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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2071 of 2600 Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type?
Jan 13, 2005 (9:39 am)
I've been looking over the edmunds site and it seems that the 2.5 x-type is pretty good value-for-money. What I am looking for is commentary (good and bad) about owning this vehicle including mechanical issues, cost of maintanence (outside of warranty) and other items (real-life MPG) to get a true value of ownership. I would need to drive this vehicle in cold-weather some of the time (skiing, family in MN), so I am particularly interested in feedback about ice-snow driving situations. Also whether you get flack (keying, vandalism) about owning a jag like you might get for owning a BMW. Thanks for your help!
Specs I was thinking of:
2004 x-type BRC
#2072 of 2600 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type? [werewolf]
Jan 13, 2005 (10:16 am)
I have a 2003 X-Type 2.5 manual non-sport package. I bought this vehicle in August 2003. The vehicle currently has 24,500 miles on it and has been very reliable. The only warranty issues I have had are replacing the defroster vents at the 20,000 mile service because they had warped slightly and a burnt out tail lite bulb at 22,000 miles. I normally get 22-24 MPG with my daily commute and have gotten over 28 MPG on highway trips at 75-80 MPH.
This vehicle is fantastic in snow and ice. Cost of maintenance has yet to be an issue as I have another 25,000 miles to go before the warranty is gone.
This vehicle continues to be a joy to drive and I would readily buy another in the future.
#2073 of 2600 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type? [werewolf]
Jan 13, 2005 (12:01 pm)
I just about a 3.0 from Downtown Jag in Minneapolis and so far a like it. I have had some issues, like the rear diffs replaced, front rotors replaced, gas cap replaced, and front defroster vents fixed. Mostly minor. My only issue is I live in the south metro and the only dealership is there in Minneapolis, so it is a haul to get it fixed. I bought used with 6000 miles and got a 6 year 100000 mile warranty, so hopefully other than tires or brakes should not be too expensive......
#2074 of 2600 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type? [werewolf]
Jan 13, 2005 (3:21 pm)
Buy from a Jaguar dealer and get a Select Edition warranty. It is good for 6 years, 100,000 miles. I would not have a Jag out of warranty. Car is terrific in the snow & slick.
#2075 of 2600 X-type feedback
Jan 14, 2005 (8:26 am)
I have an 03 X-type manual with 22,000 miles. The only real problem I have encountered is an intermittent howl in the right rear wheel. The dealership is checking into the problem and will call when they find a solution. I hear the howl very seldom and because it has been reported to the dealership I am not really worried at this point in time.
The car is a hoot to drive on snow and ice and even more fun on dry pavement. Gas mileage on the interstate tops 30mpg and if I mix town and country I get around 25mpg, I could get better but I do not baby the car. Sporty car should be driven in a sporty way!
Jan 14, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I just asked a dealer today if the new $3500 incentive on 2.5 would apply if we ordered a 2.5 with automatic. He told me that the 2.5 has been discontinued (at least for the US).
#2077 of 2600 Re: no more 2.5 [jeffyscott]
Jan 14, 2005 (4:41 pm)
Could you tell more about new $3500 incentive program for X-type? Do you have the link?
#2078 of 2600 Re: no more 2.5 [yoreet1]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:27 pm)
Edmunds shows the $3500 cash to dealer on the 2.5 manual only.
#2079 of 2600 $3500 marketing support
Jan 16, 2005 (5:09 am)
The $3500 is cash to dealer marketing support. It is for the 2.5 only...automatic is an option for that, but I was told by a dealer last year that Jaguar never applied incentives to the 2.5 w/auto...I was trying to find out if that was really true. I had not really checked into that last year as there were no auto 2.5s we wanted available at the time anyway.
My understanding of what the dealer told me the other day is no more 2.5s of any kind are being built (at least for the US). Since my wife wants an automatic and does not like a couple of things that the 3.0 forces on you...looks like we will not be buying an x-type.
Here is link to the incentive, in case you are not aware of where Edmunds puts this valuable information:
http://www.edmunds.com/new/2005/jaguar/xtype/100473390/incentives- .html?vdp=off&setzip=53089&state=WI&tid=edmunds.n.inc- entivesmip.incentives.3.5.Jaguar*
#2080 of 2600 Re: New Cyclical Whining Noise [tgilbertjag]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:53 am)
I know what you are saying about the whining noise, tgilbertjag! In my '04 2.5 Man. the unusual whining does not begin until you hit 70 mph and magically disappears once you drop below 70. There is some whine you can hear at lower speeds, but I would consider it normal, given it is an AWD. My car is at the dealership right now being checked out. The mechanic drove with me this morning and was able to hear the whine over 70 and admitted it wasn't normal. He said that the first thing he would check is the propshaft and its balance, then the tires. I test drove 4 different X-types (both 3.0 and 2.5) before I bought mine and each of them had some sort of whining noise at speeds of 45-55, especially when slightly accelarating and one of the mechanics said that the AWD system on our X-type is not as quiet as the one used in some Japanese brands and some whine should be expected. I will let you know what the dealership discovers.