Welcome to the Jaguar X-Type review page, as you can see this page provides you with all our user generated reviews of Jaguar X-Type cars. AA Cars provide our users with the best feedback on all car makes and models all across the uk to give you the best possible information, to help you make your decision when buying a new used car. We break each vehicle review down into five categories (preformance, running cost, comfort, reliability and space practicality) making it very easy to understand, giving you feedback directly form the vehicle owner. This provides you with all the information you need to make the decision of which car is perfect for you.
A great car, my second Xtype. The first was petrol and was less economic. This one on a steady motorway/trunk road trip will happily do 44MPG. Locally I usually get 38MPG. The ride is excellent, the luggage space is fantastic and easily beats many cars you would expect to be better. It has never let me down and to my surprise copes with snow much better than the petrol version. My three niggles are 1.The pathetic "Ford pop" squeaky horn 2.The sat nav is not so good as the one in my first X Type and has less functionality 3 The 10 minute timer on the heated seats unneccessary and a pain. All in all I love the car and wish it was still in production
A great car with teriffic comfort and load capacity. My only issues are : 1 The fuel consumption is not quite as good as I would really like. 2. The 10 minute timer on the heated seats is uneccessary and irritating. 3. The SAT NAV software is nothing like as good as the one in the earlier Xtype saloon I owned, and is very expensive to update. It also has no road condition facility whichh for a luxury car is poor. 4. The horn sounds like a Ford Popular - a pathetic squeaky beep - not suitable for this type of vehicle. These are samll niggles which mean I would give it 9.75 out of 10. If this was still in production I would buy another one
To: AA Cars Dear Sir / Madam, The seller did NOT respond/answer in any way to my enquiry thus I wasted my time sending my question. Maybe you would be kind enough to ask them why they did not have the courtesy to reply please? It's a green Jag x-type estate, I cannot recollect now whether it was definitely a diesel 2.2, but had to complete the above form in order for it to transmit. I had to fill the stars in (above) because this email would not send unless that was completed. They are meaningless on this occasion however. I merely wished to tell you the seller did not correspond or call. Regards Reginald Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
In almost 10 years of ownership my Jaguar X-Type has proved to be extremely reliable. It has now done 144,000 miles and has never broken down and never failed to start. The car is comfortable and handles very well, with all the performance I need. The interior is very well appointed. The boot is large enough for all eventualities. Running costs are very low for such a spacious and well finished car. The main complaint, if I had to make one, is that the paintwork around the wheelarches has not proved to be resilient. If I were suddenly faced with having to replace the car I would seriously consider another similar but later model.
I have owned the car since new and other than consumable items subject to natural wear ( brake discs, pads etc. )the car has been very reliable. I recently replaces an O2 sensor, but given the age of the car, not a problem. Rear suspension getting noisy; sounds like new bushes required somewhere. I am assessing this shortly. It is fairly comfortable, although rear seat space/legroom is a bit restricted, although fine for front seat passengers. It is a comfortable car to drive. The 3.0 litre engine is pretty flexible, although thirsty. Bodywork has remained sound. All in all reasonably satisfied although I have owned better cars.
The car has generally been a delight to own/drive. I have owned it for over five years buying it when it was 11 months old. I have driven some 60,000 miles in it at a reasonably economic rate. Service has always been at a Jaguar dealer. Servicing can be quite pricey. Fuel economy over 40 mph. Very comfortable car to drive and also for passengers. Plenty of storage space. Even after 65,ooo miles engine still responsive. Very pleased with car only reason for changing it will be age plus no longer require a large estate car. Would have considered an X-Type saloon if they still made them !
Since having this car from virtually new it has rarely let me down and for long journeys is comfortable and easy to drive. I have had enormous pleasure from it and I am reluctant to change it but believe that I should or else the good memories will be overtaken by events. I am having difficulty reconciling the fact that I will pay twice as much as I paid for this car as I will for the next and it will not be as comfortable or as enjoyable but cheaper to run. I ought to downsize not just for greenness and economy but because I can no longer justify such a car for mu non-commuting life ahead.
I like the car, the idea of it, the body style, the performance, comfort and the spec, and especially the fuel consumption Unfortunately this year, the second in which I've owned it, has proved expensive as one thing after another went wrong. It's going fine for now, except for a mystery sound sometimes on a tight lock at slow speed (there always seems to be some unexplained noise) but I'm kind of waiting for the next problem. I think I was lulled into a false sense of security by my impeccably behaved long-term ride, a Vauxhall Calibra!
So after my older jag was uneconomic to repair I decided to go for the X type It's a good looking car and practical too . The leather seats are comfortable even after a long journey the wood inserts and black trim compliment each other and make the cabin a nice place to be compared to my 3 series bm which flet like a hospital ward sterile and uninviting . The boot is huge apparently the largest in its class so golf clubs suitcases monthly shop the odd body all fit fine and if they don't you can drop the rear seats see Practical
My third X type and sadly the last. Superseded by the excellent XF but £10k more. The X Type is great value for money. You cant complain when compared to ordinary similar priced vehicles. A new Jaguar for £20k ? Can't be bad. It's comfortable. It certainly shifts. It might be referred to as an old mans car but boy it leaves many other vehicles in the dust when overtaking. Maintenance is pretty reasonable and parts easy to obtain. Fuel economy is surprisingly good too for a 2.2litre. Pity they no longer make them
I have owned this car for almost 2 years and until this week it has never missed a beat, Unfortunately I have just had to purchase an EGR Valve today at £167+VAT which I believe is a fairly common problem, The car has done 47000 miles from new and I only do about 5000 miles a year.It cost £11000 which at 3 years old was about half its original cost and it was immaculate with 36000 miles on the clock with FSH.It has all the things I would look for in a motor car and would recommend it to other people definitely.
Considering most costs on other vehicles I have had or used, I find the x-type Jaguar exceptional on both mpg in diesel and tax each year. It's a great car to drive. I did take out a warranty initially as I did think that parts would be expensive. I found that the warranty was not worth having and luckily found a mechanic I am happy with and trust him to give me honest information on my car. I have been running it now for 4 years and would more than happily buy another one in the future if finances allow.
I bought this car as a replacement for my Land Rover discovery as it also had all wheel drive and it had air con and leather seating, (The Disco 2.5ltr had not) however it was a petrol model where as my disco was diesel and therefore got about 35 miles to the gallon where the Jaguar only gets about 19 to the gallon and I have found the airbag and the Engine management warning lights keep coming on. It is therefore very expensive to run and although it is very fast (road tests state 146MPH)the road tax is £280
I find this car to be very reliable and cheap to run with all the comfort of far more expensive vehicles. The 2000 diesel engine is very responsive and extremely good on fuel consumption, the only downside to it is that it is very noisy on tick over but I would not be put off by this. The car is cheap to insure and the road tax is only £125.00 per year (at time of review) whereas a similar spec car in petrol version you could expect to pay considerably more even up to 4 times as much.
My only complaint is that Jaguar no longer make an X-Type or equivalent. Over the last 4 years I have averaged 37.65 MPG which for a car of its size and performance I am satified with. However going forward I would reconsider whether or not diesel was worthwhile and certainly fuel consumption will figure highly in my choice of car. I have no complaints about the car and if they were still available I would buy another one. I have a detailed breakdown on cost of ownership if required.
Bought in 2007 when about 18 months old. Up to July this year I would have said very reliable, with just general wear and tear and an annual service to cope with. However, in July the flywheel shattered (apparently not a totally unknown problem)which meant a new flywheel, clutch and starter motor. Ouch! My only long term gripe is the absence of a foot rest for the left foot. I may be old fashioned, but I don't like to drive with my foot just resting on the clutch.
I have had about 3 Jaguar X Type for about 7 years and have found them to be very reliable,comfortable and a looker ?,However, during the last few years the cost of running my current X Type has become very expensive. Road tax,Insurance,petrol consumption (26 to Gallon) is proving a little to much at the moment. I think the vehicle is great and would miss the comfort should I have to change but the costs are proving hard to sustain. Regards S.R.Roberts
So far has proved reasonably reliable after 80,000 miles and with it's 'all wheel drive' proved sure footed in snow and ice. I do dread a major fault as Jaguars spares/repairs are extortionate so my routine servicing is carried out by a national garage chain at about half/two thirds main dealer costs. The car is extremely comfortable and a joy to drive although with a large engine I only get between 27 - 35 mpg. and of course it still looks classy.
Over & above scheduled servicing this car has been fairly costly since purchasing it in 2005. Duel mass flywheel & clutch Front wheel discs & pads twice Front Suspension arms both sides Fuel filter 5 sets of tyres Wheel bearings front miles traveled 17k when bought, current 120k. Last service (October 2013) informed inner sills rotted & will not pass MOT unless renewed. Cost expected to be between £1000 & £1500. Is it worth it ?
40 mpg on a run at 50 mph I drive from isleworth too dagenham most days not at peak times 4,30am and 7.30 pm I'm getting 25 too 27 mpg takeing it easy maybe it needs a service or something it's comfy loads of bad noises when cold nice when warmed up not the fastest car but for what it is it goes well good looking estate saloon not so nice looking will buy another jag out of them all they are best I think