clutch seemed an afterthought making getting the right driving position an art; close enough to get the clutch in is far too near, but set the seat in a comfortable position and the clutch is a real strain, plus there’s no room to rest for you foot to the left of the pedal.

    Being picky the folding rear seat should be standard surely?

    Would I have another, yes but probably the Diesel Estate?

  • 2.0 V6 Classic 4dr

    jamie perkin Date: 16/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Not much needed to sum up this car. All I can say is that I wouldnt let my dog in it. I think I would actually go for the Mercedes 4x4 this is one of the worst cars on the market for the money required to purchase it.

    Two words: RIP OFF.

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