Used Jaguar X-Type 2001 - 2010 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)
  • Jaguar X-Type (01 - 10)

What's the used Jaguar X-Type saloon like?

In 2001, the Jaguar X-Type was launched to much hoopla as the British brand’s rival to the BMW 3 Series, and a car that would expand Jaguar’s production numbers towards the level of German rivals. Sadly, things didn’t pan out that way.

The fact that the X-Type was based on the same mechanicals as the second-generation Ford Mondeo was both a blessing and a curse; it meant it had sharp handling, but that it missed out on rear-wheel drive and was seen by my many people as a Ford in drag.