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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#1268 of 2600 TOP GEAR 2002 Motoring Survey
Sep 05, 2002 (4:52 pm)
"How good is your car? How good is the car you're thinking about buying? And where can you unearth the truth? Here, that's where.
We've spoken to over 37,000 motorists, who've given us the full low-down on 120 models and 33 manufacturers. They've provided us - and you - with uniquely unbiased, spin-free information on every aspect of reliability, running costs, driving experience and treatment received from dealers..."
Top Gear finished its 2002 Motoring Survey, and out of its "Small Executive Cars" category, the Jaguar X-TYPE finished in second place.
"Just past its first anniversary and the X-Type enters the survey three places ahead of the BMW 3-Series. Great dealer service, few problems and good dynamics see to that."
The rankings for this segment were as follows:
1.) Lexus IS 200
2.) Jaguar X-TYPE
3.) BMW 3-Series
4.) Mercedes-Benz C-Class
5.) Audi A4 and A4 Avant (wagon)
6.) Saab 9-3
7.) Volvo S40 and V40 (wagon)
8.) Alfa Romeo 156
Well, I'm happy...
Sep 05, 2002 (10:06 pm)
Actually its the 8th place 156 that i covet, i guess in 2004 or 2005 we might get one here.
jonty: millennium has called and left several messages even though i told them id call when i could come back in, sheesh. Ill contact your salesperson next week hopefully.
i just got the new october road and track with all the new models listed. It says specifiacally that the 2003 X type has enhanced content at prices BELOW 2002 . Did i miss something? i didnt not know that MSRP went down ?
on a sidebar i got invited the drive the new E500 class at the Texas Motor Speedway on September 22nd, should be a good time.
Sep 06, 2002 (12:15 am)
I think that base prices may have dropped by a hundred dollars or so, but they actually increased the prices for options; although they reorganized the option packages so that options like the sunroof did not require the entire premium package, etc. I don't think they're actually losing much at all in the new deal, it all kind of balances out.
Isn't GM interested in purchasing Alpha Romeo, and in bringing it over here in 2005 or '06? The current cars look kind of like fun little cars, but I wouldn't want one over my perfect X.
#1271 of 2600 jagboyxtype
Sep 08, 2002 (3:14 pm)
What is Alpha Romero? Are they anything like Alfa Romero's?
Sep 08, 2002 (4:54 pm)
Well, you screwed that little zinger up huh!
#1273 of 2600 Uhhhh....
Sep 09, 2002 (3:01 pm)
I don't think that zero spelling and/or typograpical errors are requirements of the Membership Agreement.
Sep 09, 2002 (3:06 pm)
Made a visit to overseas motors. They have a 2002 British Racing green "base" car i was offered at invoice. Then again it is a year old and no roof. But it has that all important manual tranny.... hmmmm.Much better staff than millinnium.
#1275 of 2600 Zero mispelings
Sep 09, 2002 (4:10 pm)
if it wuz a reqiremint, weed all be in trubul!
Sep 09, 2002 (6:17 pm)
when did you go in to overseas? who did you deal with? i was there briefly on saturday. you can probably get them to throw stuff in on a year old base model. all the known problems now have fixes, so make sure you get them all done before taking delivery.
Sep 09, 2002 (10:37 pm)
I went in today. Mr Mathews grabbed me, but Barbra was not there.Does any one know what produxtion date i should look out for on a 2002 ? regarding any problems? He said i could get the in -dash CD put in and also a moonroof ? although im a little leary about a after market roof on the Jag.... on the good side it has wood not offered on the 2.5 5 speed for 2003 on the door panels. That new Auto package for 2003 is $1800 ! oh and id like the 17" wheels i belive also.