Used Jaguar X-type Estate 2001 - 2009 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Advice for buyers

2001 - 2009 review
Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
  • Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
  • Jaguar X-type Estate (01 - 09)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Jaguar X-Type estate?

Most X-type owners seem fairly happy with their cars, according to JD Power Customer Satisfaction Surveys, achieving mid-table respectability. It could be argued that you might expect more from a premium brand, though.

Jaguar's performance wasn't quite as encouraging in our latest Reliability Survey, though, finishing a disappointing 23rd out of 30 car makers.

If you're going to buy an X-type estate, buy a post-2003 example. The surveys indicate that the car's reliability improves after this date.

Many early cars suffered from clutch failure and transmission whine, rattling steering, various electrical faults and leaking door seals. Keep an eye out for signs of these problems, because Jaguars can often prove quite expensive to fix.

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