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Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar X-Type, Sedan, Wagon
#26 of 74 Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn Incentive
Dec 18, 2004 (8:12 pm)
I just got an e-mail from jaguar about a $500 gift certificate to one of the two above mentioned retailers.
Any thoughts on what an out of the door purchase on a 2004 X-Type 3.0 (Base) is running? My wife just completed her MBA and I am considering a grad/X-mas gift.
Dec 28, 2004 (8:53 am)
I have just purchased a new 2004 X-Type, 2.5 Manual. As you know, the deal was just impossible to pass. They still have a few left at Howard Orloff dealership in Chicago. I couldn't get a Mazda6 or Honda Accord for that price. So far I only have 78 miles on the odometer, so it is difficult to make any statements, but although some Ford underskin is showing through this cat, the driver definitely feels like he/she is driving a luxury vehicle. It is put together very well, no rattles and it is in fact very quiet. The manual will take some time to get used to, as my last car was automatic, but even with 2.5 engine, it has a healthy acceleration.
#28 of 74 Re: New Jag Owner [axiomlover]
Jan 01, 2005 (8:48 pm)
Congratulations on the new Jag. I also have a 2004 X 2.5 Manual and I also could not pass up the deal. I was already driving a manual shift so that was not a change for me. I have become more impressed with the handling after driving over two thousand miles. I am not sure if it is due to a great suspension or if that is how all wheel drive (AWD) cars handle. I can take a sharp turn fast and the grip is solid and I don't hear the slightest tire squeal.
I have been looking for the new X-type wagon at the dealership but I haven't seen one yet. I wonder if there is a delay. My dealership provides free car washes every other Saturday so I always take a peek in the showroom.
Axiomlover, are you going to wait until 10K miles before you change your oil? -- SnowJag
#29 of 74 Re: New Jag Owner [snowjag]
Jan 03, 2005 (7:47 am)
I'll be changing my oil at 5K; and I'm only letting it go that long because I saw the capacity was high - 6qt.
#30 of 74 Thanks for your welcome, Snowjag
Jan 03, 2005 (9:09 am)
I have had my X-Type for one week now and with 250 miles on the odometer, I am loving the car more and more. I know what you mean by great cornering, Snowjag, I am getting a kick out of taking 90-degree turns at 35mph. It is absolutely awesome! The Continental tires are great, too, I haven't been able to break traction, yet, even on wet surface. It is amazing, how people react to a Jaguar owner. They immediately assume I make a lot of money since I can afford a Jag. Little do they know for how much I was able to buy it. I have been driving it under 3500 rpm as suggested in the manual during the break-in period, so I will save some performance tests for later. Just as I expected, I have pretty much gotten used to the manual shifting and it is becoming a second nature. The clutch spring could be a little less stiff, but I like the way the clutch engages.
I have seen the wagon and I think it looks really good, although it is loosing the typical Jag look at the rear. The one wagon I saw had a sticker price of $38,500.
Snowjag, as far as oil change is concerned, I will definitely wait at least until 5,500 miles. The 3,000-mile oil changes help the oil companies get rich, but even non-synthetic oil does not deteriorate until about 6,000 miles (Consumer Reports magazine did an extensive study on this using New York taxi cabs). I grew up in Europe where customary oil changes are performed every 6,000 miles and the engines still run great at 150,000 miles. The Jaguar-recommended 10,000-mile oil change is a bit longish in my opinion, unless you use full synthetic. Does anybody know what kind of oil Jaguar puts in the new engines? They recommend Castrol 5W-30, but that oil looks "too yellow" and feels too slippery for Castrol. It has a different smell, too.
#31 of 74 Re: this board vs. Kelly Blue Book [kirstie_h]
Jan 04, 2005 (12:36 pm)
sorry kirstie, did not know that. It will not happen again. But we do have very good prices on all vehicles.
#32 of 74 Great Deals in NJ /NY/PA Area?
Jan 05, 2005 (11:59 am)
To all Jaguar drivers:
Will appreciate your help on pinpointing great deal on 3.0 X-type wagon lease in NJ /NY/PA area.
Jan 05, 2005 (2:07 pm)
Honestly, I don't think you will be able to find any great deals on the wagon, not just yet. Some dealerships haven't even gotten them in, yet, and others only have one or two on the lot. The one wagon at a Chicago dealer had a sticker price of over $38K and they said they wouldn't discount it at this point - too early in the year. But, if you get a good deal, let the rest of us know!
#34 of 74 Looking at a 3.0 X-type Sport
Jan 07, 2005 (7:56 pm)
What kind of deal can I expect on an '05 X-type sport in terms of $$$ off MSRP?