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#76 of 85 Extended Warranty...
Oct 21, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Good Afternoon All,
I am looking for some feedback with regards to purchasing Jaguar's extended warranty. My 03 X-Type sport has 23,000 miles and my warranty is due to expire in April 07 . Can anyone give me information relative to your purchase price and the type of warranty you purchased.
#77 of 85 Sportwagon Limbo
Jun 27, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Great Scot! Has no one bought a Sportwagon, or had
something good or bad to say about them since Oct. 21, 2006?
Sad ending to a rather nice vehicle.
#78 of 85 Re: Sportwagon Limbo [wshfl]
Feb 12, 2008 (11:32 am)
I decided to take a wait and see attitude with the Canadian dollar becoming stronger, but the prices on used Sportwagons doesn't seem to be in the realm of reality.
The dealers are trying to get the residual values from the lease contracts' buy-out price... but with the Canadian dollar so strong, it's de-valued the price of these used cars badly. Nobody is buying out their leases up here, cause you can get into a new car for just a few points above what they are asking for your old car!
My dealership is asking CAD$29,900 for a used 2005 X-type Sportwagon with 20k miles, when it should probably be in the range of $21,890 (according to Edmunds used car current value tool) A new one is 36k! Who would pay 29,900 for a 2005??
If my dealer can drop his price to something near the reality price, I'll be picking it up, otherwise - no way. I'll be out looking for an Audi A4 Avant.
#79 of 85 Re: Sportwagon Limbo [dandrews1]
May 15, 2008 (10:14 am)
I picked up a used one in Sept '06. It was an '05 that had only 7,100 mi. I absolutely love the car. We had an '03 sedan prior. The wagon in addition to offering more cargo space, has much cleaner lines in my opinion. The AWD system is great in the snow. I would strongly advise purchasing one that has the Jaguar Selection Edition warranty. It has been great to have, as I have had to use it for the tranny and the external temp sensory. Both were covered under the warranty. Nothing out of pocket. Absolutely great. 6 years/100,000 miles on the select edition. I only wish the car had a bit mor room in the second row.
I've only seen 3 of these on the road during the 1 1/2 years I've owned the car. Quite rare. And rarer now that the X is extinct in the US.....
#80 of 85 Jag X Type Sportwagon
Jul 07, 2008 (9:55 am)
9 months ago, I saw a canoe-carrying Sportwagon driving North into Quebec Province. Last night, I saw a Jag Sportwagon driving south --- no canoe.
Significance? Jag has sold a least 1, if not 2 Sportwagons in Canada.
#81 of 85 Re: [elsaidst]
Nov 20, 2008 (7:18 am)
I know this is very old, but what a great post. There's one just about this one's age on eBay for very cheap, I, too have heard the legendary mechanical problems of British cars in general, and can relate to the reticence toward something you just want to love "if only". If you're still around two years later do you still enjoy the car?
#82 of 85 X Types and Sportwagons
Nov 20, 2008 (5:11 pm)
You really have to wonder what, if anything, goes through Jaguar Management's mind. The X es are basically great little cars, if only Jaguar would address the weaknesses. Ex: The transfer case is too weak to accept a supercharged engine; yet, everywhere, small cars are coming out with them. Wouldn't you think that Jaguar, after 5 or more years could have addressed this issue?? Obviously, management doesn't care, and never has. That's why Jaguar goes from pillar to post, and is likely on its last legs. The new model has made scarcely a ripple, and is seldom seen. Jaguar has become irrelevant to the marketplace. Both the S and the X should have been stars in the marketplace, but quality issues that would make Trabant blush were allowed to go unchecked. Most of the quality issues are just plain stupid. Even Kia does better.
#83 of 85 The Future for Jaguar
Jan 31, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Since no one is using this forum, allow me to "sound off". Given the history of Jaguar as a manufacturer of "sporting" sedans since the 1950's, at a time when there was little or no competition, to the point to-day, when the market is saturated with high performance sedans and coupes, most of which are superior in one way or another to the small range that Jaguar produces, one must wonder what is the point of Jaguar's continued manufacture? The company's ownership has gone from pillar to post, with little to cheer about. ( how many of the new Jags. have you seen?). I think that it's time to say goodbye to Jaguar and celebrate its storied past. Had the "S" and the "X Type" not been poorly built junk in their first 2-3 years, the story might have been different; but, they weren't, and the results are what you see. To-day's market has no tolerence for crap. If it did, GM, Chrysler and Ford wouldn't be in the mess they're in, much less Jag.
There. I've said it. Any comments? (Don't shoot the messenger.).
#84 of 85 Re: The Future for Jaguar [wshfl]
Jan 31, 2009 (8:50 pm)
Have to disagree with you my friend. I've owned 2 X Types, an 03 and an 06. Both were excellent cars. There's only one dealer in my state, and, he seems to be selling XFs as fast as they come in. Given Jaguar's non-existant marketing efforts, and, the fact that the engine was never increased in HP in the X to keep up with the flagship models of the competiton, it still remains their highest sales volume model for its production run. You say that the marketplace now has no tolerance for crap, yet, the consumers still buy Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes that certainly aren't any more reliable than the Jags are. I hope that the new owner does a good job with them, because I like their approach to building a "Grand Touring" car. I just traded my X Type for my third Jag, a certified 06 S-Type 4.2 VDP. This 'Luxo-barge" has all the amenities, runs and handles like a muscle car, and is built like a brick outhouse. I've driven most of the competition, and, I still like the Jags better.
#85 of 85 Re: Sportwagon 2005
Jan 18, 2013 (9:29 am)
I have a 2005 Sportwagon and absolutely love it. I've had it for two years, love the look and interior as well as the handling. Good acceleration on the highway and lots of interior cargo space. Only negatives--electrical disconnects sometimes when starting--i.e. the radio--but works again when car is restarted. Backseat small for large men. Other than that, a great car.