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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2550 of 2600 Re: Help [oldcem]
Apr 27, 2009 (6:14 am)
Wow - you're living my dream - the S-type R I'm looking at is a somewhat high mileage (116,000kms) 2003 - yikes as the reports say NO to the 2003's - but it is a beauty - in great shape - straight as a dye and original. It "calls" to me and fits my budget. The X-type was a consideration because of the all-wheel drive. We live in the country and winter driving can be a challenge. Any words of wisdom on after-market warranty programs for the S-R? I'm sure this cat will have some problematic surprises for us and I think a little insurance might be wise consideration in this case. Thanks. P.S. As they say in the horse world, I may be a bit "overmounted" with this cat, but I'm sure going to have a lot of fun. It's a lot cheaper than an XKE these days and a lot more comfortable - not the eye catcher, but our E was an exciting drive.
#2551 of 2600 Re: Help [gr8cat]
Apr 27, 2009 (8:58 pm)
My car had 48K miles on it when I bought it. Since it was certified, its under warranty for close to 3 more years or 100K - whichever comes first. I asked the dealer about extending the warranty out another year, and, they wanted $3K for that. I've contacted several other warranty companies, and, the prices were even higher than that. Haven't found a deal yet to my liking. One thing you might check on an 03 is the transmission. Jag stopped using the 5 speed Ford tranny, and, switched to a 6 speed ZF unit - because of excessive tranny failures. Don't know what model year the switch was made. I'm with you - the thing's an absolute hoot to drive. Even without the supercharger, the 4.2 makes 300 HP and 306 ft. - lbs of torque. The other funny thing is - My S gets about 4 more mpg than my 3.0 X did on trips. Never owned an E Type, but, did own a 1969 Olds 442 with the 400 CID/325 HP engine. I believe my S is the quicker car of the 2.
#2552 of 2600 Re: Help [oldcem]
Apr 29, 2009 (10:24 pm)
Thanks for the input - the 03 R does have the ZF transmission and it really does fly. We've driven several of these cars now and keep coming back to the 03 with the higher km's because it is so much tighter and faster than the others. Can't quite figure out why but all the others just seem to fade in this cat's shadow, even though it has twice the mileage of the others we've tried. The 2 year p/t warranty has sealed the deal for us and the extra money we're saving will just have to go away for future possible required repairs - maybe we'll be lucky and just end up with some extra money and a really exciting car. In any event, we'll for sure have a lot of fun. Thanks to this forum and the one on S-type transmissions we are armed with lots of good information and warnings so there won't be any tears if things go wrong - we'll just be prepared - armed, shall we say and ready for the good and the bad. Thanks again. Happy motoring.
#2553 of 2600 NEED HELP WITH WIPPERS
Jul 04, 2009 (7:45 pm)
i just bought a 04 x type and the driver side wipper is loud as hell makes like a thumpen noize when it wipes.... any ideas what can fix this problem... i hope this car doesnt break my bankrole i bought it with no warrenty but at a very cheap price 10k.... the sticker was 41k on it in 04 so i think i got a decent deal with only 48k miles on it.
#2554 of 2600 Re: NEED HELP WITH WIPPERS [staz1]
Jul 24, 2009 (12:04 pm)
Too cool! I just bought the same car 04 X-Type with 60k for under $10k. Wipper does not make a loud Thumpin sound, the bottom of the drive side blade for the wipper did skip a little. Heck, go out and get some new blades most people forget about their blades. They're only suppose to last for a couple months. I change them each time I get an oil change.
BTW- I have four people in the car on hill at a light, I held the clutch out slightly to "rock the craddle" (as I have done for at least10 other cars I've owned) bad news, I burned the clutch. It was the strangest thing, smelled like a dead animal.
Fair warning. :O
#2555 of 2600 Re: Help [oldcem]
Aug 10, 2009 (12:50 pm)
I am currently evaluating a 2003 XType with 65K miles. Asking price is $9900. Concerned about quality of vehicle, maintenance issues long term, and whether its a good car. I can get the economics aligned, just concerned about the quality of vehicle. Sounds like you have some great insight. Thanks
#2556 of 2600 Re: Help [dad44]
Aug 10, 2009 (1:03 pm)
Well from my Exp , One of the best cars I have ever owned. Just tripped 90k 98% highway miles oil changed every 5 k with Mobil1 no issues at all and just 2 sets of tires
#2557 of 2600 Re: Help [dad44]
Aug 16, 2009 (7:58 pm)
I didn't run either of my X's up to that many miles. From looking at the Jaguar forums - the major concern with the one you're considering would be getting the transfer case lube changed. Jaguar says they're filled for life, but, they've been known to fail and they're expensive. You can research it on the regular Jaguar forums.
#2558 of 2600 Re: Help [gr8cat]
Aug 16, 2009 (8:11 pm)
I purchased a 2004 X-type about 5 years ago and had no problem as of today. It still runs and looks like new. I've changed the tires to 18" (225/40ZR18) and I feel the road more now but it handles like a cat, love it.
#2559 of 2600 2004 X-TYPE HEADLIGHTS.... HELP!
Aug 30, 2009 (5:52 pm)
I had very dim headlights on my car, so I switched to GE Nighthawks. They have been nothing but trouble, shutting out coming back on when I hit a bump. Are they to high a wattage for the car?. What wattage should I be looking for. Does anyone have any recommendations??. I will have to take it in to get them changed, but I'd like to take the correct bulbs with me to ensure that I dont end up with the wrong type again.....