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You are in the Jaguar X-Type
What is this discussion about?
Jaguar X-Type, Wagon
Mar 29, 2004 (4:16 am)
Could you please explain how an X-type is a Ford Taurus? Also, I see a lot more S-types on the road than A6's here that's for sure. As far as "The X-type is being bought by people who want the name Jaguar but not a high price.", could not the exact same be said of the C-class or 3-series?
Really your post would have been more appropriate on the "luxury marques" topic. sysop "High End Luxury Marques" Mar 28, 2004 11:27pm
#34 of 85 Ford Taurus?
Mar 29, 2004 (5:33 pm)
Umm, no. It's built on the current generation Ford Mondeo platform (sold in Europe, not the in the states). Reliability of Jaguars today has little to do with reliability of Jags prior to the takeover by Ford.
#35 of 85 reliability
Apr 02, 2004 (8:44 pm)
yes, if you break down charts of the reliability issues, you can find differences since the the takeover by ford, but overall you will have the same frequency of problems.
and in response to seminole key, the bmw 3 series has been acknowledged as a great car, just as worthy of being called a bmw as any of the other models. you have a point with the mb, though.
#36 of 85 X-Type Wagon
Apr 03, 2004 (4:16 pm)
looks nice, but sadly it'll never make it to the United States.
#37 of 85 reliability
Apr 03, 2004 (6:39 pm)
"if you break down charts of the reliability issues, you can find differences since the the takeover by ford, but overall you will have the same frequency of problems"
I guess we've been looking at different charts. Jaguar reliability pre-ford was the pits. It's gotten dramatically better since then.
Apr 03, 2004 (7:10 pm)
in fact, I think Jaguar has been rated pretty well in the last few JD powers reports.
#39 of 85 but the ratings
Apr 04, 2004 (8:10 am)
aren't still as good as Infiniti, Lexus or Acura.
Apr 04, 2004 (10:20 am)
you're being a bit dishonest when they are right with them in ratings. Seperated only by a few points. What, maybe 4-6 overall or somewhere abouts? Oh, why did you even include Acura there. They're not anywhere near an actual luxury company like Lexus, MB, Jag and Infiniti (well sort of on that one). Acura is just Honda's Mercury to its Ford).
Apr 04, 2004 (10:42 am)
This kind of general talk would be more fitting here: sysop "High End Luxury Marques" Apr 4, 2004 1:27pm at the Luxury discussion. Still not sure why all this talk is here on a future vehicle, wagon that won't even be sold here in the US.
#42 of 85 My point was
Apr 04, 2004 (1:37 pm)
that according to Consumer Reports (Hey, I'm just using another source) Jaguar cars fare much lower reliability wise than the similar competition from Lexus and that people think that a Jaguar isn't built as well as a Lexus. (well, some people)