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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
Nov 08, 2001 (2:52 pm)
I went for a test drive this past weekend and received the brochure WITH a "2002 Jaguar X-TYPE Color Guide" insert. There is no mention of a Westminster Blue. The only exterior colors shown were: Onyx White, Platinum, Titanium, Anthracite, Adriatic Blue [my personal favorite], Pacific (Blue), Phoenix (Red), Carnival Red, Topaz, Emerald (Green), and British Racing Green.
I, too, am disappointed at the extraordinary markup of $6000 for the 3.0 engine. I will wait until spring in the hopes that Jaguar will come to its senses and stop gouging, otherwise I think that for another 2-3K an S Type is a much better value.
Nov 08, 2001 (4:25 pm)
I wasn't aware of Westminster Blue until I saw it at an X-Type preview. At that time, the colour was not listed on either the web-site, or in the brochure. My dealer told me it was an American option, as were the 5 spoke wheels. I fell in love with both, and had to have them. As it turned out, he was mistaken, and I have what I wanted, but not without some leg-work.
#634 of 2594 Re:607 and dealer greed!
Nov 09, 2001 (8:17 pm)
The dealers should get more entry level cars if they wish to have more loyal Jag. owners in the future! They should also keep the price at entry level so these buyers can get in and not become loyal BMW brand owners! The dealer here in Boston has many on that lot that are fully loaded and come close to the S-type price. I hope Ford PAG comes to conclusion that selling these "cats" at the advertised entry level prices is a great idea for a long term growth of the Jag. brand and forces the dealers to order entry level cars for sale at entry level invoice prices. For now the dealers are greedy and they will kill any chances for PAG to grow! Great greed example is the new Ford T-bird!
#635 of 2594 X-Type Pricing Mix
Nov 10, 2001 (6:33 am)
I agree. I wouldn't even consider an X-Type at or near 40 grand. If you want people to buy this vehicle there should be ample opportunity to do so under 35 thousand and for that matter slightly over 30 thousand.
I'm considering the soon to be released Infiniti G35 (Spring 2002) which will have 255hp all the toys and great styling in the low 30's. The only way the Jag competes with that is in the low 30's.
If I want to pay 40+ for a Jag why not get an S Type. The lease on one is virtually the same as an X.
#636 of 2594 titanium
Nov 10, 2001 (9:53 am)
about to order an X 2.5, dealer says that Titanium is still available. The in dash CD is confirmed as a $200 option on the base stereo. Where are you folks getting the information that Titanium is being replaced by Quartz?
#637 of 2594 dealer stock
Nov 10, 2001 (1:45 pm)
The factory has no control over which options the dealers order. They can't force the dealer to buy base models. As long as they're selling the fully optioned models you won't see many base models. But you can always order one.
#638 of 2594 Factory Control
Nov 10, 2001 (1:50 pm)
Yes, but the factory (i.e., manufacturer) does have absolute control over what it chooses to build and can drive its own production schedules. And it has absolute control over what original equipment options it will offer and how it packages them. If Jag wanted dealers to have lots of base cars and if Jag wanted buyers to be able to readily buy a base car, it could make it happen. But that is up to Jag. (Possibly too bad for getting people into and staying with Jag over their life, as people on a budget like myself who have to stay near $30,000 at this time won't be able to seriously consider an X-type. I won't buy what I can't sit in, look over, and test drive.)
#639 of 2594 X-type quality problems
Nov 10, 2001 (6:20 pm)
3.0 l purchased in Sept. x1 package and cd option.
So far front seats are rocking chairs slop in tilt jackscrew ,dealer claims Jag told him thats normal?cure was grease all over seat and interior! now passenger tilt not working motor sounds like its stripped some teeth. Rear window scratched on delivery didn't notice it at first just looked dirty, dealer claims I must have done it.
Fuse box/sunglass holder fell out waiting on parts ,bad design clips are braking off too thin plastic tabs. Defroster vent keeps popping up,many rattles in doors but dealer can't hear them.
Didn't check for hearing aid count in service dept.Yes they'er over priced on paint cd and 3L option. Trapped by only one dealer in Mn. Twin cities.
Good things trunk size, handling,gas mileage!!good long distance cruiser, 3L power,looks wife keeps petting hood leaper,awd
#640 of 2594 factory control
Nov 11, 2001 (2:28 am)
The only way Jag can get dealers to stock base models is to offer incentives. They can't offer options and then refuse to build what's ordered. We had the same discussion about Lincoln LS dealers not stocking manuals and it was clear from the marketing VP that they could not control what the dealers order or stock. Sad but true.
#641 of 2594 Just bought an X-Type...my opinions
Nov 11, 2001 (6:35 am)
I bought my 3.0 5 speed a week ago and have put about 500 miles on it. On the negative side, there is no memory for the seat position, the lids for the storage bins are squeaking and will be replaced, and the trunk latch malfunctions and will be replaced. The positives are the smooth paint finish, dash and interior design, short-throw shifter, power and growl of the engine, ride and handling, huge trunk, rear windows that roll down completely into the door, climate control operation, great gas mileage (31.5 mpg on the interstate at 65-75 mph), rear fog lights, and my list goes on. I realize that I'm still in the "honeymoon stage", but there are many more items on my plus side. Because I wanted a manual transmission, my choices were limited. The X-Type, while maybe not the best in any specific category, in my opinion, provides a combination of luxury, performance, comfort and quality that no other car provides as well.