The boot a little shallow. Solved that with a little gadget on ebay that goes into the gig. That said, it's not always easy to judge where the boot ends, making the parking sensors a must-have. I've had it remapped and that gives me an extra 5-7 mpg around 1-1. It is worth noting that each of the competitors mentioned here have had diesel models for quite some time, and it has never hurt the image of the marque.
Summed Up Its A Great Balance Of Car For Me. The X-Type is based on a mainstream Ford platform tough, which should make a difference come service time. The combination of sports suspension and large alloy wheels promote an overly firm ride. The sat-nav is of the touch screen variety, and boasts a large display and responds quickly to detours. Be mindful that running and insurance costs are higher than for a mainstream saloon.
The optional touch screen sat-nav makes finding your way through climate, audio and navigation functions easy. The car appears well made giving a quiet comfortable ride, across both local and motorway trips including numerous European countries. Will the same person interested in a value for money diesel really be interested in the cachet of owning a Jaguar? I put the best fuel in it. It takes many cues from recent small Volvos and is none the worse for it; for many it looks better than the equivalent saloon. Positives run to a good number of cubbyholes, including a useful centre armrest. It was a lot cheaper. Probably the most annoying thing about it was the 18 inch alloys which seem to crack very easily.
Eventually I replaced them with a set of 17 inch with more tyre to cushion the knocks from pot holes! I found a petrol and had learnt that this was 4 wheel drive by researching online. All i have had to buy is a blanking plate for the dreaded egr. Load space is the estate is not as big as some others the roof line come quite low at the back but has been fine for me. Had great fun with it, but sold it when it was no longer being used by the family. Our sources tell us that Jaguar has big plans for the next generation though — take a long hard look at the radical Jaguar R-D6 concept car revealed at the for clues. Thankfully, Ford had a proven new-generation common rail diesel engine in production, which could easily slot under the sculpted bonnet of the Mondeo-based X-type. By now you should be accustomed to the Jaguar X-type shape; it has been largely unchanged since its 2001 launch.
Cars built between 2000 and 2003 can rust badly, though, but still cost more than an equivalent X-Type. Range revisions in July 2007 provided extra equipment, while a facelift in March 2008 brought 500 updates — including styling tweaks — plus an auto option for the 2. Spent £400 on paint to make it like new. Though its limits are low, the X-type can be hustled. Personally I think it's streets ahead and much more cohesive - judging by the number I've seen on the road many agree.
But now, it can be a top-value used buy that'll prove a whole lot cheaper than its replacement— if you tread carefully. The market demands such offerings and this Jaguar is worthy of the name; the X-type Estate is stylish, refined, spacious and desirable. The mileage has increased to only 60,000 and the car is regularly serviced according to the book. The new Estate is a much more coherent design. The result Jaguar's first ever diesel car is reviewed here: the X-type 2. Car security With remote locking, an alarm and engine immobiliser all standard fit, there's no need to worry about security. The seats are comfortable over long journeys and quite adjustable, though one of our testers commented that it lacked under-thigh support.
The car's cabin is, frankly, too luxurious for family use, and car's modest boot won't help, either. Accessibility As far as compact executive saloons go, the X-Type leans more towards the compact end. Think of it as a rival for the Sport version of the X-type though as it has sports suspension as standard. Both are in plentiful supply and are very affordable. Maybe you would be kind enough to ask them why they did not have the courtesy to reply please? Doors wont open, had to crawl out window, yeah that's sexy.
Back in the here and now, I'm afraid that the design of the X-type interior is no better. Traditional Jaguar styling cues are obvious from all angles Controls and display With subtle tweaks to the X-Type's cabin, quality and usability have both been improved. Jaguar X-type — Excellent handling. We have driven the four-wheel drive petrol versions, and it really is a good platform, though all-wheel drive would be wasted in this application, and would worsen the fuel economy. In comparison to , it rolls a hell of a lot more, and has substantially less grip.
It Looks Nice But It Is A Terrible Car — This car is sexy and fast, when it runs. The car looks very smart and although compared to other cars the equipment list is not huge it has all the 'essentials'. Jaguar's ability to heap more standard kit on its car's shouldn't go unnoticed, either. In all the acres of information Jaguar provides on this, its new and broadly impressive X-type estate, one little fact comes shining through which explains why, far from an estate being a questionable body style to bear a leaping cat badge, Jaguar simply had to build it. Later cars are better built than the early ones and you'll still save big money over an A4 or 3 Series of similar age. Easily fixed by correctly sealing the scuttle to tightly seat against the passenger side windshield with clear silicone under the scuttle. Have had nothing but problems with this car.
The X-Type was always going to find the business of tempting buyers hard work. I've has titanium s max, kuga. On the move, the engine note is never intrusive, and rarely heard at all. Straight-line performance is good though with the 2-litre diesel pulling well, although it is starting to feel a little underpowered relative to newer engined rivals though. Let's face it; this was an inevitable move to compete in a market in which more than half the cars sold are now diesel-powered.