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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#1878 of 2594 New owner - first month experience
Jan 15, 2004 (2:46 pm)
Took delivery of 2004 X-type 3.0 (automatic trans, premium package, heated seats, reverse park assistance) on December 13 and so far have been very pleased with purchase.
Have driven car 1800 miles including trip from Chicago to Cleveland over Christmas. Car handles very well in snow and is fun to drive.
My previous car was 2000 Lexus GS400. My wife's current car is 2003 Lexus ES300. We have had a Lexus in our household for last ten years. I didn't go Lexus this time because they did not offer AWD sedan.
My wife and I both like the Jaguar. In my opinion, the X-type compares favorably to my former GS. I like the way the X handles and I am getting more comfortable with the tight European ride. For a 230hp V-6 it has nice acceleration compared to my 280hp GS V-8 and much better than wife's 230hp V-6 ES300. I don't intend to push the X until it has at least 3000 miles, but, the few times I have "hit the peddle", it responds very well.
The dealership, Patrick Jaguar, is located in a two year old modern building with well equipped service department (including body shop) and they are a class act gaining a great reputation in Chicago area. Already they have sent me a sales followup letter, dealer satisfaction survey, service department welcome, thank you letter from dealership, thank you letter from Jaguar, survey from Jaguar, and a dealer gift packet that included a Jaguar coffee mug (for home or office) and a Jaguar travel coffee mug for car use.
The treatment we have received thus far from Jaguar is much like the experience we have expected with Lexus.
As to quality, I have found nothing to complain about. To date, I'm a happy owner.
#1879 of 2594 Purchase or Lease
Jan 15, 2004 (5:37 pm)
bigguyjer... What was the MSRP? Did you buy or lease? If you bought, what did you pay? Get any special financing deal?
#1880 of 2594 Response to riez
Jan 16, 2004 (8:55 am)
My purchase was for an X-Type 3.0 with automatic trans, premium package, heated seats, and reverse park control using Ford Motor Company X-Plan PIN
program which enables purchase of most Ford family products at a fixed price formula over dealer cost.
My boss is a former Ford Motor Company executive and receives several of these X-Plan programs annually that he allocates to members of our firm.
Purchase price,(no negotiations involved) set by Ford Motor Company, was $31,154.64 plus tax, title and license. MSRP on car was $36,290.00.
I shopped price at two other Jaguar dealers, without using X-Plan to see what I could do on my own, and the best I could come up with for identical car, was $32,847.00 plus tax, etc.
Hope that this information helps.
#1881 of 2594 Jag Quality is Terrific--A very positive buying experience
Jan 16, 2004 (8:30 pm)
I've had my 2003 Jag X-Type since August with no problems at all. The car is super tight, the fit and finish inside and out is flawless, and a lot of the guff you read on these boards are not from the masses. Most people don't want to get on a message board and talk about how great their new car is, they only log in when there is a problem. But when I see buyers of other marquees trolling and posting false information with no relevant source material, I have to speak out. These cars are solid and there isn't anything better out there in performance, quality, or style at this price point.
#1882 of 2594 8500 trouble free miles
Jan 16, 2004 (9:39 pm)
I also bought an X-Type in August, 2003 2.5 manual. Just turned 8500 miles and have not had one problem with the car other than a flat tire. This was caused by a nail in it. No squeeks, rattles, or any other problems. I continue to enjoy driving it daily and have no regrets in buying it. I agree the car is solid, handles great, works wonderful in the snow, is very comfortable, and has good power.
#1883 of 2594 This is a First for Dealer
Jan 17, 2004 (6:11 am)
as has been pointed out, people usually come here with a problem.
i read this board to see what others have to say, and will avoid reading much further once i see the markings of a Troll.
our new X-type 3.0 has shown me what others are saying, in that it's flawless, plenty of power, and simply can't believe how it grabs the road.
the ride is quiet, and for some reason, i just don't want to get out of it.
now i'm one of the most detail conscious people on God's green earth, and if there is a problem, i'll find it. so far nothing, but wait, there was something, it's the little covers on the 17" wheels that are coming off on their own. actually one is already gone. called the dealer about it and they said that Jag doesn't warranty such pieces as they are usually stolen....... say what?
"maybe they get stolen because people have lost theirs due to a defect, and steal them from other owners i said." at any rate, i took the car in and right in front of the service manager, using very slight fingernail pressure, the right front cap fell off as well. the only thing holding it was the thin layer of grease from the wheel. left front, same thing.......... all the plastic tabs that hold these caps in place are broken. only one wasn't loose.......... they were going to order just 3 caps, but i guess the manager sensed my disgust and decided to replace all four.
so while this is not a negative post, it is one that i share for others who might have experienced this, but never realized that their missing caps may have been due to a defect............ dealer said this is the first time they've seen it.
#1884 of 2594 04 changes
Jan 18, 2004 (7:51 pm)
expect a new steering wheel design, memory seats and knee airbags soon as running changes
#1885 of 2594 i have a '04 and no memory
Jan 18, 2004 (9:10 pm)
seats or knee airbags. the steering wheel is gorgeous though being wood and leather.
which model are you referring to?
Jan 19, 2004 (8:40 am)
knee airbag for the driver. The steering wheel change will still be wood and leather but will have controls for the radio and cruise on the front of the wheel not on the side, also there will be a rotary wheel for volume and speed settings. i've seen a picture at the dealer and personally like the cleaner look of the current wheel. the memory seats and other changes are runnning model year changes that will shoe up soon, just like the 03 changes that added a second cup holder and the wood wheel.
#1887 of 2594 trade in
Jan 23, 2004 (8:04 pm)
has anyone traded an 02 for an 04? What did you get and how would you compare the 04 to 02. Any quieter etc.