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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
Sep 22, 2005 (6:45 pm)
Hello all, I'm new here as I just bought my first Jaguar (2006) X-Type last Friday, primarily for my wife's use. I've been a frequent visitor to the Chevy Tahoe site for several years (I drive a 2004 Tahoe Z-71) and will now be checking in over here too.
It's been interesting to listen to the complaints and as I'm sure everyone knows, there is always something to complain about, large and small, no matter what you drive. No one makes a vehicle that doesn't produce a "lemon" or two or three. I can only hope for the best.
Anyway, I do like the our new Jag for the most part. However, after 180 miles, I had to bring it in because the "Check Engine" light came on. The engine began running a little rough as I was coming to a stop. It seemed to clear up in a few seconds but light stayed on. Couldn't tell you what the mechanic said it was (something about a pressure valve that controls air/fuel mixture) but he reset and time will tell if I'll be back.
Also noted after I purchased and got it out on more open highway (test drive was at slow speeds and on very smooth streets) the road noise is a bit more than I expected (Wife had a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am that seemed quieter!). Anyone else notice this?
Last question...I thought 2002 was the first year for the X-Type, but I read something that mentioned 2000 as the first year. Which is correct??
Thanks. Tom S.
#2213 of 2600 Re: New Owner [tom213]
Sep 23, 2005 (4:01 am)
Welcome Tom. I bought our first XType in late 2001 but it was a 2002 model. That was indeed the first year in the USA. However earlier models were produced in Europe. I think the confusion comes when a poster from across the pond posts something about his 2001 SE for instance.
#2214 of 2600 Re: New Owner [desertguy]
Sep 23, 2005 (5:46 pm)
Thanks for the info.
#2215 of 2600 jmcmahon's blown engine
Sep 26, 2005 (3:45 pm)
jmacmahon should let the courts decide if he is in the right or not, because if he is in any way wrong, he will find himself in a lot of trouble for his acts against Jaguar and the dealership. Once he knows positively that he is legally in the right by a court decision, then he would reduce his risk. Revenge is a powerful emotion that seems to be driving him right now and he needs to chill out, remain rational, and let the legal process do what needs to be done. His serious need to get revenge is going to spoil his case, unfortunately, and the courts will not be pleased to see the details of his angry revenge towards the dealership and Jaguar. My advice to him: be patient, be persistent, be diligent, be sure to take the high road throughout this process, don't compromise integrity, do not act or appear irrational, and be out for justice, not spiteful revenge. Good Luck.
#2216 of 2600 Re: jmcmahon's blown engine [tagman]
Sep 27, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Wow, very well said!
Sep 30, 2005 (9:09 pm)
If you've verified that the engine is indeed full of sludge, then I would suggest that you go after the oil change place. This sounds more like an oil related problem. I suspect that they've been doing the service with cheap oil and oil filters. The low quality oil and filters these places use causes problems. I bought a used GM truck that had been serviced religiously every 3K miles by one of the national chains. I just had to replace the engine which failed because there was over a pound of sludge in the engine. Every bearing and the oil pump was worn out in an engine that typically lasts for twice the miles I got out of it. My son, formerly a big proponent of using "whatever's on sale" oil and filters, blew the engine's valve train in his hyundai at 16K . If I have an oil change place service my car, I hand them a big jug of Castrol GTX and a premium oil filter. The internets full of stories about Chrysler V-6's being sludgers. Yet I've run 6 of them to high miles with no sludge at all using premium oil and decent filters. My advice - find out who's oil was used for the changes and file a claim with the manufacturer. In all probability, these are the guys who caused your engine failure and voided your warranty.
#2218 of 2600 Tires Question
Oct 02, 2005 (1:53 pm)
We have have had our 2006 X-Type for 2 weeks now and I have read the Owners Handbook cover to cover and I couldn't find any mention of tire rotation! Also checked the required service items in the Maintenance Schedule and no mention of tire rotation there either!
Every car I've ever owned addressed some sort of a tire rotation schedule; is this something unique to Jaguar? Comments??
#2219 of 2600 Re: Tires Question [tom213]
Oct 02, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Tom: Jaguar does not recommend tire rotation on the XType. I did the same as you and finally called the 800# and that is what they told me. Probably something to do with the AWD. Some dealers try to get you to do it anyway to make an extra buck so I hear.
#2220 of 2600 Just Purchased my 2002 Jag Xtype
Oct 03, 2005 (3:51 am)
I just purchased my 2002 jag xtype yesterday with 38K miles, paid a little under 17k. I absolutely love how it drives and handles. I just have a few questions about it, and if anyone can help that would be great. I put in 89 octane gas....is that okay or should I go the highest octaine? Also in the specifcations descriptions that I've read online, it says it comes with rear foglights standard.....what basically are rear foglights? Also I use synthtic oil for all my cars and was wondering if I should be doing the same with the xtype?
#2221 of 2600 HID Headlights for the XTYPE
Oct 03, 2005 (7:04 am)
I just purchased my 2002 xtype yesterday but it only has the projection headlights I believe. I was interested in gettting some HID lights for my x-type and was wondering if someone could point me in teh right direction.