Jaguar X-Type Estate (2004 – 2009) Review

Jaguar X-Type Estate (2004 – 2009) At A Glance


+Smart looks and roomy load bay. V6s are four-wheel drive. Diesels are quite frugal.

-Not recommended for towing. Uneven tyre wear on four-wheel-drive V6 cars.

On average it achieves 92% of the official MPG figure


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Real MPG average for a Jaguar X-Type Estate (2004 – 2009)


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Average performance


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20–53 mpg

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Can I test drive a vehicle before I tax and insure it?

"I am looking to buy a second-hand Jaguar X-type estate. Can I personally test drive the vehicle before I tax and insure?"
Not unless the car is trade stock, on a trade licence and on trade insurance. Alternatively, if it is still taxed and insured by the vendor, your own insurance may qualify you to drive other insured cars third party, and if it doesn't you can take out termporary insurance with
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Jaguar X-Type Estate - does it have isofix fittings?

"I need to have isofixings installed in my 2008 Jaguar X-type estate in order to take my grandchildren's current and future car seats, in accordance with developing rulings on child car seats. Despite reading that all cars built post-2006 should be isofix friendly, I have been told by my Jaguar dealership that the X-type estate cannot take these fixings. Are there any ways round this?"
Use the seatbelt mountings to instal straps for non ISOFIX seats.Do not use the seatbelts themselves to hold the child seats in. The legislation cannot retrospectively ban all cars not fitted with ISOFIX from carrying children. That would be ridiculous.
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Which tyres will improve the ride on my Jaguar X-Type?

"I want to improve the ride on my Jaguar X-Type. The obvious choice would be to the replace the 225/40/18 tyres with something a bit fatter to soften the ride. Which wheels and tyres would you suggest? "
Have a look at X Types on 16-inch or 17-inch wheels. The 16s will probably have 205/55 R16 tyres; 17s 215/45 R17s.
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All four tyres slowly deflate - why?

"My wife's X Type Estate loses air from all four tyres at a fairly rapid rate 10PSI in 3 weeks on one of them. I could understand a slow puncture in one tyre, or possibly two, but all four deflating at varying rates suggests something else?"
Porous alloys. Needs a new set of wheels.
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