Jaguar X-Type Estate (2004 - 2009)

reviewed by Anonymous on 26 March 2021
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reviewed by Jaggers49 on 14 October 2014

2.2 Diesel SE Estate Estate

reviewed by arno65 on 22 May 2013
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Fine motorway cruiser and a great looker.

This is the second X type I have owned the first one being an 05 2.0 sport estate with rock hard suspension. My current one is a much softer ride but still handles very well. You have to go up the range to get even a trip computer which are pretty standard these days on even the most basic car. The interior is very Jaguar with veneer inserts in the dash and lots of leather. Mine came with a satnav and auto lights/wipers, heated electric seats with memory and leather upholstery. The sat nav is archaic by today's standards being of 2000 vintage with updated discs. There isn't even a system check so it's up with the bonnet to check the oil on a virtually unreadable dip stick. Having said all that this car is one fine drive for a diesel and gives almost petrol like acceleration with masses of torque. I found the seats a little hard but that may be just me.

Niggles? The engine sounds like a tractor on tickover even when hot. (Crankshaft damper pulley) The brakes are not very good and the lights are inadequate to say the least.The road noise is very intrusive for a car of this class. Don't get me started on bulb changing. The offside bulb is right behind the ABS distribution block. The easiest way is to take the front bumper off. What happened to being able to change a bulb in 10 minutes?

Would I buy another one? Lots of people would I know but it is not the car for me. To many fuel/emission related problems for my liking. With only a 20mile commute (My wife that is) our next car will be a petrol model or should I say definitely not a Ford derived TDCi.

I must say that I have never used a main Jag dealership so my dealership rating reflects this.

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reviewed by dieseljohnny on 5 December 2012
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Road TaxG–L
MPG27.3–48.7 mpg
Real MPG92.1%

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