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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
May 17, 2004 (3:18 pm)
Can't comment on A-4.
But, I took delivery of new 2004 X-Type 3.0 automatic in December 2003.
Mileage is now approaching 8500 and I have had zero problems with car.
Had oil and filter changed at 5000 miles (my expense)and Jaguar will pay for 10,000 mile service coming up. Very pleased with my treatment at dealership - Patrick Jaguar in Naperville, IL (Chicago suburb) - dropped off car, picked up loaner for the day and picked up my car at end of my workday.
Car handles great in snow.
I love the car. It is fun to drive and nice looking. Mine is British Racing Green with tan interior.
My previous car was a Lexus GS400 2000 year model.
In my opinion for the price you pay and the features you get, Jaguar X-Type is the best value for the money.
Hope that this helps in your decision.
May 18, 2004 (6:29 pm)
Well I have had excellent service from my dealer, although it is outside of the city I reside. They always have courtesy cars available, and the car is hand washed everytime it goes in for service. So the car is clean inside and out everytime.
The time the car went in for the overheating incident due to the faulty thermostat, I got the car back in one day. So not bad.
Oh yeah like bigguyjer says, the car is very good in the snow. It handles the icy and snowy road better than my Nissan Murano.
And yes I'd say it's good value for the money because I did get a good deal on my car. We thought the car may have been out of the price range we were looking at, but we were pleasantly surprised that after the negotiation the price was very reasonable.
The only thing I'd change in the X-Type is the engine. It can be a smoother V6 engine.
#1945 of 2594 bought it!
May 21, 2004 (10:00 pm)
Thanks for all the helpful comments on this board.
I bought the 2004 3.0 X type w/ sport & premium pkgs today! They have to ship the car from elsewhere bec none in stock at my dealer so it'll be a week or so before I get it, but I can't wait!
I'll check in again after I pick it up and have driven it for a couple weeks....
#1946 of 2594 Congrats!!
May 22, 2004 (12:25 am)
Do keep us updated - and have fun!
#1947 of 2594 Bought It
May 24, 2004 (10:56 am)
Have fun with the new car. I leased one last October (2.5 manual) and it now has 8800 miles. Not one trip back to the dealership yet. Its been a great car and has a unique combination of smooth,luxurious ride and tight handling. And its a great looker too.
#1948 of 2594 X-Type JD Power Rankings?
May 24, 2004 (5:40 pm)
Does anyone have a link to stats on the X-Type-specific rankings in intial quality and and long term dependability?
I have seen some numbers broadly covering Jaguar as a whole, but not broken down by model.
#1949 of 2594 307web
May 25, 2004 (6:15 pm)
I looked for the JD Power info, but couldn't find anything model-specific. At the dealership, they are, however, flaunting the overall #3 Jaguar rating in IQS for 3 of the past 4 years. Big jump up for them.
You can try this link:
Incidentally, I posted a ? on another board, but didn't get any responses. Maybe you guys have some thoughts --
What do you think about the clear protective films for the hood that are out there? There are several brands - Xpel, Stongard, and some 3M product. I've read mixed reviews about all of them in terms of wearability long term and issues of bubbling, discoloration, etc. I'm thinking about getting one for my new car bec I hate paint chips, but don't want to spend $500-$1000 just to see it do more harm to the car than good.
#1950 of 2594 JD Rankings and Age
May 25, 2004 (8:00 pm)
I heard that some results are skewed because of a high percentage of elderly owners. That may explain some of the brands in the top 5 (Buick, Mercury (and even Jaguar)).
Apparently older drivers don't complain about small problems and may not notice rattles and other relatively minor problems younger drivers would have had fixed under warranty.
#1951 of 2594 Saab 9-3 Arc or Jaguar X-type?
Jun 23, 2004 (2:57 am)
I am trying to make this decision. I really like certain things about both of them. I wish there was a car that just had the aspects I like about each in 1 car! I have ruled out the BMW, passat, maxima, acura, lexus, toyota, and volvo for various reasons. So here is my jag vs. saab analysis. Any thoughts would be appreciated:
saab v Jag x
(s+) softer more comfortable seats seats
(s+) bigger interior feel (though tech specs say I only have 1 more inch of headroom and everything else is the same... this is weird. I guess it's the positioning in the saab which is more comfortable and upright than the jag which is kinda low and tight)
(s-) front wheel drive feels slippery...what will this be like in the rain & snow (jag did amazing in big puddles - couldn't feel or hear them)
(s-) no nav
(s+) little road feedback... i can't stand bumpy cars
(s-) handling is airy and not heavy...not as in control as the jag
(s+) automatic gear shifting not noticeable at all - like the whole car is in 1 gear
(s+) seat back heats up too - not just butt like jag
(s-) blah interior with bad cupholders
(s+) can use ipod. no chance w/ jag.
(s+) probably wont be mugged in a saab but may be killed in a jag (live in a gentrifying part of the city)... (despite the small 2k price difference, jag screams "im loaded"... saabs are more nondescript to most)
(s+) better stereo than jag
210 hp 4L turbo vs. 227 hp 3.0 L V6
#1952 of 2594 jack154, out of curiosity...
Jun 23, 2004 (9:05 am)
... Why not the TL? Except for the lack of AWD (the reason I would not get it), what is it lacking that you get in the Saab?
Besides the AWD, the specs alone blow away both the 9-3 and the X-Type.
(btw, my current car is an X-Type)