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JAGUAR X-TYPE Estate 2004‑2007
51 owner reviews for JAGUAR X-TYPE Estate 2004‑2007
X type 2.2 sport diesel
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d Sport 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 13th January '11)
The car gives excellent performance loads of power for overtaking with a 6 speed box for the motorway, and gives you a comfy ride, It always puts a smile of my face when I drive it, the sports model does not have all the extras you would expect, but most of them can be retro fitted at a small cost especially if your good with your hand, only a couple of things that I was not keen on was the fuel efficiency is not as described from the manufacture I am getting around 42 mpg also the headlights are not great but you can improve them by fitting a set of Osgram night breakers or a set of HID’s.
Jaguar x-type sport 2.2 diesel (2006)
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d Sport 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 19th December '10)
I bought this to replace a subura wrx that, while a great driver's car, was really uneconomical-and not that fast either. I've had the car just over 2 years and at 69k miles now and it just sailed through the mot no problem. The economy of the is great and I'm getting around 45mpg. Most of my driving is pootling about town or 200 mile journeys back across the mainland from Skye. It's very comfortable for all roads really, and a great cruiser. The handling is pretty good and with all the snow we've had I've actually found it's good. The boot is a good shape and there is a handy extra stowage are under the boot floor which is ideal for keeping anything valuable out of sight, although I keep a few winter essentials in there. The back seats fold down to give an excellent load space. I've moved all sorts in it-although the width of the boot is maybe not quite as good as some other cars. One thing I found was that the main beam lights are not that great and seem to get dirty easily. There are versions with xenons and headlamp washers-which are more pricey but would be worth the money of it's in your price range. The one thing I didn't pick up on when I bought the car was the lack of cruise control-most versions have it...one of my colleagues bought the same version as mine but it has cruise. I was maybe a bit unlucky. Should've checked the spec more carefully.
The engine is brilliant as well, masses of torque for overtaking. Sits in 6th gear cruising effortlessly as well-what more could you want? It's very refined as well-once you're out of town you barely here the engine.
Overall, the car just seems to be extremely well put together-better than bmw/mercedes. It's quite traditional and a bit dated perhaps but I'm finding other cars I've test driven recently are not living up to those standards.
Good solid estate-can't see how you could go too far wrong with one of these. Go for the 2.2 diesel!
Simply the Best
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d S 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 12th December '10)
A Jag at sensible costs? Yes true, 50 mpg, Euro 4 taxation bracket £200 for a full service and so far no problems. Is this really a Jaguar? Sitting behind the wheel you certainly think so, leather and toys to play with but more than that a solid safe feeling a Jaguar gives. Switch on the engine and go, and go it does.
Jaguar performance,Jaguar style, all at non Jaguar price.
It's a Jag and it's great.
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d SE 5dr (Review date: 10th December '10)
Always wanted one, now i've got one. A couple of little problems initially but the dealer has been really good. Great to drive good MPG i'm getting 600 miles on a tank up and down the motorway. Always looks good wherever parked. Trim excellent and quality, loads of gadgets all usefull.
Runs better when tyre's inflated 35psi all round. (Pirelli).
Driving to France in the spring looking forward to it, should get even better mpg on cruise control on those quiet French motorways.
Without a doubt best value luxury estate.
A true Jaguar? X-type - best of the range or illegitimate offspring?
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d Sport 5dr (Review date: 7th December '10)
Lets get one thing out of the way first. Forget the new XF, XJ and anything else still on the Jaguar horizon - they belong to a new generation of the continuing Jaguar story. The X-type should not, and will not, be compared to these here.
Many Jaguar purists discovered within themselves a level of outrage hitherto unknown on the release of the X-type in 2001. Add insult to injury with an estate version (unthinkable!), and a diesel-engined variant (sacrilege!) and the baby Jag had an uphill struggle from an early juncture. However, the X-type was not designed for Jaguar afficianados. It was designed to broaden the appeal of the marque, to reach a new audience. That it did not subsequently sell as well as had been expected, was largely down to issues around image. For younger drivers, i.e. sub-50, it retained a slightly more "mature" image, shall we say, than BMW or Audi. That it was decried as a re-shelled Ford Mondeo, by those not in the know, probably lost another tranche of potential buyers, even though the Mondeo, especially in diesel estate form has been best-in-class for several years. As an owner, I can only surmise that those who criticise the X-type have probably never driven, never mind owned, one! It is a fantastic piece of British engineering. The 2.0 Sport, with Bilstein suspension as standard, is taught yet comfortable on winding roads, giving excellent driver feedback. The 130bhp Ford Duratorq engine pulls like a train in all gears, given the 330Nm torque. Economy is exceptional, returning 50+ mpg on longer journeys. Carrying capacity is superb, making it an extremely versatile vehicle, whether loading up for a camping weekend or a trip to the shops. Above all though, the X-type makes the driver feel as if he is driving a Jaguar. The levels of trim, finish and equipment combine to make the interior a very pleasant space to be in, and every journey is a pleasure. Unmistakably carrying the Jaguar design cues, it still turns heads, and when asked “what do you drive, then?”, the answer “Jaguar” always invokes a silent nod of knowing approval. The X-type is unmistakeably a drivers car. If it looks like a Jaguar, feels like a Jaguar, and has the aura of a Jaguar, one thing is clear - it IS a Jaguar.
Jag X Type Estate 2.5SE Petrol
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.5 V6 SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 7th December '10)
I bought this car 2nd hand - actually out of the AutoTrader.
I have owned it now for 3 months and it is the best car that I have owned for reasons such as space, ride, looks and most recently the All Wheel Drive. It has ploughed through snow and ice with no issues and I will be taking it to France in Feb. It has loads of space and some very useful extras - heated seats, defrost system, auto box, etc etc.
The fuel is not brilliant around the houses averaging about 20mpg and a good 26 mpg on a run.
Overall I am massively impressed so far !!!
Long distance love affair
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d S 2009 5dr (Review date: 5th December '10)
We bought this car to replace our much loved Ford Mondeo saloon and went for the estate owing to having two dogs and two children.
The space in the estate for the children and the dogs is plenty, and on our journeys to the south west of France we bolted on a roof box for our clothes and still got over 40mpg driving at 75-80mph which proved particularly comforting with the fuel protests in France last time we were there!
It's a bisic 2.2 with a six speed manual gear box but still has traction control and blue tooth as standard and plenty of power if you need to overtake. The car is used daily and in the year we've had it has not let us down or made us regret buying it once.
The price, when only just over a year old made this car a real bargin and I'm sad that they have stopped being made as in a few years when we come to buy another car we'd have definately had another x-type estate.
Jaguar X type Estate, 2.0 D Sports Premium (2005)
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d Sport Premium 5dr (Review date: 30th November '10)
The first thing you will notice inside the cockpit is how snug it is. This was a slight disappointment and could be an issue if you and your front seat passenger are both wearing padded winter coats - the hand break is directly to your side ! However, you could as we have done, persevere or be easily distracted by the substantial Jaguar trim. There is nothing brittle here,everything is to hand, literally, as there are steering controls for the cruise control, music (6 CD inter-changer) and computer trip.
The steering wheel feels robust and is a nice size too and helps to ensure you are a full participant in driving along those windy roads.
The estate boot is deceptive and is surprisingly spacious. It copes well with 2 dogs and supplies for 2 young twins. (a nice extra included in the 'premium pack' is the retractable dog net guard together with 18" alloys, full leather seats, sport suspension and carbon fascia and mesh sports grille)
Once out on the road you can expect a fantastic ride which is smooth and luxurious. You are also comforted by the good fuel consumption which was an extra bonus to us and important while towing 1/2 the house with a car full of passengers. (we regularly get 43 mpg on a tow and impressed our fellow caravanners on rallies with their 4X4s.
It will pull away quickly at lights and cruise all day at the maximum road speed. The gear changes are solid and smooth.
Motorways are a pleasure and we have seen an average display over a journey of 180 miles of 48.7 mpg. This while touring Europe 4 up and suitcases in boot - no caravan..
Not bad when you think our car has done over 140000 miles too!
It only goes to prove looking after your pride and joy with regular services and a wash once in a while will reward you in performance,reliability and a quality ride to equal the best of the rest.
Finally it is always interesting to see people's obvious reactions to what has become a quality designer label (You won't need to tell them that used prices are very reasonable and just make driving this car even better value. Would strongly recommend the Sports premium package it does so much more than just being a Jag!.
A Grumpy Old Man and his car
JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d SE 2009 5dr (Review date: 30th November '10)
I was very happy with my '02 X type Jaguar until I bought my dog, Freddie.
I often use 5 seats in the car and Freddie needed his space so I exchanged the Saloon X type for an '08 Estate version just 2 months ago.
The difference is truly amazing! Not only do we all have plenty of space but the upgrading of the car's specification is stunning. The combination of the in-car phone, built-in sat-nav, automatic lights, self-levelling lights, auto-dim rear mirror, drivers memory seat, and much more shows how the car was improved in the 6 years between my two cars.
This time I decided on the 2.2 turbo diesel engine which is smooth, quiet, lively, and economical with over 50 mpg on visits to see the grandchildren.
Best of all was the price. When the new Jaguar has arrived the X type prices obviously took a tumble which suited me fine! I bought my 2 year old pristine car with low mileage, still under warranty, for
just over 50% of it's new price. I'm not quite so grumpy now!!