Last post on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM
You are in the Jaguar X-Type
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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2053 of 2600 Re: thinking of used [bignewfie]
Dec 09, 2004 (11:51 am)
First, don't get the sport version as the sport seat backs will be too narrow for you.
Second, I wouldn't get a Jag at all if you don't have a nearby dealer.
I bought my XType in So. Calif. and subsequently moved to the Midwest where the closest dealer is 90 miles away. Not a good thing when you need service plus the dealer owes you nothing since you didn't buy the car from him.
Third, if you really have your heart set, get a Jaguar certified car from a Jag dealer. It is called Select Edition. and will cover the Jag for 6 year or 100,00 miles. Included is maintenance and 2 years of roadside assistance which in your case is a great benefit.
Lastly, I would try for a 2003 or newer since many of the bugs in the '02 model were worked out. I have an '02 and had no problems but I consider myself fortunate.
#2054 of 2600 Used prices
Dec 11, 2004 (1:35 pm)
Hey, with all the incentives on new X-Types and new ones going in the mid 20s, what would you guys expect to pay for a used one? What's reasonable on a 2002 2.5 X-Type Sport (manual) w/ close to 50k miles on it? I see some on dealers lots in the low 20s. Has anyone been able to negotiate them down a lot?
Jan 04, 2005 (8:39 am)
I have just purchased a new 2004 X-Type 2.5 Manual. I have read several reviews, which pointed out the pronounced wind noise. However, I personally think the car is managing the wind noise fairly well, but there is a drive-train noise I can hear above 60 mph. Do you hear the same thing or is it just me?
By the way, I also have the "humming noise" coming from the steering column area, which some of you referred to. I assume it is normal and comes from a computer cooling fan.
I am curious what is your experience with oil consumption in the X-Type and how often do you change oil?
#2056 of 2600 Re: Wind Noise [axiomlover]
Jan 04, 2005 (8:48 am)
In my '02 3.0 auto, the wind noise is not intrusive at all. I use no oil between changes. With the change intervals 10K miles, and free for the first three, I still change the oil myself at 5K intervals. It takes me a year to get 10K and I just can't make myself keep that oil in there that long. Could well be a waste of money.
#2057 of 2600 X-Type Performance Parts
Jan 05, 2005 (7:50 am)
Has anyone any experience with aftermarket performance parts for the X, especially the 3.0?
What did you do and how did it turn out?
Jan 05, 2005 (7:52 am)
I understand that you don't want to keep the oil in your engine for more than 6 months and that's why you change it every 5K miles. That makes sense. I will probably follow the same oil change interval - 5K miles or 6 months.
It snowed yesterday in Chicago, so I had a chance to test the X-Type on the slippery roads. At first, I wasn't that impressed as although the car took off with authority, it had a tendency to fishtail a bit (pointing to its rear-drive bias). The ABS worked well and cornering was still surprisingly good. Then, for comparison, I drove my wife's Daewoo Leganza, which is a front-wheel-drive with traction control. I was stunned as could barely move forward! It was wet snow turning into ice, so the roads were exeptionally slippery. The AWD is absolutely awesome and makes a HUGE difference in the snow!
#2059 of 2600 Re: Thanks desertguy [axiomlover]
Jan 05, 2005 (8:20 am)
A Jag X-Type and a Daewoo Leganza sharing a driveway - talk about extremes!!
Jan 05, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I know what you mean robr2. However, despite what everyone says about Daewoos, ours ('99) with over 63K miles has been the most reliable and least expensive vehicle we ever owned. Luckily, my wife doesn't know how to drive a stick, so my Jag is safe for now (ha, ha).
#2061 of 2600 X-Type Performance Parts
Jan 06, 2005 (7:34 am)
I recently took delivery of a new X-Type. I'd like to know if anyone has made any modifications to their car, who supplies performance parts for them, and what you did or plan to do to yours.
This is a great, highly under-rated car. Thaks for your responses!
#2062 of 2600 Re: Thanks desertguy [axiomlover]
Jan 06, 2005 (6:38 pm)
I live in Maryland and we have not had snow yet - it was about 70 degrees on New Years day. However, I will have the X-type out for the first snow storm to see how if performs. Ideally, I'd like to have it out in the fresh snow and then get it in the garage before the salt trucks make their way to the side roads.
The X-type is some what of a paradox for me. It's geared for foul weather driving, i.e., having good traction in snow, slush, etc., yet it's a Jaguar with fine paint and thus must be sheltered. By the second snow storm I'll probably cut the apron strings and let the big dog eat.