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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2156 of 2600 Re: X-Type Navigation System & 3.0 X-Type [lovemyjag]
Apr 15, 2005 (8:38 am)
I am thinking of purchasing my first Jaguar, a 2005 X Type with Navigation. I now own a Nissan Murano (2004) and have the navigation system included. The price is approximately the same, the jag being more expensive by about $500. They are both quite easy to use, after looking at and operating the one in the dealers lot. If you have not had one before, but are somewhat computer literate, you will do very well. It is, on the Jaguar, a touch screen version and actually quite easy to operate. Now, after answering your inquiry, may I make one or two? What are my largest expected expenses with this car? The Nissan has been no expense other than oil changes (I change oil at 3,000 mile intervals) and the 30,000 mile checkup. Yes, I do put quite a few miles on the car in a year. Will I be able to get 200,000 miles out of this vehicle? I am very meticulous about maintenance and operation. Thanks for the reading of this note. Look forward to your informed reply. Clarinetman
#2157 of 2600 Can't take the pain of owning this car!
Apr 15, 2005 (9:52 am)
Painful is really the best description of what it has been like to own this vehicle. I've read many posts on this site about others with the same set of
problems that we had with our 2002 X-Type. This has not made
our experience any easier. In fact, it actually made it more frustrating, since
everyone is aware of its shortcomings, but nobody is willing to
admit to them and address them as they should. Knowing that we were not the only one's with the same cluster of problems did not make it any easier to endure the
ups and downs of owning this car. As a result, we recently called it
quits. This is definitely a pretty car to look at, but a car must
be more than that - and this car failed miserably to live up to our
expectations. From constant noises, failed electricals, to the
endless repairs (86 days worth), it has been a nonstop nonthrill
ride! The biggest nonthrill happened when we decided to cut our
losses and found out how little value our X-Type had retained over
the three painfully long years that we owned it. We've owned and
sold a good number of cars in our days, but never took as big a hit
as this! If you are interested in knowing more, please feel free to
where we have attempted to chronicle our painful journey with this
car. Best of luck to you all.
#2158 of 2600 Re: Can't take the pain of owning this car! [disgusted1]
Apr 15, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Little counterpoint here: We owned an '02 XType 3.0 for the length of our 39 month lease and had absolutely no problems. None. Nada. Zilch. At any rate, clarinetman is looking at a 2005 not an "02. Very different car with none of the problems of the first year build cars. We now have an '05 sport and are extremely happy with it. BTW, that is why we lease. We don't have to worry about the trade in value. JNA gets to worry about that.
Apr 20, 2005 (9:49 am)
I understand the need for those out there in E-land to have their negative feelings about cars. Most of those feeling are based on your experience with a particular car and dealer. I have a 2003 X-type that I really enjoy driving and owning. The car has the flash that I like. The dealership that I use has done a positive job of working with me on any problems. The problems that I experienced have been quite small and have been corrected with one visit. Bottomline, some just need to whine.
#2160 of 2600 Re: Reviews [pugger1]
Apr 21, 2005 (9:19 am)
If you have not had significant problems with your car, then you are fortunate.
If someone takes the time to let others (some of whom have the same problems with their vehicle) know that they aren't alone (as they may have been told by their dealership/Jaguar), that is not whining. The list of parts that were replaced one or many times on our vehicle speaks for itself.
Our X-type made enough WHINING, rattling, clicking, howling, crunching and thunking sounds, that we don't have to. The car speaks for itself. I personally don't like that in a car.
I hope your positive experience with your car continues!
#2161 of 2600 Re: Reviews [disgusted1]
Apr 21, 2005 (2:18 pm)
test drive the all-new 2005 Avalon it's a lot better than the wannabee baby jag. jags are good for weekend joy rides they're not your reliable transportation and never will be. those who claim never having a problem are distinctly a minority.
#2162 of 2600 Re: Reviews [figaromd]
Apr 21, 2005 (5:18 pm)
figaromd - On April 11, you said on the Avalon board:
"i test drove the new car. the gas pedal felt heavier than my '98 xls. the 'leather' felt like vinyl, and the new looks are plain and boring.
i'm getting an x-type instead."
A little inconsistent aren't you? An Avalon is okay if you want to drive an appliance. The Jaguar has soul. They cannot be compared.
Apr 21, 2005 (5:57 pm)
the mods in the Townhall are not always on "troll patrol".
The Avalon and X-type are in two completely different markets (and that's not insulting either one).
#2164 of 2600 Re: Reviews [figaromd]
Apr 21, 2005 (10:00 pm)
charlienmr1's 2004 Jaguar XJ8 has 27,000 miles and has been reliable.
(check the XJ Series thread for proof)
#2165 of 2600 Re: edmunds... [seminole_kev]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:01 am)
Not every negative comment is made by a troll .... but if you think there is one, just drop me an email. Let's not get into it here.
Also, you folks who say it's not reliable, yes it is reliable, would be more credible if you posted some honest to goodness stats from reliable sources. There is not one manufacturer in the world who doesn't produce vehicles with no problems and vehicles with problems. In other words, anecdotal evidence is worth exactly what you paid for it.