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#2376 of 2600 Need advice on a used jaguar
May 11, 2006 (6:25 pm)
I am going to be in the market to buy a used car near the $20,000 range. I thought about a used Acura but I really like the looks and styling of a Jaguar. Looking around I found a certified 2003 x-type with 43,000 miles for 19,9, a certified 2002 x-type with 23000 for the same money and a non certified 2001 XJ8 for 19, 900 as well with 43,000 miles.
my concern is the cost of maintinence, We have many dealers and independent mechanics where I live. Are the parts quite a bit more expensive that parts for a Acura or a Nissan? Are there anything that I should look for or problems areas that I should know about? What do you think?
#2377 of 2600 Re: Need advice on a used jaguar [muttster]
May 11, 2006 (7:39 pm)
Most Jaguar owners will tell you they don't want to own the car unless it is under warranty. The Select Edition warranty has been voted the best CPO warranty of any mfgr by JD Power for 5 straight years. It is for 6 years or 100K whichever comes first. The 6 years is from the original date the car went into service. So the older the car, the less time you have.
The '02 will only have the warranty for 2 years. Also there were many improvements with the '03 and '04 cars. Resale value is not good so you should be able to work a good deal on a CPO car. I would not consider the XJ8 without the warranty. And, yes Jaguars are very expensive to repair.
May 12, 2006 (7:24 am)
Results from the 2005 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey for new vehicles.
Score is the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles.
INDUSTRY AVERAGE 118
Land Rover 149
How is this possible? Does this rating reflect true ownership or is it because so few people bought Jaguars in 2005 that the results are meaningless?
I love Jags, especially the X-Type, an affordable jag is the way to go. I understand why ford is cutting it, though. Only so many cars in one company can compete vs. each other. I'd ratehr see 1 world lincoln have every option standard than 3 different cars with various degrees and prices.
Let us know, who owns a 2005 jag, is this true?
#2379 of 2600 Re: JD Power/Discount Jaguar Extended Warranty?
May 17, 2006 (11:10 pm)
I bought a 2005 base Jaguar 2.5 X-type with 5spd manual in 9/05. The vehicle has about 5000 miles on it and there have been no problems at all. My jury of one says A OK! I do agree with previous posts regarding owning a Jaguar out of warranty. My plan is to keep the car only until shortly before 4 years or 50,000 miles, unless I can find a great deal on a Jaguar backed extended warranty. Does anyone know any dealers that sell discounted Jaguar backed warranties?
I just bought a 2007 Camry for my mother and got her a 7yr/75000mile Toyota Platinum Warranty for $520 (less than half the Toyota website list price) from Midwest Superstores Toyota in Kansas (the vehicle was purchased in San Diego and the local dealers wanted $1295 to $1430 for the exact same Toyota Warranty). There are large number of Toyota dealers that make a small business of just selling warranties to customers from other dealerships. I just wonder if any Jaguar Dealers are making deals on their warranties.
#2380 of 2600 2002 Jaguar x type warranty?
May 20, 2006 (6:12 am)
I just bought 2002 Jaguar x type 3.0 automatic with only 16k miles 2 days ago from Toyota delership it was a trade in.The dealership offer me 4 yrs/60k miles bumper to bumper warranty for $2500.Should I buy it?My car has such a low miles only 16k miles!And $2500 is sound reasonable for 4 yrs/60k miles?Thank you
#2381 of 2600 Re: 2002 Jaguar x type warranty? [art07154]
May 21, 2006 (8:49 pm)
What is the name of the company that is backing the warranty? There have been a number of problems with non-manufacturer backed warranties, although I have heard that Warranty Direct is reasonably reputable. I have a 2005 X-type with 5000 miles on it (its been a great car), and I can get a 7 yr/75,000 mile warranty from them for about $2400. Apparently, it is relatively risky to own a Jaguar that is not under warranty, so I suggest that it is worth doing some research and getting a good one. Let me know what you can find out about the warranty being offered by the Toyota Dealership. Personally, I think I will probably sell my X-type prior to the end of the original 4yr/50,000 warranty, so I am holding off my extended warranty decision for now.(I just bought a 2007 Camry for my mother and got a 7yr/75,000 mile warranty from Toyota, through a Midwest Superstore Toyota in Kansas, for $520, Toyota List Price $1150. That was a real easy decision to make)By the way, how much did you pay for the 2002 X-type, just curious.
May 23, 2006 (7:43 am)
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May 30, 2006 (10:39 am)
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#2384 of 2600 Re: JD Power [exalteddragon1]
May 31, 2006 (9:16 pm)
Yep, It's true. Had such a good experience with a 03 X Type 2.5, that I just swapped it for an 06 X Type 3.0.
#2385 of 2600 Re: Manual Transmission Clunk [likintheleaper]
Jun 01, 2006 (9:21 am)
My car does the same thing. I haven't brought it into the dealer because I like the fact that the car has a tactile, mechanical feel to it. If I wanted buttery smooth shifting, I'd have gotten the automatic. I may be a fool, but I don't think the noise indicates any long term mechanical problem. Good luck!