I have driven this car for the past 14monhs and can report no problems with it.It is very comfortable to drive about town and on a long run.Fuel averages out about 28MPG.
Part 2: my major gripe is fuel economy. The best I have got on a journey is 44mpg, and that was being ever so careful. In ordinary driving, I am lucky to get 38mpg. The lowest has been 34mpg. Current average fuel economy is 36.34mpg. This is against their claimed 51mpg figures!
I had a Honda Accord for six months (ave. 43mpg) - their engine is streets ahead of any other diesel. I had a Mazda 6 before that (ave. 42mpg).
When I was test driving cars, the BMW 3 Series handling was out of every other car's league, but expensive and did not have many "toys".
Overall the X-Type is good, but not much more than that. It has lots of kit, is comfortable, has a big boot (I can get several sets of golf clubs in there no problem), and pleasant and easy.
It's a compromise of everything. I will go for something else next time (if the X-Type is even still around!) as I am now able to say I had a Jaguar.
This is my third X-type Jaguar. Previously owned a 2.1 V6S and a 2.0 D SE. This is by far the best model. No chrome on it at all. It is so smoothh & quiet even at 4 years old & with 65,000 miles on the clock. There are absolutely no annoying squeaks or rattles at all. Fuel economy is not too bad even with permanent four wheel drive. The 18" indianapolis wheels together with ebony black paint finish really make the car stand out. I would certainly recommend anyone to buy an X-type Jaguar if they were looking for an executive sports saloon. No other cars I have seen/driven are as good for the money. The only downside I can think of is excessive tyre and brake wear but that is a small price to pay.
I have owned my X-Type for 4 years and done over 80,000 miles in it. Now it is due to be replaced by a C-Class Mercedes and I will be sad to see it go.
So why change, you may ask? Simply because a new model hasn't been forthcoming, the facelift isn't enough sadly.
But I am in two minds about my choice, the Jag is just that good.
Over the 80,000 miles I have had only one unscheduled failure when the cenral locking decided the key was still in the ignition when it wasn't and wouldn't lock or unlock the doors. This was fixed under warranty. I cannot comment further on running costs as my lease covers servicing, hence the 3 stars.
The ride is superb and handling excellent and it is very quiet when cruising. Overall I get 44mpg from the 2.0 Diesel and power is more than adequate, for real road driving it is better than the 2.5 petrol.
I did try the 2.2 litre recently, which is marginally smoother but as a company car driver the extra costs outwiegh the benefit. Interior fit and trim is good with no pieces falling off or rattles and it looks far classier than a BMW 3 series as far as I'm concerned. New models are even better value too, with loads of kit.
For those who say it is just a Mondeo in a different body, well an A3 is a Golf in drag and an A4 is a stretched A3, all manufacturers share platforms to cut costs.
To round up, if Jaguar replace this in the next four years it will be on my shortlist for my next car. Please Jaguar!
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