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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2079 of 2594 $3500 marketing support
Jan 16, 2005 (6:09 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 2594 Re: New Cyclical Whining Noise [tgilbertjag]
Jan 17, 2005 (11:53 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.
#2081 of 2594 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type? [werewolf]
Jan 17, 2005 (11:57 am)
I only have 900 miles on my 2.5 manual and I got 20.2 mpg. I consider it great as driving the same routes around Chicago in my Isuzu Axiom, I was lucky to get 13.5 mpg. Considering it is 6 degrees F outside and cold starts consume a lot of gas, I am very happy with the 20.2.
#2082 of 2594 My first dealer visit
Jan 17, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I have just gotten a phone call from the dealership - they replaced the propshaft and are waiting for another rubber part due in tomorrow. I will let you know if the whine issue is fixed when I get my X back.
#2083 of 2594 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Jaguar X-Type? [werewolf]
Jan 17, 2005 (8:33 pm)
I bought a new X-Type 2.5 automatic in May '03. Have had no issues with the car. It's fantastic in snow, ice, and heavy rain storms. So far I've put about 22K on the car. It's gets about 26 - 28 MPG on trips. Outside of the free 10k services done by the dealer, I've been changing my own oil and rotating my own tires at 5K intervals. The car does attract a lot of attention because they're fairly rare and very elegant looking. I test drove the 325i and the baby Benz and they just don't compare with the Jag in my opinion.
#2085 of 2594 Re: My first dealer visit [axiomlover]
Jan 20, 2005 (7:59 am)
I took mine back to the dealer and they said that the rear diffs were still noisy and that was what I was hearing. They are now trying to find a set that are not. Apparently this is a wide spread issue with Jaguar according to them. When you say propshaft, is that the same as the drive shaft?
I will let you know what I find out. Thanks Axiom.
#2086 of 2594 Re: My first dealer visit [tgilbertjag]
Jan 21, 2005 (2:43 pm)
I picked my X-Type from the dealership where they replaced the driveshaft (same as propshaft), but the noise at 70mph and above is still there, no difference. There is no way in hell a Jaguar should sound like that, especially that it is quiet and smooth, otherwise. I will have them replace the differential and/or tires if they have to, but I simply cannot accept this pounding, grinding, cyclical noise. The mechanic definitely heard the noise, but replaced only the driveshaft as that was recommended in the bulletin on drivetrain noise. When I bring my X back to the dealership, I will take a loaner (another X-Type) and test it thoroughly for any noises at different speeds.
Common Jaguar, you can do better than that!
#2087 of 2594 Re: My first dealer visit [axiomlover]
Jan 21, 2005 (3:09 pm)
My dealer is 100% sure it is the diffs. They are now test driving several new 2005's and are going to find ones that are quiet and put them on mine. They did that last week for another customer and that was what it took. Must be they got a sweet deal on this piece of crap diffs.. The loaner they gave me to use is also an xtype and it sound worse than mine... I should have mine back on Monday and will update you. Thanks again
#2088 of 2594 Re: Thanks desertguy [axiomlover]
Jan 23, 2005 (8:04 pm)
The last 5 years I drove a Subaru with Bridgestone Blizzaks, and now this is my 1st year with the X-Type and its Continental all-seasons.
I've fishtailed a little accelerating and I really only have about 50% of the confidence cornering and braking on snow or ice as when I had the Subaru. I can't imagine how poor those tires will be after they have 20K-30K miles of wear on them.
Next year I'm getting snows. If you drive on snow or ice frequently, make the change.