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JAGUAR X-TYPE Estate 2004‑2007

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JAGUAR X-TYPE Estate 2004‑2007

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joraP

JAGUAR - LUXURY CAR

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d SE 5dr (Review date: 1st February '11)

4.8

Good car for a good many.

This car drives very well and is very reliable, never broke down, Only downside i can think of is the cost of those run flat tyres!!!!

The ride however is surprisily smooth even thought the suspension is quite stiff and has rock hard tyres. Cornering at medium speed is on rails but i feel a little lifeless at high speed.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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johnB

Jaguar 3.0 X type estate. My warts and all experience.

JAGUAR X-TYPE 3.0 V6 Sovereign 5dr Auto (Review date: 26th January '11)

3.8

Purchased after a series of Volvo V70 T5's just because I wanted a change. Other than the expensive German usual suspects, there is a limited choice of quality estates on the market offering decent load space with driver appeal.

The Jaguar with 3.0 petrol power delivers decent performance, not terribly quick but a match for my previous Volvos and ideal for relaxed long distance cruising. We took it to our ski apartment and it was ideally suited to the journey (the rear legroom was also voted as very good). The 4 wheel drive was also invaluable in the snow! However, you should not confuse the Jaguar AWD set up with hard core 4X4, it helps but with much more ice and snow we would have still required snow chains.

Although starting to look and feel its age, I have always felt the estate version's aesthetics were vastly superior to the saloon and I love the cabine ambience. The Jaguar is comfortable and practical transport with decent loadspace and special mention to very good audio system.

The health warning, and it is a significant one, is the fuel consumption. Around town 22mpg at best, stretch its legs and you start to see 25mpg but that is the best you will get.

So you must balance the relatively bargain second hand prices with high fuel costs. If you do limited stop start urban driving and appreciate a slightly old school style this could be a fun alternative estate.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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neilP

Jaguar x type estate

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d Sport 5dr (Review date: 13th January '11)

3.5

Diesel very smooth and surprising quick. Noisy though. Not great driving position for tall people. Inside the cabin is very dated. Stereo is a ford joke. But outside it looks good with nice alloys. Very reliable and a great car to cover large distances. +a nice change from the German alternatives.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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ianO

the jaguar x-type estate

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d S 5dr (Review date: 13th January '11)

4.3

The jag is not the largest estate car i've come across but is a good size. It is fantastic on diesel , cheaper to tax than some similarly sized estates and very reasonable to insure.

I use it daily for the comute to work, it hasn't let me down(even in the freezing temperatures and snow) although it has required an EGR valve to stop it smoking, it now having done over 130000 miles, it still pulls very well.

I do find though that if you accelerate hard in the wet it does try to torque steer a little, which can, if your not prepared for it, put the wind up you!!

All in all its a very nice car to drive, cheap to run and pulls very well.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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cliveP

X type 2.2 sport diesel

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d Sport 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 13th January '11)

4.3

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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andyW

Great Car

JAGUAR X-TYPE 3.0 V6 SE 5dr (Review date: 12th January '11)

4

Great car to own and drive, 105,000 miles on the clock and still runs well with no major issues or costs. Fast, comfortable and very practical in estate version

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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andrewM

Jaguar x-type sport 2.2 diesel (2006)

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d Sport 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 19th December '10)

4.8

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!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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robinM

Simply the Best

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.2d S 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 12th December '10)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nigelH

It's a Jag and it's great.

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d SE 5dr (Review date: 10th December '10)

5

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.

Happy chappy.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jackS

A true Jaguar? X-type - best of the range or illegitimate offspring?

JAGUAR X-TYPE 2.0d Sport 5dr (Review date: 7th December '10)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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