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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#1 of 2600 I always wanted to start a new discussion.
Jan 29, 2001 (10:28 am)
This car seems like it will be really cool. I had a 95 Mystique which was also based on the Mondeo platform and it was a blast to drive.
Well, what does everyone think of the new X-type?
#2 of 2600 Looks Nice!
Jan 29, 2001 (11:29 am)
From the pictures I've seen, it looks surprisingly good! I don't know what a "baby Jag" would like like on the road though. I think the fact that the Mondeo has been discontinued in the US may help their marketing efforts here. Also, I think it will be available in AWD.
#3 of 2600 From what I've read...
Jan 29, 2001 (11:33 am)
From what I've read, it will only be available in AWD.
Jan 29, 2001 (2:31 pm)
How do you think it will compare with:
Dodge Neon (just to see if you noticed...)
#6 of 2600 bandleader
Jan 29, 2001 (2:58 pm)
It's hard to say how it would compare until it's out, but I would expect to compare most closely with the MB C-class. I don't think it will be as large as the Acura or Lexus.
Another car you may want to add to that list is the Volvo S60. I just ordered one (the high performance T5 version), and it is an awesome ride! I chose it over the german cars since it is bigger and IMO better looking. It probably won't corner like the RWD/AWD cars, but it still handles extremely well and has a comfortable ride.
#7 of 2600 Maintenance
Jan 30, 2001 (7:06 am)
I spoke with a Jag dealer at the Detroit Auto Show concerning the -types and, quite frankly, he didn't seem to have a clue. What will be interesting is the reliability and maintenance costs. Since it'll be running the Ford engines is it safe to assume that things like oil changes can be handled fairly easily (and in expensively?). I know the warranty includes standard maintenance, but I drive a lot of miles and would like to get a feel, as best as could be gotten, what upkeep might be like. Given the snow, I like the AWD and might be willing to wait. The Volvo S60 had been at the top of my list, but their AWD (which I believe comes out later this year) sounds like it might be more expensive than the Jag. Anybody have any thoughts?
Jan 30, 2001 (7:06 am)
The Jaguar x-type site:
Congratulations on the Volvo order. It sounds awesome.
Jan 30, 2001 (7:16 am)
I think both will be fairly reliable (the Volvo and the Jaguar). Since the Jaguar is based on the Mondeo platform, reliability should be better than the Jaguars of old (pre Ford). As I mentioned earlier, I had a 95 Mystique. It had the V6/5sp and was a kick to drive and easy to maintain. The x will have considerably more power.
I read once in a automotive magazine that the initial Mystiques/Contours had a negative profit margin in an attempt to have them catch on in the US. This was cool for folks like me who had a limited budget. The car was better than its price would have indicated. I certainly felt it was so.
#10 of 2600 X-type Questions
Jan 30, 2001 (7:19 am)
1. Will the engine be mounted sideways (transverse)? Or will it be longitudinal?
2. When is the street date? I can only hope a sample will be at the Dallas New Car Show in March.