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#1634 of 2594 2004 X-type video and original X-type ad
Jul 13, 2003 (9:57 am)
This is a video of the new 2004 X-type diesel in higher and lower bandwidths, that another Jaguar owner found and posted on another board (so give him credit for finding these; I just steal the stuff ;-P ). You can either click them to have them open in your media player, or right click and save them for better performance if your bandwidth is not great. They are Windows Media format and 2:39 minutes long, so you're getting your click's worth.
Note the subtle changes to the look of the car, including the clear indicator lights, new trunk release - I like it - (the 2004 S-type, which also gets a diesel, had its rear restyled in the same fashion), etc. The wheels are the "R" wheels. The car is absolutely stunning. I used to think it was just a good looking Jaguar, but now, having seen it moving around on the road for almost three minutes, I'm convinced that it's the best looking car in its class and that its style even outclasses most everything else on the road too.
Also for your viewing pleasure, the same person who found the video above also found one of the original X-type advertisments. I don't personally care for this one very much, as it's a bit abstract and the car is shown through some weird lenses, skewing its proportions. It's only 59 seconds long. Not bad, but it is more of a "lifestyle" ad than one that shows the car.
Jul 13, 2003 (11:50 am)
I love Jaguars and am happy to know there are others who LOVE their luxury and styling.
#1637 of 2594 I've completed volume 1!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 15, 2003 (12:01 am)
When I got my X-type, I was so drawn to the car that I decided to research every aspect of it that I could. Well, what began as a thin folder of reviews and data eventually grew into a book, and since the car's history continues to expand almost every day, it's turned into a volume now, which I'm sure someday will rival Britanica Anyway, I've finally completed Volume 1 of my work, and here are some of my own photos of parts of it. Just click the link to see a 500 by 333 resolution image; sorry I couldn't get the images to be stable here with "img src" tags.
above: As you can see by the previous generation Jaguar symbol featured on the cover, this data has been collected for quite some time now.
above: There are many photographs that are arranged in historical order.
above: This first book also features TONS of information; it is pretty much a "databank" of all that I know about the car and it features much of my research - mind you, this is only volume 1, which has been completed (i.e. put in correct order, etc. - the Britanica statement was no joke). The photos accompanied by the information on the pages of data that you see above are from "inside Jaguar." See the structure of the car in the upper lefthand corner of the page? I'll just say that the X-type truly does only share 6 hardpoints with the Mondeo and the rest of the chassis is all Jaguar - I have the photos (see them) to prove it too! The green areas show areas of the X-type's structure that were re-enforced with the use of the ultra highstrength steel found in the roof of the Volvo XC70 SUV, which is practically uncrushable - so is the X-type, and that's also why it has the most rigid structure in its class.
above: I told you it was pretty thick.
Well, that was just a tiny preview. I have 17 snapshots of the same rather small resolution of parts of the book at my webshots homepage, along with over 100 photos of my car. I need to update the page with the latest photos of my car, so I'll do that soon.
Anyway, all of my research is being documented, so it will never be lost. And that's why I have so much information about the X-type. If you need to know anything about the car, I probably have the answer somewhere, if not in that finalized version of volume 1, then in another volume that's still being put together. Just so you know how much information I've collected about the X-type, volume 1 is pretty much just the introduction of the car - it barely spans into 2002 and the diesels and changes for 2004 probably won't be found in a final volume until vol. number 8 or so.
#1638 of 2594 2003 NHTSA Safety Ratings released!
Jul 15, 2003 (4:28 pm)
The NHTSA just released its 2003 impact ratings with a long list of vehicles on the list. The X-type did very very well, with a solid equal performance all around.
X-type's competitors also all had for the most part solid performances, but the BMW 3-Series aparently did so poorly in areas that the NHTSA had to "note safety concerns not reflected in the star rating" for it and the Honda Element, indicated by the"*"'s by their ratings:
"In accordance with NHTSA policy to note safety concerns not reflected in the star rating, todayís release highlights two vehicles recently tested:
During the side impact test of the Honda Element, the head of the left rear passenger dummy struck the side upper interior structure. Measurement of the impact indicates a higher likelihood of serious head trauma.
During the side impact test of the BMW 325, the force measured on the driverís pelvis indicated a high likelihood of pelvic injury."
Jul 17, 2003 (12:53 pm)
Owning both a Jag X and an Infinity G35, I am sticking with Jag forever. The service is what will keep me as a customer. The Japanese have a long way to go to get things right.
Cannot wait for the faster Jag engine to come to the states!
#1641 of 2594 Sales Incentives in Midwest
Jul 17, 2003 (3:56 pm)
Anyone know what sort of factory to dealer or factory to buyer rebates and finance incentives there are in midwest?
Wondering if Jaguar is offering 0 percent or close to that for up to 5 years? Want to lock in a great deal before interest rates go up. Trying to find my wife a replacement for her 323ia. She was interested in BMW (3 Series), MB (C Class), Infiniti (G35), Acura (TSX), and Lexus (IS300), but they aren't offering great incentives in my area. Dealers holding for MSRP and their financing companies aren't offering anything close to 0 percent. (She doesn't like Cadillac CTS or Lincoln LS, both of which have great deals on price and financing.)
She'd consider a Jag X-type (only in BRG). Noticed Jaguar aggressively promoting leasing deals. My local Jag dealer's ads only discuss leasing. But I don't want to lease. Got me thinking that Jaguar might have some incentives for buyers. Only interested if I can get thousands off MSRP (pay at or below invoice) and 0 percent financing.
#1642 of 2594 Riez - Incentives: I think there are deductions in price for equipment, but
Jul 18, 2003 (1:04 am)
to my knowledge, Jaguar still doesn't do 0% financing. All incentives are things like $<insert price here> off for the manual transmission incentive, etc.
Some of it depends on the equipment she wants on the car - not so much option packages, but things like engine size and transmission. Jaguar has decided to try and raise the number of 3.0 liter sales v. 2.5's, so they actually may have higher incentives on them than the 2.5 models, despite starting at a higher base price - the performance difference is very noticeable to some, and an expected difference by others. How do you think I ended up with the larger engine? Then the transmission choice has a pretty big impact. Most Jaguar buyers still want the automatic transmission, so there are big incentives on the manual trannies - that knocks a few thousand off right there. On top of that, Jaguar is already moving the 2003 cars off the lots to make room for the 2004's to arrive - this is probably the best time of year to buy since they are trying to ship the cars out. PAG rebounded and made $166,000,000 profit recently, so Jaguar shouldn't be too greedy. It shouldn't be too difficult to get the price to where you want it, though you may have to sacrafice the chrome wheels.
Oh yes, the Sport Package would probably be to your liking as it has quite an impact in bringing out the performance spirit of the car - if your wife still wants chrome and the traditional wood color instead of the body-colored sport blades and gray-stained wood, there are some examples of Sport models with chrome and traditional wood out there.
All-out purchasers also get some extra incentives because Jaguar wants to raise the level of purchasers v. leasers. You'll get the price you want if you let them know you want to buy.
Jul 18, 2003 (1:17 am)
I just read an article that had a little blurb on the new SCV8 sedan/saloon car racing series. The X-type racer aparently will have a 550 horsepower V8 under its hood, er bonnet! I'd take one of those...